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Archive for June, 2013

6/30/13 Shantideva’s Prayer … and loving kindness wishes

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Shantideva’s Prayer

Shantideva
8th Century Indian Buddhist Scholar
I’ve read that this is a daily prayer of The DalaiLama,
filled with courageous, tender and heartfelt wishes

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Shantideva's Prayer...for as long as space remains

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“loving kindness” wishes

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loving kindness wishes and Shantideva's Prayer

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Shantideva's Prayer, another excerpt

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Shantideva's Prayer...for as long as space remains

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the compassionate hearts to help with “dispelling the miseries”….
but also nurturing and deeply appreciating the abundant love, goodness, happiness and joy….

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Kathy will be away on vacation for several weeks…so probably won’t be posting very much during this time

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6/29/13 Change is certain….live our life now…appreciate and share what we have now

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Related post on Pocket Perspectives today, with more ideas: Life Changes…..”


6/28/13 “To develop a sense of appreciation of this wonderful life that we have…warmth, love and appreciation”

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wamth love and appreciation

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6/27/13 Why worry? …. “If we have a problem and …..” advice from Shantideva, 8th Century

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Shantideva why worry

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Some “wisdom” Kathy is trying to keep in mind right now…

During “in-between times”….
when there may be a possible “problem” developing,
but not yet happening or certain…
to recognize and remember this  wisdom,
originally from Shantideva, in the 8th century,
rephrased by Jampa
“If we have a problem and can’t fix it, then worry solves nothing.
If we have a problem that can be fixed, why worry?”
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And if we are in that period of time when we “don’t know” or are “uncertain,”
that “in-between” period,
to develop and use patience
and NOT  create imagined hypothetical scenarios or worries,
to rest calmly and steadily
during those periods of uncertainty

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(now THAT  is ambitious, at least for some of us!
positive and helpful, but ambitious!)

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Related Post  on Pocket Perspectives:  “Keeping our pets healthy and safe…guess how much we love you?”

Kathy, Peter and Julie’s  dog Denali ate parts of a grill cleaning brush on Monday night…..the vet will need to operate this afternoon  (Thursday in California) to remove the clump of bristles and plastic in her stomach.  Sooooo….. to keep going back to Shantideva’s advice and wisdom on that “card.”  Monday update…Denali died yesterday, of lung complications from the operations. Link to a Monday post honoring Nali: “Comfort….shhhhhh…it’s going to be okay… with time it will be okay”

Another post with helpful advice: “To not worry so much over things we have no control over”


6/21/13 To have a strong sense of love and compassion for others….

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to develop a strong sense of love and compassion for others

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“I pray for a more friendly, more caring and more understanding human family on this planet….my heartfelt appeal” TheDalaiLama

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more  friendly, caring, understanding human family on this planet DalaiLama

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May all those at the DalaiLama teaching in Melbourne, Australia today have a very special day, Ven. Jampa included.
DalaiLama teaching on “Training the Mind “ Eight Verses of Mind

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Today’s related post on Pocket Perspectives: DalaiLama quote and “Make haste to be kind”


6/7/13 To see the positive potential that might present itself…encouraging using an open and flexible mind

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encouraging and open and flexible mind

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encouraging and open and flexible mind

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6/4/13 Pause, reflect and allow a deep sense of purpose to develop

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pause, reflect and allow a deep sense of purpose to develop

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6/1/13 What the mind rests on greatly influences our outlook or experience

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what the mind rests on greatly influences our outlook or experience

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