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Re: A good thought for the day!

Postby ecker2011 » Fri Dec 22, 2017 12:41 pm

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Tackling destructive emotions and practicing loving-kindness isn’t something we should be doing with the next life, heaven or nirvana in mind, but how we should live in the here and now. I am convinced we can become happier individuals, happier communities and a happier humanity by cultivating a warm heart, allowing our better selves to prevail.
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Re: A good thought for the day!

Postby ecker2011 » Tue Dec 26, 2017 1:15 pm

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Karma means action and action motivated by compassion is good. To complain that what happens to you is just the result of your karma is lazy. Instead, confidently recalling the advice that, "You are your own master," you can change what happens by taking action.
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Re: A good thought for the day!

Postby ecker2011 » Tue Dec 26, 2017 1:24 pm

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In today’s world we face emotional crises, but technological developments alone cannot solve our emotional problems. We can only deal with them by training the mind. We can learn from the psychology of ancient India how to alleviate our emotional turmoil and find peace of mind. The existing system of modern education is largely oriented towards material growth, but we have to include inner values too.
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Re: A good thought for the day!

Postby ecker2011 » Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:50 pm

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I am convinced we can become happier individuals, happier communities and a happier humanity by cultivating a warm heart, allowing our better selves to prevail.
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Re: A good thought for the day!

Postby ecker2011 » Fri Dec 29, 2017 1:05 pm

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For those who feel helpless in the face of insurmountable suffering, we are still in the early years of the 21st century. There is time for us to create a better, happier world, but we can’t sit back and expect a miracle. We each have actions we must take, by living our lives meaningfully and in service to our fellow human beings — helping others whenever we can and making every effort to do them no harm.
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Re: A good thought for the day!

Postby ecker2011 » Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:24 pm

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Whether science or religion is constructive or destructive depends on our motivation and whether we are guided by a real concern for the well-being of others and an appreciation of the oneness of humanity.
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Re: A good thought for the day!

Postby ecker2011 » Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:46 pm

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Transformation of our minds will only come about if we use our intelligence. And in order to do that we must have a better understanding of how to tackle our destructive emotions. We can change—we don’t have to give in to anger and hatred. Since compassion and anger cannot coexist, the more we cultivate compassion the more our anger will be reduced.
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Re: A good thought for the day!

Postby ecker2011 » Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:32 pm

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We need to use reason to evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of concern for others and self-centredness. Scientists say that basic human nature is compassionate. It isn’t a matter of religious practice so much as a recognition that just as you appreciate it when others show you affection and compassion, others appreciate being treated the same way too. It’s a matter of training the mind.
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Re: A good thought for the day!

Postby ecker2011 » Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:49 pm

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By coming to a better understanding of the workings of the mind, we can learn to tackle our disturbing emotions and mental afflictions, something we can't do with either weapons or money.
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Re: A good thought for the day!

Postby ecker2011 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:08 pm

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I really feel that some people neglect and overlook compassion because they associate it with religion. Of course, everyone is free to choose whether they pay religion any regard, but to neglect compassion is a mistake because it is the source of our own well-being.
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