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theredlipsticktraveller18 minutes ago
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abiding-in-peace2 hours ago
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abiding-in-peace2 hours ago
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spiritualityquotes2 hours ago
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This perfection of wisdom is the practice of all dharmas, it bestows uninterrupted flashes of insight and illumination.
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abiding-in-peace2 hours ago
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When I drink tea, there is only me and the tea. The rest of the world dissolves.
Thich Nhat Hanh
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southeastasianists3 hours ago
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Myanmar鈥檚 Buddhist monkhood led an earlier struggle against military rule but is split on the coup that ended the country鈥檚 nascent democracy, with some prominent religious leaders defending the new junta.
Three months of turmoil have followed the February pre-dawn raids in which soldiers arrested civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi and her top allies, sparking furious and widespread opposition.
Protesters have mobilized on the streets daily ever since, defying threats of lethal violence from security forces who have shot dead hundreds in an effort to bring the public to heel.
Joining their ranks are a number of largely young, crimson-robed monks who have defied religious edicts against political activity to proclaim their condemnation of the generals.
鈥淚 am willing to give up my precious monkhood and take part in the revolution together with the people,鈥 said Shwe Ohh Sayardaw, 44, who is currently moving between different monasteries in an effort to evade arrest.
The struggle against the military regime has drawn broad and vocal support from across Myanmar society and, with Buddhist worship a cornerstone of public life for most of the country, the monkhood is no exception.
Security forces are closely watching monasteries for anti-coup activism, and about a dozen monks have been arrested, according to a local monitoring group.
But a hardline, pro-military faction within the clergy has also defended the new junta as a protector of a majority-Buddhist identity against the purported threat of a slow Islamic takeover.
Among that group is Parmaukkha, an ultra-nationalist monk with a large following who was once arrested for inciting hatred against Myanmar鈥檚 stateless Rohingya Muslim minority.
Keeping Suu Kyi at the helm would see 鈥渁n extinction of our religion, ethnicity and the entire country鈥, he said.
鈥楳any have been killed鈥
The ideological divide is a far cry from Myanmar鈥檚 last nationwide uprising in 2007, when monks led huge demonstrations against an earlier military junta, first sparked by a sudden hike in fuel prices.
Members of the clergy walked the streets with their alms bowls turned upside-down to show their refusal to accept donations from soldiers 鈥 a bold gesture of condemnation.
The 鈥淪affron Revolution鈥 posed a severe legitimacy crisis for the dictatorship, which responded with brutal crackdowns that killed at least 31 people and saw hundreds of monks defrocked and arrested.
Among those arrested was Gambira, a prominent leader sentenced to 68 years in prison for his activism.
When he was released in a mass amnesty in 2012, he found a fractured clergy.
鈥淢any have been killed or are missing, others imprisoned for years are in poor physical condition. Many have fled abroad,鈥 said the 41-year-old, who today lives in Australia as a refugee.
At the same time, a nationalist movement named Ma Ba Tha emerged within the clergy alongside the growing prominence of a charismatic extremist monk named Wirathu 鈥 once dubbed 鈥渢he Buddhist bin Laden鈥 by Time magazine.
His rhetoric and his followers鈥 hostility towards the Rohingya helped whip up public support for a brutal 2017 military crackdown, branded a 鈥済enocide鈥 by UN investigators.
Ma Ba Tha was banned in 2017 by Suu Kyi鈥檚 government in an effort to curb its influence but the group continued to receive patronage and cash donations from military figures.
鈥極n the side of justice鈥
The movement believes that the military is the only force capable of staving off what they claim is a growing 鈥淚slamization鈥 of Myanmar 鈥 despite Muslims making up less than five percent of the country鈥檚 population.
鈥淧eople who can think ahead about that future will not protest the current government,鈥 says Parmaukkha in defending the military鈥檚 power grab.
Security forces have killed at least 780 civilians, according to a local monitoring group, in a series of brutal crackdowns aimed at quelling opposition to the coup.
But Parmaukkha blames the growing death toll on the streets on the media for inciting opposition to military rule.
Shwe Ohh Sayardaw disagrees, blaming it instead on a military that has 鈥渦njustly seized power鈥.
鈥淭he current crisis is the result of peaceful demonstrations, a normal process in a democracy,鈥 the monk says.
鈥淲e must stand on the side of justice.鈥
The code of monastic life prohibits some 300,000 monks from voting or taking part in political demonstrations.
But from exile in Australia, Gambira says those rules only apply 鈥渋n an ideal world鈥.
