The Diamond Sutra and Mindfulness Meditation-Mindful looking,mindful listening,mindful smelling, mindful breathing with all difficulties
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Welcome to the mindful Heart.
This is Xin (Zinn). Thank you for your support ! Remember, no matter what the year brings, you are loved and you are strong. Wishing you peace and happiness.
In this episode, I will introduce the content of the Diamond Sutra, and will take all of you to practice mindfulness meditation- Mindful Looking, listening, smelling, and breathing.
From the wondrous and miraculous moment when we were conceived, we began the irreversible process of aging,subsequent illness, death, and separation. These are powerful reflections to meditate upon, for you open the heart to what is important.
It is for freedom that God has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not be encumbered once more by a yoke of slavery. (Galatians 5:1). People should be free in any circumstances. And yet, through force, fraud, and coercion, human traffickers violate this most basic right. Traffickers’ exploitative practices affect every country in the world, including Cambodia, by diminishing and destroying our communities, sense of security, and the global economy. During the Khmer Rouge, all religious practices were forbidden. The pro-Vietnamese communist regime that ruled Cambodia in the 1980s encouraged Buddhism in a limited way, and Theravada Buddhism was restored as Cambodia’s state religion in 1993. Almost 20 years of neglect have been difficult to reverse, however, and the religion has not regained the popularity and prestige that it had before 1975. Nonetheless, the social and psychological characteristics often ascribed to the Khmer—individualism, conservatism, patience, gentleness, and lack of concern for material wealth—represent Buddhist ideals toward which Cambodians, especially in rural areas, continue to aspire.
The Diamond Sutra (Sanskrit: Vajracchedikā Prajñāpāramitā Sūtra) is one of the most important sutras in Buddhist philosophy and is highly valued in both traditional Chinese and Japanese societies. Originally written in Sanskrit, it has been translated into many languages, including Mandarin and English.
In the practice of mindfulness, the first thing to do is to empty the mind and get rid of all troubles, and only then we can develop the unsurpassed bodhicitta of perfect enlightenment. This mind is not attached to form, nor to sound, smell, taste, touch, or dharma. It should not be attached everywhere, and only our mindful heart can be perfect and unobstructed. If you don’t have attachments on any case, you will be able to liberate the mind of dwelling, which is the dwelling place of the Bodhisattva.
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