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  • Develop Inner Strengh

    As an elephant in the battlefield withstands arrows shot from bows all around, even so, shall I endure abuse There are many, indeed, who lack virtue.

    A tamed elephant is led into a crowd, and the king mounts a tamed elephant. Best among men is the subdued one who endures abuse.

    The Dhammapada

    In the same time, we purify we star to do virtues but we still face our own negative past deed, what can take any form as possible.

    Because few of us will understand what we going trough we need to rely on two things we never give up on us.

    Rely on our true nature

    When we meditate we get to understand our true nature and in time of trouble that vast compassionate state is our refuge.

    Deities

    Tara, Chenrezig all deities care for us, we practice then but we forgot that we can rely on them more than we think when family and friends turns there back we can fully on them.

    Yes the path is full of hardship that will be lying saying the path is something we just walk, from the Buddha to all past masters we can see they all had same hardships. They also develop that inner strength.

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  • Just a drawing of them being friend (somehow) without trying to kill each other XD

    #shuumatsu no valkyrie #record of ragnarok #Loki#Buddha#buda #Loki just don't know what is personal space #and Budha just want to be left alone so he can go eat some sweet
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    Traditionally, prayer flags are used to promote peace, compassion, strength, and wisdom. The flags do not carry prayers to gods, which is a common misconception; rather, we believe the prayers and mantras will be blown by the wind to spread the good will and compassion into all pervading space. let’s wish this world will be free from the pandemic and everyone will be having a colorful life as in the pics 👇🏻👇🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🥰🥰 #StaySafeStayHealthy

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    Metta Prayer


    May all beings be peaceful.

    May all beings be happy.

    May all beings be safe.

    May all beings awaken to the light of their true nature.

    May all beings be free.

    Namo Tassa Bhagavato Arahato Samma Sambuddhassa 🙏🙏🙏❤️❤️❤️💐💐💐💐💐

    Buddha Bless U

    All Buddhist Friendships

    May All Being Be Happy Peaceful Healthy And At Ease Thanks

    Om Mani Padme Hum

    Sadhu sadhu sadhu

    🙏🙏🙏

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  • States Of Suffering

    “The nature of our minds is not suffering. There is a possibility of complete transformation to get complete happiness. Our minds are pure, completely free of everything negative. It doesn’t make any sense to remain in this state of suffering.” ~ Khandro la Thanks to: Dharma Roots

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  • An image a day - Mandala 328.

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  • The Near Enemies of Buddhism


    The near enemies in Buddhism are a way for us to honestly assess whether or not the intentions behind our speech, thoughts and actions are in accordance with the Four Virtues, or if we are in fact acting from selfishness. This is no easy task as it requires us to be completely honest with ourselves about how we’re feeling and what exactly is driving us; we must first develop skills of self-reflection as the near enemies can be difficult to spot. Our self-concern or pride may be exceedingly subtle, and convincingly appear as though we are acting out of compassion or care for others where really our self interest is leading us.

    The far enemies are those reactions which are complete opposites to the virtues, and will be much easier to spot as they arise.


    1. The near enemy of loving-kindness (Metta) is selfish affection. Selfish affection is directed at only a limited number of people, and is based on our attachment to them (or simply our self-created image of them). Selfish affection means that we will want someone to act according to our own desires and expectations, and can give rise to other emotions such as possessiveness, jealousy, fear of loss, or pride. Loving-kindness as one of the four virtues, however, is both directionless and limitless. All sentient beings are welcomed in the light of loving-kindness regardless of our own selfish desires or preferences towards them. Loving-kindness is a kind of freedom for both the giver and receiver - those that give it are free from the trappings of their egotistical desires that limit their happiness. Those who receive this kind of love from another will be taken purely as they are, free from the expectations or pressures placed on them in normal relationships. The far enemy of loving-kindness is ill-will or hatred.

    2. The near enemy of compassion (Karuna) is pity. This one can be especially difficult to see, because they can often appear together. Compassion as a virtue is a genuine, heart-felt emotion which is free of the selfish pull of ego, such that we empathise deeply with another being in a way which does not pull negatively at our own mental stability, nor does it involve our arrogance or pride. Compassion is to approach the suffering (or happiness) of another in a place of complete equals, where ideas of differences of self or station are disregarded in favour of seeing the foundational sameness of all beings. Pity, on the other hand, is a movement of ego where difference of self and other are the baseline for response: it can sometimes involve levels of contempt, pride or patronisation for the receiver. Although pity can be felt deeply, it is not the same as the selfless care of compassion. The far enemy of compassion is cruelty and intentional harm.

    3. Joy for others (Mudita), or sympathetic joy, can quickly morph into its near enemy: exuberance. Normally exuberance is seen positively such as when one is approaching work or tasks, but exuberance is an overly-excited state where one loses their mindful equinimity. It is a state where we revel in our own happiness, rather than allow for the arising of joy directed at others. The far enemy of sympathetic joy is jealousy or resentment.

