Best-selling author and communication expert Cynthia Kane believes this is a problem, and she is sounding the alarm! Kane writes that there is an unreported epidemic of negative self-talk in our culture today.
Author: Cynthia Kane
Publisher: Hierophant Publishing
Change Your Words, Change Your World There are hundreds of books, workshops, and classes that teach us how to communicate effectively with others, but very few of us pay attention to how we speak to ourselves. Best-selling author and communication expert Cynthia Kane believes this is a problem, and she is sounding the alarm! Kane writes that there is an unreported epidemic of negative self-talk in our culture today. Many of us speak to ourselves in demeaning and hurtful ways, using language we would never use with anyone else. To make matters worse, we often don’t even realize when we are doing this, as these old mental tapes play in repeating loops without our awareness. In Talk to Yourself Like a Buddhist, certified mindfulness and meditation instructor Cynthia Kane introduces the Middle Path of Self-Communication, which consists of five mindful practices—Listen, Explore, Question, Release, and Balance—all of which are grounded in Buddhist principles. This book will show you how to: Identify your negative self-talk and explore the underlying self-judgments that produce it Release the judgments that are poisoning your self-communication Practice a system of balanced internal communication based on truth and compassion When we speak to ourselves negatively, we set a tone for our day and our interactions with others in the world. Talk to Yourself Like a Buddhist can teach you how to turn off the enemy in your mind—and create a new relationship with yourself and the world around you—simply by noticing, investigating, and changing the words you use to speak to yourself.
Let the traffic speed away, Let the others have their say, Let the children be
themselves and play, Be yourself, be yourself, Like the Earth that holds us all, be yourself, your true self. Mind your spirit all day long, Let your talk be like a song,
Author: Joseph Emet
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
This deluxe edition includes 15 original audio tracks by the author that can be accessed through your device or the web. A journey from “brainfulness” to mindfulness, from self-control to self-regulation, and from indifference to compassion Mindfulness meditation is an increasingly popular form of an ancient and powerful technique for reducing stress, elevating one’s mental state, and improving the practitioner’s overall quality of life. Award-winning author and mindfulness meditation teacher Joseph Emet now takes you down a step-by-step path to integrate this potent form of meditation into your daily life. Offering tips, techniques, and practices from mindfulness meditation—coupled with stories from the author’s life as a teacher—Buddha's Book of Meditation guides you to a life teeming with the benefits of regular meditation practice. This volume also includes original music by the author that the reader can access through their device or the web—calming the mind and enhancing the meditation experience.
You think , feel , tell yourself you're lonely . ... You tell yourself if you can possess
that person , you'll never be lonely again . ... Dialogue with Yourself Like Jesus , Buddha , and Socrates , Krishnamurti understood about human nature and ...
Author: Dale Bick Carlson
Publisher: Bick Publishing House
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Examines ways to communicate with yourself and others.
If you found yourself in this situation, the most compassionate thing might be to
tell the girlfriend in a straightforward manner ... We can hope that your speaking
straightforwardly from your heart will open his. ... However, if you were to take the
five precepts of monastic Buddhism as your guide, you would be under no real ...
Author: Lodro Rinzler
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
How can I be the person I want to be when I’m stuck in a job I hate? How is it possible to stay present in an era of nearly constant distractions? Can I pick someone up at a bar or club and still call myself spiritual? This nitty-gritty guide to life for the spiritual-but-not-necessarily-religious uses Buddhist teachings to answer those burning questions and a host of others related to going out, relationships, work, and social action. Based on Lodro Rinzler’s popular advice columns, Walk Like a Buddha offers wisdom that can be applied to just the sort of dilemmas that tend to arise for anyone making even a modest attempt to walk like a Buddha—that is, to live with honesty, wisdom, and compassion in the face of whatever life surprises you with.
