Showing posts with label The Living Journal. Show all posts
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Monday, February 5, 2018

As you sow, so shall you reap.

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Every drop of water helps to swell the ocean
Every good and bad action will not go unnoticed
As you sow, so shall you reap.  Your deeds, good or bad, will repay you in kind. 

Days slip into weeks, weeks turn into months and months transform into years. Calendars are changing and so am I and you too.
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If a person is spreading happiness through charity, good work, being kind and sympathetic toward others, it means he/she is sowing the seeds of happiness that will produce the fruits of happiness in present of future”.

Our life is nothing else but it is just like an agricultural soil; if we want better crop from this soil than we must sow the good seeds in it; because quality and quantity of the crop is completely depends upon the quality and quantity of seeds we have sown.
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Law of the Karma stipulates
• The consequences are always depends upon the action.
• Our present always makes or helps to make our future.
• We are the only person in this world; responsible for the effects of our actions.

But many a times it happens; If we do good towards others, even if it doesn’t yield the proper result immediately; it does not mean it has gone in vain; we can certainly expect goodness out of it in the future.

It’s never too late to turn it all around. Be honest with yourself and others. When you are kind to others, it not only changes you, it changes the world. Forgive those who have harmed you consciously and intentionally. 
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Forgiveness does not change the past, but at least it can shape the future. We have to change. We are doing what make us happy. After all, we are responsible for our own happiness because we owe it to ourselves. 

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Aspiration For Bodhichitta
For those in whom the precious Bodhichitta has not arisen
May it arise and not decrease
But increase further and further.

Dedication of Merit
By this merit may we obtain omniscience then.
Having defeated the enemies wrong-doings.
May we liberate migratory from the ocean of existence.
With its stormy waves of birth, old age, sickness and death.

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Friday, January 19, 2018

Perseverance

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Perseverance can be clarified and portrayed from various perspectives and every description will have a radical new definition.

Perseverance, literally mean, uncompromising in accomplishing something particularly in regardless of struggles and endless deterrents. 

Here is the genuine story of a woman’s perseverance, particularly in notwithstanding of her difficulty throughout everyday life.
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A young British girl, at the age of 17 was rejected from college. At 25, her mother passed on. After two years, she married to a man she thought was her Mr. right. Sadly and tragically, she has been physically and mentally ill-treated  by her husband.

In spite of the majority of this,  she welcomed her first child. A year later, her marriage came to a sorrowful ending, and she began experiencing discouragement as she was a single parent and was living on social welfare.

Life seems to be somewhat merciless for her, she thought of committing suicide. In any case, she guided her devotion in something that she adored the most – Writing.

She published her book, and by the age of 35, she has successfully released her books, and she was named the best author of the year. She sold 11 million copies of her new book on the single day. 
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J.K. Rowling QBE is a world well known British novelist. Her story books of Harry Potter is a worldwide household brand worth $15 Billion. Her real life story showed us to never surrender and do what we like the most. 

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Aspiration For Bodhichitta
For those in whom the precious Bodhichitta has not arisen
May it arise and not decrease
But increase further and further.

Dedication of Merit
By this merit may we obtain omniscience then.
Having defeated the enemies wrong-doings.
May we liberate migratory from the ocean of existence.
With its stormy waves of birth, old age, sickness and death.

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Monday, January 8, 2018

New Year Aspirations - Confession

Medicine Buddha’s Confession Prayers
DIK TUNG KUN SHAK GE WA JANG CHUB NGO
NE DON DUK NGELDREL WAY TRASHI SHOK
JIK TEN PA NAM RANG NE BENZA MU
YE SHE DAM TSHIK LHA NAM DAK LA THIM
KA DAKKUN ZANG LONG DU. E MA HO.

English translation - Medicine Buddha’s Confession Prayers
I confess all wrong and downfalls and dedicate all virtue to awakening.
May there be the most auspicious of freedom from sickness, harmful spirits and suffering.
The worldly ones return to their own places, BENZA MU.
The Jnana and Samaya Sattvas dissolve into me.
I dissolve into the expanse of all goodness, primordial purity. E MA HO.
Purifying negativity is a basic theme of Buddhist philosophy and practice. According to the teachings of Shakyamuni, the historical Buddha of our era, each being has a mind, the basic nature of which is purity, goodness, compassion and wisdom. This basic nature, often called “Buddha Nature,” is the basis for the experience of perfect compassion and wisdom called enlightenment.

