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Genesis 9:8-17 KJV

The Rainbow🌈 as God’s Covenant of Peace

8 And God spake unto Noah, and to his sons with him, saying,

9 And I, behold, I establish my covenant with you, and with your seed after you;

10 And with every living creature that is with you, of the fowl, of the cattle, and of every beast of the earth with you; from all that go out of the ark, to every beast of the earth.

11 And I will establish my covenant with you, neither shall all flesh be cut off any more by the waters of a flood; neither shall there any more be a flood to destroy the earth.

12 And God said, This is the token of the covenant which I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations:

13 I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth.

14 And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud:

15 And I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh.

16 And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is upon the earth.

17 And God said unto Noah, This is the token of the covenant, which I have established between me and all flesh that is upon the earth.

Genesis 9:8-17 KJV

The Rainbow🌈 as God’s Covenant of Peace

8 And God spake unto Noah, and to his sons with him, saying,

9 And I, behold, I establish my covenant with you, and with your seed after you;

10 And with every living creature that is with you, of the fowl, of the cattle, and of every beast of the earth with you; from all that go out of the ark, to every beast of the earth.

11 And I will establish my covenant with you, neither shall all flesh be cut off any more by the waters of a flood; neither shall there any more be a flood to destroy the earth.

12 And God said, This is the token of the covenant which I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations:

13 I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth.

14 And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud:

15 And I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh.

16 And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is upon the earth.

17 And God said unto Noah, This is the token of the covenant, which I have established between me and all flesh that is upon the earth.

6 1 21 minutes ago
日曜の朝食は、自家製無限キャベツです。
プルート(うちの猫の名前)よ、これは君の食事じゃないよ。
Sunday breakfast is homemade endless cabbage.
 Hey Pluto (the name of our cat), this is not your meal.
#vegan #japanesefood #zenfood #yoga #mindfulness #zen #meditation #japan #heart #happiness #health #body #菜食 #日本食 #zazen #orient #nature #buddhism #buddhist #bluesky #now #buddha  #mindfully #mindful #happylife #newage #vegetarian #here #followmeplease #yum

日曜の朝食は、自家製無限キャベツです。
プルート(うちの猫の名前)よ、これは君の食事じゃないよ。
Sunday breakfast is homemade endless cabbage.
Hey Pluto (the name of our cat), this is not your meal.
#vegan #japanesefood #zenfood #yoga #mindfulness #zen #meditation #japan #heart #happiness #health #body #菜食 #日本食 #zazen #orient #nature #buddhism #buddhist #bluesky #now #buddha #mindfully #mindful #happylife #newage #vegetarian #here #followmeplease #yum

9 0 22 minutes ago
A couple minutes back on Twitter someone asked me if I’m proud of my culture that mistreats animals, and my answer to him was that yes! I’m extremely proud of my culture, because there’s no other country in the world that owns such a rich and colorful culture as mine!
Sri Lanka is a #buddhist country. Our traditions, culture and our roots connect us to the teachings of #lordbuddha. 
And to answer the next part of the question, my culture doesn’t promote animal cruelty whatsoever. We take great pride about our wildlife as they are the crown jewel of lanka! 
#kandyesalaperahera is a symbol of the our culture and our great love, devotion and respect for #lordbuddha to his tooth relic. This was the first year #Tikiri the elephant has been a participant in the #Randoli Perahera representing the Vishnu Devala since she was five, this year she participated to fulfill a Pooja. 
And to those that says that the elephants are being mistreated in Sri Lanka by using them for perahera what do you have to say about the circus Animals? They get whipped and tortured on a daily basis jus to entertain you. 
Think twice before you say something #kandyesalaperahera#kandy#animalcruelty#srilanka#srilankatoday#srilankawildlife#srilanka🇱🇰

A couple minutes back on Twitter someone asked me if I’m proud of my culture that mistreats animals, and my answer to him was that yes! I’m extremely proud of my culture, because there’s no other country in the world that owns such a rich and colorful culture as mine!
Sri Lanka is a #buddhist country. Our traditions, culture and our roots connect us to the teachings of #lordbuddha.
And to answer the next part of the question, my culture doesn’t promote animal cruelty whatsoever. We take great pride about our wildlife as they are the crown jewel of lanka!
#kandyesalaperahera is a symbol of the our culture and our great love, devotion and respect for #lordbuddha to his tooth relic. This was the first year #Tikiri the elephant has been a participant in the #Randoli Perahera representing the Vishnu Devala since she was five, this year she participated to fulfill a Pooja.
And to those that says that the elephants are being mistreated in Sri Lanka by using them for perahera what do you have to say about the circus Animals? They get whipped and tortured on a daily basis jus to entertain you.
Think twice before you say something #kandyesalaperahera #kandy #animalcruelty #srilanka #srilankatoday #srilankawildlife #srilanka🇱🇰

