Hi there, everybody: My dear friend Whitney was in town the other week, and one of the things we talked quite a bit about was how Buddhism has helped her feel more at peace with life. But no, seriously, let's talk, and I'll try to be helpful.
(She wrote a fantastic essay for this month's Marie Claire about how she converted after being a life-long atheist.) One of the key things Buddhists try to keep in mind: When someone does something that makes you feel bad, it's rarely the case that his goal was to hurt you. Isn't it funny, though, that people can give advice they themselves can't really put into action but which nevertheless helps those who listen to it? Anyway, I got Brad on the horn, and here's how our conversation went: HOW TO DEAL IF SOMEONE BLOWS YOU OFF AT A PARTY ...
And I told myself, "Hey, it's no big deal; she was looking for something she'll never be able to find in me."In your situation, Maura, the dinner host's mind was not on the present.
It was on what he might be able to get in the future. The truth is, you are not nearly as alone as you think you are.
Prior to Ashoka Buddhism was a relatively minor tradition in India and some scholars have proposed that the impact of the Buddha in his own day was relatively limited.
Archaeological evidence for Buddhism between the death of the Buddha and the time of Ashoka is scarce; after the time of Ashoka it is abundant.
And keep looking for a good person to come along: someone you can connect with. Don't let disappointments distract you from the fact that there are tons of other oppotunities and possibilities out there. There are so many interactions we have in life that aren't useful, and we just have to let them go and move on.
I go to parties here in Los Angeles and they run away screaming! ME: I'm not taking pleasure in your misfortune, but I must say, it's good to be reminded that even men go through interactions like that. There was no point in continuing the interaction if she didn't want to be a part of it.This last date continued to hold consensus among scholars for many decades and the long chronology came to be known as the “Corrected long chronology” or “Corrected Ceylonese chronology”.Early Buddhist texts from mainland India, as well as references in the earliest historiographic work of the Theravada tradition date the death of the Buddha a hundred years before the reign of Emperor Ashoka.Statements like this are found in many books of world history, Indian history and history of religions.If this claim were correct, then it would be the earliest accurate date known in Indian history.