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I Believe In Buddha's Teachings

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    lanie2013 lanie2013 31-35, F May 29, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I believe that if you truly love someone then there is no real reason you shouldn't be with them unless they turn out to be someone you thought they weren't. But even then you can...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 2

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    Ahhh almost time... Two Christmas' with my families. Neither one actually one December 25th but it's not the date that matters..not even the gifts..just the joy of being with the...
    Bubbles0329 Bubbles0329 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    Well I have no doubt on the question. I was born gay. Never have fancied a female. To me being gay is as normal as being straight Luckly for me my parents excepted that being gay...
    thegaychef thegaychef 51-55, M 2 Responses Dec 7

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    Sure we are, what did you think I was born straight and one day I thought, I think I'll be a lesbian. Hey why not, it will **** everyone off, hahaha. Grow up and get over it!
    LilChickadee LilChickadee 22-25, F Dec 19

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    Looking at the stacks of devotional books in my little boxes in book shelf with the rest of filled with stuffed animals, it brings me to having to face my inner conflict. My dad...
    kelseytoby kelseytoby 16-17 a week ago

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    How do you answer a question that has no answer? A question like 'how do you know?' Some people answer with a question, 'how do you know what?' And that's how you know they don't...
    welchbw welchbw 18-21, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    Even though science is a long way to proving the continuation of the soul after bodily death,we don't need the OK from scientists to accept that it is so.In fact I believe today's...
    berangere berangere 66-70, F 6 Responses Dec 6

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    I believe there's beauty in all of us, owe imperfections owe scars owe looks. Choice within to have power to control the demons the voice, insecurities dragging you down feelings...
    deadly1 deadly1 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 10

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    Dear God, Since I'm not sure where else to put this, I'm going to write it here in hopes you'll see it and/or someone will do a prayer for me to have to recognition. Let me start...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 14 Responses Dec 13

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    Look around, can you see it? We're starting to lose our freedom of religion and they're taking God out of everything. soon we aren't gonna be able to pray and peach outside of our...
    s123456789s s123456789s 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 14

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    I don't believe it's really in the Bible... "For the wages of sin is DEATH... (not eternity in hell).." I think Hell was made up by a confused person long ago...
    LulaZee LulaZee 31-35, F 6 Responses Dec 15

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    Alright - I've got quite a story here. I have just recently met my biological grandmother for the first time. She has a mental illness - schizophrenia, among other small things...
    7Questions 7Questions 16-17, M 3 hrs ago

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    Injoy 1767: This post is dedicated to you, sweet Light Ambassador. Thank you!!! :)) "Kindness--the most valuable gift you will ever give someone." The Peace and Love Train "A...
    Aimee17 Aimee17 41-45, F 11 Responses Dec 9

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    I thought love was only true in fairy tales. Meant for someone else but not for me. Love was out to get me, that's the way it seemed, Disappointment haunted all my dreams. AND...
    AsheOakseed AsheOakseed 22-25, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    As another year (and relationship) close, I am beginning to accept the reality that good people do selfish things. These genuinely good people fail to take into account the...
    FiveCrimes FiveCrimes 36-40, F 5 Responses 1 hr ago

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    The Bible and Hypocrites I am a believer I believe the bible is the world of God Many people don't believe the Bible because it was written by a man so therefore what's in the...
    LilBigThinker LilBigThinker 22-25, M 7 Responses Dec 1

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    Hey there, I figured it was the only place to talk about it since I'm too ashamed to tell anyone, even my closest friends. I'm a 20-year-old male living with my parents and right...
    Ciccone Ciccone 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    I'm not really sure what to post this under but it has to do with discipline so I chose here...... I can't stand to see kids act up and take control of their parents instead of...
    s123456789s s123456789s 16-17, F 5 Responses Dec 6

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    You're too delicate, it's true. You're constantly in crisis, in worry and in panic. When you get too emotional, you are never able to explain right away. So they hurt you. It's...
    susipsikopat susipsikopat 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 12

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    Ever since I heard about the word "soul mate", I always pondered whether it was true or not and I don't believe it is. I am very practical, so I was always a skeptic, anyway, but I...
    sesi1116 sesi1116 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 20

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    Well, I believe he exists. That he is somewhere up there with his places that he labels as Heaven and Hell. But I certainly don't believe in him, look up to him, nor am I proud to...
    DyanWerewolf DyanWerewolf 18-21, M 11 Responses 6 days ago

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    I believe Lord .. I BELIEVE!!!! Without proof, without doubt .. I believe!!! Your Word convicts my heart, no proof was ever needed. After I...
    vaylorie vaylorie 46-50, F 4 Responses Nov 29

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    Ok, people always ask me if I believe in god. I'm, not sure but my friends S, So, and R have very interesting opinions. S believes there is no god, that gods are of human...
    Sotanax Sotanax 13-15, F Dec 12

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    When I was 12, I was a very pious child and loved my mom a LOT and I prayed regulary. Due to hormones, I had HUGE cravings. I kept eating sweets behind my mom back and it was wrong...
    Amy1111112 Amy1111112 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 19

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