But while all beings possess this “seed of awakening, it is often obscured by negativity such as; conflicting, emotions, habitual tendencies, and the belief in a solid, permanent and 
unchanging “self ” and environment. 
These obscurations lead us to commit negative actions, which (according to the Buddha’s teachings on karma) bear fruit as the suffering of cyclic existence (called “Samsara.”). To uncover our basic nature and to stop accumulating negative karma, the Buddha taught that we should:

1. Do away with negative actions;
2. Practice virtuous actions; and
3. Tame the mind (through meditation).

On a daily basis, Buddhists strive to become more aware of their thoughts and actions and to see how those thoughts and actions shape their experience and their world. They also strive to stop performing negative actions and to purify negative actions they have already done, while at the same time strengthening positive actions, and expanding the positive actions they already are performing. 

By doing this, they eliminate negative karma (and its attendant suffering) and increase positive karma (and its attendant happiness). They also remove obscurations, allowing the Buddha nature to become more manifest.
The Practice of Confession
One of the most powerful means of purifying past negative actions and eliminating future negative actions is the practice of Confession. Shakyamuni gave teachings to his followers on the power of confession, and confession was a regular feature of the daily prayer life of his followers.

We can practice confession ourselves on a daily basis. Daily confession helps us confront our faults, become more aware of how our actions affect others, and short-circuit our habitual tendencies. As we do this, negative habits, lose their grip on us, our obscurations 
slowly lift, and we become more “in touch” with our Buddha Nature and our potential for spiritual awakening.
We make confession by reciting a confession liturgy, such as reciting the sacred Sadhanas, Sutras and Mantras.  A Special Means of Purification is to recite the Vajrasattva Mantra. In addition, the Vajrayana teachings of the Buddha contain a special means for purifying negativity is the 100-syllable Mantra of Vajrasattva.

The Mantra is composed of seed syllables that are the embodiment of 100 “families”—all of the deities of the Vajrayana. Vajrasattva (Dorje Sempa in Tibetan) has vowed that his mantra would have the power to purify even the most terrible misdeeds, it is among the most powerful means we have for purifying negative karma and obscurations. 

The Tibetan word for mantra is “ngak,” implies power, meaning that the words themselves are powerful. But our attitude and intention in saying them is crucial, as well. Any mantra can bring about purification, if you think it will. But Vajrasattva’s mantra is especially powerful and prominent.
The 100-Syllable Mantra of Vajrasattva
OM VAJRASATTVA SAMAYA, 
MANUPALAYA VAJRASATTVA,
TENOPA TISHTHA DRIDHO ME BHAWA,
SUTOKHAYO ME BHAWA, SUPOKHAYO ME BHAWA,
ANURAKTO ME BHAWA, SARWA SIDDHI ME PRAYACCHA,
SARWA KARMA SU TSA ME, TSITTAM SHREYANG KURU, HUNG,
HA HA HA HA HO, BHAGAWAN SARWA TATHAGATA,
VAJRA MA ME MUNCA, VAJRI BHAWA, MAHA SAMAYASATTVA, HA.

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Aspiration For Bodhichitta
For those in whom the precious Bodhichitta has not arisen
May it arise and not decrease
But increase further and further.

Dedication of Merit
By this merit may we obtain omniscience then.
Having defeated the enemies wrong-doings.
May we liberate migratory from the ocean of existence.
With its stormy waves of birth, old age, sickness and death.

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Thursday, January 4, 2018

New Year Aspirations - Aptitude

Yes, I am changing. * I am doing what makes me happy. After all, I am responsible for my happiness. And I owe it to me.*

Days slip into weeks, weeks turn into months and transform into years. Calendars are changing and so am I and you as well.

Today is January 04, 2018. I am sharing a message from one my Lama teacher to you as a courtesy reminder for everybody including myself. Life is valuable and it accelerates towards its end always.

None of us knows when the most recent day of our expedition in this magnificent world will be. Vulnerability is dependably with us each minute, yet we go about as though we will live eternally.

