A Buddhist Journal

July 30, 2006

Free From Addiction To The Lust

Filed under: Blogroll,Buddhist,Life,Religious,Zen — epath @ 5:11 pm

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女色者,世間之枷鎖,凡夫戀著,不能自拔;
女色者,世間之重患,凡夫困之,至死不免;
女色者,世間之衰禍,凡夫遭之,無厄不至。
行者既得舍之,若複顧念,是為從獄得出,
還複思入,從狂得正,而複樂之。
———-《菩薩訶色欲經》———

菩薩若離女色,即得親近諸善知識,
複令眾生因此離欲,皆住最勝解脫法門。
  ——《華嚴經》———–

若有眾生,多於淫欲,常念恭敬觀世音菩薩,便得離欲。
————-《法華經·普門品》————–

佛言:『汝愛阿難何等?』

女言:『我愛阿難眼,愛阿難鼻,愛阿難口,
愛阿難耳,愛阿難聲,愛阿難行步。』

佛言:『眼中但有淚,鼻中但有洟,口中但有唾,
耳中但有垢,身中但有屎尿,臭處不淨。
其有夫婦者,便有惡露,惡露中便有子;
已有子則有死亡,已有死亡便哭泣。
於此身有何所益?』

——《摩鄧女經》節錄 ——-

汝等昔或作我父,我或與汝昔為母,

互作父母及兄弟,雲何於此生欲心?

我或往昔殺汝等,汝等或複殺我來,

各作怨仇互相殺,雲何於此生欲想?
——《月上女經》節錄 ——

见色心迷惑,不惟观无常;愚以为美善,安知其非真?

以淫乐自裹,譬如蚕作茧;智者能断弃,不眄除众苦。

心念放逸者,见淫以为净;恩爱意盛增,从是造牢狱。

觉意灭淫者,常念欲不净;从是出邪狱,能断老死患。

昼夜念嗜欲,意走不念休;见女欲污露,想灭则无忧。

女人之好,但有脂粉,芬薰众花沐浴涂香,
著众杂色衣棠。以覆污露,强薰以香,
欲以人观,譬如革囊盛屎,有何可贪?

妖蛊女人有八十四态,大态有八,慧人所恶,
何谓为八? 一者嫉妒,二者妄嗔,三者骂詈,
四者咒诅,五者镇厌,六者悭贪,七者好饰,
八者含毒。是为八大态。

———–《法句譬喻经》节录 ——–

Addiction to Lust, Sex, Pornography have not been discussed much
in the Buddhist website in English. However there is a useful link
for Buddhist practitioner to find some good answers:
http://www.christiananswers.net/q-eden/edn-f016.html

There is a similar Chinese website for the exclusive
topics on the prevention of the Addiction to Lust, Sex and
Pornography:
http://jzf.cixin.org/www.jiexieyin.org/

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July 28, 2006

Practice Concentration with Dim Light

Filed under: Blogroll,Buddhist,Life,Religious,Zen — epath @ 7:27 am

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 Photo Courtesy by a Great Photographer: Ian Britton
 See other great photos here: http://www.freefoto.com/index.jsp

When I first started meditation at home many years ago, it was very difficult to
practice concentration by having eyes slightly open and focus on the nose.
One of my teachers suggested an alternative method to initiate my concentration:

1. A quiet room with fresh air is prepared.
2. To turn off all room lights,
3. To light up a candle with a dim light in the dark room.
    (similar to the photo).
4. To focus on the candle light and watch my breaths mindfully.
5. When concentration is initiated, just be free and watch inwardly. 
6. Watch our mind movement – come and go, do not attach to it.
7. Gradually it becomes easy to enter into a concentrated state
     in home meditation practice.

When we become more skillful, this dim light can be an object
brought into our physical body system, and can be moved with
our “Chi” throughtout the whole system.

Hope this will be helpfull for any meditation beginner.

Light Up Ourselve and Share

Filed under: Blogroll,Buddhist,Life,Religious,Zen — epath @ 7:23 am

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 Photo Courtesy by a Great Photographer: Ian Britton
 See other great photos here:http://www.freefoto.com/index.jsp

Light Up ourselve and Share

Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle,
and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
Happiness never decreases by being shared.

———- Buddha ———-

July 27, 2006

Cancer Is So Limited

Filed under: Blogroll,Buddhist,Life,Religious,Uncategorized,Zen — epath @ 9:52 am

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Cancer Is So Limited
(Author Unknown)

It cannot cripple love;

it cannot corrode faith;

it cannot shatter hope;

it cannot eat away peace;

it cannot destroy confidence;

it cannot kill friendship;

it cannot shutout memories;

it cannot silence courage;

it cannot invade the soul;

it cannot reduce eternal life;

it cannot quench the spirit.

This is a very inspiring quote which originated from
a message dediction by Ron at
http://www.inspirationpeak.com

* Today’s message is dedicated to everyone who has in
some way or another been affected by cancer…………..and
most especially to a beautiful friend of mine who has been
my inspiration for a very long time…………. ~ Ron

July 24, 2006

2006 Summer Retreat

Filed under: Blogroll,Buddhist,Life,Religious,Zen — epath @ 2:00 pm

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I was very blessed to get away this month from city jungle into a
mountain temple for a 10 days summer retreat in 2006.

It was a wonderful experience and good work-out during these
10 days retreat. The Four Realities were taught. It is the essential
gateway to entering into the way for all enlightened ones. We are
taught to contemplate these Four Transcendences on daily
courses:

1. Impermanence
2. Suffering
3. Emptiness
4. Selflessness

We practiced in turning the attention inward and looked our
bodily form as a skin bag of habitual obstructions which was
produced by the 12-fold routine of conditioning.

We practiced in everything with correct mindfulness in meditation,
from moment to moment, from siting, walking, seeing, hearing,
feeling, until the day is over and before going to bed, and trying
to consciously break through illusions by the Dharma teachings.

At the end of the last day, we dedicated all of our merit of
practices to all sentient beings.

May they be happy and peace.
May they be free from suffering and the cause of suffering.
May they be able to cultivate good cause of Happiness.
May they be spiritual full.

Hello world!

Filed under: Uncategorized — epath @ 1:38 pm

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