Monthly Archives: July 2010

Unconditional love

July 31, 2010

I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality.

Om

July 30, 2010

Om mitrāya namah
om ravaye namah
om sūryāya namah
om bhānave namah
om khagāya namah
om pusne namah
om hiraṇya garbhāya namah
om marīcaye namah
om ādityāya namah
om savitre namah
om arkāya namah
om bhāskarāya namah
om bhaskarebhyo namo namah
om maata-pitryubhyaam namo namah

The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom by Jonathan Haidt is a psychology book for the general reader. Jonathan Haidt identifies some of the key psychological ideas discovered by thinkers of the past, examining them in the light of contemporary psychological research, extracting from them any lessons that still apply to our modern lives. Central to the book are the concepts of virtue, happiness, fulfillment, and meaning.

As commented by June Sawyers on Booklist about The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom:
Using the wisdom culled from the world’s greatest civilizations as a foundation, social psychologist Haidt comes to terms with 10 Great Ideas, viewing them through a contemporary filter to learn which of their lessons may still apply to modern lives. He first discusses how the mind works and then examines the Golden Rule (“Reciprocity is the most important tool for getting along with people”). Next, he addresses the issue of happiness itself–where does it come from?–before exploring the conditions that allow growth and development. He also dares to answer the question that haunts most everyone–What is the meaning of life?–by again drawing on ancient ideas and incorporating recent research findings. He concludes with the question of meaning: Why do some find it? Balancing ancient wisdom and modern science, Haidt consults great minds of the past, from Buddha to Lao Tzu and from Plato to Freud, as well as some not-so-greats: even Dr. Phil is mentioned. Fascinating stuff, accessibly expressed.

The greatest motivational act one person can do for another is to listen.

About compassion

July 28, 2010

Some people think that cultivating compassion is good for others but not necessarily good for ourselves. In reality, we are the ones who benefit most directly since compassion immediately instills in us a sense of calm, inner strength, and a deep confidence and satisfaction, whereas it is not certain that the ones we feel compassion for will benefit.

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MN135 Culakammavibhanga Sutta

Ajahn Appichato discusses MN135 Culakammavibhanga Sutta: The Shorter Exposition of Action

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MN60 Apannaka Sutta

Ajahn Brahm explains the Apannaka Sutta…

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  • Date 2010-06-27

MN 7 Vatthupama Sutta The Simile of the Cloth

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MN30 Culasaropama Sutta

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MN74 Dighanahka Sutta

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MN64 Mahamalunkya Sutta

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MN44 Culavedalla Sutta

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AN3.65 Kalama Sutta

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  • Date 2010-03-28

MN121 Culasunnata Sutta

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MN59 Bahuvedaniya Sutta

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The How of Happiness: A New Approach to Getting the Life You Want written by Sonja Lyubomirsky, is based on the premise that:

– happiness is worth striving for
– 50 percent of a given human’s happiness level is genetically determined (based on twin studies), 10 percent is affected by life circumstances and situation, and a remaining 40 percent of happiness is subject to self control

The strategies offered in the The How of Happiness: A New Approach to Getting the Life You Want are designed to target the 40 percent of happiness that is subject to manipulation.

Sonja Lyubomirsky is a professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of California, Riverside. She is often quoted in news articles about positive psychology and happiness. She is also an associate editor of the Journal of Positive Psychology.

The How of Happiness has spawned an iPhone application called Live Happy, produced by Signal Patterns. Lyubomirsky is on the company’s scientific advisory board.[

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Sense Of Community And Friendship – Ajahn Brahmavamso

Ajahn Brahm explains the importance in Buddhism of a sense of community and friendship.

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Dealing With Difficult People – Ajahn Brahmavamso

Ajahan Brahm advises how to deal with difficult people…

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  • Date 2010-07-09

Winning and Losing – Ajahn Brahmavamso

Ajahn Brahm explains the Buddhist view on winning and losing

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Depression

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The Middle Way

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Three In One

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Ignorance is Bliss

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  • Date 2010-05-21

Tradition and Truth

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The Negativity of Positivity

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  • Date 2010-04-23

Buddhism and Atheism

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  • Teacher Ajahn Brahmavamso
  • Date 2010-04-16
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