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How To Develop Mindfulness

Book Review: Art of Power by Thich Nhat Hanh
Part – III How to develop mindfulness 
We think that if we can obtain a certain thing, we will be happy. But when we get them, we continue to crave and suffer.Fame, sex, power and wealth are the four kinds of bait that have a hook. If you are motivated by any of the desire, your destiny is suffering.To love each other does not mean we sit and look at each other. It means we look in the same direction.Do not try to be someone else.

Mindfulness

Book Review: Art of Power by Thich Nhat Hanh
Part – I I  Mindfulness

Mindfulness is the energy of attention and capacity to be 100% present to what is happening within and around us, right here and right now.

Whatever you do, you do with your whole being.

Invest yourself entirely in the here and now, without running away from here and now.

Art of Power by Thich Nhat Hanh

Book Review: Art of Power by Thich Nhat Hanh
Part – I

Our society is founded on a very limited definition of power, namely wealth, professional success, fame, physical strength, military might and political control. My dear Friends, I suggest that there is another kind of power, a greater power: the power to be happy right in the present moment, free from addiction, fear, despair, discrimination, anger and ignorance. This power is a birthright of every human being, celebrated or unknown, rich or poor, strong or weak.

A Vietnamese Buddhist Zen master, poet, scholar and peace activist THICH NHAT HANH wrote this book in 2007 to enlighten us on this subject of power and tell us how true power comes from WITHIN. What we seek is what we already have. He walks to talk and to tell us "LET US HAVE THE COURAGE TO BEGIN THIS WITH OURSELVES." To bring happiness to others, we must be happy.

For Parents of A Married Son

Be cautious in critising the in-laws of your son; he may not like it even if you are right.

Avoid being critic with bad taste, you will be the loser.

Your son is married and he is neutral to both the sides, non-biased for any.

Freedom From The Known - Quick Review

I recently re-read this book 'FREEDOM FROM THE KNOWN' by J Krishnamurti edited by MARY LUTYENS.

I have gone through the details. I cannot summarize it for you, but as I have told you his thoughts regarding LOVE, now I will tell you some other ideas he told.

1. Seeking for security is inviting insecurity.

2. We human beings are what we have been for millions of years…
Colossally greedy,
Aggressive,
Jealous,
Anxious,
and despairing
with occasional flashes of joy and affection.

Love

Love - As portrayed by J. Krishnamurti in 'Freedom From The Known'

Adoring someone,
sleeping with someone,
the emotional exchange
or the companionship.
Is that what we mean by love?

Can love be divided in
the sacred or the profane,
the human or the divine or
there is only love?