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I Believe In Buddha's Teachings

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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 2 Responses Mar 22, 2010

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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.
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses Mar 31, 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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    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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    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 1 Response Apr 5, 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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    lanie2013 lanie2013 31-35, F May 29, 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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    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 7 Responses Mar 21, 2010

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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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    Look Within.

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    mejj mejj 36-40, F 3 Responses May 1, 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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    Related Experiences

    It's not a belief it's scientifically proven
    EnvyTheGinger EnvyTheGinger 13-15, M Aug 28

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    By Tibetan Buddhist Masters; http://lamayeshe.com/index.php?sect=article&cid=246
    artistanthonykoh artistanthonykoh 46-50, M 2 days ago

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    I always thought that I was going to burn in hell, and I still do sometimes when I think to hard. But sometimes the bible says things only to make people look to god. Some people...
    Nick221B Nick221B 13-15, M 2 Responses Aug 27

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    I'm a believer and don't consider myself a snob. I respect your right to believe as you want. I choose to believe. I have been a scientist, of sorts, all my adult life. I believe...
    hancockian hancockian 66-70, M Aug 25

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    i personally.... don't share your belief on quite the same level, i think. I think it's super neat that you can find something that you have put your faith into believing. I think...
    a1uM1nuM448 a1uM1nuM448 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    I don't really know what I believe at this point in my life, but I do believe in God in some form. I was raised in the Christian faith, and I still like and accept some of it's...
    shellseagirl shellseagirl 41-45, F 6 Responses 6 days ago

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    Before you comment, i'm not trying to stereotype anyone. I don't believe ALL girls are a certain way, likewise with guys. I guess i'm a person who views the lines between genders...
    CaitlinBuchan97 CaitlinBuchan97 16-17, F 7 Responses Aug 27

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    I believe it's a disease. It's sad that girls find that the right way to go even though everyone is best the way they are. No one should feel they need to change in order to keep...
    KingOfPerfection KingOfPerfection 16-17, M Sep 6

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    I've had experiences when I was younger, long before I learned about animal communicators. I'm currently trying to get back in touch with that innate ability to commune with other...
    SaturnWolf SaturnWolf 36-40, M a week ago

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    I believe it's even proven that women's IQ is higher on average than men's. Also the person with the highest intelligence known on earth was a woman :)
    cucksome cucksome 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 20

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    I believe God's source of power is love its hard for us to understand that kind of love which is agape love which is unconditional without any restrictions it's just too powerful...
    dfries63 dfries63 46-50, M Aug 28

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    My mom passed away on 7/16/14 how do I kno if she still around me or not how do I kno if she is ok I miss her so bad she died alone in her home and I had to identify her body and...
    sonia3035 sonia3035 26-30, F 12 Responses Sep 6

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    Yes, my husband and I are not regular attendees. We are faithful on paying our tithe. We probably go to church once or twice a month sometimes, two months may go by, we continue...
    velwms velwms 61-65, F Sep 2

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    Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.Buddha.It is better to conquer yourself than to win...
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I believe in Jesus Christ. I was born a Catholic. But i don't go to church now. Because i dont agree to some of the teachings in Catholic. I dont like statues. My belief is that...
    yodatheching yodatheching 22-25, F Aug 25

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    I'm baptized as a Catholic. My parents and siblings are same religion as me. As I'm growing up, My Mom always tell us the teachings in the bible. Some of are times are given to God...
    AsianGirl1000 AsianGirl1000 22-25, F a week ago

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    I believe in god but I feel lost in the dark I need to know he's there
    Feistywizard Feistywizard 18-21, M 3 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I believe in God, but not as one thing, not as an old man in the sky. I believe that what people call God is something in all of us. I believe that what Jesus and Mohammed and...
    rahifsaad rahifsaad 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 5

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    I don't care if you're Muslim, Jewish, Buddha. You could worship purple dinosaurs for all I care. We all have a right to believe in something. It's your choice what you believe in...
    dachick297 dachick297 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 23

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    I Life is full of ups and downs. Even if that looks uncomfortable, it is that part of life that makes us move forward. It’s our human identify not to like challenges. Because...
    greatmotuma greatmotuma 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 6

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    1 I believe in one God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible. 2 I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Only...
    invisible321 invisible321 51-55, F 2 days ago

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    People might mature as they get older but some don't. I think most people gain knowledge as they get older but knowledge sometimes can lead to lack of maturity. I believe it more...
    NameIsMailbox NameIsMailbox 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 24

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    This is a repost of my featured story/i want to say thx u experience. The friend i an talking about is fallenindarkness~ :3 best person and the best friend a person can ever have...
    InfiniteMusic InfiniteMusic 13-15, M 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    God's law is the only law. God's law is love. Therefore if it is not of love, it is not of God. Apply this to your religious teachings. Are you worshiping God or the book?
    Deedle623 Deedle623 51-55, F Aug 24

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