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by Ghid
Sun Aug 10, 2014 12:08 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Karma
Replies: 3
Views: 530

Re: Karma

Da Vinci, a century before Galileo, might have been a European who tried to see the world as it is. He must have asked himself, "Self, why do people suffer?"

And his self said, "Let's cut them open and look for the suffering. And let's draw pictures."
by Ghid
Wed Aug 06, 2014 11:47 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Karma
Replies: 3
Views: 530

Re: Karma

I thought maybe this story is an example of karma. The merchant landed in the river because of is past behavior, in this case his mistreatment of the monk. Is that maybe close to the truth?
by Ghid
Fri Aug 01, 2014 9:37 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Sending prayers to all those suffering in Gaza at the moment
Replies: 6
Views: 1271

Re: Sending prayers to all those suffering in Gaza at the mo

[quote="Ayu"]Medicine Buddha Mantra: Are the two paragraphs below a translation of the prayer? Ah oh ma, yielding in intimate relation to the Divine Medicine Buddha who transmutes ignorance into wisdom, Divine deep blue light, Great King, once came or once gone, one who has conquered the cycle of bi...
by Ghid
Thu Jul 31, 2014 4:39 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Karma
Replies: 3
Views: 530

Karma

A traveling friar chanced to alight at an inn at the same time as a merchant. When they sat at the same table, on account of poverty of the inn, nothing was served there except one roasted chicken. The merchant saw that the dinner would be scarce fair, so he turned to the friar and said, "If I remem...
by Ghid
Thu Jul 24, 2014 2:41 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Why did you choose Buddhism?
Replies: 98
Views: 14658

Re: Why did you choose Buddhism?

… Coming from such strong roots, how did you get interested in Buddhism? I posted a short explanation on this thread. Here is my convoluted attempt at an explanation. Buddhism caught my attention because I learned about Aristotle. The book I read, Aristotle for Everybody by Mortimer Adler, said tha...
by Ghid
Thu Jul 24, 2014 2:17 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Why did you choose Buddhism?
Replies: 98
Views: 14658

Re: Why did you choose Buddhism?

avisitor wrote: … Coming from such strong roots, how did you get interested in Buddhism?
I posted a short explanation on this thread. Thank you again.
by Ghid
Thu Jul 24, 2014 2:14 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Suffering
Replies: 20
Views: 1791

Re: Suffering

What is important in Buddhism is learning to perceive reality correctly and working with cause and effect. So if you want something consider if it is something you really want and need and if it is then create the causes and conditions for it to happen. You can day dream and have expectations but r...
by Ghid
Thu Jul 24, 2014 2:12 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Why did you choose Buddhism?
Replies: 98
Views: 14658

Re: Why did you choose Buddhism?

[quote="avisitor
… Coming from such strong roots, how did you get interested in Buddhism?[/quote]
by Ghid
Thu Jul 24, 2014 4:29 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Why did you choose Buddhism?
Replies: 98
Views: 14658

Re: Why did you choose Buddhism?

Hi, I'm trying to learn about Buddhism. I'm a sixteen year old high school student, and I'm nervous about asking people questions because I wonder if some questions might be impolite. So if my question is inappropriate, I apologize in advance. I’m asking because for a long time, I thought that pain...
by Ghid
Thu Jul 24, 2014 12:47 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Why did you choose Buddhism?
Replies: 98
Views: 14658

Re: Why did you choose Buddhism?

I chose it after a friend of mine told me he practiced Buddhism. I was curious what people who worshiped the jolly fat man that you rub his stomach for luck believed. After reading the 4 noble truths for the first time I felt instantly connected with it. It just made sense to me. That simple...it m...
by Ghid
Wed Jul 23, 2014 5:58 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Clouded perception
Replies: 39
Views: 2372

Re: Clouded perception

My mother watches a television show, Finding Carter , She watched an episode, "Now you see me." Carter is a high school student, something like me. She has a friend who is an artist. The friend painted Carter's portrait in a Daliesk style in which Carter's left side is rotting like a corpse, and her...
by Ghid
Wed Jul 23, 2014 5:42 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Why did you choose Buddhism?
Replies: 98
Views: 14658

Re: Why did you choose Buddhism?

Buddhism caught my attention because I learned about Aristotle. The book I read, Aristotle for Everybody by Mortimer Adler, said that Aristotle thought the world is like it appears, which sounded like the First Step in which Buddha says that we should see the world as it is. But after I have thought...
by Ghid
Wed Jul 23, 2014 5:19 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Suffering
Replies: 20
Views: 1791

Re: Suffering

It is nice you have people in your life that you can talk to about such things. This is a Buddhist discussion forum so we tend to talk about the thing Buddha taught. The four noble truths came from observing life and his enlightenment Life is suffering, the causes of suffering, there is an end to s...
by Ghid
Tue Jul 22, 2014 1:47 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Clouded perception
Replies: 39
Views: 2372

Re: Clouded perception

Conversation finds more truth than silences. Even a lie or a mistake may trigger a creative thought in another speeker. A series of mistakes, from Ptolemy to Newton lead to Einstein. Copernicus, Kepler, and Brahe would not have spoken unless the others had already spoken. Debate makes better speech ...
by Ghid
Mon Jul 21, 2014 12:59 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Suffering
Replies: 20
Views: 1791

Re: Suffering

. . . I said I would talk about the change in suffering when humans changed from Paleolithic to Neolithic life styles. I had intended to find Ian Morris's book so I could have the real information. As of the moment, I think that the details are not really important. Morris says that life spans on a...
by Ghid
Sun Jul 20, 2014 6:30 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Suffering
Replies: 20
Views: 1791

Re: Suffering

Reminds me of something the Dalai Lama said once. He said, "If there is no solution to the problem, then don't waste time worrying about it. If there is a solution to the problem, then don't waste time worrying about it.” :smile: However, I would not decrease expectations. I would find a way to adv...
by Ghid
Sun Jul 20, 2014 5:56 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Suffering
Replies: 20
Views: 1791

Re: Suffering

:D I see your point (as well as your Dad's and Mrs J's) When you're young, you feel like you're immortal and can move mountains, maybe. But there are a few things where adjusting expectations is the way to go, for instance when expectations are delusory. You're going to get sick and die, so if you ...
by Ghid
Sat Jul 19, 2014 5:28 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Suffering
Replies: 20
Views: 1791

Re: Suffering

Unsatisfactoryness, that is a good word. I have known that dukkha includes unstatisfactoryness, but I don’t understand why. So, I wonder how people should adjust their expectations about bullying. For example in Moby Dick, Stub bullies Fleece, the cook; and the harpooners bully Doughboy, the steward...
by Ghid
Sat Jul 19, 2014 5:23 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Suffering
Replies: 20
Views: 1791

Re: Suffering

KeithBC wrote:The word dukkha, which is what is being translated as "suffering" really means "unsatisfactoriness". Any experience of unsatisfactoriness is dukkha.

Om mani padme hum
Keith
Thanks for you help.
by Ghid
Fri Jul 18, 2014 3:37 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Suffering
Replies: 20
Views: 1791

Re: Suffering

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