鈥淥ur country has fallen into chaos. We cannot close our eyes.鈥
Even after renouncing the monkhood, Gambira fundraises for the protest movement.
鈥淭he Buddha taught us that, no matter where or how, we must always stay on the path of truth,鈥 he says.
鈥淲e have only one motto now: never surrender.鈥
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acalmpeacefulmind5 hours ago
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You suffer because you think of yourself.
But what benefit does a chair receive when you sit in it? What's in it for the table when you set your cup on it.
Does a tree stand more proud when someone sits in it's shade?
The sun is not here to warm itself, the clouds don't water themselves and the flowers don't notice how pretty they are.
They just silently, selflessly go about their business, doing what they do. No questions asked.
- a calm peaceful mind
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mauswohn5 hours ago
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https://www.redbubble.com/de/i/wandtuch/Tian-Tian-Buddha-Hongkong-von-Mauswohn/78335018.ODB3H
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bugatsu5 hours ago
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Jokhang 锛堝ぇ鏄)鈥#jokhang #buddhism #temple #lhasa #tibet #travelphotography (Jokhang)鈥
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kagrenacs5 hours ago
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The one thing I feel i鈥檝e missed out during this pandemic (besides being able to openly date gay people) is like actually going to the local temple to talk to someone about buddhism in a meaningful way and take the three refuges
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acalmpeacefulmind6 hours ago
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If you're depressed because your life feels empty, meaningless or without purpose, I'm here to reassure you: You're on the right road! Don't be depressed or afraid.
The road to emptiness,
The road to meaninglessness,
The road to purposelessness,
All these roads lead to the fulfillment, meaning and purpose you're searching for.
They also lead to the inner peace, inner contentment and the inner joy you want to feel.
To gain everything, become nothing, become nobody. Let go!
Let go of all the ideas you have about how things should be in order for you to be happy.
Then, GO ALL IN down the road to no-self, WITH INTENTION.
- a calm peaceful mind
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bhantedevananda7 hours ago
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Vesak Meditation Retreat. The abbot, Bhante Devananda will lead the Vesak meditation retreat. We open an opportunity to offer Asu Maha Svaraka Puja (Offering to the 80 Great Disciples of the Buddha). There will be 5 monks participating in the event. The recommended amount is $50 per offering. We will organize a Sangika Dana for the Sangha. Asu Maha Svaraka Puja: 鈥 For one 鈥 Bruce Allen 鈥 For three 鈥 Elly Hernawati 鈥 For one 鈥 Hemachandra Perera 鈥 For one - Gamini & Mala Kuruppu 鈥 For one - Dulanji Kuruppu 鈥 For one 鈥 Sisira Ranasinghe Family 鈥 transfer merits to departed parents 鈥 For one 鈥 Kishan Ranasinghe 鈥 transfer merits to departed grandparents 鈥 For one 鈥 Tania Ranasinghe 鈥 transfer merits to departed grandparents 鈥 For three - Amanda Dimantha Family 鈥 blessings for family 鈥 For six - Kim Ton Family 鈥 blessings for family 鈥 For one - Sewwandi Rathnayake - transfer merits to departed relatives and blessings for family 鈥 For one - Claudia Antonika - transfer merits to departed relatives and blessings for family 鈥 For one - Sauliana Lie - transfer merits to departed relatives and blessings for family We welcome cash, check, Venmo or PayPal: Venmo ID is @Indiana-BuddhistTemple Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/donate/568594614531100/ PayPal: https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=MXKT5PY8MDCPS Indonesia: BCA: 389 056 9128 Elly Hernawati. #vesak #buddha #buddhism #buddhist #sanghadana #dharma #bhantedevananda #indianabuddhisttemple #mettadharmashop #metta #lankaramabuddhisttemple #buddhisttemple #meditation #meditationretreat #sabbesattabhavantusukhitatta (at Indiana Buddhist Temple) https://www.instagram.com/p/CO4MKZIFepO/?igshid=1671yrefr0q5
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spiritualityquotes10 hours ago
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All the disciples of the past, present and future Buddhas and Lords will win Nirvana after they have trained in this perfection of wisdom.
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omw2happiness11 hours ago
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thankubuddha13 hours ago
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Seven Ways to Practice - Awareness of The Body. From Awakening of The Heart by Thich Nhat Hanh
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draughtclub14 hours ago
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by kds1505 on Flickr.A beautiful temple in Luang Prabang, Laos.
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