What follows is an outline of TekGno, the path to GnoTruth. These are teachings from various traditions woven together into one statement. It is the result of Kalyanamitra Nguyen Giac’s study and practice.
We are on a quest to display the Buddha’s teachings on anger. Many people today take many positions on what we are to do– ranging from complete embrace and acceptance of all the range of human emotion, to an ascetic rejection of all things that might rustle up any emotion– but the Buddha gave a clear teaching that Buddhist people follow. In this installment, we’ll address some misconceptions, look at what the Buddha advises in the Brahmajala Sutta and then we’ll briefly point to what happens to the brain on anger.
We hear a lot about what people call ‘righteous anger’. It might sound good, but is giving into anger really a good idea? The Buddha said, “no”. Let’s talk about it.
Train of thought from a sick Buddhist. I’m just rambling about the things I’ve been reading and the thoughts I’ve been having in relation to my illness (Type 1 Diabetes). It starts off with thinking about diabetes, but ends with thinking about thinking. Minding mind. Check it out!
Watch the doors.
Peace in all these steps.
Travelling to the Lotus Temple.
I made some videos.
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Reading the Longer Sukhavativyuha (the Longer Sutra about the Pure Land of Amitabha) for you. This is part 2.
Walking Mindfully is pleasant. Talking off the top of my head for the benefit of all beings and nonbeings is fun!
There is the practice of the Ten Recollections. One of these recollections is ‘Recollection of the Tathagata’. Here, in this most wonderful Mahayana text, the Vimalakirti Sutra, we hear about how Vimalakirti sees the Buddha as being of the same nature as his own true, or “ultimate” (paramārtha) nature.
Is this ok? Yeah. It’s ok.