New year's Resolutions tips and ideas

New year's Resolutions tips and ideas

Tiger Woods Statement about Buddhism: Tiger Woods apology

Written By: admin - Feb• 19•10
Tiger Woods Statement about Buddhism, as part of his apology: I have a lot of work to do, and I intend to dedicate myself to doing it. Part of following this path for me is Buddhism, which my mother taught me at a young age. People probably don’t realize it, but I was raised a Buddhist, and I actively practiced my faith from childhood until I drifted away from it in recent years. Buddhism teaches that a craving for things outside ourselves causes an unhappy and pointless search for security. It teaches me to stop following every impulse and to learn restraint. Obviously I lost track of what I was taught.
Tiger Woods, and everyone else who honestly decided to be a better person in a better world, can find in Buddhism an approach to act properly, towards all. Buddhism means to value the Three Jewels: buddha, dharma, sangha. Buddhism, in reality, should be called Dharmanity, because practitioners live according to the Dharma laws. Also, the historic Buddha is one of the several other buddhas who lived before and after Sakyamuni. The Buddhist community (sangha) is forgiving and helpful; at the end the responsibility of one’s rightful living rest on oneself, this applies to Tiger Woods as to everyone else, including who criticize him. Tiger Woods can meditate, for example on Metta/Loving kindness, to restore his balance.
Tiger said he doesn’t believe in full enlightenment. The word “awakening” is more appropriate to Buddhism than the word “enlightenment”. Buddhism is about awakening, opening our eyes, and see the world as it is. Awakening is here and now, not an esoteric secrect knowledge; awakening here and now is what Tiger and his family needs. Buddhism requires a person to be honest, to oneself and the world; to understand it is normal to feel pain, while suffering is constructed by an unskilled mind; to understand it is normal to feel pleasure, while attachment is constructed by an unskilled mind. Seems Tiger is back on track about this.
Aware (being), Meditating, Active (being), Respectful (being), Eating properly

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