... that that proves the kitchen god is a source of Chinese misogyny. These
posters show the kitchen god's wife is as honored as the kitchen god. ... "Why don
't you talk about yourself? People want to know about you." "I don't do
Author: Frank Chin
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Category: Literary Collections
Frank Chin is perhaps the most instantly recognizable voice in Chinese American writing today. A self-proclaimed "transcendent Chinaman pagan heathen barbarian," Chin searches out (or stumbles on) the right people and situations, vividly recording the outcome in distinctively American terms. Here are six of his best essays, spanning the past forty years. Making his way across the U.S. to Cuba, Chin is arrested as an American spy some time between Castro's revolution and the missile crisis. He meets Ben Fee, the man who integrated San Francisco, and is introduced to Southeast Asian gangs and culture in San Diego. He discovers Chinese bachelor society along the California-Mexico border and travels to Singapore, where he speculates on the fear and suppression of Chinese culture among Chinese Singaporeans. Back at the home front, he encounters the new white racism along Interstate 5 during the Gulf War.
talking there's a parade of ants and each ant is carrying a world, and each world
has a thousand Shivas in it, and each of those Shivas is ... And you give yourself
games like that figure of the ants, as you try to imagine as best you can. ... And as
I understand it, there is a considerable Buddhist tradition of mocking Buddha.
Author: Harry Thomas
Publisher: Other Press, LLC
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The five interviews in this book were conducted by students in “The Art of Poetry,” a course that Harry Thomas taught for several years. The students’ depth of knowledge and keenness of insight into the poets’ work is an affirmation of American education. The poets respond to the students with a frankness and feeling of fraternity that mounts at times to a sort of communion. The poets take up a great range of matters in the interviews the nature of artistic creation, the varieties and difficulties of poetic translation, poetry and politics, religion, popular culture, the contemporary readership for poetry, and the experience of living as a poet in a country not your own. They speak with familiarity and enthusiasm of a number of writers, including Eliot, Joyce, Rilke, Brodsky, Pound, Ovid, Dante, Ralegh, Wordsworth, Keats, Mandelstam, and Wilde. One of the delights of reading these interviews is to observe the poets responding to the same matter for instance, Seamus Heaney speaking of Robert Pinsky’s translation of Czeslaw Milosz’s great poem, “The World,” and Robert Pinsky speaking at length of Seamus Heaney’s essay, in The Government of the Tongue, on Pinsky’s translation. This is an intimate look into the minds of five of our most celebrated contemporary poets and an invigorating meditation on some of our most human concerns.
Thus does he live as a bindertogether of those who are divided, an encourager of
those who are friends, ... 'Putting away frivolous talk, Gotama the recluse holds
himself aloof from vain conversation. ... “Talk yourself out of that, if you can!
Author: G F Allen
This study, originally published in 1959, traces the origin of Buddhism in Brahmanism, and fixes its relationship to Hinduism, describing and stressing the basic importance of Buddhist contemplation. The first half of the book introduces the very heart of Buddhism, while the second part presents the Teaching itself, as handed down in the canonical writings of the ancient East.
If these mental remedies do not help, one should turn to bodily activity such as,
for instance, pulling one's ears, shaking the body, activating the circulation ... train yourself in this way: “I shall not speak contentious talk. ... Here the Buddha points.
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
A perennial favorite, Great Disciples of the Buddha is now relaunched in our best-selling Teachings of the Buddha series. Twenty-four of the Buddha's most distinguished disciples are brought to life in ten chapters of rich narration. Drawn from a wide range of authentic Pali sources, the material in these stories has never before been assembled in a single volume. Through these engaging tales, we meet all manner of human beings - rich, poor, male, female, young, old - whose unique stories are told with an eye to the details of ordinary human concerns. When read with careful attention, these stories can sharpen our understanding of the Buddhist path by allowing us to contemplate the living portraits of the people who fulfilled the early Buddhist ideals of human perfection. The characters detailed include: Sariputta Nanda Mahamoggallana Mahakassapa Ananda Isidasi Anuruddha Mahakaccana Angulimala Visakha and many more. Conveniently annotated with the same system of sutta references used in each of the other series volumes, Great Disciples of the Buddha allows the reader to easily place each student in the larger picture of Buddha's life. It is a volume that no serious student of Buddhism should miss.
This is because talk of qualification based on a speaker's intention remains, as in
cases like “Rāhu's head” or “the universal, cowness.”49 Moreover, you yourself talk about a qualifier/qualified relation50 between the absence of a pot and the ...
