Solving Human Problems

When things go wrong in our life and we encounter difficult situations, we tend to regard the situation its self as our problem, but in reality whatever problems we experience come from the side of the mind. If we respond to difficult situations with a positive or peaceful mind they would not be problems for us; indeed, we may even come to regard them as challenges or opportunities for growth and development (Modern Buddhism)

In reality all the problems we experience day to day come from our self cherishing and self grasping – misconceptions that exaggerate our own importance. However, because we do not understand this, we usually blame others for our problems, and this just makes them worse (Modern Buddhism)

We need to practice Buddha’s teachings because there is no other real method to solve human problems. For example because modern technology often causes more suffering and dangers, it can not be a real method to solve human problems (Modern Buddhism)

Stress is a common problem in many peoples lives. So much of the stress and tension we normally experience comes from our mind, and many of the problems we experience, including ill health, fear, anxiety and depression, are caused  or aggravated by this stress.  Just by doing breathing meditation for ten or fifteen minutes each day , we shall be able to reduce this stress. We shall experience a calm and spacious feeling in the mind, and many of our usual problems will fall away.

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