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I Believe In Buddha's Teachings

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    The only race that exists is the human race, I don't believe in other races though I will acknowledge if u are a mullato, because that is great. Love is my message in this life...
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    It's up to each person to choose what path they take.
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    I definitely was idk about anyone else
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    Some of my family friends are from different races,so I never judge anyone because they're different
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    Unknown facts about Buddha that will blow your mind-From The Speaking Tree-The details of the Buddha's life are not known for certain, but most scholars are in agreement that he...
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    True words for Believers. Let's put our faith in action. Keep shining! "Let your light so shine before men that they may see your moral excellence and your praiseworthy, noble...
    SagSunshine2014 SagSunshine2014 41-45, F 2 Responses Oct 22

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    Idol Worship .. Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow When I think of idol worship, I think of Aaron and the golden calf .. that was such a huge strike against Israel. Let's stop for a...
    vaylorie vaylorie 46-50, F 5 Responses Oct 22

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    I don't believe this to be true for all women. I believe women have their different callings in life. However I do believe it's my calling in life. I'm blessed with a baby bearing...
    anonymoussouthernbabe anonymoussouthernbabe 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 2

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    I was in the coffee shop on my college campus studying when two older men came in and sat down on the other side of the room. One of the men started talking about his wife, and...
    MindlessMatters MindlessMatters 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 5

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    I wish I could say that I have 100% faith but I can't. It's just so hard to believe in when I'm the type of person who "has to see to believe". There's so much evil in the world...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 7 Responses Oct 23

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    Reality must be one of the most and if not the most abstract concepts i can think of. What is reality? How can it be proven? These are questions that have plagued the mind of human...
    chaoshead chaoshead 13-15, M Oct 23

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    I've finally given up on it. It's nothing but a distraction, an illusion, a joke. I've fallen for it too many times and got absolutely nothing from it. I don't care what anyone has...
    nylaa nylaa 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I met my online bf of five months and I adore him! I loved meeting him and kissing him. He was so sweet and he couldn't stop touching me and we went to Barnes&Nobles (my fav store...
    lilbum97 lilbum97 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 22

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    I've never loved anyone but, I believe it's true.
    dashuria dashuria 13-15, F Oct 30

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    I studied dreams in psychology all the way back at school so this is 6 years ago! Here are some psychological theories about dreams having meanings. I’m going to start with the...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    ******************************** THE UNIVERSE ********************************* First I want to thank those Christians who sincerely wish to better understand the universe they...
    PYWACKET PYWACKET 61-65, M 1 Response Nov 4

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    Dreams can be based on hopes,fears and desires! I do believe dreams mean something like some dreams can be warning like letting you know something's wrong or something is going to...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 5 hrs ago

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    Yes I believe in gender equality. Men are human males. Women are human false. Both are human. Both have emotions, cares, concerns, and desires. Both have equal rights. We have said...
    Adam59 Adam59 56-60, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    i believe all people in the earth have the mandatory responsability of learning how to love themselves and others authentically by learning about human creative energy located in...
    carloslara7 carloslara7 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 9

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    Yes I do. It would seriously suck for there not to be anything after life is over. I'm not sure what there is or what Heaven is really like...I think it depends on the individual...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F 12 hrs ago

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    I pray daily...it's just mostly in my head...talking to Him silently. I believe that He hears me...though He probably gets tired of hearing from me!!LOL It's like "NOW what does...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    I wish I could understand my mind can't focus long on these thought cause I'll get depressed perhaps that's y it shifts so much to prevent me from falling into the well I can't...
    boxgirl1987 boxgirl1987 26-30, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    There is only one God, we truly need to understand this in this world today. we need to stop with the, My God and your God bit. I was raised Lutheran, then tried Catholic...
    bhaktagerald bhaktagerald 41-45, M 4 Responses Oct 26

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    The countless miracles in the Quran, the beautiful teachings and characteristics of the prophets.
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Nov 4

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