3 0 1 hour ago
Сохранять баланс и спокойствие что бы там ни было. Искать гармонию чувств и контролировать свои эмоции. Быть счастливыми и наслаждаться каждым моментом.
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Такие сильные и теплые впечатления остаются багрово-гарячим отпечатком в  сердце.
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#myownspace #sunset #endoftheworld #happiness #balance #buddhist #sea #skyporn #hoscoscolor #hoscos

Сохранять баланс и спокойствие что бы там ни было. Искать гармонию чувств и контролировать свои эмоции. Быть счастливыми и наслаждаться каждым моментом.

Такие сильные и теплые впечатления остаются багрово-гарячим отпечатком в сердце.

#myownspace #sunset #endoftheworld #happiness #balance #buddhist #sea #skyporn #hoscoscolor #hoscos

69 2 1 hour ago
⚾🧢Hey hey batter hey!⚾ Softball tomorrow afternoon! One fun game for anyone who wants to play + one competition game between the Tacoma and Seattle Buddhist Temples. 1-5pm.
🌟🎤Cheer on Team Tacoma & Rev. DJ Sensei Miyaji!!🎧🌟
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#TacomaBuddhism #Tacoma #tacomawa #tacomawashington #Buddhist #buddhism #jodoshinshu #playnice #softball #PNW #pnwbuddhism 
@whiteriverbt 
@oregonbuddhisttemple

⚾🧢Hey hey batter hey!⚾ Softball tomorrow afternoon! One fun game for anyone who wants to play + one competition game between the Tacoma and Seattle Buddhist Temples. 1-5pm.
🌟🎤Cheer on Team Tacoma & Rev. DJ Sensei Miyaji!!🎧🌟
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#TacomaBuddhism #Tacoma #tacomawa #tacomawashington #Buddhist #buddhism #jodoshinshu #playnice #softball #PNW #pnwbuddhism
@whiteriverbt
@oregonbuddhisttemple

4 0 1 hour ago
🖤Yes, leer van iedereen maar laat je niet verleiden andermans pad te volgen....andermans pad =geen pad=dood spoor. (Btw: Leer óók van mensen die in je allergie zitten, daar leer je stiekem het meeste van😉.)🖤#follow#yourself #learn#reflection #people#compassion#contact#authenticiteit #authenticity#unique#crowd#sheep#lion#buddha #buddhism #buddhist#wisdom#wise#courage#moed#live#life#lifelessons #coaching#coach#focus#positivequotes #energy

🖤Yes, leer van iedereen maar laat je niet verleiden andermans pad te volgen....andermans pad =geen pad=dood spoor. (Btw: Leer óók van mensen die in je allergie zitten, daar leer je stiekem het meeste van😉.)🖤 #follow #yourself #learn #reflection #people #compassion #contact #authenticiteit #authenticity #unique #crowd #sheep #lion #buddha #buddhism #buddhist #wisdom #wise #courage #moed #live #life #lifelessons #coaching #coach #focus #positivequotes #energy

9 0 1 hour ago
☸️Sunday Sangha Service tomorrow at 10am. If you're curious about attending a Sunday service but haven't, please stop in. Bring your friends, family or come yourself and come as you are. We're very casual and welcome everyone! 🌈 Definitely attend service to see more of the gorgeous floral arrangements that the talented @jaymelvin1 creates for the temple altar.
⚾To see more of our events: ⬆️Click the link in our Instagram profile above < Menu on our Tacoma Buddhist Temple webpage (top right 3 bars) < Events < View Full Calendar
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#Buddhist #buddhism #jodoshinshu #TacomaBuddhism #tacomawa #tacomalife #tacomawashington #PNW
#onaijin #お内陣 #sangha #community 
#downtownTacoma #tacomahilltop

☸️Sunday Sangha Service tomorrow at 10am. If you're curious about attending a Sunday service but haven't, please stop in. Bring your friends, family or come yourself and come as you are. We're very casual and welcome everyone! 🌈 Definitely attend service to see more of the gorgeous floral arrangements that the talented @jaymelvin1 creates for the temple altar.
⚾To see more of our events: ⬆️Click the link in our Instagram profile above < Menu on our Tacoma Buddhist Temple webpage (top right 3 bars) < Events < View Full Calendar
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#Buddhist #buddhism #jodoshinshu #TacomaBuddhism #tacomawa #tacomalife #tacomawashington #PNW
#onaijin #お内陣 #sangha #community
#downtownTacoma #tacomahilltop

