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I Believe In Buddha's Teachings

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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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    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...
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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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    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...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 6 Responses Mar 21, 2010

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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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    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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    lanie2013 lanie2013 31-35, F May 29, 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 1 Response 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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    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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    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)
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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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    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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    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 4 Responses Nov 12, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    The mind is everything. What you think you become. ~Buddha I Am Strong-because I know my weaknesses I Am Beautiful-because I am aware of my flaws I Am Fearless-because I learned...
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    It's possible to describe how we could continue past death in terms entirely physical and natural. If an infinite and eternal multiverse (physical plane) is arguable (it is) then...
    LucyWood LucyWood 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I invented this post title. Oh sure, this will start a gang war about who really can. I can assure you, they can't.
    itismichael itismichael 36-40, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Since when is Kaaba in two different directions? One of the main priorities of a true Muslim is praying and doing it right.So way to go, you just proved you have nothing to do with...
    InLove000 InLove000 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 5

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    I have always felt deep down in my heart that a truth resonated with me. Through Jesus we given the chance of salvation no matter our colour, creed or race. Jesus's teachings...
    RuthT RuthT 16-17, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    A few of my friends socially and possibly on EP would be shocked at my revelation saying I don't believe in a god. Well maybe not socially since my views are openly portrayed to my...
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    I personally think that marriage counselling is a waste of time and money. If there's a problem in the relationship only the two of you can resolve the issue (if you both want to...
    Roz2014 Roz2014 41-45, F 7 Responses Feb 21

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    I'm no longer going to feel bad because I don't have it because I don't believe it exists. I believe in a love for our children. I believe in love, but not true love. I think it's...
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    Trying to master this abundance thing. I believe it comes from your mind and your beliefs. Act as if, live as if, and you will find abundance. I've been putting this in my brain...
    mdc1972 mdc1972 41-45, M Feb 9

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    I also believe that forgiveness does not always mean the person is welcomed back into your life. It's perfectly okay to forgive someone then turn around a walk away from them...
    pollyprozac pollyprozac 41-45, F 6 Responses Feb 21

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    I can't believe it's not butter, you guys. They always told me that if it looks like a duck, if it quacks like a duck, and if it acts like a duck—it's a duck, but that just isn't...
    losingNemo losingNemo 13-15, F Feb 4

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    I believe in God, love His teachings with all my heart, and constantly defend Him when possible. However, I've been having so much trouble with properly worshipping Him through my...
    3lli 3lli 18-21, F 6 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    It Is NEVER Jesus And Mary 2. Does Jesus wish to establish world devotion to Mary? Please know that such was never the desire or will of the Lord at any time as expressed in the...
    churinga churinga 70+, M 3 Responses Feb 15

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    For believers and non believers of God Faith in God is a necessity in our society A lot of us know people that have done very bad things in life and have stopped doing those...
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    In Christianity what is the teachings on these subjects: What will happen to the people who believe in Christ but identify as something else? What happens to the people who...
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    I believe that wives should follow the teachings of the Bible. Ephesians 5: Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ. Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord...
    RuthT RuthT 16-17, F 6 Responses 5 days ago

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    Hi, Im a 17 year old girl from Sweden. I go too high school (I think that's high school in your country). Since I'm from Sweden my English might be a little off, but i hope it's...
    AnnaMariaC AnnaMariaC 16-17, F 3 hrs ago

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    FACT: The vast majority of Jehovah's Witnesses were former Catholics. 1.They had very little real change to make. 2.They just switched organizations and creeds!!! 3.Now you know...
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    Sister Mary Katherine lived in a convent, a block away from Jack's liquor store. One day, in walked Sister Mary Katherine and said, "Oh Jack, give me a pint of the brandy...
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    I don't wanna fight no more Only wanna get to shore Baby don't slam the door tonight We ran another off the tracks That's time we can't get back We can save tomorrow if we try...
    lavendersea lavendersea 41-45, F 14 hrs ago

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