domingo, 25 de janeiro de 2009

about translation

"Tibetan dharma comes from India. Indeed, when you hear of the Tibetan scholar
Gedun Chophel criticising the Tibetan versions for not always being correct, it is quite
frightening. Just imagine how much you can lose, since English is like a third-hand
translation. So when it comes to the question of doing it in English, or Tibetan, or
translating it into your own language, basically, it is up to you individually. Practice has to
hit your heart. It has to inspire you." Dzongsar K. Rinpoche

quinta-feira, 22 de janeiro de 2009


"You must remember that all you are truly seeing when you meet your root guru is the
compassionate extension of the Buddha’s miraculous activity. How much you do, how little
you do, how honest you are, how real you are, how well you apply yourself, it’s really up to
you. On this path, literally, the ball is in your court. You can do anything. You can achieve
enlightenment, and you can also do absolutely nothing while you're working real hard looking
like you are. Think about that and have courage. Have the courage to really walk through
the door. That is all anybody asks of you. I want to see you walk through the door of
liberation and be free. That’s the point, isn’t it?"
-- Jetsunma Ahkön Lhamo


do Lama Samten sobre varios assuntos ex:

Conselhos para os casais

Trecho da palestra realizada no CEBB SP, dia 18/10/2007. Lama Padma Samten fala sobre o conceito de alma gêmea e os obstáculos para um relacionamento lúcido. MP3 para download

(clique com o botão direito do mouse e selecione "Salvar destino como").

“Nossas identidades são flutuantes, não têm sabedoria e nós não temos gestão própria sobre elas. Portanto, as relações são problemáticas, não só conosco mas com os outros também. Quando nós nos juntamos somos como duas bóias no mar revolto: no início estão próximas mas, ao final de um certo tempo, cada uma pode estar em um oceano distinto. Os ventos e as ondas vão nos arrastando, não temos propriamente capacidade de gerir, de determinar a direção. No budismo, nosso objetivo é recuperar esta direção. Como recuperar esta direção e como, após recuperá-la, podemos nos aproximar e gerar relações estáveis e satisfatórias?” –Lama Padma Samten (trecho do livro "Relações e Conflitos")

domingo, 18 de janeiro de 2009


I was so excited to have the help of yoga to my meditation that I forgot to use what I had learned from Buddhism to help me with my yoga. I would never let my excitement over emptiness throw me off balance the way I had let my handstand get out of control. In my enthusiasm for the posture, I had lost-or misplaced-the humility that protected me as I felt my way into yoga in the first place.

The lesson was a familiar one-a lesson that links yoga and meditation at their hearts. The successful practice of yoga, like meditation, requires nothing more, or less, than a beginner's mind.

Mark Epstein, M.D., is author of Thoughts Without a Thinker, Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart and Going on Being: Life at the Crossroads of Buddhism and Psychotherapy, now in a new edition.

Shambhala Sun Space » The Miracle of Downward Dog: A Buddhist Discovers Hatha Yoga Posted using ShareThis

sexta-feira, 16 de janeiro de 2009

citações do dia

"I landed in the Hudson." MATT KANE, in a text message to a colleague after his US Airways flight ditched off Manhattan. (no NYT)

"In the end, my impression of Twitter was right and wrong. Twitter IS a massive time drain. It IS yet another way to procrastinate, to make the hours fly by without getting work done, to battle for online status and massage your own ego. But it's also a brilliant channel for breaking news, asking questions, and attaining one step of separation from public figures you admire. No other communications channel can match its capacity for real-time, person-to-person broadcasting." DAVID POGUE

No seu blog nuno markl diz ter 500 ou mais twitters e está contente.

boa sorte.

quinta-feira, 15 de janeiro de 2009

frase do dia

Um dia, depois de dominarmos os ventos, as ondas, as marés e a gravidade, vamos dominar por Deus as energias do amor. E, então, pela segunda vez na história da humanidade, o homem terá descoberto o fogo.
(Teilhard Chardin)

segunda-feira, 12 de janeiro de 2009

um altar de pedra_Kagyu Monlam News

"In order to bestow blessings and merits to the people of all nations in a
literal manner during the upcoming Kagyu Monlam Chenmo near end of the year, His
Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa is requesting a collection of small stones be
gathered from each and every country of the seven continents. The stone
collections will be used in the construction of a stone altar. His Holiness will
personally perform a blessing ritual during the Kagyu Monlam, and the merits
will then be dedicated to every human being in the world so that we all may have
peace, safety, and happiness while being free from illness, hunger, disputes,
and wars.

