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Dalai Lama on Religion

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Dalai Lama on Religion 

Dalai Lama on Religion

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Dalai Lama: “This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.

A religion starts with a prophet. A visionary with a consciousness well above normal. This prophet brings us important truths, and gathers a following. After his death, his followers structure an organization around the ideas of the prophet. A church is created. Who is going to lead it? The fight for power starts. The lessons of the prophet go to the basement, but the organization thrives. This is not religion anymore. Many of our Western churches looks like business companies. For profit organization. TV evangelists.

The Dalai Lama is right when he says that there is no need for temples. Going further, there is no need for an organization. Go inside yourself, Practice kindness.

How to go inside? Western people, especially men, tend to be extraverted. To go inside you need some introversion. You need to learn meditation.

As a Jungian, I suggest you pay attention to your dreams, God’s messages for us. Also, practice Active Imagination, a method developed by Jung to talk to the personalities that live inside our psyche.

If you liked this wisdom nugget, may I suggest some others. (1) Jung and Campbell. (2) Antoine Saint-Exuoery. (3) Shopenhauer and Jung. (4) Campbell.

You can also visit the Dalai Lama wisdom:

1. Dalai Lama on Religion

2. Dalai Lama on Happiness

3. Dalai Lama on Enemies

I am Roberto Lima Netto, author of The Jungian Bible, which presents Jung’s concepts to the layman exemplifying them with stories from the Bible. I also wrote The Little Prince for Grownups, The Amazon Shaman, In Search of Happiness  and others, offered in Amazon. You find me at: www.HappinessAcademyOnline.org.


Pepitas Douradas de Sabedoria (5) A Religião do Dalai Lama

Dalai Lama: “Esta é a minha religião simples. Não há necessidade de templos, não há necessidade de uma filosofia complicada. Nosso próprio cérebro é o nosso templo, a filosofia é a bondade.”.

A religião começa com um profeta, um visionário com uma consciência bem superior ao normal. Este profeta nos transmite verdades importantes e reúne seguidores. Depois de sua morte, uma organização se estrutura em torno de suas idéias. Uma igreja é criada. Quem vai liderara? A luta pelo poder começa. Os ensinamentos do profeta são deixados no porão, e a organização prospera. Esta não é mais uma religião. Muitas de nossas igrejas ocidentais se parecem com empresas de negócios.

O Dalai Lama tem razão quando diz que não há necessidade de templos. Indo mais além, não há necessidade de uma organização. Volte-se para dentro, pratique a bondade.

Como fazer isso? Os ocidentais, especialmente os homens, tendem a ser extrovertidos. Para se voltar para dentro, você precisa de alguma introversão. Você precisa aprender a meditar.

Como junguiano, sugiro que você preste atenção a seus sonhos, mensagens de Deus para nós, e pratique imaginação ativa, um método desenvolvido por Jung para falar com as personalidades que vivem dentro de sua psique.

Se você gostou dessas pepitas de sabedoria, sugiro outras. (1) Jung and Campbell(2) Antoine Saint-Exuoery(3) Shopenhauer and Jung(4) Campbell. Você também está convidado para visitar  Wisdom Golden Nuggets

I was involved in the business world, as an executive of large companies and university professor since recently. I was the president CSN, the largest steel-mill of Latin America and was responsible for its turn-around. My first encounter with the teachings of the Swiss psychologist C. G. Jung, one of the greatest geniuses of the 20th Century, was during my midlife crisis. Reading "Man and his Symbols" at that time, inspired me to go into Jungian analysis and to begin devouring the writings of Jung and his disciples. Since then, I've been studying psychology, especially Jungian psychology and, after reaching my seventies, I decided to become a full time writer, specializing on books on Jungian psychology and psychological thrillers. Every masterpiece of literature can be absorbed through multiple interpretations, and yield powerful insights for our daily lives. My first Jungian book, “The Little Prince for Grown-ups“, in its fourth edition in Brazil, was based on the famous book of Saint-Exupéry. The second, - “The Jungian Bible” - interprets some stories of the Old Testament and world myths. As I get older and, with a bit of luck, wiser, I want to pass on to the younger generations the lessons life has taught me. Jesus Christ taught that it was easier to sell ideas with stories. Following the Master, I published in English "The Amazon Shaman" and "In Search of Happiness", two psychological thrillers around the theme of happiness.

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