7482Re: [Buddhism_101] Re: dealing with people
- Aug 1, 2006Hey Nancy,What I find interesting is before I would avoid things like this. But now I find I speak my truth and I do feel I ask where is this coming from, is this right speach, or even any of my bussiness. But I am also speaking of shambahla training a lineage of buddhism. Before I would be terrified to be dealing with what I am dealing with my children, although standing up for them is by far easier. There are times to speak direct and I struggle with that. So I am wondering what is the attachment?
nancy lemke <richardlemke@...> wrote:
hi danielle, anger and drawing a sword can come easy if we let it. i
am also guilty of it sometimes. i try, my darnest, to stop first
and think about what i am about to do. then i somehow can realize
that it isn't worth it and it isn't what buddhism is all about. then
i can retreat and find compassion. i used to be a ready fighter as
i also have been thru some rough times and still am having physical
rough times even right now. it is easy to be defensive and not
compassionate. ..but worth the effort to be compassionate. namaste,
--- In Buddhism_101@ yahoogroups. com, danielle wilson
<hairteazer2002@ ...> wrote:
> Greetings everyone!!
> I sit here this morning in my usual routine scanning my messages
listening to my children debate what cereal is better, I live in
southern california and it is overcast (which I love) at the moment.
I only belong to a few boards, this is a new thing for me I am not a
computer person but I have given it a shot. I have to say I love
reading ideas and thoughts of others and how this can invoke our own
ideas. Last weekend I visited my grandfather who lives in another
state and a very, very small town. Of course what a shock. There is
a deaf child who lives on his street, I thought if that child lived
where I live what oppertunities he would have. So watching the
locals and seeing their lives I left thinking I can understand how
being someone here who thinks outside of the box would have to leave
or just become numb. Again, seeing all the things around me how
blessed I am all the choices I have, stores, friends, freedoms to
really be who I want to be. So I belong to another
> board more metaphyisics baised and there was a debate while I was
gone on buddhism and enlightenment. I also live close to this
community of people and work with in the lines. So personally
knowing some of these people, this debate was heated and down right
nasty, not to mention these are not people who have really and
truely studied buddhism. I never get involved with this type of
situation, but it must have been my trip and coming home seeing
this, so I responded short and to the point. I used my compassion
but I also used my mind. My intent came from a healing stand point
but I have a difficult time with the directness. I have studied
warriorship and I am wondering has anyone else and do they feel the
same? Do you find it difficult with compassion and directness. I
love the warriorship, I am going through a difficult custody
situation my children have been harmed and I have no problem drawing
my sword for them but with my peers it seems different. Any thoughts?
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