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  1. Me not being at all experienced I would think the following. Due to our past connections with certain Masters, we find ourselves also in relationships that coincide with that type of connection. So with some Masters we might take certain lessons, and with another one we can take all the lessons. I believe that the mind can not be forced to have trust into the Master, but when one becomes aware of that trust, one finds faith - then lessons, no matter how confronting they are, one is willing to go through. I also believe that practice of Guru Devotion makes that trust become usable for the lessons to be received. One can put all the efforts into this...but if it can't go....maybe through time it will go by continuing devoting...maybe at some level it becomes clear what area is to be deepened with that master...maybe a different Master will be the one you will trust to go through major lessons. At the same time I still believe one is able to percieve the level of ones own trust into a certain Master and then by making the practices strenghtening this notion one can take lessons that are need to transform disciple's mind. So I also think what without making the neccessary practice to support this connection, lessons do have a limited effect, but still karmic connections with our Masters do matter. Again...this is my limited view...and having the limited view I need to relly on the spiritual Master I have trust that can lead me on a broad level. And if I did not recognize that trust yet, then I can be guided only to a certain level.
  2. Dear Michael, you are very welcome . It is so easy to get caught up into judgements and rigidity regarding this topic. So I think to have interest in Dharma, to apply Dharma to our mind, to have friends that are doing similar is great!!! We are not many at the end - Precious human rebirth! With love, B.
  3. Hallo, I found this short but at least to me very nice teaching on how to view different Buddhist schools and how to take variety of teachings in a positive, constructive way. Fostering Harmony among Tibetan Buddhist Organization in Malaysia Lectured by His Holiness Sakya Trizin on 2nd October 2007 http://www.fpmt-ldc.org/res_hhstrizin.php Best regards, B.
  4. I believe our society works through appearance. So to be very beautiful and attractive in order to be able to reach many beings and be able to help them is something very different. So not, I am making myself beautiful because I feel ugly or not nice enough, but because by following certain characteristics of our society we do enable ourselves a wider field of action. His Holiness the Dalai Lama said that if he would reincarnate as a woman he would be very attractive. There are many ways of being beneficial for the others, I am sure, and I am not an expert. But, to be honest. If one wishes to work within Samsara and to work in various ways, one also needs to understand that appearance might play a big role. Then about feeling pleasantness. Pleasantness is pleasantness. Nothing wrong with it. But of course it does not include dwelling on it and making a big thing out of it. It is a moment. As it came it also passes. Being beautiful is nice I think, having a loving and compassionate heart with it, even more nice, then deepening our wisdom and acting for the benefit of others also nice I personally have never read that unattractiveness is prerequisite for helping others, and also I did not read the opposite. I guess it can be a matter of choosing our field in which we would like to be most beneficial for the others. * and then also...what an astonishing effect does a charming woman, who wholeheartedly practices for the benefit of the others, make on 'appearance oriented society' ...
  5. Pozdravljeni, Jutri 23. avgusta ob 21. uri je dan prižiganja svečk za podporo Tibet-u. Na linku http://www.flickr.com/photos/29805583@N03/...in/photostream/ so na voljo 3 različice plakata , ki si ju lahko brez omejitev prenesete na vaš računalnik oziroma stiskate, posredujete prijateljem, vzamete seboj tja kjer boste prižigali svečko. Pošiljam vam tudi povezavo do galerije (na večih straneh), kjer je dokumentiranih več primerov kršenja osnovnih človekovih pravic v Tibetu. http://www.stoptibetcrisis.org/photos.html (Opozorilo: Nekatere slike prikazujejo šokantne primere smrtnih žrtev v Tibetu) In še misel Roberta Thurman-a, predsednika 'Tibetanske Hiše' (Tibet House) v ZDA ? Svečka za Tibet je prečudovita iniciativa, ki se sklada s Tibetansko tradicijo prižiganja svečk v dolgih vrstah znotraj templjev in v posebnih 'hišah maslenih svečk' zunaj. Izgledamo nemočni v izboljšavi pogojev v tem trenutku v sedanji krizni situaciji. Ta mirna večerna molitev, ki ker osredotoči več miljonov umov na različna trpljenja trpinčenih in mučiteljev, je vpliven način posredovanja. Obenem ne izključuje ničesar kar si zamislimo in nato naredimo v nadaljevanju. Upam, da se bo vsakdo, ki je prebral ta tekst pridružil temu pomembnemu naporu.? Izvirnik: The Candle for Tibet initiative is a most wonderful thing, fitting in with the Tibetan tradition of lighting votive lamps in long rows in temples and in special butter lamp houses outside. We seem powerless to ameliorate conditions on the ground in the present crisis moment. This peaceful prayer vigil, since it focuses the minds of many millions on the different sufferings of tormented and tormentor alike, is a powerful way to intervene. And it does not preclude anything else we can think of and do further on. I hope everyone who reads this will join in this important effort. --Robert Thurman, President, Tibet House US
  6. Hallo, as you know on 23rd of August at 21h is public Candle lightning for Tibet. I am forwarding you the link of a poster Svečka za Tibet (Candle4Tibet) which you can freely download, distribute, send friends or exhibit in a public place (if you decide to light a candle in a public place). link: http://www.flickr.com/photos/29805583@N03/...in/photostream/ There are 3 variations, so you can choose the one you like the most Best regards, B.
