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I Believe In Buddha's Teachings

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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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    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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    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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    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's teachings are ways humans should behave

    and stay happy. I really like Siddhartha Gautima's story and message!
    LingLing05 LingLing05 26-30, F Dec 28, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 5 Responses Jul 22, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Recently someone has come into my life who means a lot to me. We live near each other and have almost everything in common. God has helped me and my family through very hard times...
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    As a man, your family and friends should be the most important things in your life. You do not walk out on your family when things become difficult, you do not falter, and you do...
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    I have had two perfect husbands that have passed away and now I am alone. Two total different relationships, but now alone, sad, and just sort of afraid of being alone the rest of...
    Vickilynnd Vickilynnd 61-65, F Jun 27

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    A number of years ago my wife and I had a purebred terrier. He was a wonderful protective dog and an excellent “ratter” he was not aggressive but would never back-down from a...
    runtom runtom 56-60, M 1 Response Jul 2

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    Well I've noticed this and I wanted to ask..... Why are some people aginst interracial couples?
    Citygirl06 Citygirl06 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 4

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    Hi all my ep friends, I have observed that there are so many wounded hearts in this world which scream to be heard. Stories of love which have failed to blossom for any reason...
    anuragch11 anuragch11 18-21, M Jul 14

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    Love never is wrong...true love.Now, a 75yo with a 30yo seems extreme to me.What do you think?
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F 7 Responses 4 days ago

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    I honestly believe there's someone for everyone. But these days its so easy to meet the wrong person. We've all been hurt, been in relationships for the wrong reasons but we still...
    Josh1978 Josh1978 36-40, M 3 Responses Jul 8

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    It feels like I was just a little sixth grader in middle school, but now I'm a junior in high school. Everyone has changed so much. You don't really know who to call your friend...
    halieghnicole halieghnicole 16-17, F Jul 13

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    I have seen little kids act better then most teens I believe it's how u handle things not age that defines maturity
    spyroboy4 spyroboy4 18-21, M 4 Responses Jun 25

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    I believe it's how we treat our partners..it can turn out good or it will turn out bad..
    Raisa26 Raisa26 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 8

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    Honestly, love is love. As long as the ages are appropriate, I believe it's okay! For instance, when I was 14, I was in "love" with an 18. It doesn't matter how old, or how young...
    MaddyAlexis MaddyAlexis 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    Actually, I love checker's fries but I believe it's the same chain. It sucks that they closed down any checker's nearby. They have the best fries ever. I also absolutely love their...
    sweetstar1 sweetstar1 22-25, F Jun 26

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    Well I find out tommarow at what stage my disease😁doctor said stage 2 but after seeing other xrays I believe it's stage 3 nervous about surgery and want them to skip the four...
    jeffbelcher jeffbelcher 41-45, M Jun 30

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    Jesus Christ Biography Biblical Figure (c. 6–c. 30) QUICK FACTS NAME Jesus Christ OCCUPATION Biblical Figure BIRTH DATE c. 6 BCE DEATH DATE c. 30 PLACE OF BIRTH Bethlehem PLACE...
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    This post might be long but I do Hope some people read this. I'll try to make it as short as possible. keep in mind this is NoT a love story maybe it was intended to be once but I...
    rukesh3 rukesh3 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 16

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    I too was raised as one of Jehovah's Witnesses. Both my mother and father had embraced this religion back in the late 40's and 50's before I was ever born. In fact, my father...
    crystalbuddah20 crystalbuddah20 51-55, F Jun 27

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    I too was raised as one of Jehovah's Witnesses. Both my mother and father had embraced this religion back in the late 40's and 50's before I was ever born. In fact, my father...
    crystalbuddah20 crystalbuddah20 51-55, F 2 Responses Jun 27

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    I totally respect the catholic ethic as well as the Eastern philosiphies and of course the teachings of Mohamed but I believe organized religion is has been used to justify...
    QuinnStew QuinnStew 13-15, F Jul 1

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    My mom and dad have always instilled in me the goodness and grace of God and I believe in him wholeheartedly. However, I've been exploring spirituality lately and feel like its...
    ayceofspades ayceofspades 18-21 Jul 10

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    If people came to accept that all living beings have a soul maybe there would be less cruelty to animals in the world.Sadly religious "teachings' have misguided people for...
    berangere berangere 66-70, F 3 Responses Jul 16

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    In spite of the fact that thousands of people have experienced what we call a near death experience and most of them have been known to be stable people,people who held highly...
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    “I remember the Chronicles of Angevil, that the Zombies will find the Ice Wall while the Fighters divide and defend and expel. I realized that the ice wall was and what the...
    1a2l3j 1a2l3j 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    I believe in... that two people can look at the exact same thing and see something totally different. I believe… that your life can be changed in a matter of hours by people who...
    PepperX PepperX 22-25, F Jul 10

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    I believe in respecting others and showing them kindness; of being tolerant and accepting no matter what. I don't agree with words such as "*****" or "****" which are only used...
    Brianabear Brianabear 18-21, F Jun 27