Luna and Sol illuminate what spiritual discernment is... "So … What is Spiritual Discernment? Spiritual discernment is the ability to distinguish between truth and deception on the spiritual path. That’s it. It’s quite simple. In Sanskrit, spiritual discernment is called Viveka and is said to be the “crowning wisdom” on the spiritual path, allowing us to discover what is … Continue reading Why Spiritual Discernment and Sincerity Are So Damn Important ⋆ LonerWolf
I would love to have a spirit house in my garden. Have a read and find out what life is like in Thailand. ❤
Very true, just sitting quietly and freeing your thoughts is remarkably calming. I need calm, having retired, I feel the need for calm and also solitude at times ..not because I am angry, or mad at someone but just because I value time and now I have time to do that…it energises me and gets my thoughts flowing.
Living in Thailand has taught me to be calmer and there is no lovelier place to do so….it may be at the beach under the shade of a palm tree, or in my quiet space at home or just walking…
Meditation is part of daily life here. Most homes and places of business feature a ” Spirit House” just outside the building. If you have a new business Thais always get it blessed by monks before it opens and that includes large corporate companies like Tesco Lotus, Makro they all have an opening…
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Have you ever wondered what the Buddhists mean by reincarnation? Learn from the experts by clicking the link below. You might be surprised by the answers. ❤ Moment to moment, lifetime to lifetime — death and rebirth are happening all the time. Nine leading Buddhist teachers explain the concept of rebirth. Source: The Buddhist Teachings … Continue reading The Buddhist Teachings on Rebirth – Lion’s Roar
As a Pagan Buddhist, I am rather eclectic in my thoughts. My Buddhist beliefs have always been enhanced by my Pagan beliefs and vise-versa. I do live by the Eightfold Path and I do believe in the four noble truths. Here is a great breakdown of their meanings. Click the link below to read more. … Continue reading What Are the Four Noble Truths? – Lion’s Roar
"...Ayya Khema on cultivating loving-kindness, compassion, sympathetic joy, and equanimity — "the only emotions worth having." "When we think of love, we have ideas that are purely personal. They are based in general on our desire to be loved, from which we expect fulfillment..." Click the link below to learn more about the four highest … Continue reading The Four Highest Emotions, By AYYA KHEMA
An excellent discussion on remembering to establish the attention with full awareness on the present, on the here and now. Please click the link below to read the article. ❤ "...The Buddha called recollection "the only way." Quite simply, recollection is remembering to establish the attention with full awareness on the present..." Source: The Practice … Continue reading The Practice of Recollection – Lion’s Roar
HAPPY VAISAKHI TO ONE AND ALL! Many thanks to Ritu for sharing this blessed holiday with us. ❤
It is Vaisakhi today, an event with several meanings to different cultures and religions.
It is celebrated by Hindus and Buddhists as part of welcoming the new solar year in.
But it is extremely important to the Punjabi community and the Sikh religion. The time of Vaisakhi, or Baisakhi, as some say it, is a traditional harvest festival, and as the Punjab is a large farming area, it is a cause for celebration, when the crops are harvested, people dance, and have fun, they do Bhangra, sing and dance, and generally celebrate the freedom they will now have, after a successful (hopefully) harvest. But before all this fun and laughter, they use this time to pray, and thank God for the good harvest, and to pray for the future crops too.
As a Sikh it holds a great importance too. Way back in 1699, our 10th Guru, Guru Gobind…
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The Buddhist teachings on the jhana states contain a secret about where positive emotions really come from. Allen Weiss explains: "What the jhanas teach us is to place our attention directly on the positive emotion and—this is important—simply watch it without judgment, commentary, or wanting it to stay. This is what it means to mindfully … Continue reading How to Mindfully Work with Positive Emotions – Lion’s Roar