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I Believe In Buddha's Teachings

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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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    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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    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
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Nov 12, 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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response 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 Apr 5, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 26-30, M 4 Responses Jul 22, 2013

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    lanie2013 lanie2013 31-35, F May 29, 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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    zzues zzues 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 24

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    In my time in customer service, the customer was right maybe 50% of the time at the most! and that's being extremely generous. People are believe the customer is always right are...
    usernameinneed usernameinneed 26-30, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I want love , I want that kind of unbreakable bond with someone .. I want someone that will be my best friend and my lover. I want to share everything and anything with that person...
    Escapeyourthoughts32 Escapeyourthoughts32 18-21 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I am fortunate because I have found my soul mate but I have a more traditional view of soul mates. you know the whole there's only one. Last night my fiance told me she has two...
    LewisCollins LewisCollins 31-35 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    To me it seems that everywhere I go to look I'm searching for something just out of reach and it's frustrating cuz I can't find it. I just hope she's looking for me too
    Kaodo Kaodo 22-25, M 3 hrs ago

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    I remember when I was little and I would always see the shadows move like it's a person there, only it wasn't. So every night in my room I would hear a low growl and see a person...
    InsaneNutella InsaneNutella 13-15, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    Weak made strong, in the Saviour's love. Through the storm He is Lord, Lord of All. - Cornerstone by Hillsong
    Salute2MyFlaws Salute2MyFlaws 18-21, F 3 hrs ago

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    it's proof that he is watching over me when week after week 3 days a week , for the past 3 months during a hard time in my life he puts it on the pastor's heart to preach about...
    Nativein21stcentury Nativein21stcentury 18-21, M 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    God said to love one another. Man says "I try but I'm human and there's some people I just can't love." God responds "then stay out of my way and let me love them."
    stufy stufy 51-55 3 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I feel almost silly posting this but I feel as though I need an outlet for my frustrations. Three days ago I received a call from my ex-boyfriend. I hadn't heard from him in over 3...
    laureniacono laureniacono 22-25, F 13 hrs ago

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    The greatest philosopher mankind has ever seen is none other than sribuddha. I love his teachings.I'm not a Buddhist but still I find his words good.
    111rosy560 111rosy560 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    The media makes us believe that women need to be skinner so then we can go on a diet and waste heaps of money. It's only to benefit the media. Then they say we need to be curvy so...
    turkishgirl98 turkishgirl98 16-17, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Ok. This is what happened to me in a nutshell this year. This is totally what I believe. This is why I'm at where I'm at. But as crazy as that seems, I believe with no doubt that...
    ERMAHGERD1 ERMAHGERD1 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I have never in my life seen more evidence of any single thing than God's existence and power, YHVH is the God of the Jews and Christians, and the Muslims call him something else...
    anon8369 anon8369 31-35, M 3 days ago

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    My birthday: 12-07 Her birthday: 06-02 She messaged me yesterday: (8-27) @ 1:43pm I know this is nothing but, for me it's just weird. 8 for infinity, 2 her birthday,7 my...
    Achelle07 Achelle07 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    Just don't believe it's realistic. For some maybe they can make it work but the statistics and research are stacked against it. My attitude has shifted dramatically over the past...
    Skylalast Skylalast 41-45, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I believe I should submit to my husband in EVERY thing. That doesn't mean I am successful at it... I am a work in progress. But i believe that challenging my husbands authority is...
    Rscfm04 Rscfm04 31-35, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    My Fake Mother's Boyfriend or one of his family members, all of whom are all against me because of my Fake Mother's lies, stole my passport, when he came into the house and I was...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 5 days ago

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