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I Believe In Buddha's Teachings

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

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    Me and one of my good friends were talking about kids and she was like "Would you make your kids gay" and I said I wouldn't care if they were gay or straight but my child being...
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    is there such a thing as "bi-sexual"?
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    I'm so lost in this thing we call religion. So I believe there is a God but I don't believe in the bible, I believe it's man made. I don't go to church, I rarely pray, I don't...
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    Our dead relatives tries to reach out to us but most often we don't get it because we are not looking for it. Few years ago my uncle died from heart attack. few days after his...
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    Dear god I don't particularly want to be a Christian but I know that if I don't become one you will burn me in hell for eternity , and your bible also says if I don't love you ill...
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    It suddenly happens at any given time. I could be walking down a street and I'll think I'll see somebody but as I get close it disappears. I could be in my room before bed and feel...
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    I just realized I don't even know how to forgive someone that hurt me (and this someone doesn't even care that she screwed with me forever). I wish I did, because this is holding...
    cursedswan cursedswan 26-30, F Oct 7

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    No One Is Innocent Let he who is pure, cast the first stone, with this I can assure, no stones will be thrown, for no one is innocent, each one of us has sinned, so we must be...
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    New Age Pantheism Various forms of Pantheism have been prominent in Eastern cultures for thousands of years. But it began to have an effect on our culture in the 1950s. There had...
    Cootamundra Cootamundra 70+, M 1 Response Oct 10

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    True. I've gone a little crazy. Admittedly, I can be a little crazy when it comes to passion. Passion changes everything. It's wonderful and amazing and makes you feel alive, but...
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    Qur’an:8:39 And fight them until there is no fitnah and [until] the religion, all of it, is for Allah . And if they cease - then indeed, Allah is Seeing of what they do” Qur...
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    I believe in God But We are at war Should we believers Be concerned or scare? Is this really a surprise? The answer is No No to fear And No to worry For the enemies may...
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    I am a stronger believer. I believe that everyone deserves a second chance, I believe everyone has a dream whether they like to admit it or not. I believe every has a voice to be...
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    "Drama Queen (That Girl)" There was a girl I knew who always wanted to be the one to stand out from the crowd Always believed that she was gonna live her dreams That what went...
    SadisticPsychoBitch SadisticPsychoBitch 31-35, F Sep 25

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    I believe i'm experiencing "tough love" at the moment. For a few years now I have been suffering with the occasional panic attack, and extreme drop in mood levels. There is...
    PurpleGlassPalace PurpleGlassPalace 26-30, M 4 Responses Oct 5

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    Part 1 God bless everyone. Have you talked to god? Tell him all your worries and don't be afraid. He wants to help so call him. He loves you. I want to share with you guys...
    MarGuz5334 MarGuz5334 22-25, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Last night I heard and saw a choir singing in my dreams. Lately I have been having these experiences where it doesn't feel like I am dreaming anymore. It feels as if I have...
    PurpleGlassPalace PurpleGlassPalace 26-30, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    The Midnight Train - Have you ever found yourself in a place where you need to find hope? In a situation that is dark and without answers? How do you feel? Can you find the words...
    vaylorie vaylorie 46-50, F 4 Responses Sep 24

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