The full moon day of September is of great significance to the female disciples of the great sage, The Buddha Gautama. It is on such a day ...
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First of all, we have to realize that living in the present moment and focusing our minds on the present moment is not a simple thing. It is very hard, but also it is an achievable target. Our great teacher, the Supreme Buddha, taught us: “Atitam nānvāgameyya, nappatikankhe anāgatam”; we should not chase after the past and we should not make too many expectations about the future. The Supreme Buddha said: “Yadatitam pahinam tam, appattañca anāgatam”; what is past is left behind, it is gone, it is over now.
When we came to this human world we had to live with this human population. We have to deal with these humans. When we deal with and when we live with these humans, we will see so many good qualities as well as bad qualities. The problem with us is we are programmed and we have practiced always seeing the faults of people, the dark side of people, and the evil qualities of people. The more we see the dark and the bad qualities of people, we get angry. Sometimes we may hold on to resentment, sometimes we may become jealous. These evil thoughts may come into our minds when we deal with humans and when we see the dark and evil qualities of humans.
Why should we give? What are the benefits of giving? Giving is an act that people with strong mindsets, and strong personalities always do.
Remember, we will fail only if we quit, if we give up. If we do not give up one day we will achieve success in our life.
The meaning of the word bhavana is development, constant practice, constant development of something. What do we develop through meditation?
Have you ever been criticized by someone in your life? We all have been in that situation in all of our lives. No one can stop other people ...