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by Hanzze
Sat Feb 19, 2011 12:37 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: practising and non-practising Buddhists?
Replies: 26
Views: 3229

Re: practising and non-practising Buddhists?

Dear Marmalade, if it would be that to follow Buddha means to reduce harming, develop compassion and help others and out of that your own mind gets calmer and your life is filled with loving kindness and joy, would it be different to someone who practice 100% in following Jesus? I would think so, H...
by Hanzze
Sat Feb 19, 2011 11:39 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: practising and non-practising Buddhists?
Replies: 26
Views: 3229

Re: practising and non-practising Buddhists?

What about people who just look about there behavior, just follow the sample of Buddha or Jesus without any payer or rituals. Would they be called practicing Christian or Buddhist? I think as follows: what if people don't specifically follow the example of Buddha or of Jesus - don't make a point of...
by Hanzze
Sat Feb 19, 2011 11:23 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Through purified mind is there compassion.
Replies: 34
Views: 3298

Re: Through purified mind is there compassion.

Is that possible without abstain from unwholesome deeds? Questioning in an other way, does action, speech and thoughts need to go hand in hand? For sure, all is originated in thought, but I would like to remember on the recycling way. Cleaning, dirty again, cleaning, dirty again... doesn't makes it...
by Hanzze
Sat Feb 19, 2011 10:23 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Through purified mind is there compassion.
Replies: 34
Views: 3298

Re: Through purified mind is there compassion.

Ngawang Drolma wrote: while compassion is loving kindness.
Are you sure Ngawang Drolma. What do you think about what White rose wrote?
But maybe it is just about words.
Isn't the center of the magic three angle (let me call them the tools of purification) the "point" (loving kindness, or just kindness) to reach.
by Hanzze
Fri Feb 18, 2011 11:32 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: practising and non-practising Buddhists?
Replies: 26
Views: 3229

Re: practising and non-practising Buddhists?

What about people who just look about there behavior, just follow the sample of Buddha or Jesus without any payer or rituals. Would they be called practicing Christian or Buddhist?
by Hanzze
Fri Feb 18, 2011 11:26 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Through purified mind is there compassion.
Replies: 34
Views: 3298

Re: Through purified mind is there compassion.

Is that possible without abstain from unwholesome deeds? Questioning in an other way, does action, speech and thoughts need to go hand in hand? For sure, all is originated in thought, but I would like to remember on the recycling way. Cleaning, dirty again, cleaning, dirty again... doesn't makes it ...
by Hanzze
Fri Feb 18, 2011 5:17 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Through purified mind is there compassion.
Replies: 34
Views: 3298

Re: Through purified mind is there compassion.

Ohhh, and regarding the rats. They are not that dirty any more, as they have a lot of fresh organic wast every day. Yes some children had stopped to kill them as they where used to do when the rats run from one basked to the other searching for food, some children already enjoy to watch them on ther...
by Hanzze
Fri Feb 18, 2011 3:45 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: practising and non-practising Buddhists?
Replies: 26
Views: 3229

Re: practising and non-practising Buddhists?

Dear Marmalade, What does it mean to be a practicing Christ? Hi Hanzze, If you mean "practicing Christian", personally I'm not too sure what the judgement on that is, believe or not. I think there are those who would consider people taking part in Christian rituals and services, saying prayers, goi...
by Hanzze
Fri Feb 18, 2011 3:34 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Through purified mind is there compassion.
Replies: 34
Views: 3298

Re: Through purified mind is there compassion.

Excuses are endless as fear, hope and desire. An addicted would always try to involve others to get also addicted, as he does not see the danger in it. When he starts to realize that he is actually addicted, the first step is that he abstain from involving other. And one day he might overcome his ad...
by Hanzze
Thu Feb 17, 2011 5:34 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: practising and non-practising Buddhists?
Replies: 26
Views: 3229

Re: practising and non-practising Buddhists?

