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  • To every man is given the key to the gates of heaven. The same key opens the gates of hell.

    —Buddhist Proverb

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  • Himalayas

    Himachal Pradesa means the “region ( pradesa ) of the snowy ( hima ) mountains ( acala )” a region which lies on the Western Himalayas, once the haunt of the great Rishis and a land which was once covered in Cedar trees. ~ The origin of the word “Cedar” can be found in the Ancient Sanskrit “Suradaru” a name whose meaning is expressed as “that tree ( daru ) which grows forth in the land of the gods ( sura )” and over time this Suradaru becomes the word Cedar. ~ Ancient sages knew the Cedar tree as Deva Daru whose meaning is “the woods ( daru ) of the gods ( deva )” and the botanical name is Cedrus Deodar, the Deo being the Sanskrit Deva and the Dar being the Sanskrit Daru, words which we find in the Ancient Ramayana. ~ “In the stands of Lodhra trees, Padmaka trees, and in the woods of Devadaru, or Deodar trees, Ravana is to be searched there and there, together with Sita.” Kishkinda khanda [4-43-13]” ~ Suradaru, which over time transforms into the word “Cedar” is also the source of the Greek “Kedros” which is their name for the Cedar tree, and from this we get the word “Citrus” a fruit whose origin is Assam, which resides upon the foothills of the Himalayas and so named due to its aromatic similarities with the Cedar tree. ~ Ancient Sanskrit words such as “Deva Daru” and “Pita Daru” go back in time at least 5000 years and do not require a fictitious extinct language for their origins as can be easily understood by studying its etymological structure which is consistent throughout the Ancient Sanskrit language. ~ The ancients would enter the forests of Deva Daru within which the trees known as Suradaru would grow beyond one hundred and fifty feet tall. The great rishis sat and performed tapasya, meditating upon Visnu or Lord Siva and one such forest was “Darukavana” meaning “the forest ( vana ) of the cedars ( daruka )” a sacred pilgrimage which is dear to Lord Siva.

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    #FridayMotivation #GodMorningFriday

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    सतलोक में सभी आत्माएं सुखी और हमेशा खुश रहा करती है ।

    और वहां आत्माओं के ऊपर काम क्रोध लोभ मुंह अहंकार तथा तीन गुणों को दुखी नहीं करते हैं।

    सतलोक में किसी प्रकार का कोई दुख नहीं है अर्थात उसे सुखमय स्थान भी कहते हैं।

    Must watch on SadhnaTv 7:30 pm

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  • “A Bodhisattva Is Neither a God Nor A Superhuman.

    “A Bodhisattva is neither a god nor a superhuman. He is an ordinary being who has acquired a more and more exact understanding throughout the course of his path.” Jigme Rinpoche Photo (from left to right) - The 16th Karmapa, Gyaltsab Rinpoche and Jigme Rinpoche with Karmapa’s dogs in Rumtek. Early 1970s. Quote from The Handbook of Ordinary Heroes (Source : Jigme Rinpoche)

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  • If you feel like you’re losing everything, remember that trees lose their leaves every year and they still stand tall and wait for better days to come.


    the Buddha’s recommendation that you not get involved in thoughts of remorse. Instead, simply recognize that it was a mistake and resolve not to repeat the mistake. Then spread thoughts of goodwill [mettā] to yourself, to the person you harmed, to the people who forced you to do the harm, and then to all beings. You spread goodwill to yourself to give yourself more encouragement to do good now and into the future. You spread it to others to strengthen your desire not to harm anyone at all.

    #buddha #dhamma #sangha #Buddhism #Buddhist #indianabuddhisttemple #bhantedevananda #metta #lovingkindness #bekind #smile #bewell #smilingmonk #mayallbeingsbehappyandpeaceful #mettadharmashop
    (at Metta Dharma)
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  • If you feel like you’re losing everything, remember that trees lose their leaves every year and they still stand tall and wait for better days to come.


    the Buddha’s recommendation that you not get involved in thoughts of remorse. Instead, simply recognize that it was a mistake and resolve not to repeat the mistake. Then spread thoughts of goodwill [mettā] to yourself, to the person you harmed, to the people who forced you to do the harm, and then to all beings. You spread goodwill to yourself to give yourself more encouragement to do good now and into the future. You spread it to others to strengthen your desire not to harm anyone at all.

