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A Lesson on Forgiveness

A Lesson on Forgiveness
The Buddha was sitting under a tree talking to his disciples when a man came and spit on his face. He wiped it off, and he asked the man, “What next? What do you want to say next?” The man was a little puzzled because he himself never expected that when you spit on somebody’s face, he will ask, “What next?” He had no such experience in his past. Buddha’s disciples became angry, they reacted. Buddha said, “You keep silent. “If you think on it deeply,” Buddha said, “he has spit on his own mind. The man was even more puzzled! Puzzled, confused, the man returned home. The next morning he was back there. The man looked at Buddha and said, “Forgive me for what I did yesterday.” Buddha said, “Forgive? “And you also are new.

Mother's Day Fingerprint Candles A few months ago, the kids drew pictures on tissue paper to make these Artwork Candles. For Mother's Day this year, I wanted to use the same concept to make a gift for the grandmas and great-grandma. This time, we used acrylic paints to make a cute thumbprint/fingerprint picture for our candles. I was so pleased at how well the acrylic paints worked to make a bright and colorful scene on our candles. Just like the Artwork Candles we made before, these were surprisingly easy to make. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. A Brief Biography His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, describes himself as a simple Buddhist monk. He is the spiritual leader of Tibet. He was born on 6 July 1935, to a farming family, in a small hamlet located in Taktser, Amdo, northeastern Tibet. At the very young age of two, the child who was named Lhamo Dhondup at that time, was recognized as the reincarnation of the previous 13th Dalai Lama, Thubten Gyatso. The Dalai Lamas are believed to be manifestations of Avalokiteshvara or Chenrezig, the Bodhisattva of Compassion and the patron saint of Tibet. His Holiness began his monastic education at the age of six. Leadership Responsibilities In 1950 His Holiness was called upon to assume full political power after China's invasion of Tibet in 1949/50. In 1963, His Holiness presented a draft democratic constitution for Tibet that was followed by a number of reforms to democratize the Tibetan administrative set-up. Peace Initiatives Political Retirement The Future

The Experience and Perception of Time What is ‘the perception of time’? The very expression ‘the perception of time’ invites objection. Insofar as time is something different from events, we do not perceive time as such, but changes or events in time. But, arguably, we do not perceive events only, but also their temporal relations. Kinds of temporal experience There are a number of what Ernst Pöppel (1978) calls ‘elementary time experiences’, or fundamental aspects of our experience of time. Duration One of the earliest, and most famous, discussions of the nature and experience of time occurs in the autobiographical Confessions of St Augustine. Augustine's answer to this riddle is that what we are measuring, when we measure the duration of an event or interval of time, is in the memory. Whatever the process in question is, it seems likely that it is intimately connected with what William Friedman (1990) calls ‘time memory’: that is, memory of when some particular event occurred. The specious present Time order Φ-β-κ

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5 Most Common Regrets | Jack Cards Blog It’s often not until you’re faced with the imminent prospect of death, that you’re awakened to those things that are most important to you and to your happiness. Bronnie Ware, a palliative nurse, questioned her patients about what they would have done differently, and found the following five most common regrets. We especially love her advice to choose happiness, as she says “many did not realise until the end that happiness is a choice”. Bronnie explains each end-of-life lesson learned beautifully and compassionately as follows (we hope these will become, for you, five things that you achieved and are most proud of): 1. This was the most common regret of all. It is very important to try and honour at least some of your dreams along the way. 2. This came from every male patient that I nursed. By simplifying your lifestyle and making conscious choices along the way, it is possible to not need the income that you think you do. 3. We cannot control the reactions of others. 4. 5. Permalink:

Iama man who has found a safe behind a hidden wall in my dad's casino, and will open live for reddit within the next few days : IAmA Confession of a Buddhist Atheist « Bodhi Thunder Confession of a Buddhist Atheist Image via Wikipedia By Grant Lawrence Bodhi Thunder Buddhism is different from nearly any other religion in that it doesn’t require a belief in God. Many Buddhists do believe in God. The Buddha instead gave an analogy of a person being shot with an arrow, and there were those that wanted to help remove the arrow. Buddhism doesn’t require a belief in God to remove the arrow of suffering. Books and people can tell you of experiences of God and revelations. See Video Below of a lecture given by author Stephen Batchelor on his book “Confession of a Budedhist Atheist” I work as a school counselor and mental health counselor in Gallup, New Mexico.