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  • Ah, toddlers! I fondly remember nighttime going to bed "rituals". One of ours was reading short books, mostly by Sandra Boynton, especially the Going To Bed Book. I can still repeat it after oh my... Well over a decade now! Time flies! Enjoy your child every step of the way! It might be helpful to know the specific prayer your toddler enjoys saying. I know the one I would say when I was very young was traumatizing to think of now, including ..."if I die before I wake, I pray the Lord my soul to …
  • I found these articles that may be helpful. Even the Buddhist ones appear "non-denominational" https://leftbrainbuddha.com/bedtime-ritual-help-thanks-wow/ https://amp.reddit.com/r/Paren…onreligious_bedtime_poem/From there: We are very thankful We are very glad For friends we meet Food we eat For home and mom and dad.
  • (Quote from camotero) I would concur with your basic idea of gratitude. When my reminder alarm for keys in the ignition goes off, I find myself saying Thank you to whoever invented that. Literally I like some of the Buddhist gratitude practices I've seen, especially the meal "prayer" that starts "I am grateful for this food, the work of many people..." On a basic level, it makes us stop and think how we're connected to people and the world from who made the meal to who grew the food to who shipp…
  • JJElbert : I know I liked your post above on gratitude and appreciation but had to say out loud "Well done!" I wish there was a Like button on this forum as well as a Really Like button. I think you absolutely nailed the idea! Thanks!
  • camotero , your etymological nerdiness is in good company
  • Hicks translation 24 If you reject absolutely any single sensation without stopping to discriminate between that which is matter of opinion and awaits further confirmation and that which is already present, whether in sensation or in feeling or in any mental apprehension, you will throw into confusion even the rest of your sensations by your groundless belief, so as to reject the truth altogether. If you hastily affirm as true all that awaits confirmation in ideas based on opinion, as well as th…
  • I'm actually in the process of working through the original Greek. I'll try and post something over the next few days. One discovery I did make already is that that convoluted multi-embedded phrasing in the translations actually just works out to a listing - word for word - of the three parts of the Canon in the original Greek. That was unexpected. Consider that a teaser. Also, I've found on this one at least that Saint-Andre seems to be mostly sticking close to the original text although I thin…
  • This one from Mensch in the 2018 edition of DL's Lives seems pretty accurate as well (although I have differences of opinion about her last few phrases). She does bring out those three parts of the Canon from the original Greek nicely though: (Quote)
  • You have to look at that whole phrase: (Quote) It's not the senses themselves that are confused but ourselves being confused about what our sensations are telling us due to our groundless beliefs. The "criterion" is simply pointing back to the Canon if you look at the original text. Criterion is basically a transliteration of the Greek here. That's why she uses it. A better translation to get at the connection would be "the standard of truth." (I also just realized that Epicurus's work on the Ca…
  • camotero : I know we strayed from your original question/request. Did you get anything helpful for your toddler? Anything you'd like to revisit?
  • I finally had a chance to finish my commentary on PD 24, posted over on that doctrine's thread on the forum.