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(no subject) [Nov. 10th, 2006|07:46 pm]
Taking refuge of buddha, dhamma, sangha and lj :-P
r_monoxide
Is guilt a type of attachment?
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Daily Wisdom [Oct. 26th, 2006|09:35 am]
Taking refuge of buddha, dhamma, sangha and lj :-P

ladyisabella
You might think that if you let go of your ego world, you become passive and defenseless like some kind of crash dummy and people will take advantage of you. Or that you might wander around aimlessly in the street without an agenda. If this were the case, as one contemporary Buddhist master pointed out, it would be necessary to have enlightenment wards in hospitals to take care of bruised or socially inoperative buddhas. But this is not the case. Rather than being inmate types, people who have become enlightened to any degree are builders of hospitals for other people. Their intelligence and compassion are relatively unobstructed, and they tend to become quite active and effective citizens.

--Samuel Bercholz, in Entering the Stream
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Something to think about. [Oct. 4th, 2006|09:00 am]
Taking refuge of buddha, dhamma, sangha and lj :-P

ladyisabella
We also often add to our pain and suffering by being overly sensitive, over-reacting to minor things, and sometimes taking things too personally.

-His Holiness the Dalai Lama


A lot of folks read quotes like this and take it as something that says, "It's all your fault!!!" While that is, in a way, what it says...it's certainly not the spirit of the quote. The spirit is that we ALL do this, we're ALL human, and it's not meant to point out a fault or a mistake. How can something we all share be a "fault"? We all have skin, so is that a fault too? No. The point of quotes like this is only to help you recognize the control you have in your life, to show you a path to more happiness, and help you find understanding of how the world actually is. It's said to lead you toward enlightenment, not upset you or send you into more sorrow. Part of Buddhism, at least from what I see in my few years of studying, is developing a bit of a thick skin. Learning to let go, let it slide off, keep it from getting to you. It's hard, it takes practice, and it takes time. Don't expect it to happen today, but if you start now, it will come all that much sooner.
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(no subject) [Oct. 3rd, 2006|10:56 am]
Taking refuge of buddha, dhamma, sangha and lj :-P
tantric_lover
I'm currently re-reading Zen & The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. When I read this page I had to type it out and post in my personal LJ but I thought it was worth of posting here.
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(no subject) [Sep. 24th, 2006|05:05 pm]
Taking refuge of buddha, dhamma, sangha and lj :-P

rainbow_sleeve
[mood |happyhappy]

I guess I could rant and say that I am here from the buddhists community, simply because of my concern that I am not learning anything in between some of the bickering....

.... but to be honest, I do not want to dwell on it - it does not seem worth it.

So I will just say that I am here to learn, and whatever people can share would be great. :)

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Shri Ram Chandra Mission [Sep. 13th, 2006|09:03 pm]
Taking refuge of buddha, dhamma, sangha and lj :-P

runningfutility
Does anyone know anything about or have any experiences with Shri Ram Chandra Mission? They are hosting a free introduction to meditation seminar at my school on friday and I'm just not sure if it's worth my while to go. Any info anyone can relate would be greatly appreciated!


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all apologies [Sep. 9th, 2006|10:11 pm]
Taking refuge of buddha, dhamma, sangha and lj :-P

rzrxtion
[mood |indescribable]
[music |all apologies - nirvana]

sorry that my first post here was all mega-hateful

the action that the mod did and his response just rubbed me the wrong way

i'm not perfect
i never said i was
and i don't pretend that i am

i guess like anyone, i have work to do
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how pathetic... [Sep. 9th, 2006|05:36 pm]
Taking refuge of buddha, dhamma, sangha and lj :-P

rzrxtion
[mood |cynicalcynical]
[music |mask - bauhaus]

(rant/vent mode on)

i was a member of the buddhists community here on el-jay

WAS a member until today

because there's all this drama as of late in the community
mainly caused be a certain person named son_of_art, a self confessed non-buddhist pagan who loved to stir shit up, tell people they weren't being good buddhists, resort to profanity and name calling and generally act like a fucking prick!

now on the buddhist profile sheet, it says
Maintainers will rarely -- virtually never -- act as moderators

well that was obvious, with how much shit this son_of_art person was able to put up in that community
and the pathetic thing was that people kept saying how he was teaching us compassion and all sorts of other dumb things
it's like someone being abused THANKING the person that's abusing them

well anyway, i made what i thought would be a humourous post to illustrate it

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well i got a response from one of the moderators:

the maintainer's responseCollapse )


to which i responded back to him:

that's interesting

well i've not much use for it anymore anyway

good day to you


so it's ok to have some asshole causing all sorts of drama but a funny post about drama in general is deleted?

what-the fuck-ever

LJ
we CERTAINLY know drama don't we?

(rant/vent mode off)
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(no subject) [Sep. 8th, 2006|11:57 pm]
Taking refuge of buddha, dhamma, sangha and lj :-P
fallingangels
X-POSTED TO bodhisattvas

What to do when you lose all capabilities of being compassionate over a persistent pest.
Meditation?? Temporary fix, but the pest is still there before and after and the constant reminder of the pest is ever present.
One who seeks nothing more than to bother and annoy. Purpose of life seems to be a mission of being a thorn in your side, even if everything the pest has educated himself with says to do differently.

Move on to space that is pest free??? bodhisattvas
Seems like a good answer.

Follow on over to bodhisattvas and let the sanity return without pests and poor maintainership.

Join bodhisattvas and leave the waste of a community that is buddhists. It is time to take action and move on to greener pastures. Let the mod and the pest get off by themselves.
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did you know? [Aug. 25th, 2006|09:58 pm]
Taking refuge of buddha, dhamma, sangha and lj :-P
r_monoxide
Did you know that there is a savetibet.org RSS feed?? save_tibet_news
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