Date: 4/24/2011 6:21:35 PM
Subject: [CASonline] Loving others !!
Dearest All @ CAS,
The first Panchen Lama wrote in His monumental text, the "Lama Chopa":
"O Venerable compassionate Gurus,
we seek your blessings that all karmic debts, obstacles and suffering of mother sentient beings,
may without exception, ripen upon us right now.
May we give our happiness and virtues to others,
and thereby invest all beings in bliss."
Such high-sounding verses evoke either wonderment, devotion-faith or outright doubt !!
Now, however, there have been consistent research findings, from many varied fields, apparently backing this old Buddhist wisdom-talk.
We will like to share with you, one particular research which reveals happiness and sense of well-being from people who give to others while negligible increase, if at all, levels of mental happiness are reported in people who buy things for themselves, in an experiment carried out by social psychologists, not just from relatively affluent societies like Canada, but so surprisingly, from impoverished states in Africa !!
See Dr Elizabth and be stumped.
bb & other weasels @ CAS, taking refuge in the Buddha
Last minute, we received, with thanks, an email from Ms Tenzin Yangchen-la, on Japan, a country where more than 90% of the population called themselves, "Buddhists." ..... "Amituofo !!"
The Dalai Lama Center Speaker Series:
Dr Elizabeth Dunn -
An award winning presentation on her doctorate research on happiness, speaking from her specialised field of social psychology.
Her research offers apparent "scientific proof" of the Buddha's ancient wisdom, encapsulated in Shantideva's "Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life":
"Every happiness in the world, comes from lovingly cherishing others,
every sufferingin the world comes from selfishly cherishing oneself...
All Buddhas cherished others as supreme and so become enlightened, free forever from suffering.
Immature sentient beings cherish oneself and so, continued, embroiled in suffering in samsara."
Dalai Lama charms the crowds in Sweden
His Holiness is often asked about happiness - how to achieve it and how to sustain it.
"We have so much to be happy for in Sweden. But why do we still have so much loneliness?" Westerners asked. The answer was quite simple too little human contact with one another."If you take care of your neighbour, you feel a part of them and they feel a part of you. And this then begins to feel like community," replied the Dalai Lama.
He said a self-centred attitude keeps people at a distance from one another and that breeds constant notions of loneliness, distrust, suspicion and fear, which the hailed Holiness believes destroys the self and one's immune system."There is too much competition in business, in politics, in most things and this creates anxiety and stress. You must think more about your inner value, which is important to bring value into life, and then transfer that value to others. Then you will have peace of mind, healthy body and satisfaction."
Further charming his audience, the endearing Dalai Lama disclosed his secret in removing barriers and connecting with people from all over the world."I think my smile has a little effect," he leaned toward the audience, erupting in laughter at his joke.
"I always see people as my Human Brother or my Human Sister, no matter if they are a king, a president or ordinary. And if I offer a genuine smile and show an open heart, they also smile. What do you think? Does that make sense?"
Read more at : http://www.thelocal.se/33316/20110420/
Dear Students @ CAS,
Hope U are fine.
We are all fine and all busy months gone so had some time to write U.
HH Sakya Trizin was here and gave long life empowment and Tachag Chun Sum emp.Many people were here.
U are in our prayers and love to all.
Tashi Dolma and family
( on behalf of Drikung Ontrul Rinpoche )
Weasels conquer China and the world with "Love".
( Courtesy of Ms Tenzin Yangchen )
Japanese boy teaches lesson in sacrifice
things to learn from Japan.
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