In the event that we mull over profoundly about our lives, we may comprehend that our existence is fragile and destructible. It is momentary and impermanent, and this is the main right set of circumstances for us to be grateful and appreciative.

Changing ourselves into better people as we live. As for an individual, we conceived with imperfection. The capacity to take a shot at our defects and enhance ourselves is an interesting and unique nature of the human life. 

Nonetheless, a large number of us turn out to be excessively focused when we uncover our flaws when dealing with an undesirable circumstance. We shed tears  and discouraged. 
We overlook that the way toward gaining from fault and idealizing ourselves is the texture of existence. In this way, remind ourselves to cultivate the teaching of the Buddha without much theatrical work. Regardless of whether we will have a charming New Year or not relies upon how we think and how we manage our lives. 

With respect to myself, I am not anticipating  a smooth year, but rather I seek to have better aptitudes to withstand the effects of a hostile situation and carry on with my life completely notwithstanding when I am stuck with adversities. 

Being cared for ourselves is the way to joy. At that point cautiously it will extend onto others as well. So my aspire for each of you is to respect yourself and others. You are all-important to many individuals on every side of you.
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Aspiration For Bodhichitta
For those in whom the precious Bodhichitta has not arisen
May it arise and not decrease
But increase further and further.

Dedication of Merit
By this merit may we obtain omniscience then.
Having defeated the enemies wrong-doings.
May we liberate migratory from the ocean of existence.
With its stormy waves of birth, old age, sickness and death.

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Monday, January 1, 2018

Aspirations & Happy New Year 2018

At this time, as the New Year 2018 has just been approached. I would like to take this great opportunity to wish my Facebook Dharma brothers and sisters and everyone “Tashi Delek.

When all is said in done, may all impediments and misfortune end at the season of 2017. In the New Year , particularly in this world, may illness, starvation and this deteriorate time of warfare, may other hardship be assuaged. May every one of us have otherworldly and common joy, well-being, prosperity and plenitude of excellence. 

In Particular, may everyone be engaged with the Holy Dharma. May we generally have love and empathy for others, and do not endeavor to harm one another. May our activities be in harmony with the path of the sacrosanct Dharma. 

Similarly, may affliction and different sufferings be conciliated through the blessing of Noble Buddhas, Bodhisattvas, Yidams, Dakinis and Dharmapala ( Dharma protectors) and may all of us practices of Bodhichitta. 

Aspiration prayers
Through the compassionate and merciful Medicine Buddha’s blessing, may our ailment        subside :

Tayata Om Bekandze Bekandze 
Maha Bekandze
Radza Samudgate Soha
Medicine Buddha Mantra

Through the loving compassion and blessings of ChenrezigAvalokiteshvara Bodhisattva may our obstacles be pacified:

Om Mani Padme Hum
Om Mani Padme Hum
Om Mani Padme Hum
ChenrezigAvalokiteshvara Bodhisattva Mantra

Through the kindness of Arya Taras, may our trepidation be overcome:
Om Tare Tutare Ture Soha
Om Tare Tutare Ture Soha
Om Tare Tutare Ture Soha
Arya Green Tara Mantra

Through the blessings of Manjushri, may our wisdom increase:
Om A Ra Pa Ca Na Dhih
Om A Ra Pa Ca Na Dhih
Om A Ra Pa Ca Na Dhih
Manjushri Bodhisattva mantra

Through the invocation of Guru Rinpoche, Padmasambhava, may all our negativity and        evil deeds be simultaneously appeased:
Om Ah Hum Benza Guru Pedma Sidhi Hung
Om Ah Hum Benza Guru Pedma Sidhi Hung
Om Ah Hum Benza Guru Pedma Sidhi Hung
Guru Rinpoche, Padmasambhava Mantra

Through all the aspirations, may everyone have tranquility and bliss, well-being and abundance.  

Happy New Year 2018
Thug Jek je and Tashi Delek
Admin, Thubten Choayang Maxwell

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Aspiration For Bodhichitta
For those in whom the precious Bodhichitta has not arisen
May it arise and not decrease
But increase further and further.

Dedication of Merit
By this merit may we obtain omniscience then.
Having defeated the enemies wrong-doings.
May we liberate migratory from the ocean of existence.
With its stormy waves of birth, old age, sickness and death.

