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I Believe In Buddha's Teachings

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    lanie2013 lanie2013 31-35, F May 29, 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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    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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    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 66-70, M 1 Response Mar 22, 2010

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    zzues zzues 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 24

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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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    I've been reading about 'metta' today.

    The practice of directing loving-kindness first inwards towards yourself. Then towards your family, friends, neutrals, and enemies. Then the 4 directions and above and below.
    James1169 James1169 51-55, M Jun 4

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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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    Related Experiences

    Hey people of MeToo, I did not know where to place this comment, but I guess it's quite applicable. To sum it from the start, I saw a hard working poor man on the street at 10 PM...
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    Why do I hate U.S. Conservatism? There are so many reasons, but I will try to keep this brief and expand on it later. I'm not writing this from the perspective of a post modern...
    BlotOutTheSun BlotOutTheSun 22-25, M 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    I spank. I believe it's a good, fun, and healthy way (when done correctly) not only to discipline my submissive but to have her understand what she's done wrong. Doesn't hurt when...
    jondoen jondoen 26-30, M 3 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I believe it's a woman's responsibility to serve her men, completely
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    L O V E... Forever, I will believe in its tremendous power, its benevolence, its majesty, its complexity, its shy, And, obvious simplicity. Love is the only truth that...
    perfectlypixie perfectlypixie 46-50, F 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    They believe they are the only true religion. That they are the only people for God, and everyone outside their faith will die and be destroyed. I don't think so! For in the bible...
    noaht43 noaht43 41-45, T 1 day ago

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    A LEAP OF FAITH There was once a man who got lost in the desert. The water in his flask ran out two days ago, and he was famished. He knew that if he didn't get some water soon...
    Aryg Aryg 36-40, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    I do believe that life on this planet isn't the only 'life' in this universe. I believe there are microscopic small organisms on other planets too. I don't believe in grey human...
    AngelicLights AngelicLights 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    I believe in Love, and I believe in equal opportunity. Love equality. Everybody deserves a chance at love, its our hearts basic need. That's what we were born for, we spend our...
    PrettyOldSoul PrettyOldSoul 41-45, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    alot of people get defensive about the word or religion therefore they argue back and forth about what's right or wrong .. the inspired word of God shouldnt be argued or debated...
    sadiez81 sadiez81 31-35 2 days ago

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    I do believe that's very possible. My best friend is a girl and she is like a sister to me, she's married with children and her son and daughter refer to me as uncle . That's how...
    WokenandOpen WokenandOpen 31-35, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I don't think I ever have.. My father was (still is) very religious man and he would take me and my brother to church every Sunday. We would pray, attend to church activities and...
    SuicidalSam SuicidalSam 22-25, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I don't believe in God. When I say it out loud, it's hard for me to understand why. I've always believed in God as a kid. I was raised that God heals all and we must pray everyday...
    Shygal3029876 Shygal3029876 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    I believe in physical attraction to be sort of like the pull in a magnet. God created the female for the male. I believe in that process physical attraction was developed. I...
    Babeondwy Babeondwy 41-45, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I am usually opposed to government spending that isn't necessary to protect its citizens' rights, but I think a reasonable case can be made for some social welfare provisions...
    BlotOutTheSun BlotOutTheSun 22-25, M a week ago

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    I know it was hard , me having to be away so much but I don't think I will never get over her! She took a pice of my soul with her!
    DisciplelessProphet DisciplelessProphet 36-40 a week ago

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    Rich people tend to think that when they are rich, everyone will do something for them. But there is always a possibility life skills are needed. Many academic greats wouldn't...
    W1ll0wstream101 W1ll0wstream101 22-25, F Jul 22

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    You don't need religion to have morality. If you can't tell the difference between right and wrong, you lack empathy and compassion. It's really messed up that the fear of hell and...
    ZippyHippy ZippyHippy 16-17, F 5 Responses Jul 22

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