Amidst the hustle and bustle of Colombo, a visit to the Kelaniya Temple complex is a must. The temple, stupa and beautiful gardens are a quiet sanctuary far from the madding crowds. #beinspired#buddhism#srilanka
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Люди - как цветы.
Одни растут среди пыли и асфальта и стараются быть на них похожими.
Они даже не стремятся узнать, что такое ласка солнца и свежесть дождя.
Они увядают незрелыми бутонами.
А до других дотягиваются лучи светлой энергии.
И сами они стремятся ввысь.
И распускаются, раскрывают все свои возможности, начинают благоухать...
Их речь - патока разума,
глаза - прозрачные озера нежности,
движения - грация и созидание,
а в улыбке безмятежность...
Пчелы разносят этот нектар по бескрайним полям.
И один цветок проявляется в нескончаемом множестве...
Я видел таких.
Эти небесные цветы никогда не вянут... #sunsay#odnono#nature#folk#forest#wood#adventure#travel#hiking#soal#sea#wind#rasta#maditation#relax#mind#buddhism#snowing
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Golden Buddha statue. Bangkok, July 2017. The sheer opulence of the temples around Thailand are simply mesmerising. Sadly my camera gave up the ghost around this time, but a few photos survived!
I keep being tagged in the 7 day black and white challenge, which I will attempt after his week, so that you get more interesting photos than piles of papers, reams of statistics, and the hand if a clock well past midnight....
The number 12 symbolizes the learning process on all levels, the determination and the sacrifice needed to achieve wisdom on both intellectual and spiritual levels. When thoughts are sacrificed for your feelings, your mind will be illuminated with the answers you seek. You need to pay attention to education which end the suffering and bring you success.
Each number has a meaning, especially when you see the number repetitively. The number 12 is a combination of the numbers 1, which means, "Stay positive," and 2, which means, "Keep the faith." Together, 12 is a strong message to stay positive, optimistic, and filled with faith . . . because your positive thoughts and faith will create a positive outcome. The more 12's you see, the stronger this message. So, for example, if you see 1212 or 121212, you are being strongly guided to hold an optimistic outlook.
We have 12 months in a year, the 12 apostles, the 12 days of Christmas, and many other references to 12 in mythology and world religions. 12 is also the smallest number that can be divided by 6 different digits: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, and 12. This is called a "composite number." The date of 12-12 (December 12) is the celebration of Our Lady of Guadalupe (Mother Mary), patron Saint of Mexico. Focus on what thoughts you have, which ones to let go of and which ones to focus on, in order to create change in your life. What is no longer serving you? What new beginnings do you want to create. Being mindful of thought, intentions and words can dramatically change your life. Make sure to focus on the positive things in life
Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche: The powerful support of a practitioner of the buddhadharma is refuge in the three jewels: the Buddha, the dharma, and the sangha. It is important to have a connection to these three. #buddhism#depression#namaste#buddhaduck
...So I begin, the first verse is:
By thinking of all sentient beings
As more precious than a wish-fulfilling jewel
For accomplishing the highest aim,
I will always hold them dear.
If you look at the actual meaning of that, may I for the sake of taking the path of liberation, may I for the sake of all sentient beings, may I always see sentient being as most important and may I always can dedicate myself full pledge, body, speech and mind activity.
That word itself has meaning, for the sake of all mother sentient being, may I gain, precious bodhicitta arise, taking form, arise within my mind so that I could serve all of them to the path of liberation. This is what you said that is what you pledge and that is what you emphasized.
But the problem is we by our mouth we say it’s for the sake of all sentient being, but when it really comes to action, it’s only for ourselves. Whatever we say, we don’t really practice that, we say for the sake of all sentient being but when we practice, we do it for ourselves. We come first priority and anything else become second class or second priority. It’s a little bit problem then. So the problem comes when our human necessity, human nature, human attachment, the untamed thoughts arises, that is what takes over us and we are not able to cope with ourselves properly into the practice, then it will becomes distraction, then it will become obstacles then it will becomes many other things and not able to properly dedicate.
- 03/11/2017 Dilgo Khyentse Yangsi Rinpoche, Actual Practice of Mind Training, based on 8 Verses of Mind Traing I