17 1 1 hour ago
☆ KINKAKU-JI
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The Golden pavilion. Did you know ? The top two floors are completely covered in gold leaf.
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PICTURE TAKEN WITH SAMSUNG S8
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TAGS : #japan #kyoto #kinkakuji #goldenpavilion #gold #garden #buddhist #temple #rokuonji #金閣寺 #samsungs #samsungpic #adventure #explore #travelphotography #travelphoto #travel #instatravel #photography #sky #world #beautiful #beautifulplace  #samsungphotography

☆ KINKAKU-JI
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The Golden pavilion. Did you know ? The top two floors are completely covered in gold leaf.
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PICTURE TAKEN WITH SAMSUNG S8
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TAGS : #japan #kyoto #kinkakuji #goldenpavilion #gold #garden #buddhist #temple #rokuonji #金閣寺 #samsungs #samsungpic #adventure #explore #travelphotography #travelphoto #travel #instatravel #photography #sky #world #beautiful #beautifulplace #samsungphotography

11 0 1 hour ago
I got blessed! 🇰🇭 I stay true to my religion 🧘🏽‍♀️🙏🏽 #Buddhist #Khmer #OneLove #Lowell #Massachusetts

I got blessed! 🇰🇭 I stay true to my religion 🧘🏽‍♀️🙏🏽 #Buddhist #Khmer #OneLove #Lowell #Massachusetts

5 0 1 hour ago
# My cute monk#buddhist monk#temples#asianmonk#monklife#beatiful temple#buddha statue#asianmonk#vihara#thailand temple#indiantemple#buddha qoutes#prayerbuddha#belive Buddha#

# My cute monk #buddhist monk #temples #asianmonk #monklife #beatiful temple #buddha statue #asianmonk #vihara #thailand temple #indiantemple #buddha qoutes #prayerbuddha #belive Buddha#

14 1 2 hours ago
When we have done everything on our own behalf , we let it go and let the universe do its work 👌 @Spirit_Hustle

When we have done everything on our own behalf , we let it go and let the universe do its work 👌 @Spirit_Hustle

341 51 2 hours ago
| Katharagama Kiri Vehera | කතරගම කිරි වෙහෙර |
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Capture the infinite.
Tag your best photos with @infinite.photography_50 to be featured!
Credits and all rights reserved to their respective owners.
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#srilanka #srilankanphotographer #srilankantraveller #photos #photography #photographer #photograph #travel #traveller #travelling #canon #canonphotos #canoncamera #canonphotography #canonphotographer #lake #morning #lakeround #lakeside #wind #tree #nature #landscape #rest #temple #buddhist #buddhism #culture #sun

| Katharagama Kiri Vehera | කතරගම කිරි වෙහෙර |
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Capture the infinite.
Tag your best photos with @infinite.photography_50 to be featured!
Credits and all rights reserved to their respective owners.
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#srilanka #srilankanphotographer #srilankantraveller #photos #photography #photographer #photograph #travel #traveller #travelling #canon #canonphotos #canoncamera #canonphotography #canonphotographer #lake #morning #lakeround #lakeside #wind #tree #nature #landscape #rest #temple #buddhist #buddhism #culture #sun

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9 0 2 hours ago
Buffalo Park PEI now run by local Monks. The Monks do not kill the buffalo to keep the population down. Instead they sterilize them. One evaded them this year and fathered 5 new buffalo.
#buddhist #buddhistmonks #buffalo #buffalopark

Buffalo Park PEI now run by local Monks. The Monks do not kill the buffalo to keep the population down. Instead they sterilize them. One evaded them this year and fathered 5 new buffalo.
#buddhist #buddhistmonks #buffalo #buffalopark