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Friday, December 15, 2017

What makes us special makes us strong

What makes us special makes us strong
I choose goodness, integrity and dignity it does not make me weaker.
I understood that goodness is our human instinct, that is one cannot be evil, and if its a malicious, such ruthless act will be accountable by it’s own Karmic forces.

In today’s world, how could we ever comprehend more evidently about the general population who are living appropriate alongside of us? For the most part , these are the people who live like us, who appear like us, however they don’t act or behave like us.

Do we know why there are such a large number of merciless battles against each other, many individuals fight compellingly without any solid reasons. Everyone’s having its own one of a kind, very own unique culture, backdrop and distinctive religions beliefs.

Nevertheless, there are so many individuals engaging in a violence, hostile or aggression toward others for the sake of their religion.
These are the ideas of conviction of our present day society:
  • People will fight for their religion in all causes,
  • People will die for their religion in all causes,
  • Yet, unfortunately people never learn and practice their religion diligently.

Our Lord Shakyamuni Buddha taught us before, it’s all about the five Kleshas or the five toxic minds. The five toxins and its key standards are as per the following:
1) Desire
2) Anger, hatred,
3) Ignorance
4) Pride
5) Jealously, envy

These five key standards can be additionally integrated into the three key guideline toxic minds:
1) Ignorance
2) Desire
3) Hatred or anger

How to practice mindfulness and self-reflection ?
How to manage when a time of intense difficulty, trouble, or crisis?
An authentic and useful mindfulness and reflection techniques do not affect your works and daily life. You don’t need to mastermind time to practice, you can even practice when you are walking. You can take a shot at walking and be aware of the movement onto the foot as the body pushes ahead and to stroll around at any speed.

Watch your progression and walk gradually and breath in normally. Besides, in reality it can be balanced for strolling around the street, similarly the length of you recall to concentrate in the city lights, different people, and not taking after a machine. This is to evacuate our look and helps you look after core interest.

The practice concentrates on your breaths, breathing in and out tenderly and be mindful. Being mindfulness has helped us to acquire comprehension of how our contemplation interface with. At whatever time, wherever can fundamentally by doing 10 minute reflection and contemplation.

By doing 10 minute reflection and contemplation. Any changes of reality, its inside the methodology of contemplation. This is known as the self reflection. A reflection helps every one of us with understanding our heart, conduct and end up being more prepared and aware of the consistent changes in life.
A reflection, similar to you are taking a gander at the mirror and it mirroring your self, however the mirror itself stay untouchable by any progressions or development. What is touchable is reflecting or looking like of our contemplation.

Take the Dharma as a mirror and investigate yourself, take the Dharma as a scale and measure yourself well before you realize that you are good or evil, otherwise it cannot be distinguished and recognized. People are selfish arrogance, the eyes see is the shortcomings and inadequacies of others, are their own preferences, they cannot see the benefits of others, but see their own problems.

So constantly accuse others, and do not have the foggiest idea about their own missteps, will not consider each other’s emotions, only consider their own sentiments. In order to practice the mindfulness and reflection meditation, we ought to cultivate these practices daily.
For instance, in the wake of getting up in the morning, you can meditate and reflect for 10 minutes to half an hour. Sit well after the first exhaled out: Inhale, then accompanied by breath, the possibility of the toxic substance minds, such as greed, hatred, ignorance and other negative toxins thoughts from the nostrils exhaled out of the body; this row three times. At that point, unobtrusively stay quiet for some time.

Do not underestimate the more than 10-minute practice, from here to get more settled, will give you an entire day attitude input positive vitality, play a good role in adjusting.
Before going to bed at night, it’s best to meditate for a few minutes. At this time meditation, like through massage to remove the physical fatigue, gently sit for a while, the inner exhaustion and clutter vanish. It can be said that this is a psychological massage that help us to free from stress and anxiety mentally and physically. 

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Thank you for reading, may you find peace and great bliss. With your support it helps to spread the Buddha’s precious teachings and turning the Dharma wheels in the world.

Aspiration For Bodhichitta
For those in whom the precious Bodhichitta has not arisen
May it arise and not decrease
But increase further and further.