Author: Lawrence J. McCrea
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Jnanasrimitra (975-1025) was regarded by both Buddhists and non-Buddhists as the most important Indian philosopher of his generation. His theory of exclusion combined a philosophy of language with a theory of conceptual content to explore the nature of words and thought. Jnanasrimitra's theory informed much of the work accomplished at Vikramasila, a monastic and educational complex instrumental to the growth of Buddhism. His ideas were also passionately debated among successive Hindu and Jain philosophers. This volume marks the first English translation of Jnanasrimitra's Monograph on Exclusion, a careful, critical investigation into language, perception, and conceptual awareness. Featuring the rival arguments of Buddhist and Hindu intellectuals, among other thinkers, the Monograph reflects more than half a millennium of competing claims while providing an invaluable introduction to a crucial philosopher. Lawrence J. McCrea and Parimal G. Patil familiarize the reader with the author, themes, and topics of the text and situate Jnanasrimitra's findings within his larger intellectual milieu. Their clear, accessible, and accurate translation proves the influence of Jnanasrimitra on the foundations of Buddhist and Indian philosophy.
—Hindu proverb As you learned in Chapter 8, setting realistic goals is the path to
a better life and improved self-esteem. If you know ... How you feel is determined
mostly by what you are consciously thinking and talking to yourself about. In other
... —Buddha Build the Positive into Your Daily Life Nurturing your self-esteem.
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
You might know how to properly bill patients, draw blood, or code in a professional work environment, but are you prepared to find and keep your next job? Using an easy-to-read, easy-to-follow format, Job Readiness for Health Professionals: Soft Skills Strategies for Success gives you an advantage in the job market by guiding you through what you need to know to master the essential soft skills — such as professional habits, attitudes, and personality traits — needed for every entry-level healthcare job. If you want long-term success as a working professional, then this book is for you! Critical thinking exercises woven throughout skills include multidisciplinary scenarios from the field. What If? boxes feature short scenarios for the you to think about how you would handle a situation in the workplace. Case studies use fictional vignettes to illustrate the issues involved with the specific skills. Down a Dark Road vignettes illustrate what can go terribly wrong when a skill is ignored or not mastered. Behavioral objectives provided for mastering each skill. Worktext format with journaling activities give you opportunities for self reflection on your skills progress. Experiential Exercises are actions or experiments that you can perform on your own to gain a deeper appreciation for the skill. Cross Currents with Other Skills cross references related skills, pointing out the synergies and connections between them.
To begin with , How my mind has changed about myself . Like a Child My
readings in Buddhism have long since convinced me that when I talk about myself , I don ' t really know what I ' m talking about . “ How do I learn to control myself ?
Author: James McKendree Wall
Publisher: Crossroad Publishing Company
Surveys major developments in modern religious thinking, examines the influence of politics and world problems, and describes changes in the clergy's personal beliefs
Author: Henry Landry, LSC, BGTPublish On: 2007-06-25
The question is when does One want to get on the main Freeway, in the One
Vehicle to reach enlightenment. ... Talk to the Priesthood, who have faithfully
carried the Law down through the ages. ... to your mentors and Guide Teachers
until you become a teacher of the dynamic living philosophy of the Buddha yourself.
Author: Henry Landry, LSC, BGT
Publisher: Author House
From the 1950's onward the Buddhist philosophy has grown in our Western world. This philosophy underlies one of the oldest spiritual practices on earth, the faith of compassion and peaceful means. The reason for its existence is to enable all people to Realize a Personal Way to end suffering. It is complex, yet simple and profound. It offers important principles to the higher Worlds of wisdom and the meaning of enlightenment. While scholars differ on his birth date, it is suggested the historical Buddha of India, Shakyamuni, was an “awakened” One, almost 3,000 years ago. His time on earth is known as the Former Day of the Law. In the Middle ages the Great Scholar, Teacher and Chinese Priest, Tien Tai Chi’I [538 - 597 c.e.] of China, brought together all the various Buddha’s Sutra or wisdom teachings and brought them into a encyclopaedic and academic whole. Going beyond the theory and doctrine, he declared the Buddha’s highest teachings were to be found in the Scripture of the Lotus Blossom of the Fine Dharma. This greatly affected the Mahayana Tradition. He then went on to explain how the universe works, in the concept of NOW, Ichinen Sanzen. This time is known as the “Middle Day of the Law.” In 1222 c.e. [common era ], a fisherman’s son was born. His name was Zennichi-maro. Like many first sons of his day, at the age of 12 he was sent off to learn and be the spiritual guide for the family. After attaining status as a Priest he spent many years studying the suffering and plague that was ravishing Japan in his time. He studied all the various Buddhist doctrine and theology realizing that Shakyamuni of India, Tien Tai of China and Dengyo Daishi [767-822 c.e.] of his own country were correct in their predictions that a time would arrive when the Buddha-way would be open to all Beings regardless of their lifestyle, culture or country. The time was and is our current “Latter Day of the Law.” Within the pages of this offering you will find the tools and actual proof needed for widening the doors of your Spiritual Health. At the very least you will be One with the Wheel of Knowledge of the Buddha-way enabling. You to have an informed opinion. Enjoy, Learn, Realize, as You Discover Your Buddha Nature!
