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I Believe In Buddha's Teachings

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    Learning Empathy Is The Path To Joy

    When I was younger, I fought accepting others as they were. I wanted to shape them to my vision of the world and convert them to the path of my ego. As I have aged, I have learned (through both study and experience) that empathy for others is the most direct path to joy. Each...
    djhurley djhurley 56-60 2 Responses May 3, 2012

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    Knowing Ourselves

    The purpose of studying Buddhism is not to study Buddhism, but to study ourselves. That is why we have teaching. But the teaching is not ourselves. It is some explanation of ourselves. To study the teaching is to know yourselves. That is why we do not ever attach to the teaching...
    lanie2013 lanie2013 31-35, F 2 Responses May 10, 2013

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    Buddha Quotes

    Wonderful quotes by Buddha.   "A dog is not considered a good dog because he is a good barker. A man is not considered a good man because he is a good talker. " "All that we are is the result of what we have thought. If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain...
    Metanoia Metanoia 18-21, F 6 Responses Mar 21, 2010

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    Already A Buddha

    What we are is already inside of us. Nobody can give it to us. We are already what we are. The Awaken one we are is already there fully and completely. You are already a Buddha. We are prevented from knowing this by our framework of self and the concepts of self that we hold on...
    Venev Venev 46-50, M 2 Responses Jul 24, 2013

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    The Teachings Of Budha On The Meaning Of Happiness

    Even a happy life cannot be without measure of darkness and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 27, 2011

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    What Is Mindfulness?

    Bodhipaksa What is mindfulness? Jon Kabat-Zinn’s definition of mindfulness: “Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way; On purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally.” Kabat-Zinn, if you haven’t heard of him, is a famous teacher of mindfulness...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jul 17, 2013

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    lanie2013 lanie2013 31-35, F May 29, 2013

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    I Went To Buddhist Temple For First Time Yesterday

    I went with a group of friends to a Buddhist Temple. I've never been and wasn't sure what to expect. The monks came in and spoke briefly with us. The monk we spoke with was from Burma and had come to the Chicago area at the Temple's request. They chanted for awhile, which I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 20, 2013

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    Original Thought....

    The original form of Buddhist logic:   Everything in the universe is causally linked. All things are composite things, that is, they are composed of several elements. Because all things are composite, they are all transitory, for the elements come...
    darwinsconfusion darwinsconfusion 56-60, M 2 Responses Jul 18, 2009

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    Equanimity Meditation

    All beings are responsible for their own actions. Suffering or happiness is created through one's relationship to experience, not experience itself. The freedom and happiness of others is dependent on their own actions, not on my wishes for them...
    blindhorse63 blindhorse63 46-50, M Mar 20, 2013

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    Buddhist Prayer Of Forgiveness

    If I have harmed anyone in anyway, either knowingly or unknowingly, through my own confusions, I ask their forgiveness. If anyone has harmed me in anyway, either knowingly or unknowingly, through their own confusions, I forgive them. And if there is a situation I am not yet ready...
    blindhorse63 blindhorse63 46-50, M Sep 27, 2012

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    Buddha, wisdom

    [Buddha Quotes]:   The Golden Rule   "Believe Nothing, No Matter Where You Read It, Or Who Said It, No Matter If I Have Said It, Unless It Agrees With Your Own Reason and Your Own Common Sense."         Better than a thousand...
    darwinsconfusion darwinsconfusion 56-60, M 3 Responses Jul 10, 2009

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    No, Thank You!

    After a lenghty tirade by an irate opponent spewing hatred and insults, Siddhartha said: "Thank you for your gift, but I don't want it and am returning it to you".
    freeed freeed 61-65, M 1 Response Mar 22, 2010

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    Pain In Life

    An aging Zen master grew tired of his student complaining, and so, one morning, sent him for some salt. When the apprentice returned, the master instructed the unhappy young man to put a handful of salt in a glass of water and then to drink it. "How does it taste?" the master...
    lanie2013 lanie2013 31-35, F Apr 5, 2013

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    Things I Learned From A Lawyer Who Sold His Ferrari

    I just met Julian Mantle, a successful and smart American lawyer who had nothing in mind but work. One day, he suddenly fainted in the middle of the courtroom. When he woke up, his doctor gave him two options: give up being a lawyer or give up life. That was his wake up call. He...
    lanie2013 lanie2013 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 31, 2013

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    Heart Sutra

    Greeting everyone a post Heart's Day. The link is my gift to everyone: a relaxing mantra of the Heart Sutra: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGM4lYJ6E1E
    lanie2013 lanie2013 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 17, 2013

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    Strength

    "...Only to the extent that a man exposes himself over and over again to annihilation can that which is indestructable arise within him..." (Graf Durkheim)
    blindhorse63 blindhorse63 46-50, M 2 Responses Mar 20, 2013

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    The First Step

    Well, I wouldn't be quoting any wise words from Buddha or any of the Bhodhisattvas here. Heck, I've been a nominal Buddhist these past 15 years of my life. Just want to share, that I have absolute faith in his teachings (though I still question some areas?). Been in serious...
    distancc3d distancc3d 16-17 Feb 25, 2011

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    Utopia ???

