Showing posts from November 22, 2015

Story of a boy arriving alone to a remote monastery and other Buddhist musings

A boy arrives alone to a remote monastery, sent by his aunt and uncle who can no longer care for him. Shamefaced, he is brought to the abbot. "Why do you look so unhappy?" "No one wants me, my parents died and my relatives feel that I am a burden to them. I have no value in this world!"  The abbot answered from deep wisdom, "I can see that your karma is close to being exhausted for family life, my  boy. Your karma has caused it to fall away. No matter how much you try to grasp at worldly satisfaction, instead your karma for non-attainment of desire has increased.  Now do not suffer, but rejoice! The Buddha has said 'come' to you." ~ Domo Geshe Rinpoche ~~~ ***** "Ein Junge kommt alleine zu einem abgelegenen Kloster; sein Onkel und seine Tante können sich nicht länger um ihn kümmern und haben ihn dorthin geschickt. Rot vor Scham wird er zum Abt geführt. „Warum siehst Du so unglücklich aus?“ „Niemand will mich, meine Eltern sind tot u

Thanksgiving Overload and other Buddhist Musings

Some folks really push on their senses, for example, by eating a huge Thanksgiving dinner until he or she feels absolutely sick. And yet, something inside them still is hungry. The craving for “Thanksgiving dinner” doesn't go away but remains unfulfilled. It is an inner hunger that needs to be fed and meditation is one of the best methods for inner nutrition and inner health. ~ Domo Geshe Rinpoc he ~~~ ***** "Manche Leute üben echten Druck auf ihre Sinne aus, wenn sie z.B. eine riesige Thanksgivingmahlzeit essen, bis ihnen absolut schlecht wird. Und doch ist irgendetwas in ihnen immer noch hungrig. Ihre Gier auf die 'Thanksgivingmahlzeit' geht nicht weg, sondern bleibt unerfüllt. Sie ist ein innerer Hunger, der genährt werden will und Meditation ist eine der besten Methoden für innere Ernährung und innere Gesundheit." - Domo Geshe Rinpoche --- “By carefully following all of the teachings my most holy Gurus have imparted to me concerning the mea