Buddhistische Haltung zum „Leiden“

Buddhistische Haltung zum „Leiden“, entnommen von https://passionategrowing.wordpress.com/

Gut übertragbar in die Situation von eskalierten Konflikten oder Mobbing. Was lerne ich daraus, wo ist mein eigener Anteil, wieso wiederholen sie Konfliktmuster. Eine noblere Art des Reframing (im krassen Gegensatzu zum Begriff des „Arschengels“ von Robert Betz über Menschen, die Ihre Knöpfe drücken).

Umgang mit eigenen Gefühlen: Was ist der Nutzen von Wut, wem bringt Rache etwas etc. Das hohe Ziel Gelassenheit zu erreichen und loszulassen.

Eventually we will find (mostly in retrospect, of course) that we can be very grateful to those people who have made life most difficult for us.

The Buddha compared anger with picking up hot coals with one’s bare hands and trying to throw them at the person with whom one is angry. Who gets burned first? The one who is angry of course.

Suffering is our best teacher because it hangs onto us and keeps us in its grip until we have learnt that particular lesson. Only then does suffering let go. If we haven’t learnt our lesson, we can be quite sure that the same lesson is going to come again, because life is nothing but an adult education class, If we don’t pass in any of the subjects, we just have to sit the examination again. Whatever lesson we have missed, we will get it again. That is why we find ourselves reacting to similar situations in similar ways many times.

If we do not try, we will not know.

How To Be Calm And Happy: Advice By Buddhist Teachers #6 (Ayya Khema)



She was born 1923 as the daughter of jewish parents. At the age of 15 she had to leave Germany to England to escape from the threatening deportation through the Nazis.

Later she married, got two children and lived in the USA and Australia. She did several  big journeys around the world. At the age of 56 years she decided to become a nun in Sri Lanka. Later after 50 years she came back to Germany to teach the buddhist Dhamma (it means inter alia the buddhist laws and the ethic).

Khema wrote several books which have been translated in many languages.

She died 1997 in Southern Germany.

Here are some of my favourite quotes of her about happiness and her attitude towards life:

Every day can be regarded as a whole lifespan, since we can only live one day at a time; the past is gone and…

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