Category Archives: non-attachment

Observing Mind, Using Mind

Excerpt from “Budda Mind, Buddha Body” chapter “Finding Your Mind” by Thich Nhat Hanh When observing the mind, you use the mind. And what kind of mind are you using to observe? If you mind is caught in anger, confusion, … Continue reading

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Happiness Depends on Nothing

Excerpt from Blog Post “Part I ‘Ezra Bayda on Happiness’” by Warren Lang – Full Post Start†with†Happiness†Discourse ‘Happiness†seldom†alights†upon†the†desire†that†calls†for†it’…†Marcel Proust† My understanding is that Proust was known for his hypersensitivity to pollen allergies, but more importantly, perhaps he is best known for his sensitivities … Continue reading

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Buddhism in a Nutshell

From Thich Nhat Hanh’s 4 Brahma Vihara posted on “Buddhism in a Nutshell“ Thich Nhat Hanh’s 4 Brahma Vihara LOVE (Sanskrit: MAITRI; Pali: METTA) The first aspect of true love is maitri, the intention and capacity to offer joy and … Continue reading

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Rest in Center

From “Just One Thing” by Rick Hanson Why? Gravity and entropy are powerful processes in the natural world. Gravity draws things together, toward a center, while entropy scatters them into disorder. In much the same way, in our own lives, … Continue reading

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Religious Life is Life

Excerpt from Thich Nhat Hanh,  Living Buddha, Living Christ, Part 1 Twenty years ago at a conference I attended of theologians, and professors of religion, an Indian Christian friend told the assembly, “We are going to hear about the beauties … Continue reading

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Non-Attachment to Views

Lessons of Aloha Posted August 12, 2011 by John E. Riley, This summer I had the privilege of participating in the Ministerial Intern program at Unity Church of Hawai’i. During the process I was immersed in all aspects of … Continue reading

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