2 1 2 hours ago

Top #buddhist posts

Taming the wild mind
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Wonderful, indeed, is to subdue the mind, so difficult to control; ever swift, it goes wherever it likes.
A well-tamed mind brings happiness.
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☸️Dhammapada 35
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"Ancient Pali Buddhist texts liken meditation to the process of taming a wild elephant.
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The procedure in those days was to tie a newly captured animal to a post with a good strong rope. When you do this, the elephant is not happy. He screams and tramples and pulls against the rope for days.
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Finally it sinks through his skull that he can't get away, and he settles down. At this point you can begin to feed him and to handle him with some measure of safety. Eventually you can dispense with the rope and post altogether and train your elephant for various tasks.
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Now you've got a tamed elephant that can be put to useful work.
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In this analogy the wild elephant is your WILDLY ACTIVE MIND, the rope is MINDFULNESS, and the post is your object of MEDITATION (breath, sensations, etc).
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The tamed elephant who emerges from this process is as well-trained, concentrated mind that can then be used for the exceedingly tough job of piercing the layers of illusion that obscure reality.
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MEDITATION TAMES THE MIND."
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—Bhante Henepola Gunaratana

Taming the wild mind
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Wonderful, indeed, is to subdue the mind, so difficult to control; ever swift, it goes wherever it likes.
A well-tamed mind brings happiness.
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☸️Dhammapada 35
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"Ancient Pali Buddhist texts liken meditation to the process of taming a wild elephant.
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The procedure in those days was to tie a newly captured animal to a post with a good strong rope. When you do this, the elephant is not happy. He screams and tramples and pulls against the rope for days.
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Finally it sinks through his skull that he can't get away, and he settles down. At this point you can begin to feed him and to handle him with some measure of safety. Eventually you can dispense with the rope and post altogether and train your elephant for various tasks.
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Now you've got a tamed elephant that can be put to useful work.
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In this analogy the wild elephant is your WILDLY ACTIVE MIND, the rope is MINDFULNESS, and the post is your object of MEDITATION (breath, sensations, etc).
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The tamed elephant who emerges from this process is as well-trained, concentrated mind that can then be used for the exceedingly tough job of piercing the layers of illusion that obscure reality.
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MEDITATION TAMES THE MIND."
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—Bhante Henepola Gunaratana

1,399 72 14 August, 2019
Mettā (Loving-kindness)
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"May all beings, all living things,
all creatures, everyone,
Meet with good fortune.
May none of them come to any evil"
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☸️Aṅguttara Nikāya 4 - 67 Snakes
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"You can use one idea to cancel another. You can balance a negative emotion by instilling a positive one: GIVING is the opposite of greed. LOVING-KINDNESS is the opposite of hatred.
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You start out by banishing thoughts of self-hatred and self-condemnation. You allow good feelings and good wishes first to flow to yourself. Then you do the same for those people closest to you. Gradually, you work outward from your own circle of intimates until you can direct a flow of those same emotions to all living beings everywhere.
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You can start each day by saying the following sentences to yourself. Really feeling the intention:
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May I be well, happy, peaceful.
May no harm and difficulties come to me.
May I always meet with spiritual success.
May I have the patience, courage, understanding and determination to overcome inevitable difficulties, problems and failures in life.
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May my parents be well, happy, peaceful...
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May my teachers be well, happy, peaceful...
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May my relatives be well, happy, peaceful...
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May my friends be well, happy, peaceful...
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May all those who are strangers to me be well, happy, peaceful...
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May all those who are unfriendly to me be well, happy, peaceful...
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May all living beings be well, happy, peaceful..."
—Bhante Henepola Gunaratana

Mettā (Loving-kindness)
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"May all beings, all living things,
all creatures, everyone,
Meet with good fortune.
May none of them come to any evil"
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☸️Aṅguttara Nikāya 4 - 67 Snakes
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"You can use one idea to cancel another. You can balance a negative emotion by instilling a positive one: GIVING is the opposite of greed. LOVING-KINDNESS is the opposite of hatred.
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You start out by banishing thoughts of self-hatred and self-condemnation. You allow good feelings and good wishes first to flow to yourself. Then you do the same for those people closest to you. Gradually, you work outward from your own circle of intimates until you can direct a flow of those same emotions to all living beings everywhere.
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You can start each day by saying the following sentences to yourself. Really feeling the intention:
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May I be well, happy, peaceful.
May no harm and difficulties come to me.
May I always meet with spiritual success.
May I have the patience, courage, understanding and determination to overcome inevitable difficulties, problems and failures in life.
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May my parents be well, happy, peaceful...
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May my teachers be well, happy, peaceful...
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May my relatives be well, happy, peaceful...
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May my friends be well, happy, peaceful...
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May all those who are strangers to me be well, happy, peaceful...
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May all those who are unfriendly to me be well, happy, peaceful...
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May all living beings be well, happy, peaceful..."
—Bhante Henepola Gunaratana

585 27 10 hours ago
The Tshechu of Bhutan specifically honors Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava) and celebrates his deeds through the performance of sacred dances. Since Guru Rinpoche was a fully enlightened being, he is extremely important in Bhutan and it is through his teachings that Bhutanese devotees are shown the true and fast path to enlightenment. These dances assist in cultivating faith and understanding of the Guru’s deeds, and as such both honor and educate the attendees.

