These three qualities — mindfulness, compassion and wisdom

  • metta

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    Nov 17, 2015 10:42 PM GMT
    These three qualities — mindfulness, compassion and wisdom

    "Instead of pitting one view against another, we might let go of rigid attachment to any view, and ask the very pragmatic question, “Is this teaching leading my heart and mind to greater wisdom and peace, to greater kindness and compassion? Or does it lead to more divisiveness, to more selfishness, to more violence?”

    http://www.pbs.org/thebuddha/blog/2010/may/11/mindfulness-compassion-wisdom-three-means-peace-jo/
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    Nov 18, 2015 4:01 PM GMT
    From what i've seen since i've come back, this probably isn't the most receptive audience to such practical notions
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    Nov 18, 2015 5:07 PM GMT
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    Nov 18, 2015 10:54 PM GMT
    TheStreetcarWhisperer saidFrom what i've seen since i've come back, this probably isn't the most receptive audience to such practical notions


    lol pretty much!!!!!

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    Nov 18, 2015 11:21 PM GMT
    TheStreetcarWhisperer saidFrom what i've seen since i've come back, this probably isn't the most receptive audience to such practical notions


    You're only half-correct. Many of us are not receptive to this pablum because we see through the bullshit. It's PBS, after all, which has a blatant and pernicious agenda.

    White Liberals, you know.
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    Nov 19, 2015 8:24 PM GMT
    It was a good article. It reminded me of the kybalion. Most people are just swept along the current, the ebb and flow of daily life. The masters use this current to their advantage, instead of being moved along with everything, with every emotion and re-action to the environment, they control their thoughts and emotions and gain liberation from them. So as to become fully self-aware and know thyself, gaining mastery of the mind allows for great mental strength.
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    Nov 20, 2015 3:45 AM GMT
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    Pragmatism hardly seems new to Buddhism so the claim of Western invention, this mixing of Buddhist metals to form some alloy of Buddhism with a shiny new pragmatic plating seems somewhat egocentric.

    There's already that little thing called the Four Noble Truths, the fourth being the path to cessation of suffering which is the Eight Fold: right speech, right action, right effort, etc., such that if you're doing things that increase suffering, that's the wrong path; but if doing to reduce suffering, that's the right path. Gee, that seems somewhat pragmatic.
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    Nov 21, 2015 3:33 AM GMT
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    Nov 23, 2015 11:26 PM GMT
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    Dec 09, 2015 12:39 PM GMT
    nice article, thanks!

    "The method is mindfulness, the expression is compassion and the essence is wisdom."
  • Fireworkz

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    Dec 11, 2015 8:26 AM GMT
    Very interesting.
    I think mindfulness is essential. We are constantly being fed messages from the media and advertising.
    I heard an interesting quote recently:

    "In society (from the media) we are always being told who we should hate"

    We are being told how we should live, how our bodies should look, what we should buy. I believe mindfulness is the way to reclaim our mind from outside influences and direct our thoughts and intentions to what is really true for us.

    I meditate daily and it keeps me centred and more able to be unswayed by the constant fear and sense of inadequacy that society tris to instill in you.