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By Lama Surya Das

The world over popular meditation student Lama Surya Das provides a penetrating and sensible advisor to researching the facility of residing totally within the now. within the culture of the Dalai Lama’s The paintings of Happiness and Noah Levine’s Heart of the Revolution, Buddha general Time is a highway map to getting to know your individual internal country of know-how, persistence, and love.

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Thus Shantideva addresses giving with an agenda. Most of us living in cities with homeless people do this. We come up with a plan—like giving to the first person who asks us— in hope of relieving our guilt for the rest of the day. Of course, giving in this way is beneficial, but we could definitely stretch further. When we give money to homeless men and women, we could aspire for them to be free of all their pain. We could aspire to extend our own comfort and happiness to them and to homeless people everywhere.

36 · preparing the groun d Doing prostrations with any of these three intentions will prepare us to experience the heart of bodhi. ” Whenever we do something we wish we hadn’t, we give it our full, compassionate attention. Rather than hiding our mistakes from ourselves and others, we forthrightly declare them. By acknowledging them to ourselves, we avoid self-deception. In certain circumstances, we may also declare them to someone else, as witness to our wise intention. To see clearly how we strengthen or weaken crippling patterns, we have to bring them to light.

15 Bodhichitta, the awakening mind, In brief is said to have two aspects: First, aspiring, bodhichitta in intention; Then, active bodhichitta, practical engagement. 16 Wishing to depart and setting out upon the road, This is how the difference is conceived. The wise and learned thus should understand This difference, which is ordered and progressive. Here Shantideva presents the two aspects of relative bodhichitta: aspiration and action. Aspiring, or intentional, bodhichitta 12 · d e v e lo p i n g a c l e a r i n t e n t i o n is like wishing to take a trip; active bodhichitta is actually setting out on the journey.

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