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Re: Poison into nectar; an open heart
« Reply #15 on: March 24, 2010, 02:26:14 pm »
For an excellent commentary and explanation of the Eight Verses for Training the Mind go to http://www.dalailama.com/teachings/training-the-mind

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Re: Poison into nectar; an open heart
« Reply #16 on: March 25, 2010, 12:56:18 pm »
For an excellent commentary and explanation of the Eight Verses for Training the Mind go to http://www.dalailama.com/teachings/training-the-mind

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Re: Poison into nectar; an open heart
« Reply #17 on: March 30, 2010, 03:00:32 pm »
Yes, thank you for sharing, this is really powerful material.
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Re: Poison into nectar; an open heart
« Reply #18 on: March 31, 2010, 10:54:06 am »
The practice of Tonglen, of 'Giving and Taking' on the breath is a beautiful example of making positive use of compassion in dealing with suffering through breathing in the poison afeecting others, and breathing  out nectar for their enjoyment.  Take suffering and give joy.

I am sure that our own experience of suffering is always a good foundation for 'taking' in the suffering of others and giving out 'joy' in return.  Giving to others helps us understand and reduce our own suffering, especially as the focus is taken away from the 'me, me, me' which often absorbs us.

As Paramahansa Yogananda said:

“Let my soul smile through my heart and my heart smile through my eyes, that I may scatter rich smiles in sad hearts.”




 


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