Format: PDF. Size: 7. Language: English. Pages: Year: Add to Cart Download Preview. Fiction French Literature. The image of the Wheel survives not just because it sustains tradition, but because the message it conveys is powerful and timelessly relevant. In modern terms we might think of the Wheel as a kind of PowerPoint presentation: it is a concise collection of information-rich points that provide a comprehensive overview of our existential state. Karma, an overarching theme of the Wheel image, means action or work. Karma describes how our world works, how different realities come into being, and how they change.
The agent behind the work of karma is the mind, all the habitual thoughts, perspectives, and impulses that drive our behavior and experience.
Karma explains how we became who we were in the past, how we become who we are now, and how we become who we will be in the future. The working of karma is a mostly unconscious process: our habits are shaped by past experiences, which in turn shape our present behavior such that we find ourselves facing familiar situations in the present. The repetition of unproductive patterns, the cycle of familiar mental and behavioral landscapes, is called samsara.
Sometimes tropical fish in a tank leave a tiny thin trail of poop behind them as they swim around the tank. Once they have completed one cycle around, all of a sudden the poop is right in front of them.
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This is how karma works. You can almost imagine the fish saying to herself, Now where did that come from? In this metaphor, that fish is us, the fish tank is samsara, and the poop is the result of our habitual behavior.
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Uninterrupted by fresh input that would break the chain, these karmic cycles go on and on. This idea is not unfamiliar to modern psychology.
This is why samsara is depicted as an endlessly turning wheel that only stops rolling when we awaken to the forces that drive it. The allegory of the Wheel reveals potent insight into how we get stuck cycling through psychological and emotional landscapes and tells us how to cultivate positive tendencies that help free us from ingrained karmic patterns. My goal in this book is to present these ancient teachings in more contemporary language, with imagery more immediately recognizable to modern readers.
The illustration of the Wheel used in the book depicts modern people in contemporary settings to convey the psychological tone of each of the six realms. Many people these days are exploring being mindful, present, and aware in the moment.derivid.route1.com/los-pensamientos-de-dominicus.php
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But where are we when we are not present in the moment? We are lost in the daydream landscapes we have created in our minds. The Wheel of Life breaks our wandering in samsara down into six distinct realms that mirror our own inner psychological and emotional landscape. There is nothing random about the six realms. We are the co-creators of these environments, based on past and present thoughts and actions—based on our karma. This action might not be possible to undo.
Are you sure you want to continue? Upload Sign In Join. Save For Later. Create a List. Summary Hell realms, gods, and hungry ghosts—these are just a few of the images on the Buddhist wheel of life. Read on the Scribd mobile app Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere. The six realms depicted in the wheel are 1. The God Realm 2. The Jealous God Realm 3.
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