Sharing encouraging ideas….

Compassion

“Life is short…make haste to be kind”

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life is short, make haste to be kind

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Simply offer….compassion, love and an abundance of positive qualities

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Throughout each day,
simply offer….
“to have good motivation and intention in whatever we do”

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simply offer... positive motivation and intention Jampa

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simply offer...with positive intention and motivation

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simply offer

nurturing…offering…sharing
The Four Immeasurables:
loving kindness, compassion, rejoicing in positives, equanimity

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simply offer...compassion loving kindness and other positve qualities

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simply offer

nurturing, offering, sharing
The Six Perfections:
generosity, patience, ethical choices, joyful effort, concentration, wisdom

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simply offer...nurturing generosity and other positive qualities

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Throughout each and every day…
living with positive aspirations and intentions,
as much and as often as we’re able

simply offer…..
nurturing and sharing
such an abundance of positive qualities
offering…to ourselves
offering…to each other

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simply offering...nurturing of so many positive qualities..

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advice good motivation and intention Ven. Jampa

 

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simply offer...nurturing and sharing love,compassion generosity perfections immeasurables

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Compassion…faith in and living with……

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July 6…
the 80th birthday of HH DalaiLama, a true inspiration

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goodness...faith in and living with compassion

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“The Dalai Lama is turning 80 years old on July 6, but he doesn’t want any gifts. Instead, your social media presence is the present.

In honor of his milestone birthday, His Holiness is asking people to share photos, videos and quotes depicting people simply treating one another kindly, along with the hashtag #withcompassion on social accounts.”  (from Huffington Post )

 

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goodness kindness love as much and often

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acceptance kindness patience understanding as often as possible

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goodness....basic goodness

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goodness...faith in and living with compassion

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The blossoming of…. “The Six Perfections”….

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The blossoming of… “The Six Perfections”

Generosity
Patience
Ethical Choices
Joyful Effort
Concentration
Wisdom

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the blossoming of the six perfections...wisteria

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And…
“The Immeasurables”
Living with…
Loving kindness
Compassion
Empathetic Joy
Equanimity

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perfections immeasurables and the perfections

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May there be abundant blossoming of….positive qualities…

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Wisteria the blossoming of...abundant blossoms

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“Bodhichitta Mind”…wish for, want, take responsibility, request blessings

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Bodhichitta intention w w r b

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Some steps for aspiring and working toward any goal….
no matter what that goal might be

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Bodhichitta intention  wish want take responsibility blessings

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“Bodhichitta Mind”
the specific wish to work for the benefit for ALL beings,
for ALL beings to have happiness and the causes of happiness,
for ALL beings to be free from suffering and the causes of suffering

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Bodhichitta mind 1

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A wonderful wish and aspiration!
Wishing for…
Wanting…
Take responsibility to work for the benefit of…
Requesting blessings to be able to do that…

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Steps for working toward any goals…
Bodhichitta Mind included

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Sometimes all you can do is be strong, compassionate and patient

 

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A “bridge” to allow more compassion and kindness toward ourselves and others

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Jampa all wish for happiness and freedom from suffering, a bridge

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Shantideva’s Prayer

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

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Shantideva’s Prayer

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“For as long as space remains,
For as long as sentient beings remain,
Until then may I too remain
To dispel the miseries of the world”

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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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HHDalaiLama, Happy New Year message…. “Think….I will be a more sincere, compassionate human being”

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DalaiLama New Year Wish 2014

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DalaiLama New Year Wish 2014 sincere compassinate human being

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Link to June 30, 2013:  Shantideva’s Prayer
Full size image of  Shantideva’s Prayer

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lovingkindness Shantideva and HHDalaiLama new year

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Nelson Mandela … a truly great man

Nelson Mandela…a truly great man
A video release on his birthday…July 18,2013
born July 18, 1918

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A few inspiring quotes from that video….

” my admiration….a great man…Nelson Mandela”
“perseverance, forgiveness, strength, wisdom and grace…”
“the embodiment of magnanimity and reconciliation …”
“dedication to others…his inspiration to serve, as he did, to build a more just and peaceful world…”
” to celebrate by following his example…by doing your best to help others, with a full,  happy, grateful heart…”
“take action, inspire change, make everyday a Mandela Day…”
“for one another, together we can create a better world…”
“thank you for your example….”

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May we all live our lives….
inspired by, and living with,  the heartfelt qualities of this great man…
Nelson Mandela

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Sometimes all you can do is be strong, compassionate and patient


Flexibility …. and the universal notions of truth, justice, compassion and goodness

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truth justice compassion goodness

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flexibility….
but within the context of  truth, justice, compassion and goodness

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compassion goodness truth justice

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Tibet, My Story,
by Jetsun Pema, sister of the DalaiLama
an excellent book

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600 A.D: A Catholic Irish Monk’s “Sacred Healing Well”….. 2013: words from a Buddhist monk… “you were a good friend and you loved her dearly….”

