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In Architecture, Buddhist philosophical concepts, Fotografia, FujiX100V, New Topographics, Photography, Street photography, Visual story telling on 2021/03/03 at 04:00

According to Buddha

The outer world is a projection of our mind. If we look through rose-colored glasses, the world is beautiful. If we look through black glasses, it is horrible. We will have fear if the anger, resentment, and disturbances inside us have not been worked out. The best way to get rid of fear is to very consciously wish all beings everything good every day, as often and deeply as possible. There is no fear that will not disappear then; the blockages that one cannot bear will fall away. Good wishes for others are the strongest antidote.

i had the feeling that i⁠—
i could speak to somebody for a minute here
somebody that i loved
i could pull myself together

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a walk along 111ave ~ a day or so ago ~ Edmonton ~  Amiskwaciwâskahikan ᐊᒥᐢᑲᐧᒋᐋᐧᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ ~ February 2021

  1. A sound philosophy

    • Indeed.

      The Buddhist practice is called metta meditation.

      But forget all the whys and ‘benefits’ flogged by the wellness and self-improvement industry. Just do it for itself.

      • right Neurodrooling…kindness is always possible ☺️

        • Gotta disagree Hedy. Kindness is limited by understanding, empathy and opportunity. If you don’t understand someone’s situation you can’t really be kind. Empathy in turn is limited by imagination.

          So, for example, you might think you’re being kind by sparing someone’s feelings with a white lie, but if that person values truthfulness very highly or needs accurate information to be able to resolve whatever is potentially hurting her feelings then you’re probably not being kind at all.

          It’s also limited by self-understanding. A lot of ‘tough love’ and ‘cruel to be kind’ actions are, I think, more about the actor trying to spare his own feelings than truly being kind. But it can be difficult to keep that distinction clear in your own mind.

          Compassion and sympathy, OTOH, are all about motives not outcomes. I think it’s always possible to be sympathetic and compassionate, even if it’s not possible to actually help someone.

          Metta is about addressing your attitudes and motives towards yourself and others. Acting effectively on them, with kindness, requires different skills.

          • Well I don’t know…of course always context and place etc. …I appreciate your response … thanks kindly for your teachings 🙏 I also read this 🤓Maitrī means benevolence, loving-kindness, friendliness, amity, good will, and active interest in others. It is the first of the four sublime states and one of the ten pāramīs of the Theravāda school of Buddhism. The cultivation of benevolence is a popular form of Buddhist meditation.
            and I’m not a Buddhist 🤓💫

          • I’m not a Buddhist either. But I’ve appropriated a lot from Buddhist traditions.

          • I appreciate your thoughts and you sharing with me 🙏🤓 always a lot to ponder … happy weekending … hedy ☺️

    • right Derrick … it maybe possible 🤓☺️🙂🙃 who knows 💫 compose a joyful weekend ~ smiles hedy ☺️

  2. hello dear sloppybuddhist, i like your photos! may i ask you something? sometimes i draw from pictures. i really like your photo of the “henrys grocery” and i would like to try drawing it. but only, if you are okay with that. if not, i do not. please let me know if you are okay or not okay with that idea. best regards from germany, m.

  3. ♥️

  4. ‘wish all beings everything good every day’, yes, and this includes those you might
    not agree with, wish them good as well no matter how much you might disagree!

    It’s easy to wish the ones you love well, but what about all the ‘others’?
    A great post Hedy

  5. Wonderful words, advice, wisdom! Thank you. Just what I need at this time! 🙏

    • how wonderful Ashley glad you made that connection to my narrative thread 🤓☺️ compose a joyful and peaceful weekend ~ smiles hedy ☺️

  6. It’s not a very Dutch thing to do… 🙂 I like especially the last shot. See you, Hedy

    • 🧐but what is not so very Dutch?…I’m Dutch🤷‍♀️…I’m curious 🤓thanks Harrie ~ see you soon hugs hedy ☺️🤗

      • To “very consciously wish all beings everything good every day, as often and deeply as possible”. De meeste buitenlandse grappen over ‘ons’ gaan over hebberigheid.. “hoe is het koperdraad uitgevonden?.. Twee Nederlanders die vochten om een munt.. 🙂 That’s what I refered to. Maar uiteindelijk denk ik dat iedere algemene indeling; Blanke, vetzak; homo, crimineel, Nederlander, tekort doet aan waar het werkelijk om gaat, namelijk dat ieder mens een uniek wezen is. Enjoy your weekend, Hedy! 🙂

        • well of course I’m over the pond…I always want to believe humans try their best…I didn’t think about the copper coin and greed…here we also have the same…I do imagine a different world Harrie…thank you for sharing…praten gauw een goede dag ~ hugs hedy 🙏🤓☺️

  7. Ahhhh yes, I’m a pieces so I see the world through rose colored glasses and I am. human and come up against those places of separation but quickly move to the other side which is a blessing as are your words and pics Hedy! Have a rosey day!!!! 💖🤗🌷

  8. Nice.. Beautiful

  9. Love Henry’s grocery. Like a survivor of an ancient time.

  10. Wonderful series, Hedy – the high and low of things, equally represented. 🙂

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