Project contact person: Ani Shenpen - e-mail: ; English Contact
- e-mail:
Contact/Shipping Address:Ani Shenpen 7F., No.83, Xinyi Rd.Banqiao City,
Taipei County 22061Taiwan

Daily Buddhism about child

You state in your question that you want to do “kind” discipline, which I
am interpreting to be “discipline without the tears.” I’m not sure that
there is such a thing. Discipline is always going to go against the child’s
wishes, and that’s always going to result in tears and “suffering.”
I hope
that some kind reader who is also a parent will chime in here and offer some
advice from
Everyday Blessings: The Inner Work of Mindful ParentingAmazon:
Buddhism for Mothers: A Calm Approach to Caring for Yourself and Your

Daily Buddhism

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sábado, 10 de janeiro de 2009

o reino dos céus_ filme

Estive a ver o filme o "Kington of Heaven" de ridley scott e uma personagem diz: "Esses extremistas europeus que querem matar mulçumanos, mal chegam a Jeruzalém."

sexta-feira, 9 de janeiro de 2009

Welcome To My World_Elvis Presley

estive a ver o larry king live e aqui vai a minha homenagem no 74º aniversário de elvis_ em q viamos mulheres gritarem com vitalidade e naturalmente, morrem sp cedo os mitos da nossa época.
Welcome To My World Elvis Presley

Welcome to my world, Won't you come on in Miracles, I guess Still happen now and then Step into my heart Leave your cares behind Welcome to my world Built with you in mind

2009 New Year Talk 1st January, 2009 Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse

Dear Sangha,
Please find here the link for Rinpoche's 2009 New Year's message:
Happy New Year to all of you!
Send on behalf of Siddharthas Intent

quarta-feira, 7 de janeiro de 2009

karuna_ compassion

Karuna (Compassion)
It is traditional to begin the discussion with metta, or loving-kindness. However, experientially, we often find that compassion is what leads us to develop the other qualities. The Dalai Lama has said that it is compassion which leads to wisdom.
Compassion means, literally, “with suffering” using the older meaning of the word passion. But this suffering is of a special kind according to its Latin root and means “to be acted upon.” So compassion is to be with suffering which comes to us from the outside, from the other. When we practice compassion, we are allowing ourselves to be open to and acted upon by the suffering of others. And in our world it is not an easy decision to make to be open this way. We are bombarded not only by the suffering we experience directly, but by the suffering of the entire world, human and non-human, brought to us through technology. It is easy to be overwhelmed and make the self-protective decision to shut down. It will require the practice of upekkha, equanimity, to allow us to remain open to the suffering of the world, and loving-kindness to motivate us to do so.
In order to experience compassion for others, we first begin with ourselves. We must be willing to clear away what we use to deny our own suffering, to blunt and cover it over. For many reading this, that will have been drugs, alcohol or obsessive behavior. Until we are able to face our own suffering, to “admit that we were powerless” and that “our lives had become unmanageable” we have no hope of addressing it in any productive way. This is why the Buddha began his teaching with the basic fact of suffering. Until we admit the problem, there is no way to take care of it. Otherwise we are like someone who is too frightened of his symptoms to go to a doctor.
It is an act of great bravery to let go of whatever analgesics—be they substances or behaviors—that protect us from our suffering. Whatever they have taken from us, however much suffering they, ironically, inflict upon us themselves, what they give us is familiar. We do not know what tsunamis may be unleashed when they are gone. This may be one of the reasons why so few addicted are able to heal: the initial shock of unmitigated reality can be so terrifying as to send us back to the accustomed dull, dark places we lived our half-lives before.
When, however, we do find the courage or the hope or luck to begin to face our pain, it can take a long while for us to be willing to allow even more into our lives—the suffering of others. Compassion is not automatic. With attention to our surroundings and through listening in meetings to others, we come to realize that we are not alone. Our experience is not unique. We arrive empty, scoured out, and it is essential that we at first allow ourselves to be filled with the compassion of others. Then, naturally, we will overflow with what we have been given. We may begin to see and feel, through empathy, that the pain in other lives is essentially the same as the pain in our own, though it expresses itself in different circumstances and behind different masks.
The practice of compassion can be as simple as remembering these two statements: “All beings wish to be happy. All beings wish to avoid suffering.” From this understanding we can begin to see ourselves and others as ultimately the same. We shrink from inflicting suffering on others as we would from thrusting our own hand into a fire.
A corollary of these two statements might be: “And most beings haven’t the slightest idea of how to attain happiness or avoid suffering.” We see in ourselves and in others the grasping and fighting that we mistakenly believe will get us what we think we need. A couple of hours of watching television (any show, any channel) should confirm this adequately should we doubt it.
As Shantideva, the Eighth Century Indian scholar/monk and poet wrote:
For beings long to free themselves from misery;
But misery they follow and pursue.
They long for joy, but in their ignorance destroy it
As they would a hated enemy.
Empathy, compassion, has it dangers. In the commentaries on the Brahma Viharas, it is said that each of the four has two “enemies”—a near enemy and a far enemy. The far enemy is the opposite mental state which challenges our practice. The near enemy resembles the desired quality but is ultimately negative. It is easy to see that the far enemy of compassion is cruelty. This is an activity in which we engage with the terribly mistaken idea that it can protect us or get us what we want.
The near enemy of compassion is grief, or pity. When we feel the sorrow of others to such a degree that we become stuck in an emotional morass with no energy to move, it does not help the other and it damages us. Pity can become a self-indulgent exercise and an excuse for inaction. “There is such a mass of suffering in the world there is nothing I can do. All I can hope to do is feel terrible about it. Even the greatest effort would be wasted.”
It is not difficult to see where this sort of thinking and emotionalism can lead for the alcoholic or addict. We are simply too sensitive to live in such a horrible world, so let’s get wasted ourselves. This is not compassion. It is not the quality that leads us to offer a helping hand. It may be clinical depression or it may be rationalization or it may be disappointed idealism or it may be simple self-delusion. But it is not the Buddha’s compassion.
The compassion of the Buddha, which we are trying to cultivate in ourselves, can be the compassion of a mother holding her sick child. But it can also be the compassion of the surgeon, cutting open the body to excise a life-destroying tumor. Only balanced by wisdom and skillful means is compassion wholesome and spiritually effective. Without these, it leads to paralysis and self-indulgent emotionalism.



