Thursday, December 11, 2014

A THOUGHT OF THE DAY TO YOUR LIFE FROM BUDDHISM (SOURCE METTA SITE)


Simply watch yourself. Be aware. Notice how you react with others. Try to bring clarity of attention to all your interactions, and try to perceive which of your buttons is being pushed. Notice the habitual, reflexive, and often unconscious reactions arising. Name them, and let them go. See if by so doing, you can create a more spacious and open approach to your relationships with others. See if you can become more skillful, intelligent, and even-handed. Doing this doesn't mean that you will never again get angry or resentful; it does mean that you can channel emotions like anger and resentment more effectively.

1. NOTICE WHAT YOU ARE FEELING

Don't deny or bury what you are feeling. Simply notice each feeling that arises and call it by its name — anger, pride, jealousy, covetousness, lustful desire, irritation, or annoyance for example.

2. RATHER THAN REJECTING IT, EMBRACE IT WITH AWARENESS

Recognize the feeling for what it is - simply a feeling that is arising. Don't get angry at yourself or the feeling, but don't let it take over and carry you away.

3. USE DISCRIMINATING AWARENESS TO REFLECT ON WHAT YOU ARE FEELING

  Analyze and examine the feeling. Are you having a knee-jerk reaction? Is your feeling justified? (Perhaps it is a reasonable response.)

4. BEHAVE IN AN INTENTIONAL AND WISE MANNER

Make a wise decision about how to react to what you are feeling at the moment. Remember that no matter how strong your feeling is, nothing remains the same. The feeling will change, and another will take its place. With that in mind, take the long view; use spiritual intelligence and an understanding of kamma to make an appropriate choice about how to act.

When we handle our feelings mindfully in this way, we become more emotionally stable, trustworthy, and reliable. Through the power of insight, our responses become more balanced and more in line with what is really happening.

Four Airmen Were Killed Due To A Plane Crash In Colombo

Four airmen were killed and one was hospitalized with life threatening injuries when  Antanov Air Craft they were traveling  was crashed in to the Colombo suburbs early this morning.

The air craft belongs to the Sri Lanka Air Force which was flying from Katunayake to Ratmalana was crashed in Aturugiriya area believed to be due to the low sight and mist prevails in the area at that time sources said.

The firemen rushed to the scene to douse the fire which caused due to the crash.

Kala Wewa Wildlife Park Temporary Closed Down

Authorities have temporary  closed down the Kala Wewa Wildlife Park for public  and tourists since yesterday (15) due to a dispute between ...