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June 14th, 2016

Equanimity,.. is the attitude of regarding all sentient beings as equals, irrespective of their present relationship to oneself. The wholesome attitude of equanimity counters clinging and aversion.


Buddhist Studies (Secondary) The Four Immeasurables.

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Loving-kindness... is the wish that all sentient beings, without any exception, be happy. Loving-kindness counters ill will. The attitude of loving-kindness is like the feeling which a mother has for her newborn son. She wishes that he may enjoy good health, have good friends, be intelligent and successful in all that he attempts. In short, she wishes sincerely that he be happy. One may have the same attitude of loving-kindness for a particular friend or for others in one's class, community or nation. In all these cases, one wishes that the person or persons concerned enjoy happiness.

The extent of loving-kindness in the instances mentioned above is limited to those for whom one has some attachment or concern. The meditation on loving-kindness, however, requires one to extend loving-kindness not only towards those whom one feels close to, but also to others whom one may know only slightly or not know at all. Finally, one's loving-kindness is extended to all sentient beings in all the realms of existence. Then only does the ordinary wholesome attitude of loving-kindness found in daily life reach the state of the sublime or the immeasurable.
Buddhist Studies (Secondary) The Four Immeasurables.

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Compassion ... is the wish for all sentient beings to be free from suffering. It counters cruelty. People can observe the natural attitude of compassion in the world around them..., most people have experienced the feeling of compassion upon seeing the suffering of a relative, a schoolmate or even a pet....  To become a sublime state of mind, compassion has to reach beyond the limited group of individuals or beings whom one loves or cares for. Compassion has to be extended to all sentient beings in all the realms of existence before it becomes an immeasurable.


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Praying The Four Immeasurables.(4 Joy)

 Appreciative Joy ... is the wholesome attitude of rejoicing in the happiness and virtues of all sentient beings. It counters jealousy and makes people less self-centred....

.... When one meditates on appreciative joy and extends it to all sentient beings and not just to loved ones only, one then experiences appreciative joy as a sublime state of mind and as an immeasurable.


Buddhist Studies (Secondary) The Four Immeasurables.

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"....you must do everything you can to defeat the retrograde forces that have invaded our democratic process, divided our house, to fight against, no matter your political persuasion, the dictatorial tendencies of the candidate with zero experience in the much maligned but subtle art of governance; who is against lots of things, but doesn’t seem to be for anything, offering only bombastic and contradictory promises, and terrifying Orwellian statements; a person who easily lies, creating an environment where the truth doesn’t seem to matter; who has never demonstrated any interest in anyone or anything but himself and his own enrichment; who insults veterans, threatens a free press, mocks the handicapped, denigrates women, immigrants, and all Muslims;...,

EPIC: Ken Burns, in Stanford Commencement Address, takes down Donald Trump

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If Hate Were On A Scale From -10 to +10...

So Trump says that Obama hates him more than he hates the Orlando shooter?
Well, i don't know about Obama, but i sure "hate" Trump more than i do the shooter
Don't you get it, Mr. Trump?  If you are hated, it may be because
you are a hateful and hatefilled person.
The shooter was probably insane.  What is your excuse?

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