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*अत्त दिप भव* *परंपरा म्हणून घराबाहेर दिवे लावल्यानंतर तुमच्या जीवनात प्रकाश आला नाही आणि येणारही नाही. तसेच तुमच्या जीवनात झगमगाटही येणार नाही.* *तुमच्या जीवनात प्रकाश तेंव्हा येईल जेंव्हा तुमच्या आतील दिवा पेटेल.*
*तेंव्हा तुमचे जीवन प्रकाशमय होईल.* *आणि दुसरे असे की, घराचे दरवाजे उघडे ठेवल्याने धन मिळणार नाही,*
*परंतु मनाचे दरवाजे उघडल्यावर खजाना निश्चित मिळणार आहे.* *म्हणून तथागत भगवान गौतम बुध्दाने 2500 वर्षापूर्वी सांगितले आहे.*
*"अत्त दिप भव" म्हणजे स्वयं प्रकाशीत व्हा.*
Pc__ @bhim_ramaechi_lek_358 .
When starting out on the path to buddhahood you need a great amount of courage to go in a different direction from this world's materialistic culture, particularly if that is all that your family and friends are engaging in.
You must ask yourself what is more important: The duration of a short materialistic life that will end in death, or the infinite continuum of your mind?
~ Chamtrul Rinpoche
As fragrance is innate to a flower, so too is freedom innate to the heart. Freedom is our essence. This is as obvious as standing out in nature and asking, “Where is nature found?” It’s all around us, and in us. When we know “true nature” as such, we wake up, we begin living again, and in some way, we stop dying inside.
The Buddha called this realization Nirvana, or the “deathless.” This is something we don’t actual learn, so much as “feel into” as a progressive set of realizations. It comes from the inside out, and flows through the pores of our entire being.
Herein lies natural freedom. Remembering we have nothing to fear when we are true to ourselves. The authentic spiritual life is not about fitting in, or transcending some imaginary self. It’s about being a person, challenging fear, and doing something remarkable with our lives.
Thank you so much for the great feedback on these cute little Cat Buddha statues!
Buddhism originated in India, and was absorbed by various cultures as it traveled along the Silk Road until reaching Japan around the 6C. The sculpting of Buddhist statues was also popularized around the same time, beginning a tradition that continued for over 1,400 years to this day. On the other hand, Japan has more recently produced its own unique subculture that the country can proudly claim as its own. Could fusing these seemingly opposite cultural elements produce something new and interesting? Madness? Blasphemy? Well, it might be the beginning of a new cultural tradition! Japan was once a final station for Buddhist culture. Now, from this small island on the brink of Asia, Neo-Buddhist sculptor Sanjōshishi Aritada (三条獅子有忠) proposes to create a fusion of Buddhist statues and Japanese subculture. His motifs, based on bold and daring designs, are built into fine, delicate shapes. His representative work is a 3D sculpture of mandala, which is based on motifs of the unruly Buddhist Wisdom Kings of Savage Beasts as well as the Zodiac. He continues to expand his works' already widespread acclaim as his lifework. Currently, his works are displayed in such places as Design Festa and Wonder Festival, as well as various art galleries and department stores. 👌shop at NINJAYA.com & tap to shop
May all beings have happiness and the cause of happiness.
May they be free of suffering and the cause of suffering.
May they never be disassociated from the supreme happiness which is without suffering.
May they remain in the boundless equanimity, free from both attachment to close ones and rejection of others.
Traditional Tibetan Buddhist Prayer
Aspirations are very powerful, because they go to the depths of our consciousness. Though we all wish and aspire for many things, it is not common for us to do so with full awareness.
In fact, most of us are not really aware of the power of aspirations, or how we to utilise them effectively. If we are able to utilise this tool properly, we will be able to accomplish our daily needs and wishes, and contribute to peace and good conditions for ourselves and all other beings. More than that, aspirations will eventually help us to understand our own nature better, and to recognise our kind and loving nature.
- 17th Karmapa
In the West the great explosion of material makes people think, "Ah, I can feed my desire. As long as I have money, I can buy everything and satisfy myself." You think like that, but it's a wrong conception; it's not true. How can you satisfy desire by feeding it? The philosophical or psychological point of view of Lord Buddha is that this is impossible—desire is unlimited and there is no way that you will be satisfied by feeding it with objects of desire. Impossible! Impossible!
~ Lama Thubten Yeshe
“Drop by drop is the water pot filled. Likewise, the wise man, gathering it little by little, fills himself with good.” - Buddha
As summer speeds away like roaring river, my heart is just starting to race a little too! I keep thinking about what I need to do before tomorrow, before the weekend, before the kids get back to school next week…
It’s really been one exciting thing after another, and then the mundane of bored kids wanting lunch at ten lying listlessly with slack jaws—all while I’m packing up box after box to prep the house for a long awaited reno.
I mean, they are helping too, kinda.
Pretty soon, I’ll be able to tackle all the regular stuff amidst tons and tons of dust WHILE not being able to find a single solitary thing!
It makes me realize, as I sit next to a hamster cage, a tricycle and a box filled with miscellaneous kitchen utensils that it just takes one foot in front of the other, one drop at a time to get through what seems like a waterfall of work.
This is what we call in Japanese doroku or endurance.
When you have moments like these that are EXTRA—in addition to work and pushing the regular buttons it takes to get through already packed days, it’s kinda of simply surprising. And this mind you, without any injury, illness or massive catastrophe! (I’m not complaining, just taking it all in at day’s end!)
This water pot will get filled, no doubt. I have a few days left to “fill her up” by essentially emptying this place out. I think this is the ultimate clean out. It’s going to happen box by box, tape roll by tape roll, teenager eye roll by eye roll!
Do you have a drop-by-drop project you are working on…something insurmountable that will eventually get done?