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Buddhists, Friends, and Buddhist-Quaker Harmonic Unity with Nature

By Pamela Boyce Simms
Cross posted from Quaker Earthcare Witness (QEW)

“The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars.” “The Cosmos is in us.

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Quakerism

Birthday of Guan Shi Yin Pusa - March 16, 2017

Offerings and Practice

Praising Bodhisattva Guan Shi Yin

Benefitting sentient beings.

Buddhist Practice

"Culture and demographics are our destiny"

What could be more obvious?

And yet, this obvious statement from a US Congressman is producing a minor firestorm among US media and political elites. 597 more words

Cultural Norms

A subtle danger helping personalities face

Generally, helping personalities enjoy seeing others do well.

They have an active desire to help others.

A subtle problem with this desire is if the helper is dealing with a narcissist (or worse), fulfilling the desire to help will also involve fulfilling the narcissist’s dark need for people to attend to them. 222 more words

Buddhism

Very small decisions and what they show about us

A very small decision I make on many mornings is which coffee cup is going to be mine and which goes to my partner.

The two cups we normally use are the same and I cannot tell one from the other. 539 more words

Functional Interpersonal Meta Linguistics (FIML)

Panpsychism, pansignaling, and Buddhism

Panpsychism means “all mind” or mind in all things, with an emphasis on cognition being a fundamental aspect or part of nature.

Pansignaling means “all signaling” or signaling in all things, with an emphasis on signaling being a fundamental aspect or part of nature. 271 more words

Thought

A very small irrational thought

A very small thought can show how irrational thinking operates.

Recently, I have been putting more salt in food I make. I have some good reasons for this and one bad one. 216 more words

Functional Interpersonal Meta Linguistics (FIML)