the Four Immeasurables ~ Buddha’s Advice to Rahula

❤  = ˚͜˚

“Buddha taught the following to his son Rahula –

Rahula, practice loving kindness to overcome anger. Loving kindness has the capacity to bring happiness to others without demanding anything in return.

Practice compassion to overcome cruelty. Compassion has the capacity to remove the suffering of others without expecting anything in return.

Practice sympathetic joy to overcome hatred. Sympathetic joy arises when one rejoices over the happiness of others and wishes others well-being and success.

Practice non-attachment to overcome prejudice. Non-attachment is the way of looking at all things openly and equally. This is because that is. Myself and others are not separate. Do not reject one thing only to chase after another.

I call these the four immeasurables. Practice them and you will become a refreshing source of vitality and happiness for others.”

from ‘Old Path White Clouds’ by Thich Nhat Hahn, via Dakini Grrrl 

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BRB! (hopefully)

I can’t access my dashboard, and there’s posts a’waiting in there I wanna share…
like this one ~ small Amitabha statue in our café’s garden.

BRB! (hopefully :~)

All phenomena depend upon the mind.

I’m still  frazzled from Saturday morning’s study class and then the fayre. My Mac has reflected this by being unreasonably slow and not working properly. It’s still not happy despite a de-frag etc.

But it’s OK…

Dharma Dog ~ MKMC photo

Mu at the Avalokiteshvara empowerment, MKMC

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Sengai-Mu has accompanied me to numerous empowerments and an ordination.

Not for him, tho Chönden did say “that’s more than most humans get to do.” 
He tends to crash out in my wheelchair when it all gets too much 😉

(* Mu, not Gen Chönden ;~)

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