I Believe In Buddha's Teachings

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 236 People

    zzues zzues
    26-30, F
    1 Response Apr 24, 2015

    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
    lanie2013 lanie2013
    31-35, F
    May 29, 2013

    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

    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

    Buddhism

    Buddhism is the only set of teachings that makes sense to me
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Nov 12, 2013

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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
    1 Response Mar 20, 2013

    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

    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

    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
    66-70, M
    1 Response Mar 22, 2010

    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
    Mar 20, 2013

    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

    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

    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

    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
    26-30, M
    4 Responses Jul 22, 2013

    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

    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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    WhirlwindR WhirlwindR
    22-25, M
    Apr 21
    "May there always be sunshine... May there always be blue skies... May there always be me..." Life sucks sometimes, but it's not about finding perfect solutions or reactions right...
    KikFindme12thNumber KikFindme12thNumber
    22-25, M
    1 Response Apr 21
    GREETINGS TO ALL FROM THE EVIL ONE. Well, that's what you believe, anyway. I hope during my time on EP that I have caused some of you to think about the things I have said...
    GeordanoBruno GeordanoBruno
    61-65, M
    1 Response Apr 20
    My name is Lupin, and I am alive. I am big into symbolism, not the kinds that you talk about in high school English classes, but the more authentic kind. The little moments in...
    ProcessOfBecoming ProcessOfBecoming
    18-21, T
    Apr 20
    I don't so much believe it as know it for a fact. I've been friends with a girl for the last 5 years, nothing happening between us romantically. It's simple enough to pull off...
    AsYetNameless AsYetNameless
    13-15, T
    Apr 20
    TRUE! --nervous --very, very dreadfully nervous I had been and am; but why will you say that I am mad? The disease had sharpened my senses --not destroyed --not dulled them. Above...
    DaydreamingSleepwalker DaydreamingSleepwalker
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Apr 19
    I get asked every now and then as a Christian man how do I feel about being saved from hell, inheriting eternal life? My answer is although I am grateful and glad to be saved I'm...
    niceguycursed niceguycursed
    31-35, M
    11 Responses Apr 19
    My fiancé and I got together under the premise that it would be an open relationship and now that it's happening I'm scared that I won't like it. He's very honest and has told me...
    free2roam free2roam
    31-35, F
    Apr 19
    if you were a girl and read this would you forgive mefor loving you too much? I know there's a lot of things I wish I didn't say But please believe me I never meant it that way...
    erickv354 erickv354
    16-17, M
    Apr 18
    I just want to share something. One time I broke down lol, I was very upset with myself. I kept on saying.."God doesn't love me" it was my first time to cry like that because I...
    aDreamer27 aDreamer27
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Apr 18
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    lov2smile lov2smile
    26-30, F
    Apr 16
    I'm starting to believe that religions aren't just some belief systems used over centuries for man to manipulate each other with. What if there's a real war between good and not...
    LeahLovee LeahLovee
    70+, F
    10 Responses Apr 15
    That's it really. I don't believe in love. I love my family that's it. But to love a man is a big step that I don't want to take
    Ariannaaaaa Ariannaaaaa
    22-25, F
    Apr 15
    Why am I talking to someone like that? I keep giving second chances. I see the good side in people so I think it's worth giving them another chance. This guy. I loved him before. I...
    soyyoprincesa soyyoprincesa
    22-25, F
    Apr 14
    I of course believe in ghosts, I've seen them all my life. Some good, mostly they were bad... I don't think they know I can see them. Which is a good thing, because growing up my...
    IcySongBird IcySongBird
    18-21, F
    Apr 14
    I have spent my short life moving around a lot. I have learned that to have a friend you gotta be one first. No one is going to walk up to you and audition for the part. You are...
    9minute 9minute
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Apr 14
    If you are looking for someone that is mature, stable and experienced in the world of D/s and DD. A person that is strict and will hold you accountable for your actions. Someone...
    Paddlehergood Paddlehergood
    61-65, M
    1 Response Apr 14
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    Paddlehergood Paddlehergood
    61-65, M
    3 Responses Apr 14
    Ughh it's my countries election next month and guess what no ******* matter what party wins nothing is gonna be done about LGBTQ rights in the country like c'mon were the only...
    HatredIncarnated HatredIncarnated
    13-15, M
    1 Response Apr 13
    And in man's rights. Total equality in all things - and that does not mean a forced 50-50 split. It means equality of opportunity and equality in pay and conditions. Given a level...
    helensusanswift helensusanswift
    18-21, F
    Apr 13
    Whine less, wish less and just know that You are who You say You are, which is the I Am. Where I am not, You are. Funny how they say if you want things to turn out differently, You...
    meto2015 meto2015
    41-45, F
    Apr 13
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    meto2015 meto2015
    41-45, F
    Apr 13
    We wonder why we treat ourselves so badly! It's the mean and sad voices of our childhood! Some voices are there to protect us from harm...some are just mean! Address the protective...
    Shewolfiie69 Shewolfiie69
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Apr 12
    The concept of God with which I was raised is obviously the most familiar to me. This was the christian deity of Yaweh who I was told is omnimax - capable of anything, knowing...
    Doomflower Doomflower
    31-35, F
    1 Response Apr 12
    I've always been a believer of this and sometimes I neglect to accept the truth. If it's not reciprocated, then it isn't real
    notAloneWithYou notAloneWithYou
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Apr 12
    Hey guys, you probably don't remember me, especially since this isn't my original account, but I've heard about EP shutting down and me and another friend that came from this site...
    Frostbitten09 Frostbitten09
    18-21, M
    Apr 11
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    Frostbitten09 Frostbitten09
    18-21, M
    Apr 11
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    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Apr 11
    I still get a little agitated when I remember the unfortunate experiences I've had with "friends". I don't regret these experiences though, because they've instilled a kind of...
    glitterpuff glitterpuff
    22-25, F
    Apr 11
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    ElineLotus ElineLotus
    13-15, F
    5 Responses Apr 11
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    deleted deleted
    26-30
    8 Responses Apr 11
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    soyyoprincesa soyyoprincesa
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Apr 11
    Christian Greed https://dochub.com/timesoftrouble/kWbzzO/christian-greed What can truly amaze a genuine believer that looks only to the Father is just how true his words on world...
    timesoftrouble timesoftrouble
    56-60, M
    Apr 11
    I really hope when Jimmy Fallon is changing his baby's poo diaper he says "ew!" And talks to his baby in his character Sara's voice.
    thisisnotanexit thisisnotanexit
    26-30, F
    Apr 10
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    imasurvivor92 imasurvivor92
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Apr 10
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    70+, F
    18 Responses Apr 9
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