  7. Hallo, I am adding link to 2 wonderful videos about Tibet http://candle4tibet.ning.com/video/video/s...91467&xgs=1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMh6yGzGjtM...3AVideo%3A91929 With all my best wishes, B.
  8. Hallo, Also Ljubljana will host the Biggest Light action for free Tibet and for peace in the world. More than 100.000.000 individuals over the world will join this beautiful and inspiring event. More information about event: Where: Bar Platana, Kongresni trg 7, 1000 Ljubljana ( http://zemljevid.najdi.si/search_maps.jsp?...na&tab=maps ) When: Thursday, 7.8.2008, 20h - 22 h What: public candle lighting More info: 051 417 257 Welcome to join us! p.s: Forward the news to you friends, so that we will be many supporting peace with peace More info about SvečkaZaTibet - Candle4Tibet na: http://candle4tibet.ning.com
  9. Pozdravljeni, Sporočam vam novico! Tudi Ljubljana se bo pridružila Največjemu množičnemu mednarodnemu prižiganju svečk za Svoboden Tibet in se s tem obenem pridružila akciji za mir na svetu. Preko 100.000.000 je tistih, ki se bodo na ta dan pridružili tej lepi akciji. Kje: Bar Platana, Kongresni trg 7, 1000 Ljubljana ( http://zemljevid.najdi.si/search_maps.jsp?...na&tab=maps ) Kdaj: četrtek, 7.8.2008 med 20 in 22 uro Kaj: javno prižiganje svečk Več informacij: 051 417 257 Vabljeni! p.s: Sporočilo posredujte čim več prijateljem, tako, da se bomo udeležili v velikem številu in na ta način na miren način podprli mir Več informacij o SvečkaZaTibet - Candle4Tibet na: http://candle4tibet.ning.com
  10. I would just like to let you know about the Online Bookstore that also ships items to Slovenia http://www.betterworld.com/ their mission: Better World Books collects and sells books online to fund literacy initiatives worldwide. With more than two million new and used titles in stock, we're a self-sustaining, triple-bottom-line company that creates social, economic and environmental value for all our stakeholders. * I like their idea as it joins economy with social engagement for the better world
  11. thank you very much for his link. The whole documentary is really great and shocking
  12. H.H. Gyalwang Drukpa's enthronement of Tenzin Palmo (Part 1) H.H. Gyalwang Drukpa's enthronement of Tenzin Palmo (Part 2) H.H. Gyalwang Drukpa's explanation of "Jetsunma" Tenzin Palmo's teaching: The Nature of the Mind
  13. I would like to share a video that I find very interesting. Jill Bolte Taylor: My stroke of insight http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/229
  14. Tashi Delek, I found a teaching of Lama Yeshe: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-O2E-hTBKUc To me it explained wider what I was thinking in previous post. With best wishes, B.
  15. Tashi Delek, I would have never thought that a robber, so well hidden, yet being a part of our attitudes, is within my own mind. Years ago, when there was only one supermarket for lets say more than few villages, and when we could find only one chocolate (maybe 3 tastes), we have thought they were amazing. Well today they are not amazing any more and it is not the chocolate that changed, but our expectations about the chocolate. So if it stayed just with chocolate. With expectations we loose friends, since we are no longer satisfied, we loose partners, we loose peace, we don't see what we have. Isn't the robber the person that thinks that does not have something...so he/she must get it, manipulate it or others...isn't this robber me, who takes away all the joy of my life...so that at the end there is nothing else left to enjoy, appreciate...but so much to be changed, made different, made better (cry) With best wishes, B.
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