Everyday life tips

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Miroku
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Everyday life tips

Post by Miroku » Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:32 am

this is one of the most useful advice for daily life. What is your or your teachers, lineage, etc. tips for everyday life that you find useful?

A boat delivers you to the other riverbank.
A needle stitches up your clothes.
A horse takes you where you want to go.
Bodhicitta will bring you to Buddhahood.

~ Khunu Lama Rinpoche

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TharpaChodron
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Re: Everyday life tips

Post by TharpaChodron » Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:25 am

Very nice video. I struggle with the whole unscheduled time thing. My life Monday thru Friday is super busy...I feel like I need to have a busy schedule on weekends.

A teaching from my school that I like is "Sealing appearances." You go throughout your day seeing everything as part of the extension of viewing things with the view of a practitioner.

Nothing really unusual about that, I'm sure that's what we're all supposed to be doing. I try be conscious of it, as well as the four times of day to practice: Dawn, Day, Dusk and Nightime.

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