Dedication of Merit
By this merit may we obtain omniscience then.
Having defeated the enemies wrong-doings.
May we liberate migratory from the ocean of existence.
With its stormy waves of birth, old age, sickness and death.

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Sunday, December 10, 2017

Finding Inner Strength

在藏語中有一句諺語: "悲劇應該被用來作為力量的源泉。不管有什麼困難, 經歷多麼痛苦, 如果我們失去了希望, 那就是我們真正的災難。
第十四達賴喇嘛

There is a saying in Tibetan, “Tragedy should be utilized as a source of strength.” No matter what sort of difficulties, how painful experience is, if we lose our hope, that’s our real disaster - His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama.

Finding the inner strength is a driving force of the never-ending spirits of every living being on earth. It is likewise worth recollecting that the time of the most prominent gains in term of wisdom and inner strength is often that of the greatest difficulty. But with the right approach, the experience of agony can open our eyes to reality.

Infrequently you need to sacrifice a little within first to rise again as a stronger and smarter of yourself. Nobody gets through life without losing someone they cherish, someone they need, or something they thought was intended to be. Undoubtedly, these dreadful experiences were merciless. Each of them, naturally, thumped us down and disoriented for a period.

When our time of grieving was over in each individual circumstance, Yet, it is these misfortunes that make us stronger and eventually progress toward future opportunities for evolution and help us with a greater comprehension and respect for life.

Walking the earth for thousands of years, we human beings certainly survived a lot. We persevered and still do. But how was the story told? How did our ancestors depict it, our strength? For those who have been wondering, here are the emblem of inner strength and their meanings across cultures around the Himalayas.
On March 17, 1959, It was one of the most oppressive and strenuous moments of his life. His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama was given casual civilian clothes to replace his usual maroon robes. The spiritual leader of the Tibetan people was spirited away from Lhasa. Two weeks later he crossed into India. 

Over more than 80,000 of his compatriots followed. They traveled by night and slept in the snowy mountain passes during the day. Hundreds fell down from hunger and exhaustion. Those who survived found themselves in an unfamiliar terrain, surrounded by strange people with outlandish customs and practices.
Exactly 58 years after this initial exodus, over 150,000 Tibetans are still scattered across these alien landscapes, unable to return to their occupied homeland. If it hasn’t happened to you, you can never completely understand. Once you have lost your homeland you develop a completely different mindset, a strange mentality of loss and longing. It really is a mental condition and we all have it. Under this surface we are all distressed.

An estimation of 2,000 make the crossing each year, over the Himalayas, into Nepal. Most stay briefly at a UN reception center before moving on to India. Of the Tibetans living away from their homeland, it is estimated about more than 200,000 live in India, 50,000 in Nepal, 30,000 in the US and Canada, thousands in Bhutan and in Europe. With more than 10,000
more scattered around the rest of the planet.
Tibetans in Tibet today, they giggle at the Chinese forces and not pestering the presence of the Chinese forces that carry the gun and machinery. The inner strength of nonviolence is significantly more effective than  Chinese weapons, machinery and money power. 
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Thursday, November 30, 2017

The Verses of The Eight Noble Auspicious Ones 西藏吉祥八宝經文

The Verses of the Eight Noble Auspicious Ones 西藏吉祥八宝經文
By Mipham Rinpoche

It is very important to recite this through once before starting on any activity; whatever the project, it will work out exactly as you wish.

“Recite this prayer when you wake up, and you will accomplish all your aims for the day. Recite it when you go to sleep, and you will have good dreams. Recite it before a conflict, and you will be completely victorious. Recite it when you embark on any project, and you will be successful. 

If you recite this prayer every day, the length of your life, your splendor, renown, and wealth will all increase, you will find perfect happiness, you will accomplish your aims exactly as you wish, all harmful actions and obscurations will be purified and all your wishes for higher realms, liberation and omniscience will be fulfilled.” These are the words of the Buddha himself.

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The Eight Auspicious Symbols of Vajrayana Buddhism 西藏金剛佛教的吉祥八宝象徵
The Eight Auspicious Symbols are one of the most common yet very popular in the Tibetan Buddhism and culture for over thousands of years.