Thinking of yourself as or calling yourself a “Buddhist” can be a disadvantage
because if you wear the title “Buddhist” ... it is important that we use gentle
language and loving speech as we talk with people about matters of identity and
Author: Thich Nhat Hanh
Publisher: Parallax Press
For many people, one key question prevents them from taking the next step in their personal development, the development of their spiritual practice, or their journey toward self-knowledge. Answers from the Heart collects 50 of these important and heartfelt questions posed to Thich Nhat Hanh by his students and participants in his retreats, along with his often surprising answers. The exchanges are divided into six thematic sections — Daily Life, Living and Dying, Engaged Buddhism, Mindfulness Practice, Family and Relationships, and Children's Questions — and combine practical, immediately applicable suggestions with ideas for further study and contemplation. The questions are from all ages and interest groups and provide a lively glimpse into the connection between students and their teacher. Hanh's answers condense 2,500 years of Buddhist wisdom into individual answers that shine with clarity and that summarize his own remarkable insight based on a lifetime of practice.
As far as we should be concerned about the ancient monks ' tradition , a monk
should spend at least five years with his Teacher . Some days you should avoid speaking to anyone . Don ' t allow yourself to speak or talk very much . Don ' t
'Was theRussian responsible for his death as well?' The Rinpoche shook his
head. 'No. Itookcare ofit myself.' He paused. 'There isno time to talk. Zamyating
would like to see you. You have been much on his mind since your arrival here.
Author: Daniel Easterman
Publisher: Hachette UK
The inexplicable kidnapping of young William Wylam is the opening shot of a very personal war for his father. Wylam pursues the kidnappers to India, and then into the snowclad vastness of Tibet. Caught up in a deadly international intrigue, the boy may now be held inside a hidden Buddhist monastery. With the beautiful Chindamani--not quite a goddess but no mere mortal--Wylam fights desperately to resue his son, seen by some as the reincarnation whose special role has been prophesied, used by others as a convenient pawn in a war of unfolding nightmares.
Buddhists. • Prepare yourself. Are you right with god? is there any sin or idolatry
you need to confess and renounce? Put on ... another as you speak to Buddhists. talk in a non-threatening, matter-of-fact way, avoiding arguments and debates.
Author: Esther Baker
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Buddhism's influence is growing in the West, as seen in the widespread use of Buddhist mindfulness apps in people's attempts to unwind, or the casual use of words like nirvana and karma that have crept into the English language. Whether we meet it in the East or West, what is Buddhism? What is at the heart of its teachings? How does Buddhism differ from Christianity, and are they compatible? Through a collection of true short stories and testimonies, Buddhism in the Light of Christ--a sequel and companion to Esther Baker's first book, I Once was a Buddhist Nun--takes an insightful look at some core Buddhist beliefs and practices, and then reflects on them from a Christian viewpoint and biblical understanding. Esther tackles important questions such as: How does the Buddhist goal nirvana and God differ? and Is Buddhism a form of idolatry? Her responses reveal a penetrating understanding that helps to unravel and demystify the true nature of Buddhism. Buddhism in the Light of Christ also includes helpful suggestions on how to share Jesus with Buddhist friends, as well as important considerations regarding discipleship once a Buddhist has come to know Christ.
attanti as, 'by myself, by yourself, by himself, etc.'. That is why we shall in our
translations stick, as far as possible, to the original even at the cost of sacrificing
good English idiom. Let us illustrate this point with an example. We have the ...
