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buddhist at a work

Postby sgriff2514 » Sat Nov 05, 2011 12:55 am

When I am at work I have the tendency to get very frustrated with whats going on whether it be with co workers, customers, etc. I sometimes have to let go of people too. I dont think its possible for me to maintain my buddhist teachings at work. Any suggestions?

Shaun

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Re: buddhist at a work

Postby retrofuturist » Sat Nov 05, 2011 1:02 am

Greetings Shaun,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha1:

Right Livelihood is a challenge faced by many of us. Here's a few links to existing discussions on the topic that might give you some useful ideas and insights.

Right Livelihood Dilemma
www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=7739

Selling Cigarettes and Right Livelihood
www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=10030

Working In Entertainment - A Right Livelihood Question
www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=7988

Any ideas? - Suitable Livelihood for a Buddhist
www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=9868

Restaurants/Bars as Wrong Livelihood
www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=696

Metta,
Retro. :)
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"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

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Re: buddhist at a work

Postby chownah » Sat Nov 05, 2011 2:50 am

sgriff2514,
I suggest doing some reading about equanimity......this is a Buddhist teaching which seems to apply directly at your situation.
chownah

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Re: buddhist at a work

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Re: buddhist at a work

Postby manas » Sat Nov 05, 2011 4:27 am

Then the Blessed One, picking up a tiny bit of dust with the tip of his fingernail, said to the monk, "There isn't even this much form...feeling...
perception...fabrications...consciousness that is constant, lasting, eternal, not subject to change, that will stay just as it is as long as eternity."

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Re: buddhist at a work

Postby Fede » Sat Nov 05, 2011 6:57 am

Music is actually a wonderful medium to get caught up in, and I personally feel you might like to view some pieces differently, if you read the link:

http://newbuddhist.com/discussion/comme ... ent_234679

Shaun, I occasionally wear a wrist mala: it's quite a heavy-beaded one, but very feminine, (so I don't get asked much, what it is.....) and every time I use my hands, it's in evidence. Just a little visual reminder of what it's all about....
"Samsara: The human condition's heartbreaking inability to sustain contentment." Elizabeth Gilbert, 'Eat, Pray, Love'.

Simplify: 17 into 1 WILL go: Mindfulness!

Quieta movere magna merces videbatur. (Sallust, c.86-c.35 BC)
Translation: Just to stir things up seemed a good reward in itself. ;)

I am sooooo happy - How on earth could I be otherwise?! :D


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Re: buddhist at a work

Postby manas » Sat Nov 05, 2011 7:20 pm

Then the Blessed One, picking up a tiny bit of dust with the tip of his fingernail, said to the monk, "There isn't even this much form...feeling...
perception...fabrications...consciousness that is constant, lasting, eternal, not subject to change, that will stay just as it is as long as eternity."

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Re: buddhist at a work

Postby Justsit » Sat Nov 05, 2011 7:37 pm

Sgriff, you might find of interest.

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Re: buddhist at a work

Postby sgriff2514 » Tue Nov 08, 2011 2:22 am

Thank you so much for all of your advice. Nice having people to help me with this. Thanks again!!

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Re: buddhist at a work

Postby Jhana4 » Tue Nov 08, 2011 3:13 pm

In reading the scriptures, there are two kinds of mistakes:
One mistake is to cling to the literal text and miss the inner principles.
The second mistake is to recognize the principles but not apply them to your own mind, so that you waste time and just make them into causes of entanglement.

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Re: buddhist at a work

Postby Ben » Tue Nov 08, 2011 9:10 pm

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