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My question is: why would the master cries before the immolation? The "Winter" segment of the movie kind of gave the hint. Notice in this segment, after being paroled from prison for the crime of killing his wife, the now middle-age apprentice returns to the floating monastery and begins to take on the role of his previous master. And as with the movie's ...


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From the article "Two Exercises for Turning Intention into Motivation" by Thupten Jinpa on Buddhist site tricycle.org, we see some useful tips on how to motivate yourself to do a task that you set yourself to do. He states that "parents who have struggled with their child taking up a new instrument will recognize how everything changed the moment the child ...


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The Abhidhamma is useful for this question. I quote from The Abhidhamma in Practice by N.K.G. Mendis. Starting from the top: The Abhidhamma deals with realities existing in an ultimate sense, called in Pali paramattha dhammaa. There are four such realities: Citta, mind or consciousness, defined as that which knows or experiences an object. Citta occurs as ...


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According to Buddhism, faith in something is the foundation of motivation. he places conviction in him. With the arising of conviction, he visits him & grows close to him. Growing close to him, he lends ear. Lending ear, he hears the Dhamma. Hearing the Dhamma, he remembers it. Remembering it, he penetrates the meaning of those dhammas. Penetrating ...


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I’d say he’s more disappointed in himself. But either way, what’s wrong with being upset? Buddhism isn’t Vulcanism. To really practice is to face samsara with a heart that is fully open. When you do that, sometimes you’re going to cry.


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