Maybe that info is useful: From Layman's practice on Dhammadana.org Who is a lay person? Finally, among the people who adhere to the dhamma, all those who are not bhikkhus, or sāmaṇeras, or nuns are laity. We can divide lay people into three categories: * There are some laity who, although approving...
by Hanzze
Thu Feb 17, 2011 4:52 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: practising and non-practising Buddhists?
Replies: 26
Views: 3229

Re: practising and non-practising Buddhists?

rainbowtara wrote:
Hanzze wrote:Dear Marmalade,

What does it mean to be a practicing Christ?

:offtopic:

Please keep to the topic, thanks.
It lookes like you are a fortuneteller...
or is there a different between practising / non-practising Buddhists and practising / non-practising Christians?
by Hanzze
Thu Feb 17, 2011 4:43 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Through purified mind is there compassion.
Replies: 34
Views: 3298

Re: Through purified mind is there compassion.

Once there was a man, realizing the mountain of garbage in from of his street. He started to observe it, seeing the rats and small animals, seeing the wast rotting, seeing the dirt. He realized that this dirt is the cause of many suffering and sickness. He started to tell others that we need to care...
by Hanzze
Thu Feb 17, 2011 3:51 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: practising and non-practising Buddhists?
Replies: 26
Views: 3229

Re: practising and non-practising Buddhists?

Dear Marmalade,

What does it mean to be a practicing Christ?
by Hanzze
Thu Feb 17, 2011 3:08 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Through purified mind is there compassion.
Replies: 34
Views: 3298

Re: Through purified mind is there compassion.

Ohhh agreement is not good, agreement is just a tricky kind of peace. I guess it is always good to remember the magic three angle: +++++++++Mindfulness++++++++ +++++++++/+++++++++\+++++++ Compassion++++++++++Wisdom We live in a time of recycling as a believed way out of suffering. Well this kind of ...
by Hanzze
Thu Feb 17, 2011 1:47 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Through purified mind is there compassion.
Replies: 34
Views: 3298

Re: Through purified mind is there compassion.

Dear Yeshe, for sure, we live in a time where workers think they can build a Skyscraper. Well actually they could do it, but they should keep in mind what the effect would be if it is not built good. But who thinks on it when already started to build on a dream. Actually "Compassion" is in fact more...
by Hanzze
Thu Feb 17, 2011 4:59 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Jesus, a Buddhist?
Replies: 214
Views: 19024

Re: Jesus, a Buddhist?

Achaan Chah asked a monk who was leaving if he was planning to teach when he got back to the West. No, he had no particular plans to teach Dharma, he replied, although if someone asked, he would do his best to explain how to practice. "Very good," Achaan Chah said, "it is beneficial to speak about ...
by Hanzze
Thu Feb 17, 2011 4:14 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Are we on the right track in learning Buddha
Replies: 124
Views: 11230

Re: Are we on the right track in learning Buddha

The yogi had a lot of auspiciousness.
One need to be careful as Interpretations of stories always robber there essence.
by Hanzze
Thu Feb 17, 2011 4:06 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Racism in Buddhism?
Replies: 25
Views: 3465

Re: Racism in Buddhism?

Thanks for your effort and reflections plwk! Seems like it is very important to abstain from thinking to have attained the right view. This kind of mind setting (I have not attained it jet), would lead to humility, no confusion, respect for the teacher and accessibility of the Dharma. The very side ...
by Hanzze
Thu Feb 17, 2011 3:47 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Through purified mind is there compassion.
Replies: 34
Views: 3298

Re: Through purified mind is there compassion.

...compassion is the desire to help end their suffering. Dear Yeshe, are you sure? Isn't abstaining from harming the active compassion at the beginning, in the middle and in the end? Isn't abstaining from taken what is not given the active compassion at the beginning, in the middle and in the end? ...
by Hanzze
Wed Feb 16, 2011 4:34 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Through purified mind is there compassion.
Replies: 34
Views: 3298

Re: Through purified mind is there compassion.

And in which way one develops compassion, practices compassion, act with compassion?

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