    There is no utopia. There never will be. There is only the valiant attempt of each person to live spiritually in a world where spirituality is almost impossible..." (Deng Ming-Tao)
    blindhorse63 blindhorse63 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 20, 2013

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    Teachers

    The Lord Buddha has said that we must not believe in a thing said merely because it is said; nor traditions because they have been handed down from antiquity; nor rumors, as such; nor writings by sages, because sages wrote them; nor fancies that we may suspect to have been...
    Buddahpat314 Buddahpat314 22-25, M 4 Responses Jul 22, 2013

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    Buddha's teachings are ways humans should behave

    and stay happy. I really like Siddhartha Gautima's story and message!
    LingLing05 LingLing05 31-35, F Dec 28, 2013

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    Buddhism

    Buddhism is the only set of teachings that makes sense to me
    TreeHuggingHippie000 TreeHuggingHippie000 41-45, F 5 Responses Nov 12, 2013

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    Im Just Saying

    I did not come to judge nor to condemn... I caught your profile and notice something... Most people turn to religion in search of an avenue for a peace of mind, a sense to ease the sub-conscious and the awareness of one own existence. In essence what their looking for is...
    MythSlayers MythSlayers 31-35, M 6 Responses Feb 19, 2012

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    Complex Human

    This is so true. How many of us have forgotten that the essence of life is to live in the present and not to worry too much about the past and the future? I mean, it is ok to think about the future and look back to your past. Our future and past guide us. But if we cling on them...
    lanie2013 lanie2013 31-35, F Apr 19, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    I hope there are atheists in this group. You don't have to be Christian to believe in loving everyone.
    jackk225 jackk225 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    I am Christian and I'm interested learning more about other religions, as well as always striving to learn more about my own. I think there's always more we can learn about each...
    Hania17 Hania17 16-17, F Jan 1

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    I definitely believe in love and love only. where you find it and who you find it with is your business.
    Literally3872 Literally3872 36-40 Jan 6

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    Love is love. As long as its reasonable. A 28 year old claiming that they are in love with a 5-9 year old isn't reasonable, the kid doesn't even know what love is or what it is...
    MissJazmineeeee MissJazmineeeee 13-15, F 3 Responses Jan 6

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    And are not in all honesty I believe love is love no matter what it doesn't know gender race age or even how many I know this to be true for myself at least me and my girlfriend...
    Lookingupalways Lookingupalways 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 6

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    Today I am sharing a message about confidence. When you hear the word confidence what do you think about? What do you feel confident about in your own life? For all of us there are...
    tcennoC tcennoC 51-55, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Ya know... It seems like JUST yesterday, it was 2014....
    RyRyOfAwesomeness RyRyOfAwesomeness 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 1

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    Did any one weigh the pros and cons of being gay? Would you choose to be hated, to suffer discrimination and all the rest we endure. We are gay, we choose to live a gay life and...
    Scott1954 Scott1954 56-60, M 1 Response Jan 14

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    In My Limited Experience i have had the good fortune to be in relationships of varying types with people of different ages and races. while i think the word 'love' is used fairly...
    wasirishblue wasirishblue 18-21, M Jan 17

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    yeah true ,,,.guess love blinds all issues of gender ..race and age..love transcends these barriers with ease...
    romel4747 romel4747 41-45, M Jan 19

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    Yes, mostly biological. Maybe a very small percentage it is psychological? I do think there is a small number of people that choose to be gay for a plethora of reasons. ...as do...
    bombchu bombchu 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    A Brief History of Prophethood & Religions from Adam (AS) to Muhammad (SAW)! Now let us cast a cursory glance at the history of prophethood. Let us see how this long chain began...
    BCsQuestForTires BCsQuestForTires 46-50, M Jan 15

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    ive had four years of being saved, to working side by side with the lord to help awaken friends and familie's spirits, to pulling their own demons into me and saved again and again...
    charbaby801 charbaby801 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 5

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    I love this quote, and it matches my beliefs. I don't believe in one, true soulmate, in one person who'll complete you, but I do believe souls recognize each other. That we're...
    livelaughlovedream3 livelaughlovedream3 41-45, F 4 Responses Jan 12

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    I feel like only prayer can help us at this point...... My husband and I recently just got married. We immediately moved to a different state. On top of all the newly wed drama we...
    amcgarity amcgarity 22-25 6 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    I feel like only prayer can help us at this point...... My husband and I recently just got married. We immediately moved to a different state. On top of all the newly wed drama we...
    amcgarity amcgarity 22-25 6 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    This is definitely so, but I will extend it further and say I hate Islam immensely. Having said that, I don't want it to include all people following it as It is the system of...
    TrevorThomson TrevorThomson 26-30, M Jan 9

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    I believe in God but I don't really have a specific religion ya know Catholic Baptist.... I'm not either I'm just one who believes he's real
    Allywall Allywall 13-15, F 7 Responses Jan 14

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    All my life I've moved around a lot. I've been to numerous schools and lived in multiple houses. Change has always been part of my life. I believe it's necessary to grow and expand...
    EmiTru EmiTru 18-21, F Jan 8

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    "There must be some kind of way out of here...said the joker to the thief...there's too much confusion...I can't get no relief..." - Bob Dylan "All Along The Watchtower" Social...
    HiPpIeRoNiN HiPpIeRoNiN 31-35, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I finally let someone in. I finally let someone know every singe thing about me. Looks like they found out too much about me and don't want me anymore. There's no communication...
    Brokenheart06 Brokenheart06 13-15, F 3 Responses Jan 18

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    The Rapture.. Carol Brooks “Today’s church wants to be raptured from responsibility.” [Leonard Ravenhill] ON THIS PAGE Introduction Does It Matter? Beliefs...
    Cootamundra Cootamundra 70+, M 1 Response Jan 10

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    Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace. Buddha
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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    I Believe in the infinite Love and Light of God and I do not choose to bind myself to any specific set of ideals or teachings for there is truth in all scriptures and teachings...
    Alominati Alominati 18-21, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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