One of the best ways to see compassion in action is through the example of engaging it in our romantic and sexual relationships.We can use the lessons we learn in these relationships and apply them to all of our interactions. You likely have touched your tender soft spot, what in Sanskrit is referred to as your , when you opened your heart to someone else and were ultimately disappointed.
Don't assume that one vision is completely right and the other completely wrong.
Both are serious attempts by flawed humans to understand things we cannot know for sure.
History deems Buddha as one of the wisest men in history.
From mindfulness to peace and tranquility many people seek out the advice of the man who seems to have had it all together.
reveals the exemplary legacy of Buddhist women through the centuries.
Despite the Buddha’s own egalitarian values, Buddhism as a religion has been dominated by men for more than two thousand years.What emerges are Buddhist principles that transcend gender: loving kindness, compassion, wisdom, spiritual attainment, and liberation.“Given the many centuries of male-dominated history, Tsomo’s collection of essays by Buddhist practitioners sharing the experiences and accomplishments of Buddhist women is wonderfully welcome.This invaluable selection of narratives adds immeasurably to a nuanced understanding of Buddhism in all of its complexity.” — “In her chapter ‘What Is a Relevant Role Model?How would he handle challenging situations that couples face on a daily basis?Well, wonder no more – here are the rules to dating according to Buddha.One sutra reads, “Even if the eyes of the Buddhas of the three existences were to fall to the ground, no woman of any of the realms of existence could ever attain Buddhahood.” This no doubt reflects the prevailing view of women in India in the fifth century B. However, it is said that in response to requests from his aunt and other women, Shakyamuni allowed women to become nuns and carry out monastic practice after establishing eight rules which they should follow. Hajime Nakamura, “The appearance [in Buddhism] of an order of nuns was an astonishing development in world religious history.