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I Believe In Buddha's Teachings

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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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    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'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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    lanie2013 lanie2013 31-35, F May 29, 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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    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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    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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    zzues zzues 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    "No matter how many gorgeous faces you set your eyes upon, If you already set your heart out for someone, You will hardly notice anyone." :)
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    Love is love! Enough said.
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    I remember that i was making love with a blonde man in my first erotic dream. When i was a little boy, boys are more charming than girls. And i could look the underwear boys. I...
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    I do if you truly feel for someone other things shouldnt matter, I would love you regardless.. It also helps if a person your talking to comes for a surprised visit with roses lol...
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    Ten months (EXACT) older than my boyfriend. And I enjoy every single minute of it. ^^ also, EP PHOTO Y U NO WORK. That is all ^^ love you, you...
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    What is the difference between I like you I love you. Beautifully answered by Buddha: Buddha's answer was so simple: "When U like a flower, U just pluck it. But When U...
    pontybroken pontybroken 26-30, M 3 Responses Apr 16

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    I am the only one in my family on my mom's side, my dad's side and in the medical world who believes Joe truly loves me and didn't just say the words. I am a believer in God and...
    blankcheck4urhart blankcheck4urhart 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    I have a weird experience. I am not sure if my family and I have been dealing with an evil spirit. I have seen and felt things but mostly when I'm near asleep. I have had sleep...
    angelatone angelatone 22-25, F Apr 15

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    Respectfully, I don't believe everything happens for a reason. I don't believe in coincidences, but neither do I believe that everything happens for a reason. I DO believe in...
    WindSylph WindSylph 46-50, F 8 Responses Apr 6

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    IS HEAVEN AND HELL REAL? ARE THEY FOREVER? After thousands of years, the fear of death remains fixed in many people. The book of Job describes death as the “king of terrors...
    ArtLover01 ArtLover01 66-70, F Apr 16

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    To me, you either believe in God or you don't and if you don't whether you realize it or not you are a devil worshipper. So in my beliefs if you believe in Buddha, Allah, etc. you...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 17

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    I've always believed that most of the stuff you use as an escape comes back to bite you in the arse. Whatever your method of escape; drugs, drink, sex, tv, EP it just takes you...
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    I'm so scared, I've always believed in God and havent been the best at praying. Lately though in the past 6 months my girlfriend has got me into God more and I love her. But now...
    KeithK902 KeithK902 18-21, M 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    Hi all, I want to share one of my experiences which has made me believe in this quote. On one fine sunny day, I met a guy at my working place. We had a normal healthy conversation...
    LifeIsAJourney25 LifeIsAJourney25 22-25, F 1 Response 25 mins ago

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    There's a text, a manuscript, written in 1873 by Ernest J Eitel called "The Rudiments of Natural Science in China." It revolves around Feng Shui, but incorporates the belief that...
    Owliegirl Owliegirl 46-50 2 days ago

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    It's kind of a **** move that the Christians call their god Yahweh, "God" that's like naming my child, "child." Do they lack creativity? Apparently not, I've read what's in the...
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 22-25, M 3 hrs ago

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    It's intriguing how Catholics hold up the Catholic Church like its something spectacular. In their books they learn in when children and even as adults support the beauty of it...
    KingJamesOnly KingJamesOnly 26-30, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    For me, it's more a matter of maturity. I'm not interested in someone just because they are young....they need to also have a level of maturity.
    open2anything1976 open2anything1976 36-40, M 47 mins ago

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    I'm a Pk of a SDA church. I think I'm a rebel in the eyes of my mother, but I think I doing okay. I don't smoke, drink only socially, no substance abuse, no criminal record...
    danielairy danielairy 22-25, M 2 Responses Apr 19