#tibetanbuddhism #tibet #buddhism #buddhist #buddha #meditation #enlightment #spirit #spiritualism #ommanipadmehum #dance #travel #travelling #travelholic #traveljunkie #travelphotography #photo #photography

The Tshechu of Bhutan specifically honors Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava) and celebrates his deeds through the performance of sacred dances. Since Guru Rinpoche was a fully enlightened being, he is extremely important in Bhutan and it is through his teachings that Bhutanese devotees are shown the true and fast path to enlightenment. These dances assist in cultivating faith and understanding of the Guru’s deeds, and as such both honor and educate the attendees.

#tibetanbuddhism #tibet #buddhism #buddhist #buddha #meditation #enlightment #spirit #spiritualism #ommanipadmehum #dance #travel #travelling #travelholic #traveljunkie #travelphotography #photo #photography

2,543 12 12 August, 2019
Eight worldy conditions
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"Just as a solid rock is not shaken by the wind, even so the wise are not ruffled by praise or blame"
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☸️ Dhammapada 81
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"Gain, loss
disrepute, fame
blame, praise
pleasure, pain:
These conditions among human beings are inconstant, impermanent,
subject to change.
Knowing this, the wise person, mindful,
ponders these changing conditions.
Desirable things do not charm the mind,
undesirable ones bring no resistance"
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—"These eight worldly conditions, taken together, might describe life as a whole; they make up the experience of the wise and the foolish, the lucky and the unlucky, in short, everyone.
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No one can have only gain, fame, praise and pleasure; It’s simply not the way anyone’s life unfolds. So, given that we are also subject to loss, disrepute, blame and pain, what choices do we have?
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Certainly we can conduct ourselves in ways that are more likely to attract the positive side of these conditions. But even if we could live up to our highest standards all the time, still things would not always go our way. People will be disappointed in us, will disagree with our decisions and take our choices as negative judgments of their own choices.
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What control do we have, then?
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As the Buddha points out, we can remember, as things happen, that they are not final, are impermanent, not reliable.
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Whether we are on the receiving end of praise or blame, gain or loss, etc., we would do well not take the rewards or penalties on as “ME” or “MINE”, but see them as IMPERMANENT experiences.
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If we become obsessed with getting the things we like, and rebel against getting the things we don’t like, our emotions will run at full throttle all the time and will make us suffer. If we can step back and see that both the gain and our reaction to it (and pain and our reaction to that) are impermanent, then we can live more easily with all the changes that come to us.
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By working with this understanding may we develop a wiser and more workable frame for all of our experience."
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Eight worldy conditions
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"Just as a solid rock is not shaken by the wind, even so the wise are not ruffled by praise or blame"
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☸️ Dhammapada 81
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"Gain, loss
disrepute, fame
blame, praise
pleasure, pain:
These conditions among human beings are inconstant, impermanent,
subject to change.
Knowing this, the wise person, mindful,
ponders these changing conditions.
Desirable things do not charm the mind,
undesirable ones bring no resistance"
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—"These eight worldly conditions, taken together, might describe life as a whole; they make up the experience of the wise and the foolish, the lucky and the unlucky, in short, everyone.
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No one can have only gain, fame, praise and pleasure; It’s simply not the way anyone’s life unfolds. So, given that we are also subject to loss, disrepute, blame and pain, what choices do we have?
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Certainly we can conduct ourselves in ways that are more likely to attract the positive side of these conditions. But even if we could live up to our highest standards all the time, still things would not always go our way. People will be disappointed in us, will disagree with our decisions and take our choices as negative judgments of their own choices.
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What control do we have, then?
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As the Buddha points out, we can remember, as things happen, that they are not final, are impermanent, not reliable.
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Whether we are on the receiving end of praise or blame, gain or loss, etc., we would do well not take the rewards or penalties on as “ME” or “MINE”, but see them as IMPERMANENT experiences.
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If we become obsessed with getting the things we like, and rebel against getting the things we don’t like, our emotions will run at full throttle all the time and will make us suffer. If we can step back and see that both the gain and our reaction to it (and pain and our reaction to that) are impermanent, then we can live more easily with all the changes that come to us.
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By working with this understanding may we develop a wiser and more workable frame for all of our experience."
—[edited from original]

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