Lynda is an author, artist and mentor whose guiding intention through everything she creates is to inspire others to connect to their authentic selves and awaken to their true nature, so they too live deeply enriched, fulfilled and purposeful lives. Lynda's creative gifts were evident from her early childhood, when even her teachers paid testament to her outstanding skills in both art and writing.
Not only Theravadans, but also there are objective historians (no source) that say mahayana texts have adhamma added to the dhamma. Some scholars also say Mahayana have contradictory teachings within Mahayana texts themselves. How do Mahayanans know they’re following only original teachings with no apocryphal ideas mixed in?
The Zen master/teacher at one of the Zen monasteries in the U.S. spoke about an incident when he was a student. He had this anger in him about something and, when he saw his old Zen teacher walking towards him, he quickly put on a serene, spiritual face. When he passed the teacher, he bowed and gave a serene smile. When the teacher was 3 steps past him, the teacher made a puking sound because he saw through the delusion and the mask. This made the student even angrier. But it ultimately allowed him to see the ego masks that we put on and...
Potential reasons a person does good: a) To get an eternal reward from god b) To ensure one’s actions promote good karma c) To get praise from others (for being humble, doing good, etc.) d) To get private satisfaction from the idea of helping others, doing good, being spiritual, living a purposeful/meaningful life, being ‘selfless’, and/or being humble
“The best (man) is like water. Water is good; it benfits all things and does not compete ith them. It dwells in (lowly) places that all disdain. This is why it is so near to the Tao. [The best man] in his dwelling loves the eart. In his heart, he loves what is profound. In his associations, he loves humanity. In his words, he loves faithfulness. In government, he loves order. In handling affairs, he loves competence. In his activities, he loves timeliness. It is because he does not competethat he is without reproach.”
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the life of the buddha; 3 universal truths(anicca,anatta,dukkha; 4 noble truths including tanha; the 8fold path; law of karma, samsara & rebirth in the six realms; goals of enlightenment and nibbana; 3 refuges ( buddha dhamma sangha); 5 precepts; the mahayana path of the bodhisattva