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You are the cause of your stress due to clinging, craving, desire and aversion. → The Four Noble Truths by John Haspel You desire for everyone else to adopt your "do no harm" philosophy. This craving for how things should be causes self-harm. Other lives matter, but not more than your own. Again, these are our choices when we want to stop ...


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The difference between the heaven of other religions and the "promises" of buddhism is that the results of the buddhist practice can be seen in this life, be it on the short term, or in the long term of practice. All results will depends on your level of commitment and effort (not only in knowing the theory, but putting it in practice), and ...


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I am glad that you care about animals and children but the world is way more cruel than you think. Humans are slaughtered. I guess you have not given a thought to it but sometimes head is taken away sometimes breath is taken away sometimes pride is taken away. It makes all the more necessary to spread the Truth of nibbana. Suffering of others and myself ...


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what really got me into this misanthropic state is the suffering of so many animals at the hands of humans Humans mistreating animals used to bother me when I was younger. Now when I think of it, I think that animals mistreat other animals too -- there are predators, parasites, bullies in the animal world -- and if humans do the same then that's just humans ...


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There are two reactions when encounter the reality of suffering, samvega arises: Saddha (faith) or getting cracy and act like a fool. So importand to get it right, good householder! It's, good householder, to speak straight forward, simple ignorance and hypocrisy which leads good man to significant aversion toward others, especially because not seeing ones ...


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I've always been spiritual with an interest in Buddhism and Taoism, but it seems to slip away. I too suffered a lot because of others, but what really got me into this misanthropic state is the suffering of so many animals at the hands of humans. It saddens me so much and I begin hating people because of it. Not all people, just a lot. It also saddens me a ...


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I've always been spiritual with an interest in Buddhism and Taoism, but it seems to slip away. I too suffered a lot because of others, but what really got me into this misanthropic state is the suffering of so many animals at the hands of humans. It saddens me so much and I begin hating people because of it. Not all people, just a lot. It also saddens me a ...


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There is no comparison you kill the poor insect, than you kill your own soul. The soul is guide, own light, immortal. When you forget soul, you are in pain. Its not a wonder that one's body dies, but a great wonder that they think soul dies. Their soul is already dead. Shruti proclaim, 'Soul is immortal, my dear', its your guide, inner master, guide and ...


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Try to grab a snake by its mouth. It will bite you. Your wrong grasping of Dhamma can land you in many moral dilemmas and can create existential crisis. The precepts are meant for those who have seriously committed to the 8 fold path. Being a householder you have to take care of yourself , your family , your society etc. You can’t just sit worrying about ...


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