Buddhism

Moral Lesson: Putting Problems in Their Proper Perspective

Sometimes when we are faced with a serious problem, we feel depressed with its seeming magnitude and weight. When this happens, it is profitable to wander out in the evening and look up at the sky. We see countless numbers... (Continue reading)

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Moral Lesson: Mirror of the Mind

Boltan Hall has written the following lines: I looked at my brother with the microscope of criticism, And I said, ‘How coarse my brother is!’ I looked at him through the telescope of scorn, And I said, ‘How small my... (Continue reading)

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Buddhism: Calmness of Nobel beings

The Buddha was asked this question: Why do the noble beings who have developed their minds appear so calm and radiant? The Buddha replied:... (Continue reading)

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Buddhism: Think before you speak

The Buddha spoke about the four kinds of wrong speech. The first is lying. When a person goes to a court of justice, or in the company of relatives and friends, he would say ‘I know’ when he does not,... (Continue reading)

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Osho on Buddha: One has to say goodbye

One of Buddha’s disciples, Sariputta, one day bowed down at Buddha’s feet. Suddenly he felt the energy falling on him. He felt a sudden transformation, a mutation of his whole mind, as if he was being destroyed and created again.... (Continue reading)

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Buddhism: Watch Yourself

Q: If putting everything together in our bowls is important, why don’t you as a teacher do it yourself? Don’t you feel it is important for the teacher to set an example?... (Continue reading)

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Buddhism: The way it is ~ Ajahn Sumedho

… Eventually, you let go of all these things because they’re not ends in themselves either, but they are like tools to be used. You learn to use these tools, and when you’ve finished you don’t need to hang on... (Continue reading)

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Buddhism: Human Mind and Conceptualization

The human mind seeks to conceptualize phenomena, and it has developed a host of clever ways to do so. Every simple sensation will trigger a burst of conceptual thinking if you give the mind its way. Let us take hearing,... (Continue reading)

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