    4. The final near enemy is indifference, which arises in place of the virtue of equinimity (Upekkha). Equinimity is a state in which we maintain our internal peace regardless of what happens. No emotion, thought or physical event can destabilise our internal calm (though thoughts and emotions, both positive and negative, continue to arise). Equinimity is achieved through the practices outlined by the Buddha, such as meditation and mantra, as well as through the resultant deepening in understanding about the fundamental nature of ourselves and phenomena. When we see the world as it truly is, we are less prone to reactions based in ignorance or self-concern and an ocean of calm develops within us. Indifference is quite different: where equinimity allows for an open hearted approach to the world - a kind of courage where all things are welcomed equally- indifference originates in a closing-off of the heart. We shut ourselves off from life in an attempt to shield ourselves from suffering. Where in equinimity everything is felt, in indifference a kind of numbness creeps in. Because indifference is based in fear and self-concern, it is ineffective at preventing suffering and instead gives us many difficulties. The far enemy of indifference is clinging and desires.


    When it comes to the Four Virtues and the Near Enemies, the key is to understand that in training with such, we do not need to judge, demonise or berate ourselves when near or even far enemies arise. We undertake such practices because they lead to liberation and happiness for ourselves and others, there is no sin or wrongness. The path is undertaken for the benefit of sentient beings everywhere, and that includes ourselves.

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  • Eradicate Negative Karma

    In Tibetan Buddhism there is many way to purify negative karma, but we need also to understand what is negative karma, Karma is a Sanskrit word meaning “action.” It refers to a cycle of cause-and-effect that is an important concept in many Eastern Religions, particularly Hinduism and Buddhism.

    Knowing this we need also to understand how work negative karma, negative karma is negative thinking according to Dzogchen tradition that negative thinking become negative speaking, become negative action and pattern.

    Method to purity karma

    Ngandro : Taking refuge and do 100.000 prodtration reflecting on precious human rebirth , 100.000 recitstion of vajrasatva mantra, 100.000 mandhala offering, 100.000 guru yoga practice.

    Refuge : the Strongest Mantra we could recite is Namo Gurubey, Namo Buddhaya, Namo Dharmaya, Namo Sanghaya.

    Om Ah Hung: the vajra respiration is key of tummo what is very efficient to eradicate Karma

    Bodhicitta: as the buddha himself say the strongest way to purify negative karma is bodhicitta.

    Om Mani Padme Hung : recite 11 million of Chenrezig mantra on your lifetime.

    Nyung Na : two Nyung Na in your lifetime can purity you a lot.

    Because karma never really stop best is always purifying, ngakpa, mahasiddhas use usually boddhicitta and tummo combine together. But you can combine all together if we like.

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  • Wat Phnom Sampeau, a beautiful temple in Battambang, Cambodia

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  • by c.ledur on Flickr.Boating on Inle Lake with buddhist stupas on the background, Myanmar.

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    In the center of the wheel are the three poisons represented by three animals, a pig (ignorance), snake (anger) and a rooster (desire). The surrounding circle shows those individuals collecting and expending actions (karma) moving upward in the circle of existence and then having exhausted that merit moving downward.

    Outside of that is portraying the six realms of existence; god, asura (anti-gods), human, animal, ghost (preta) and hell. Each separated by an orange dividing line. At the top and to the right is the Realm of Gods and Asuras, grouped together, highlighted by a heavenly being in a palace and below that - fighting between the two groups. To the left is the Human Realm with three figures and a cluster of buildings. To the lower left is the Animal Realm represented by various four-legged creatures. To the lower right is the Realm of Pretas represented by naked ghostly figures breathing fire from their mouths. At the bottom is the Hell Realm with the central wrathful figure of Yama Dharmaraja, the Lord of the Dead, King of Judgement.

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  • Without Attachment

    With no attachment and no clinging, walking and tranquility are both pleasing. Free from sickness and disorder, I willingly sustain this body of illusion; Never sleeping, I sit in the comfort of quietude. Happy is the understanding of Non-grasping; Happy the meditation without interruption; Happy the accomplishment without hope or fear; Happy the action done without defilement. These are the pleasures of Mind. - Milarepa

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  • 8. RECOGNIZING THAT ALL LIVING BEINGS ARE OUR MOTHERS

    Generating bodhichitta, the main path to enlightenment, depends upon universal compassion and cherishing love, which in turn depend upon affectionate love.

    To enhance our affectionate love for all living beings, we begin by contemplating how they are all our mothers.

    Since it is impossible to find a beginning to our mental continuum it follows that we have taken countless rebirths in the past; and if we have had countless rebirths we must have had countless mothers.

    Where are all these mothers now?

    They are all the living beings alive today.

    It is incorrect to reason that our mothers of former lives are no longer our mothers just because a long time has passed since they actually cared for us.

    If our present mother were to die today, would she cease to be our mother?

    No, we would still regard her as our mother and pray for her happiness.

    The same is true of all our previous mothers – they died, yet they remain our mothers.

    It is only because of the changes in our external appearance that we do not recognize each other.

    In our daily life, we see many different living beings, both human and non-human.

    We regard some as friends, some as enemies and most as strangers.

    These distinctions are made by our mistaken minds; they are not verified by valid minds.

    Rather than following such mistaken minds, it would be better to regard all living beings as our mothers.

    Whoever we meet, we should think, ‘This person is my mother.’

    In this way, we shall feel equally warm towards all living beings.

    The New Meditation Handbook

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