Thubten Chodron's Dealing with life's issues : a Buddhist perspective PDF

By Thubten Chodron

ISBN-10: 9810593953

ISBN-13: 9789810593957

Facing Life's concerns A Buddhist viewpoint operating With Anger [Paperback] [Jan 01, 1111] Thubten Chodron

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According to the Buddha’s teachings, this grasping of ‘mine’ and ‘I’ is the source of cyclic existence and of all suffering. We can see this so clearly. We need to go beyond clinging to ‘I’ and ‘mine’. If religious leaders can put in some effort to go beyond usual religious divisions, it would be most beneficial. On the individual and grassroots levels, you can encourage one another and call for a non-violent approach. You can also volunteer to help other religious groups, especially those under threat due to terrorist attacks.

A How can the Dharma help in the healing process of those whose loved ones were killed in wars, terrorist attacks, natural disasters or accidents? I would use Dharma principles differently depending upon whether I was advising Buddhists or nonBuddhists. For Buddhists, reflecting on karma and impermanence is very helpful. I would not suggest teaching this to non-Buddhists at a time when they are grieving, because they may not understand the Buddhist perspective on karma properly and misinterpret it to think someone was fated to suffer or deserved to suffer.

They aren’t so concerned with the refugees starving in Afghanistan Dealing With Life’s Issues 33 or with Americans dying of anthrax. They are dreaming up scenes of a plunging economy and making themselves anxious about their own livelihood. This is a narrow outlook. By focusing only on their own financial concerns, they increase their own fear. If they broaden their horizon to see the situation of the whole world, then their own economic issues would appear in a more realistic perspective. For example, consider the economic fears of Afghan peasants who have loaded most of their possessions on the back of a donkey and have set out with their children into the barren landscape.

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