Why is judgement irrelevant? ……..
Everyone deals with the fear of judgment at some level. It makes no sense that we give other people this much power over how we feel about ourselves, but we often do.
*This happens to you more when you aren’t sure who you are. If you worry about what others think of you, you may need to clearly define who you are and what affects your value, once and for all. Clearly defining these two things will help you to take your power back.
*Your value is infinite and absolute (unchangeable) because you are a one-of-a-kind, irreplaceable human soul. I believe nothing you do, nothing anyone else says, thinks or does to you, and no situation in your life, can change your value. You are the same no matter what.
*You must know and believe you are as bulletproof as Superman. Offenses, insults and judgments can just bounce off, if you experience them that way. No one can hurt you without your permission.
*You are (literally) your love for yourself, people and life, and your love is the source of your value. That’s why you can’t lose who you are. If you would focus on being the love everywhere you go, the fear of judgment would stop, because you can’t do fear and love at the same time.
*The truth is, what others think of you is irrelevant. , “Judgment and fear will never stop, but they don’t actually do anything either.” What other people think of you doesn’t change you or affect your value at all. Their opinion doesn’t mean anything. You are the same you no matter what they think. Remind yourself of this often.
* Instead of resisting these feelings, or beating yourself up for having them, step back and let yourself really experience them. Fear and judgment are an interesting thing to experience. If you step back and pay attention, you will see they can’t hurt you. They aren’t even real. You have the power to replace these fears with truth.
* Choose to focus on giving love and validation to others when you feel fear. There is no faster way to escape your fear than choosing to focus on someone else. If you want to discover the true depth of your love, focus on loving, the very person that is judging you. This is not easy to do — but you can do it.
Mindfullness (our own judgments)
It’s a big deal to start noticing your own judging mind. It’s a big deal to start realizing the way we suffer because of judging. It’s one of those things that, once you start to see, you won’t un-see. Once you start to note judgment and then practice shooing judging away, you begin practicing non-judgment. The real glory of this is that we don’t realize, as we judge, that we are taking on a burden; the burden of reducing and judging people, places and things. When we practice non-judgment, we unburden ourselves from needless, self-created suffering.
Notice your judging thoughts, breathe them away and accept the people, places and things in our midst and lives unconditionally, as they are. Experience and make a practice of the unburdened openness of a non-judging mind. Stay present in the now.
(Spread love not hate) ‘hate is for the ignorant’ and YOUR opinion on who you think ‘is’ means nothing) especially to me.
LO QUE TE PUEDAS IMAGINAR, DE ALGUNA MANERA LO PUEDES LOGRAR. TODO ESTA EN TU CABEZA Y FLOTANDO EN EL AIRE. SOLO SE LO TIENES QUE HACER LLEGAR A TUS MANOS…. HAIR MAKER. LD
Those chair squats are actually killer.
if u don’t think this is important then u r wrong
The jewel is in the lotus or praise to the jewel in the lotus
by His Holiness Tenzin Gyatso The Fourteenth Dalai Lama of Tibet
It is very good to recite the mantra OM MANI PADME HUM, but while you are doing it, you should be thinking on its meaning, for the meaning of the six syllables is great and vast. The first, OM, is composed of three pure letters, A, U, and M. These symbolize the practitioner’s impure body, speech, and mind; they also symbolize the pure exalted body, speech and mind of a Buddha.
Can impure body, speech and mind be transformed into pure body, speech and mind, or are they entirely separate? All Buddhas are cases of being who were like ourselves and then in dependence on the path became enlightened; Buddhism does not assert that there is anyone who from the beginning is free from faults and possesses all good qualities. The development of pure body, speech, and mind comes from gradually leaving the impure states and their being transformed into the pure.
How is this done? The path is indicated by the next four syllables. MANI, meaning jewel, symbolizes the factor of method- the altruistic intention to become enlightened, compassion, and love. Just as a jewel is capable of removing poverty, so the altruistic mind of enlightenment is capable of removing the poverty, or difficulties, of cyclic existence and of solitary peace. Similarly, just as a jewel fulfills the wishes of sentient beings, so the altruistic intention to become enlightened fulfills the wishes of sentient beings.
The two syllables, PADME, meaning lotus, symbolize wisdom. Just as a lotus grows forth from mud but is not sullied by the faults of mud, so wisdom is capable of putting you in a situation of non-contradiction where as there would be contradiction if you did not have wisdom. There is wisdom realizing impermanence, wisdom realizing that persons are empty of self-sufficient or substantial existence, wisdom that realizes the emptiness of duality (that is to say, of difference of entity between subject and object), and wisdom that realizes the emptiness of inherent existence. Though there are may different types of wisdom, the main of all these is the wisdom realizing emptiness.
Purity must be achieved by an indivisible unity of method and wisdom, symbolized by the final syllable, HUM, which indicates indivisibility. According to the sutra system, this indivisibility of method and wisdom refers to one consciousness in which there is a full form of both wisdom affected by method and method affected by wisdom. In the mantra, or tantra vehicle, it refers to one consciousness in which there is the full form of both wisdom and method as one undifferentiable entity. In terms of the seed syllables of the five conqueror Buddhas, HUM is the is the seed syllable of Akshobhya- the immovable, the unfluctuating, that which cannot be disturbed by anything.
Thus the six syllables, OM MANI PADME HUM, mean that in dependence on the practice which is in indivisible union of method and wisdom, you can transform your impure body, speech and mind into the pure body, speech, and mind of a Buddha. It is said that you should not seek for Buddhahood outside of yourself; the substances for the achievement of Buddhahood are within. As Maitreya says in his SUBLIME CONTINUUM OF GREAT VEHICLE (UTTARA TANTRA) all beings naturally have the Buddha nature in their own continuum. We have within us the seed of purity, the essence of a One Gone Thus (TATHAGATAGARBHA), that is to be transformed and full developed into Buddhahood.
(From a lecture given by His Holiness The Dalai Lama of Tibet at the
Kalmuck Mongolian Buddhist Center, New Jersey.)
Transcribed by Ngawang Tashi (Tsawa), Drepung Loseling, MUNGOD, INDIA
While I do not believe in the Buddhist ideals outside of a Christian context I deeply appreciate the teachings found in this beautiful faith. I have found these lessons to be amazingly beneficial in my life.
Aerogel or “frozen smoke” is the world’s lowest density solid. This hologram-like substance is 99% air. It is almost impossible to feel if you hold it in your hand but when you poke it, it feels like Styrofoam.
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