Author: Joaquín Pérez-Remón
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
Since its founding by Jacques Waardenburg in 1971, Religion and Reason has been a leading forum for contributions on theories, theoretical issues and agendas related to the phenomenon and the study of religion. Topics include (among others) category formation, comparison, ethnophilosophy, hermeneutics, methodology, myth, phenomenology, philosophy of science, scientific atheism, structuralism, and theories of religion. From time to time the series publishes volumes that map the state of the art and the history of the discipline.
In his final talk before his death the Buddha said, “Each of you be a light unto yourself; betake yourself to no external ... Of course, you can pretend to give up
this ultimate authority, or ignore it and act as if you haven't got it, or try to give it to
Author: Steve Hagen
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Buddhism Plain and Simple offers a clear, straightforward treatise on Buddhism in general and on awareness in particular. When Buddha was asked to sum up his teaching in a single world, he said, "Awareness." The Buddha taught how to see directly into the nature of experience. His observations and insights are plain, practical, and down-to-earth, and they deal exclusively with the present. Longtime teacher of Buddhism Steve Hagan presents the Buddha's uncluttered, original teachings in everyday, accessible language unencumbered by religious ritual, tradition, or belief.
Are you trying to find love – and beginning to suspect you’re not looking in the right place? This wise, hip guide gives you a new map for the journey to happiness in relationships of all kinds, starting in your own heart.
Author: Meggan Watterson
Publisher: Hay House, Inc
Are you trying to find love – and beginning to suspect you’re not looking in the right place? This wise, hip guide gives you a new map for the journey to happiness in relationships of all kinds, starting in your own heart. Told from the alternating vantage points of authors Meggan Watterson and Lodro Rinzler, How to Love Yourself (and Sometimes Other People) reminds us that love isn’t something we have to earn. All of us are deeply and intrinsically worthy of love – not only the love we hope to receive from others, but the love we give to ourselves – and this book offers the insight and practical tools we need to stay firmly grounded in self-love as we ride out the natural (and often stormy) cycles of relationships. Meggan and Lodro’s unique perspectives as teachers and scholars of Christian mysticism and Buddhism respectively make for a rich and lively dialogue that draws on wisdom sources like the Gospel of Mary Magdalene and the Four Noble Truths, along with funny, revealing stories from their own love lives and their deep friendship with each other. You’ll find guidance for embracing single life, dating with an open heart, and thriving in lasting love; meditations and practices for calm abiding, "disciplined hope," and connecting to the source of love within you; and tips on everything from sex, self-worth, and nourishing friendships to navigating breakups and learning to truly love yourself. Ultimately, you’ll be able to see your ideal partner in a new light – not as someone who "completes" you, but as someone who mirrors back to you your own wholeness.
After you have bowed to the Buddha, then go to the outside of the monks'
quarters. ... The conduct in general is as above, says Daoxuan, but he adds a
series of additional rules against such behavior as laughing and making yourself
Author: Eric Reinders
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
The most common Buddhist practice in Asia is bowing, yet Buddhist and Christian Responses to the Kowtow Problem is the first study of Buddhist obeisance in China. In Confucian ritual, everyone is supposed to kowtow, or bow, to the Chinese emperor. But Buddhists claimed exemption from bowing to any layperson, even to their own parents or the emperor. This tension erupted in an imperial debate in 662. This study first asks how and why Buddhists should bow (to the Buddha, and to monks), and then explores the arguments over their refusing to bow to the emperor. These arguments take us into the core ideas of Buddhism and imperial power: How can one achieve nirvana by bowing? What is a Buddha image? Who is it that bows? Is there any ritual that can exempt a subject of the emperor? What are the limits of the state's power over human bodies? Centuries later, Christians had a new set of problems with bowing in China, to the emperor and to “idols.” Buddhist and Christian Responses to the Kowtow problem compares these cases of refusing to bow, discusses modern theories of obeisance, and finally moves to examine some contemporary analogies such as refusing to salute the American flag. Contributing greatly to the study of the body and power, ritual, religion and material culture, this volume is of interest to scholars and students of religious studies, Buddhism, Chinese history and material culture.