I admit I started practicing mindfulness with notions on karma that later dissolved with aging wisdom. I have lately been thinking about what it means to detach; and how to want more maturely. Is anyone willing to share their point of view on those ideas?
I usually use eBay for my books. Getting mail in my box is much better for me; rather than waiting all day for a parcel.
From: Sherab Gyatso
Subject: Re: [TBG] Glimpse of the day, June 28.
Sent: Jun 28, 2013 16:25
Thank you for posting,
Actually, this group did not have much activity lately.
There is that ebb and flow...
In regards to taking step #2 and #3 and so on that was the idea yes.
In America I have observed that quite a few people join Buddhist communities with preconceived notion of limits.
As in "oh no not here, only in asia", or "only asians" or "only tibetans".
Or "I did not know they have Buddhist Books on amazon.com"
Or I do not treat my spiritual path serious enough to actually even spend money on a book.
All these various degrees of connection that can be observed.
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> Mr. Sherab Gyatso,
> I appreciated your quote. I have followed the discussions of the past few days with interest.
> To quote the Ninth Gyalwang Karmapa " Conceptual knowledge is not enough...you must have the conviction of personal experience."
> I believe that this was the point you were making regarding the difference between being well read and actually being able to incorporate the concepts into practice. I hope I am understanding correctly.
> My name is Debby, and I hadn't received any emails recently so I thought I had been dropped from the list. I am not active in posting , but enjoy reading everyone's thoughts.
> Sent from my HTC smartphone on the Now Network from Sprint!
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> From: "Sherab Gyatso" <sherabgyatso@...>
> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Subject: [TBG] Glimpse of the day, June 28.
> Date: Thu, Jun 27, 2013 10:27 pm
> A daily quotation from the book "Glimpse After Glimpse " by Sogyal Rinpoche.
> June 28 Reflect on this: The realization of impermanence is paradoxically the only thing we can hold on to, perhaps our only lasting possession. It is like the sky, or the earth. No matter how much everything around us may change or collapse, they endure. Say we go through a shattering emotional crisis . . . our whole life seems to be disintegrating . . . our husband or wife suddenly leaves us without warning. The earth is still there; the sky is still there. Of course, even the earth trembles now and again, just to remind us that we cannot take anything for granted. . . .
http://usa.rigpa.org/index.php/teachings/glimpse-of-the-day - "Glimpses" by Sogyal RinpocheYahoo! Groups Links