    #buddha #dhamma #sangha #Buddhism #Buddhist #indianabuddhisttemple #bhantedevananda #metta #lovingkindness #bekind #smile #bewell #smilingmonk #mayallbeingsbehappyandpeaceful #mettadharmashop
    (at Indiana Buddhist Temple)
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  • By doing evil,one defiles oneself; by avoiding evil,one purifies oneself. Purity and impurity depend upon oneself: no one can purify another

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  • I mean things like that in some religions you’re not supposed to eat meat or certain types of meat. Or (I think) you’re not supposed to touch the Torah, etc.

    Out of some reason we didn’t learn in school things that you should or shouldn’t do/say around a e.g. Jewish person or a Islamic person. And because I don’t want to accidently do something around someone which would make them really uncomfortable or whatever else happens if you break one of those laws.

    Some question I would have are e.g. even if you’re not Christian you’re allowed to go into a church is that different with temples/synagogues/etc. or if it is allowed is it wanted? And if a person looses or doesn’t wear their hijab (a strong wind gust or you accidently walk into a room where the person changed or what ever) are you supposed to look away or give them something else to cover their head with until they have their hijab again, or? 

    Can someone please tell me about the things you should never do or say around religious people from any religion? Telling about the no-go’s from one religion would be nice, too.

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  • The great hall inside Ajanta Caves, Maharashtra, India

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  • A novice monk meditating during a ceremony for Loi Krathong festival in Chiang Mai, Thailand

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  • The moss gardens of Saiho-ji Temple in Kyoto, Japan

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  • As I bumble along the Mahayana path, who could I hope to save? I can’t even save myself.

    Any peace of mind experienced is only due to the compassionate love of the Tathagata Amida. The expanse of the Tathagata’s compassion is beyond comprehension and it’s depth is beyond conception.

    A compassion so unerring, so adamantine that even if one were to commit every evil through countless consecutive lifetimes, still with that one earnest calling of the Name, Amida’s light of compassion will come at once like a loving mother to a crying infant.

    Despite all my best efforts, still I am just a deluded and passionate individual who is unable to perfect even the lay precepts, much less the Bodhisattva vows. Yet even so, this undemanding compassion of Amida comes to my aid; a compassion so completely void of selfishness or expectation that I cannot help but feel humbled and joyous. Our karmic self-power is no match for the reality of the Tathagatas. Why make life difficult for ourselves in these times of strife and delusion?

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  • Join us on Saturday November 28th for an online festival of light as we celebrate our international sangha!

    thebuddhistcentre.com/light 🕯

    #internationalsanghaday #sanghaday2020 #festivaloflight #Buddhism #Buddhist #Triratna #sangha #community #light

    Music: Philip E. Morris
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  • RAZING THE MOUNTAIN OF NEGATIVE ACTS

    RAZING THE MOUNTAIN OF NEGATIVE ACTS Personality is formed by three components, body, speech, and mind, through which we can be led to commit negative acts.–with the body: killing, stealing, or engaging in incorrect sexual conduct -through speech: lying, using harmful words, slander, and idle chatter - with the mind: covetousness, ill-wish, and erroneous views Our entire person is implicated in negativity. This process has been so since time without beginning. During numberless different existences, our body, speech, and mind, have served to produce negative karma. Its quantity could be compared to an ocean without limit or to the axial mountain of the universe. Now, we should rid ourselves of negativity. Good human existence offers us some possibilities. Although human life is brief, if used wisely, it allows for the elimination of the immense potential of negative acts within us. Accumulated by body, speech, and mind, negative potential can also be neutralized by the same agent: The body, concentrating on prostrations and giving. Speech, the recitation of prayers, rituals and mantras such as that of Vajrasattva (Tibetan, Dorje Sempa) or Avalokita (Tibetan, Chenrezig). The mind, the different types of meditation, such as mental calming, superior vision, phases of creation and completion of the Vajrayana, and development of love and compassion The totality of these exercises will certainly help reduce to nothingness the mountain of negative karma. ― Kalu Rinpoche

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