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Re: Buddhist Teachings and Practices
« Reply #15 on: August 06, 2018, 10:42:24 AM »
Impulse is the compulsion to take action on the basis of your feelings of desire and aversion, thus accumulating karma; impulse is therefore the architect of saṃsāra and nirvāṇa.

Completely enslaved by impulse, you have been wandering from one life to the next since beginningless time. Yet if you realize that the nature of impulse is void, and that your endless impulses are in truth the myriad facets of wisdom, you will no longer be subject to their dominion.

~ Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche - The heart treasure of the enlightened ones - Shambhala Publications

However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them? - Buddha

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« Reply #16 on: July 19, 2019, 03:38:36 PM »
The Buddha's original teaching is essentially a matter of four points -- the Four Noble Truths:

1. Anguish is everywhere.

2. We desire permanent existence of ourselves and for our loved ones, and we desire to prove ourselves independent of others and superior to them. These desires conflict with the way things are: nothing abides, and everything and everyone depends upon everything and everyone else. This conflict causes our anguish, and we project this anguish on those we meet.

3. Release from anguish comes with the personal acknowledgment and resolve: we are here together very briefly, so let us accept reality fully and take care of one another while we can.

4. This acknowledgement and resolve are realized by following the Eightfold Path: Right Views, Right Thinking, Right Speech, Right Conduct, Right Livelihood, Right Effort, Right Recollection, and Right Meditation. Here "Right" means "correct" or "accurate" -- in keeping with the reality of impermanence and interdependence.

~ Robert Aitken Roshi, "The Dragon Who Never Sleeps: Verses for Zen Buddhist Practice"
However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them? - Buddha

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Re: Buddhist Teachings and Practices
« Reply #17 on: July 19, 2019, 08:34:59 PM »
~ Thich Nhat Hanh ~
I think when people listen to the teachings of the four noble truths, they hear the words ill - being and suffering, and they think that Buddhism is only about suffering. But they don't know that the third noble truth is about happiness, the opposite of suffering. There is suffering, but there is also the cessation of suffering, which means happiness and there is a path leading to happiness. Maybe it would be good to put the second two noble truths first. The first truth would be happiness and the second truth would be the path leading to happiness. Then the third truth would be suffering and the fourth would be the causes of suffering.
However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them? - Buddha

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Re: Buddhist Teachings and Practices
« Reply #18 on: July 29, 2019, 08:38:38 AM »
Thich Nhat Hanh ~
I think ..... ahhhhh .... theres the problem .... lol
simply stop telling the story of the self and see who you are without it

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Re: Buddhist Teachings and Practices
« Reply #19 on: August 10, 2019, 03:45:27 PM »
However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them? - Buddha

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« Reply #20 on: August 10, 2019, 03:46:53 PM »


However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them? - Buddha

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Re: Buddhist Teachings and Practices
« Reply #21 on: August 11, 2019, 09:19:37 AM »
However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them? - Buddha