sunnuntai 17. joulukuuta 2017

Healthy ways of living

The heaöthy natural ages old ways of living seem to be what Buddhism too aims at, at least they offer help on the road to happiness, better life and higher capacity, good will and opening social tangles, bringing peace to the world

Knitting enlightenment

"About the pleasantness of knitting (Knitting enlightenment, if such is possible)
I didn't just now succeed in knitting according to this piece of advice of mine, but usually if one conceives things while in thinking perspective, especially if it is a rigid formal perspective like counting silently aloud in one's mind, if one so sees practical action and practical action is left somehow to the side, to not so successfull, one then does not feel so well while knitting or while doing something else in practise, like moving for example. But if one drowns to the doing, mostly without words, at the level of the senses and common sense, feelings, atmospheres, thrown to the doing which touches and fascinates the instinct nature, one then so feels much better and the things done succeed much better, it is more pleasant to do when one has dedicated the right kind of attention to it and left away cumbersome or nasty things from those that one does at the same time."

I do not consider knitting so good for meditation, since the sphere of attention is in it so narrow and it is so repetitive, not good for the intellect. But maybe this piece of advice could be used in some other area of life?

tiistai 1. huhtikuuta 2014


Some Buddhist teaching says that suffering is caused by wanting. But in fact natural healthy kind of wanting is ok, but too thought of, forced kin of wanting causes suffering and so do too rigidly thought of, forcing kind of ways to follow wantings cause suffering - unlike natural freely flowing, strongly experienced common sense like ways of following natural healthy wantings.

keskiviikko 13. helmikuuta 2013

A continuous happiness

Your idea of each situation, your feelings and state of mind are all reflected in your body's posture and gesture langauge. If you keep your body fixed and unreactive, your state of mind gets fixed too and so it isn't the best possible for each situation but a kind of kkrrrrhhhhhh non-working, agitating, non-comfortable which makes things in life feel like a burden and which makes your feelings largely negative.
Instead let your body find it's own comfortable yet lively position each moment. Follow your feelings, be social in natural instinctive ways, enjoy the practical sensed side of life: of feelings and sensations.
In social life being relaxed and lively makes you copy from others and makes you so understand their perspectives better. And it makes your cooperation much better. Similarly with all views and all things that you come across in your life, you can choose a perspective that is suited for just those things - but you can do so only if you are bodily relaxed and lively. So you can meet the things in life in wisest possible ways and so you are continually happier.

Live a fullfilling life according to your nature and with a picture of the wide world. A life fully according to feelings.

keskiviikko 21. marraskuuta 2012

European additions to Buddhist teachings

Healthy natural ways of living according to the ages old human nature on ALL areas of life, without making exeptions based on lack of skill, modern ways of living etc. Life fully according to feelings but witg a picture of the whole. Sincere reactions, no forced calmness or acting. No edges to thoughts, to your being etc., do not copy the looks of build things to thoughts, instead look at a natural tree while you think about anything important. Love the nature. Be always physically reactive and move in ways that feel good to you, exercise! 'Live and let others live!'

keskiviikko 4. huhtikuuta 2012

The origin of suffering and the cessation of suffering

When we are so tired that we are dizzy, problems that life brings hit us straight on our face. That is so because we do not notice them in time and we do noty have the energy to meet them wisely. That often happens to us in life and that is the reason for life's sufferings.
When we are energetic, happy and spirited, with a good wide sensitive healthy kind of attention in many ways, we notice all problems well in time and have a good attitude to what life brings to us, so we meet problems wisely and do not lose our good spirit in living. That is the way to avoid suffering and to bear well the problems that life brings to us. Those that pay attention to liveliness, say that we have a good aura without any lacking spots (that means dizzy places without attention and spirit) and they say that we have healthy wisdom of life. Where to learn such things? One thing is to cultivate them the little that one them has and to cultivate the things in life that bring such. Three things are especially benefical in this sense: 1) taking the wild nature as a model for oneself, as a healthy kind of influence and a good way to spend one's time, 2) practising enjoyable sports in varied liberal-minded ways and 3) religions. If a healthy good willing human has an aura of some tens of centimeters, a singing tiny bird in the trees has an aura of some meters, such an good example in healthy ways of living it is! THe trees are even better...
Oups, and a friendly good willing attitude in social life!