In Buddhism, the law of karma, says "for every event that occurs, there will follow another event whose existence was caused by the first, and this second event will be pleasant or unpleasant according as its cause was skillful or unskillful." Therefore, the law of Karma teaches that the responsibility for unskillful actions is borne by the person who commits them.
In these 3 days I learnt that Buddhism is not a religion, actually, it's an art of living following the teachings of the Buddha are aimed solely at liberating sentient beings from suffering.
Lama Ji's b'day celebration.
The day starts at 6 am with 30 mins deep meditation with Lama Ji and 2 rounds of Kora around Rewalsar Lake.
After Kora's amazing breakfast at Monastry's cafe.
Lama Ji taught us in the Buddhist temples every day from 9:30 am to 11:30 am and 3 pm to 5 pm.
Lama Ji explained to us -
The thirty-eight principles are divided into five categories:
A) Foundation Principles
1—Avoid people exerting a negative influence
2—Associate with people who exert a positive influence
3—Show respect to those who have earned it
4—Live in a suitable location
5—To have done good deeds in your past
6—Be on a suitable path
B) Supporting Principles
7—Have good learning skills
8—Have practical skills
9—Follow a code of discipline
10—Practice appropriate speech
11—Support your parents or guardians
12—Take care of your spouse and children
13—Have an appropriate livelihood and balanced lifestyle
C) Social Principles
15—Practice virtuous actions
16—Help your friends and relatives
17—Be blameless in one’s own conduct
18—Refrain from harmful acts
19—Exert great effort
20—Refrain from intoxicants
21—Be diligent in your practice
D) Individual Principles
22—Venerate those worthy of it
26—Receive teachings at a favorable time
28—Giving and listening to advice
29—Have a teacher
30—Discuss the teaching
E) Refining Principles
32—Understand the four truths
33—Follow the eightfold path
34—Work towards freedom from suffering
35—Be unaffected by worldly conditions
36—Understand impermanence and nonself
37—Free yourself from defilements
38—Achieve lasting peace and true happiness
On 1st day Lama Ji introduced us to this powerful Buddhist Mantra -
Tayata Om Gate Gate Paragate Parasamgate Bodhi Soha
What is a monastery? A monastery is a group of people, either men or women (monks or nuns), who have decided to live in seclusion and build a new society centered around religious practice. The Greek word monos, which signifies alone, is where the term "monk" originates.
In The End
“Conquer anger with non-anger. Conquer badness with goodness. Conquer meanness with generosity. Conquer dishonesty with truth.” - Buddha
In 3 days I learned that with Gratitude I can control my mind & ego because Generosity is born with gratitude and kill all negative thoughts.
Positive thinking, or an optimistic attitude, is the practice of focusing on the good in any given situation. It can have a big impact on your physical and mental health. That doesn't mean you ignore reality or make light of problems.
Thanks for reading & Keep meditating. Lots of blessings.