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A Catholic Irish Monk’s Sacred Healing Well,
The Burren, Ireland
600 A.D.
We visited this healing spring, well and cave a few weeks ago…
a mystical, spiritual and moving site

~An Irish Monk's Sacred Healing Well, 600 AD

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A beautiful little “altar,” lovingly built by a sweet young woman who was visiting the well that day
resting on the rock above the well

Sacred healing well, diorama

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The monk’s cave….where he lived during his 7 year retreat at this site

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healing well, monk's retreat cave

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…healing…
progressing through the past several weeks…
“you were a good friend and you loved her dearly,”
love, loss, acceptance, understanding, compassion and wisdom,
through the ages, across faiths and traditions.
Learning the essence of
The Four Noble Truths,
from Ven. Jampa, a Buddhist monk, 2013

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you were a good friend and you loved her dearly

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the lovely waters of the tiny little healing spring and sacred well

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Healing waters of the spring and well, The Burren, Ireland

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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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6/21/13 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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“Taking in the good….of being cared about, of your thoughts words and deeds, the goodness at the core of your being…”

Added by Kathy: Kathy created these pages a few years ago, using some very kind and encouraging ideas from Rick Hanson’s Just One Thing Weekly Newsletter, “Creating a Sanctuary in My Mind,” October 22, 2011.   Rick gave his permission for me to put these ideas together and to add music to them. I find that there are some very helpful, reassuring and soothing ideas in here.

I often watch and listen to this “video”… I sit, quieting my mind as much as I can, and try to take in and resonate with each idea. I find it helpful and  hope it might be helpful to others, too.

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Rick Hanson is the author of  the books Buddha’s Brain and Just One Thing, and has a huge, helpful website, Wisebrain.  Rick also has many of his talks on youtube.  Link to Rick Hanson’s Youtube talks.

A clip from a  really lovely, soothing song, Metta, Karuna, Mudita, Uppeka  (Loving kindness, compassion, joy, equanimity),   by Betsy Rose, of Betsy Rose Music.


Shantideva’s Prayer and The DalaiLama… “So long as space remains….”

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Shantideva’s Prayer
This is one of H.H. the Dalai Lama’s favourite prayers, extracted from “A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life” by Shantideva, a Buddhist master from the monastic university of Nalanda, India and composed in the eighth century of the Christian era”     FPMT brochure.

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Larger view of Shantideva’s Prayer  in upper “Extra Special Pages” area: Shantideva’s Prayer


3/29/13 Just like myself, everyone wishes for happiness and freedom from suffering

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just like myself, everyone wishes for happiness

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3/12/13 A nice lesson about persevering and not giving up… “Go Nali!”

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ahhhh…
imagined or perceived limitations and fears…
learning to persevere and not give up…
just “chipping away”
“Go Nali!”
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Nali persevering and chipping away at things..go Nali!!!

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3/5/13 “Encouraging you to be kind and compassionate to yourself….”

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encouraging you to be kind and compassionate to yourself

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Trail, above, leads to Greeley Pond, photo below…
Kindness and compassion with oneself and others…
perhaps, leading to a sense of…

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greeley pond

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Posts with Greeley Pond photo background
Multiple google images page: Many “Reflections” images and ideas….
“Encouraging you to still the mind”
“Reflections on the pond”

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reflections from a friend Greeley Pond

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developing flexibility kindness and compassion

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“Life is short…make haste to be kind”

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life is short, make haste to be kind

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Expanded posts on PocketPerspectives: “Make haste to be kind!”
and “Carmel, Point Lobos, Big Sur…Follow Your Bliss”


1/18/13 The DalaiLama “All religious traditions carry basically the same message…that is love, compassion and forgiveness”

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From 1/18/2013: TheDailyDalaiLama.com

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The Dalai Lama love compassion forgiveness

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expanding upon those ideas…

a strong sense of compassion


One mother’s child is every mother’s child….

one mother's happiness is every mother's happiness

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One mother’s child is every mother’s child
One father’s child is every father’s child
One family’s child is every family’s child
Every one of us is in the role of mother, father and family…
We all “mother” and “father” and “family” each other…
May we love, nurture, encourage and protect every mother’s child.
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Did you ever think about this?…every person on earth is one mother’s child

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one mother's happiness love nurture encourage and protect

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Please see today’s Pocket Perspectives  post for more images and ideas tying in with these pages:
“One mother’s child is every mother’s child….to love, nurture, encourage and protect”
(if I add more images to Reflections, people with limited internet connections (Jampa) won’t ever be able to access this site….takes too much data with the images)
These pages were inspired by the quote on a Reflections post from several days ago, from HHDalaiLama: “We must recognize that the suffering of one person or one nation is the suffering of humanity. That the happiness of one person or nation is the happiness of humanity.”

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Everyday wishes…kindness, compassion, generosity, encouragement, joyful effort

everyday wishes…across the miles, from Kathy

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10/26/12 Sometimes all you can do is be strong, compassionate and patient