Eight Auspicious Symbols in the Sanskrit word is  "Ashtamangala". In the Tibetan language is known as "Tashee-tag-gyay" The Eight Auspicious Symbols of Buddhism is a genre of Buddhist symbolism. The symbols derive from Indian iconography and have become especially popular in Tibetan Buddhism. 

The Eight Auspicious Symbols are traditionally offered to Lama, teachers during long life ceremonies and are used in various forms of ritual art. It is believed that each of the Tibetan symbols represents one aspect of the Buddha’s teachings and when appearing all together their powers are multiplied. 
In this fascinating study, the Eight Auspicious Symbols are as follows:-
1. Right-Coiled White Conch Shell
2. Precious Parasol 
3. Victory Banner 
4. Golden Fishes 
5. Dharma Wheel 
6. Endless Knot 
7. Lotus Flower 
8. Treasure Vase

These eight symbols of good fortune represent the offerings made by the gods, and Brahma to Shakyamuni Buddha immediately after he attained enlightenment. 
Legend has it, the Heavenly Brahma, the Four Faced god was the first to appear with an offering of a thousand-spoked golden wheel, requesting Buddha Shakyamuni to turn the teaching of the Dharma wheel to benefit all beings. 

The great Indra god appeared next and presented with a white right-spiraling conch shell as a symbol of the proclamation of the Dharma. Following appeared next was the goddess of mother earth Sthavara who had borne witness to the Buddha's enlightenment, presented with a golden vase full of the nectar of 
immortality. 

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Thank you for reading, may you find peace and great bliss. With your support it helps to spread the Buddha’s precious teachings and turning the Dharma wheels in the world.

Aspiration For Bodhichitta
For those in whom the precious Bodhichitta has not arisen
May it arise and not decrease
But increase further and further.

Dedication of Merit
By this merit may we obtain omniscience then.
Having defeated the enemies wrong-doings.
May we liberate migratory from the ocean of existence.
With its stormy waves of birth, old age, sickness and death.

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Confronting challenges make you strong and resilient

Confronting challenges make you strong and resilient
It is difficult to in a world of increasing challenges. The world becomes more complex and changes rapidly. Sometimes it's not easy to stay calm.

Challenges and difficulties are a part of day-to-day existence. They make us stronger and without them life becomes some degree of trivial because we don't have anything to contrast the greater circumstances with. 

These challenges and difficulties come in many structures. For a few, the challenge is doing admirably at school, for others it is getting to grip with financial worries. But, paying little respect to the challenge, looking up to it is critical. 

Doing as such will influence you to feel like you can manage yourself, it will likewise influence you to comprehend the value of what you have now. Looking up to challenges and living through them gives us the experiences that make up our lives.
Everyone experiences times when their lives appear to be enormously unpleasant, or their issues unconquerable. In any case, it's critical take into consideration that, whatever the issue, there is practically often an answer. Confronting challenges in an approach to drive ourselves and see what we are capable of.

Correspondingly, when we think again about intense circumstances, we can be satisfied for how we managed the challenge and counseled ourselves that life improves and challenges don't seem to be generally offensive or dreadful. 
Preside over your challenges conventionally.
Keeping tranquil under apprehensiveness. When a situation begins to appear, you feel your emotions are furious and don't lose control. Calm down rather than escape resentfully because you can't handle it. 

When you are never again impulsive and overreacting, you have greater opportunity to measure your decisions and find the most intelligent path forward.
In the heart of 10, it looks trite, but it works. Pause, take a deep breath and think carefully before you react emotionally to something.

Composing your thoughts in a journal can help you clear things up and keep you calm. If you need to settle on an important decision, or you feel sad about something, keep your emotions in words, and then read and reflect.

Challenging yourself to achieve better on a test, run faster in a race or gain some new useful knowledge can be very amusing! Why not give yourself a fun challenge today? For what reason not give yourself a fun challenge today?
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Aspiration For Bodhichitta
For those in whom the precious Bodhichitta has not arisen
May it arise and not decrease
But increase further and further.

Dedication of Merit
By this merit may we obtain omniscience then.
Having defeated the enemies wrong-doings.
May we liberate migratory from the ocean of existence.
With its stormy waves of birth, old age, sickness and death.

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