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Buddhist response to the virus

Discussion in 'Buddhism DIR' started by Geoff-Allen, Jul 11, 2020.

  1. Geoff-Allen

    Geoff-Allen Resident megalomaniac

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    Hope you are faring well despite the virus and its imapct.

    Just found this amongst several interesting Google results -

    The coronavirus pandemic is challenging our health, work, family, food and fun. It’s also disturbing our peace of mind and forcing us to question our own existence.

    We are each asking our own existential questions: Why is this happening to me? Why can’t I go on with my usual life? Who created the problem and why?

    While scientists are working hard to find medical solutions, concepts from Buddhism can provide us with some solace for our overburdened minds. The Buddha’s answer would be to focus solely on the existential facts, aiming first for understanding and then to adopt a pragmatic meditation practice.

    Read more at this site -

    Thinking like a Buddhist about coronavirus can calm the mind and help us focus

    Plus scroll down to thevideo.

    Wishing you all the best!
     
  2. Lyndon

    Lyndon "Peace is the answer" quote: GOD, 2014
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    Buddhist DIR
     
  3. Twilight Hue

    Twilight Hue The gentle embrace of twilight has become my guide

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    Im a terrible Buddhist. *Grin*

    Cursing at the river and all that....

    Calmness in chaos?

    I figure just ring a bell, and remember the profundity of the Heart Sutra.

    Splash water, throw wood. It's all Dharma.
     
  4. Aupmanyav

    Aupmanyav Be your own guru

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    In two words. 'Anicca', 'Anatta'. Just don't swerve from the noble path. Keep the 'dhamma' wheel going.
     
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