About this section:
In the course of one day, we experience so many emotions. Some,
such as genuine love and compassion, are valuable. Others, such
as attachment, anger, closed-mindedness, pride and jealously, disturb
our mental peace and lead us to act in ways that hurt ourselves
and others. These pieces help us to examine our disturbing attitudes
and negative emotions and to explore some antidotes to pacify and
Love That Empowers Your Life
by Venerable Thubten Chodron©
Nanyang Technological University Buddhist Society, Singapore
Tue, 12 Nov 2002
World peace cannot be brought
about by hostility. How do
we develop love in situations of conflict? What is love? Differentiating
love from attachment. Friend, enemy and stranger - arbitrary and
subjective labels created by the self-centered mind.
[19 min] : Download
How to develop an equal-hearted
openness towards others. Overcoming
the judgmental attitude. Ven. shares her experiences from meeting
with different people in her travels.
[14 min] : Download
Seeing everybody as having been kind
to us. What about Osama bin
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Ven. shares her experiences working
[15 min] : Download
Questions and answers. Concluding remarks.
[25 min] : Download
- Showing loving-kindness towards animals
by being vegetarian - what is your view on this?
- I purchase cat food to feed stray cats.
This food contains meat and meat by-products. Do I break the first
precept not to kill since I'm indirectly causing the death of
- What is the view of Buddhism on abortion?
- When people in the family have disputes
and don't talk to one another, how can we help to rebuild the
- How do we deal with office politics?
- I know that some of my thoughts are
wrong, but I can't control them.
- How can I be happy? What's the best
way to be happy?
- You talked about the importance of thinking
of the kindness of others. But it is impossible for a person to
think of that if he/she is facing many difficulties in his/her
life, eg. broken family, not doing well in school or at work,
being unpopular, rejected by friends. How can we help them?
- What is the view of Buddhism on homosexuality?
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