Buddha's Teachings

-Practice loving kindness to overcome anger. Loving kindness has the capacity to bring happiness to others without demanding anything in return.
-Practice compassion to overcome cruelty. Compassion has the capacity to remove the suffering of others without expecting anything in return.
-Practice sympathetic joy to overcome hatred. Sympathetic joy arises when one rejoices over the happiness of others and wishes others well-being and success.
-Practice non-attachment to overcome prejudice. Non-attachment is the way of looking at all things openly and equally. This is because that is. Myself and others are not separate.
-Do not reject one thing only to chase after another.
I call these the four immeasurables. Practice them and you will become a refreshing source of vitality and happiness for others.

8 comments:

  1. Important points for quiet contemplation. Thanks Surjit!!

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  2. Quite a simple set of instructions and, once followed religiously, can lead us to the true goal of life.....

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  3. Thanks Vishwanath Seshadri for your words of appreciation.

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  4. Sounds simple indeed..
    True test lies in putting it
    to practice in our everyday life/
    It requires a lot of sustained
    effort to achieve results.

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  5. Ye, I agree.We need sustained efforts to put these noble principals to practice in our life.
    Thanks Latha Nair for sharing your views.
    God bless.

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  6. Beautiful words, Surjit. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  7. Thanks Ayesha Parveen for your words of appreciation.
    God bless.

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