By Darren Littlejohn

ISBN-10: 1582702233

ISBN-13: 9781582702230

The face of habit and alcoholism is a face that many have visible prior to -- it can be a celeb, a colleague, or perhaps a loved one. And although the 12-step software on its own can frequently convey preliminary good fortune, many addicts locate themselves relapsing again into outdated methods and outdated styles, or changing one dependancy with one other. writer Darren Littlejohn has been there and again, and offers a complimentary advisor for restoration to the conventional twelve-step software, out of his personal struggles and successes during the research of Zen and Tibetan Buddhism.

operating with the normal 12-Step philosophy, the writer first stocks his personal lifestyles course, and the way he got here to discover the religious solace that has drastically better his lifestyles in restoration. Then, he information out how his paintings integrating Buddhism into the normal twelve-step courses validates either features of the restoration strategy. whereas being cautious to not current himself as a Tibetan lama or Zen grasp, the writer indicates how every one step -- equivalent to admitting there's a challenge, looking aid, carrying out a radical self-examination, making amends for damage performed, and supporting different drug addicts who are looking to recuperate -- suits into the Bodhisattva course. This integration makes Buddhism available for addicts, and the 12 Steps comprehensible for Buddhists who may possibly rather be at a loss to assist these in want.

The 12-Step Buddhist is designed to be a complimentary perform to the conventional 12-step trip, now not a substitute. whereas conventional twelve-step courses support addicts develop into sober through elimination the drug of selection and offering a religious course, they infrequently delve deep into what explanations humans to endure within the first position. the combination of Buddhism with the conventional approach presents the knowledge and meditations that could support addicts really discover a deep, religious liberation from all factors and prerequisites of discomfort -- for strong.

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Avalokiteswara est l'emblème de la compassion sans borne ; mahâsthama est l'image de la grande sagesse, et vimalakirti est le « nom sans souillure ». La pureté est une qualité fondamentale, le nom est la forme, mais la forme, en réalité, est une avec la nature réelle, d'où ce terme combiné de « nom sans souillure ». Toutes ces qualités, épanouies chez les grands Bodhisattvas, sont inhérentes aux hommes et ne sont pas distinctes du Mental cosmique. Éveillez- vous à leur présence en vous et elles se manifesteront.

De nombreux ouvrages de la secte Dhyâna expliquent pleinement que les actes justes doivent être accomplis, mais seulement pour eux-mêmes et non pas en vue d'en tirer une récompense (ce qui impliquerait un attachement), ni dans l'espoir que ces actes faciliteront l'Illumination (ce qui impliquerait une ignorance complète de la nature de l'Illumination). Sir C. Eliot remarque avec justesse : « le Zen (Dhyâna) n'aurait jamais pu influencer la philosophie chinoise, y compris la philosophie de Confucius, s'il n'avait contenu un aspect éthique ».

Seule, la pensée erronée donne naissance à la différenciation et par là toutes sortes de karma sont créées. Commentaires : La déclaration qui ouvre ce paragraphe ne signifie nullement qu'il faille s'abstenir d'accomplir de bonnes actions. De nombreux ouvrages de la secte Dhyâna expliquent pleinement que les actes justes doivent être accomplis, mais seulement pour eux-mêmes et non pas en vue d'en tirer une récompense (ce qui impliquerait un attachement), ni dans l'espoir que ces actes faciliteront l'Illumination (ce qui impliquerait une ignorance complète de la nature de l'Illumination).

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