Apetece-me ser criança e fazer parvoiçes sem chá nenhum.
legenda da foto tirada da net:"this is the way to pour tea."

terça-feira, 6 de janeiro de 2009

segunda-feira, 5 de janeiro de 2009


Os mulçumanos fundamentalistas têm uma longa história de destruição de outras religiôes. Destruiram a universidade de Nalanda, baniram o budismo na Índia que só voltou a ser verdadeiramente implantado após a invasão do Tibete e fuga de budistas tibetanos e chineses para o berço do budismo. A tolerância não faz parte do seu vocabulário, nem o reconhecimento da diferença. Claro que nem tudo são rosas no budismo ou em qualquer outra religião, mas o islão eleva o grau de integrismo a um nivel top ten. E só quem não segue um pouco a estória recente se esquece de um casal inglês ameaçado de prisão por se beijar em público, do português preso e liberto por um fio, e tantas outras estórias. Quando olho as imagens de Gaza hoje penso apenas nos reféns inocentes de uma doutrina que os leva à destruição do outro e de si mesmo.
"Comme il faudra me démontrer qu’ignorer superbement les morts du Congo (ou du Darfour, ou du Zimbabwe…) pour mieux dénoncer l’opération de Gaza n’est pas la preuve d’indignations étrangement sélectives. Et il ne s’agit pas de questions rhétoriques: on n’en est plus là." aqui
Nalanda (foto)

sábado, 3 de janeiro de 2009

about the guru

"Strictly speaking, introducing the guru is the equivalent of introducing the Buddha."
Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche

sexta-feira, 2 de janeiro de 2009


Ele: Vou fazer um voto para 2009: "I will not go to Starbucks on Wednesdays." Ela: Isso é fácil, tu nunca vais! E eu faço o voto de este ano não matar búfalos! E assim começo mais um ano solar, o ano lunar será em 25 de fevereiro: o ano do búfalo. O leite de búfala, semelhante ao da vaca, é usado para fazer mozzarella, um queijo italiano muito bom. Nisto de símbolos o melhor é não pensar. Ele quer ter a última palavra e diz: "Então este ano vamos comer muitas pizas."