tigerh98 wrote:My dad takes my phone away when they call him from my school my phone is were i listen to buddhist songs watch videos and learn buddhism chinese mandarin its my guide i dont need it to live but i do to advanced and so when i become a monk ill be a great one ps.if he takes it hes probably going break it like what he did to my ps3/psp/3ds in front of me he has anger problems so hes probably going hit me if i dont give it to him so if he does should i defend myself?
http://www.wildmind.org/metta/introduction/outlineAn outline of the Metta Bhavana
In the Metta Bhavana practice we’re cultivating love, or friendliness, or loving-kindness.
Eventually we want to become like an emotional bonfire: a steady blaze of emotional warmth that will embrace any sentient being that we become aware of. This is an attainable goal for every human being. All it takes is time and some persistent effort.
The practice is in five stages. We cultivate Metta for:
A good friend
A “neutral” person — someone we don’t have any strong feelings for
A “difficult” person — someone we have conflicts with or feelings of ill will towards
All sentient beings (ambitious, huh!)
You may notice that there’s a progression in the stages. It’s easiest for us to cultivate lovingkindness for ourselves and for our friends. It’s a bit more difficult to do this for people we don’t know well. And it really goes against the grain to cultivate lovingkindness for someone we’re in conflict with. Lastly, we cultivate lovingkindness for everyone in the world: i.e. all friends, people we don’t know, and people we’re in conflict with — plus ourselves of course.
We’ll learn these stages one at a time. We suggest that you practice one stage for a while before moving on to the others.
rory wrote:Well you're learning the first less of Buddhism: attachment leads to suffering. You are attached to your mobile phone and even the thought of it being taken away is upsetting you. Give it to your father voluntarily, that's what the Buddha would do. You want to be a monk; give up the phone.
ps. start studying, get better grades and in exchange ask your parents to take you weekly to a dharma center.
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