By Danai Chanchaochai
"I am definite this ebook will do so and that it'll end up valuable to common readers, specifically those that have little prior acquaintance with Buddhism, in addition to devoted Buddhists who've little time to learn and learn extra broadly, yet are trying to find anything to encourage them the following and now." —from the creation through His Holiness the Dalai Lama
At domestic and at paintings, we fight on a daily basis with desire and worry, dwelling long ago and concerned concerning the destiny. Is there an finish to agony? via placing basic Buddhist teachings into perform in usual lifestyles, find out how each second could be a Dharma second.
Dharma Moments captures the essence of Buddhist perform to aid us thrive within the sleek international. greater than forty anecdotes and private tales illustrate how Buddhist teachings will help us cut loose from the trimmings of materialism; loosen the bonds of anger and envy; conquer discontent and melancholy; and make each second a Dharma second.
With sound recommendation approximately its relevance in today’s busy international, Danai Chanchaochai locations the knowledge of the Dharma on the middle of our lives, analyzing such own and international demanding situations as facing a tricky boss, the effect of 24/7 expertise, forgotten enterprise ethics and the influence of countries at battle. This wide-ranging number of deeply own insights and real-life tales finds the Buddha’s so much enduring rules. Dharma Moments is helping us lead richer and extra significant lives with compassion, admire, self-restraint, honesty, and knowledge
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The opposite of good, for example, may not necessarily be evil; nonetheless, it is usually easy to distinguish right from wrong. To determine whether an action is good or evil, right or wrong, Buddhist ethics takes into account three factors involved in a karmic action. The first is the intention that motivates the action, the second is the effect the doer experiences as a result of that action, and the third is the effect that others experience as a result of that action. indd Sec4:30 11/2/05 5:23:41 PM also experience a positive result, then that action can be considered as good, and beneficial (kusala).
Pondering all this, and looking at the often graphic television images of the injured and bereaved, I was comforted by the realization that horrific as these events were, they created a mere ripple on a much greater sea of tranquillity and calm. And that sea, that continuum of time and space, of truth, of beauty and love, is in every one of us. Without beginning, without end. It simply is. indd Sec7:34 11/2/05 5:23:42 PM know the big picture, the broad canvas painted with bold strokes and strong, contrasting colors, we must be able to understand the small picture, the details.
It is about being awake to each experience in the moment, and thus consciously embracing life as fully as possible in our everyday experience. indd Sec5:40 11/2/05 5:23:43 PM But what is our ordinary, everyday experience? It’s not just our awareness of external circumstances or even such ordinary activities as walking, eating, sleeping, breathing, and speaking; it includes also our thinking and feeling: our ideas, moods, desires, passions, hopes, and fears. In its most accessible form, ordinary, everyday experience, is just how we feel at any particular moment.