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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 1 Response Mar 22, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Buddhism

    Buddhism is the only set of teachings that makes sense to me
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Nov 12, 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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    zzues zzues 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 24

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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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    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...
    Caprika Caprika 46-50, M 2 Responses Jul 24, 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 26-30, M 4 Responses Jul 22, 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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    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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    lanie2013 lanie2013 31-35, F May 29, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I believe in the Worm I I takes It gives It Takes It is like Santa Claus I follow it's teachings I believe in the Worm It is all knowing I believe in the Worm The Worm is...
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    The Rapture, the Tribulation, and Armageddon I'm a simple student of the Bible interested in the foretold events of the end time. These are some of my personal opinions and...
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    How is it that we're able to differentiate the difference between what is reality and what is the fictitious? What happens when your fiction becomes more real than societies said...
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    I have two topics to discuss. I will go towards the one I am more led to speak about. I know there is a lot of opposition regard religions and spirituality. I made the decision to...
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    That quote!—about the missing transitional fossils Embarrassed evolutionists try to ‘muddy the waters’ by Gary Bates Anyone reading creationist literature for a few years...
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    yes!!!it can be done cuz I live in Plymouth and my boyfriend lives in Brighton and if you live in England you will know how far apart we are so yeh don't believe it's not possible...
    harleymufin harleymufin 13-15, M 1 Response Apr 29

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    But more so, I believe it's what we make of our experiences that make us who we are.
    Tinboxdoll Tinboxdoll 36-40, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    The Catholic Life and His Religious Fantasies PRINT OUT FREE The Religious World of a Devout Roman Catholic (pdf) What is the Catholic life? An indoctrinated cradle Roman...
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    Who is Prophet Muhammad, may peace and blessings be upon him?? He is the one who defended the rights of all humanity 1400 years ago. He defended men's, women's and children rights...
    zeinahalawa zeinahalawa 16-17, F 4 Responses May 6

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    This study is about the seven trumpets of God as described in the book of Revelation. Before discussing each trumpet, I should explain that I believe the trumpets of Revelations...
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    For believers, prayer is an essential part of our personal relationship with the Lord. I like to think of prayer as being the act of speaking with God. The key words are personal...
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    I've had a few boyfriends and have dropped the L-bomb a few times but now looking back, I believe I only genuinely meant it with one boy. His name is Dunny and we dated for a...
    molliee151 molliee151 22-25, F 3 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    I think kindness is often overrated. Maybe it’s seen as being weak, but I personally think it’s a strength. I know I’m not perfect, close but not totally perfect. ;) But I...
    livelaughlovedream3 livelaughlovedream3 41-45, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I believe human always have humanity. But it's just sometime they suffered and lost it. I thought, people sometime rude, mean and being an ******* just because they thought people...
    uglyidiotduckling uglyidiotduckling 22-25, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    I was at my best friend's house a few days ago. I will admit that at one point, I thought that I was "into him", but I have realized of late that due to my abuse over the years, I...
    Delphineidunna Delphineidunna 26-30, F 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    You are tracking this phone too. That's OK I I'm still leaving you. So you can believe that
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