Old 12-08-2012, 10:56 AM   #3851
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Without inner peace, outer peace is impossible. We all wish for world peace, but world peace will never be acheived unless we first establish peace within our own minds. We can send so-called 'peacekeeping forces' into areas of conflict, but peace cannot be opposed from the outside with guns. Only by creating peace within our own mind and helping others to do the same can we hope to achieve peace in this world.
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Old 12-08-2012, 10:57 AM   #3852
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ď1. Accept everything just the way it is.
2. Do not seek pleasure for its own sake.
3. Do not, under any circumstances, depend on a partial feeling.
4. Think lightly of yourself and deeply of the world.
5. Be detached from desire your whole life long.
6. Do not regret what you have done.
7. Never be jealous.
8. Never let yourself be saddened by a separation.
9. Resentment and complaint are appropriate neither for oneself nor others.
10. Do not let yourself be guided by the feeling of lust or love.
11. In all things have no preferences.
12. Be indifferent to where you live.
13. Do not pursue the taste of good food.
14. Do not hold on to possessions you no longer need.
15. Do not act following customary beliefs.
16. Do not collect weapons or practice with weapons beyond what is useful.
17. Do not fear death.
18. Do not seek to possess either goods or fiefs for your old age.
19. Respect Buddha and the gods without counting on their help.
20. You may abandon your own body but you must preserve your honour.
21. Never stray from the Way.Ē
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Old 12-08-2012, 10:59 AM   #3853
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No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.
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Old 12-08-2012, 11:03 AM   #3854
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Usually when we hear or read something new, we just compare it to our own ideas. If it is the same, we accept it and say that it is correct. If it is not, we say it is incorrect. In either case, we learn nothing.
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Old 12-08-2012, 11:05 AM   #3855
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There is surely nothing other than the single purpose of the present moment. A man's whole life is a succession of moment after moment. There will be nothing else to do, and nothing else to pursue. Live being true to the single purpose of the moment.
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Old 12-08-2012, 11:06 AM   #3856
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Compassion is not religious business, it is human business, it is not luxury, it is essential for our own peace and mental stability, it is essential for human survival.
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Old 12-08-2012, 11:08 AM   #3857
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The heart is what is important." There is nothing more vulnerable, nothing more corruptible than the human mind; nor is there anything as powerful, steadfast and ennobling
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Old 12-08-2012, 11:11 AM   #3858
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Wherever you are, you are one with the clouds and one with the sun and the stars you see. You are one with everything. That is more true than I can say, and more true than you can hear.
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Old 12-08-2012, 11:13 AM   #3859
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The recognition of the law of the cause and effect, also known as karma, is a fundamental key to understand how youíve created your world, with actions of your body, speech and mind. When you truly understand karma, then you realize you are responsible for everything in your life. It is incredibly empowering to know that your future is in your hands
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Old 12-08-2012, 11:14 AM   #3860
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Whether our action is wholesome or unwholesome depends on whether that action or deed arises from a disciplined or undisciplined state of mind. It is felt that a disciplined mind leads to happiness and an undisciplined mind leads to suffering, and in fact it is said that bringing about discipline within one's mind is the essence of the Buddha's teaching.
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Old 12-08-2012, 11:15 AM   #3861
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Attachment leads to suffering.
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Old 12-08-2012, 11:18 AM   #3862
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If youíre reading these words, perhaps itís because something has kicked open the door for you, and youíre ready to embrace change. It isnít enough to appreciate change from afar, or only in the abstract, or as something that can happen to other people but not to you. We need to create change for ourselves, in a workable way, as part of our everyday lives.
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Old 12-08-2012, 11:20 AM   #3863
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Suffering usually relates to wanting things to be different from the way they are
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Old 12-08-2012, 12:55 PM   #3864
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Mindfulness helps us get better at seeing the difference between whatís happening and the stories we tell ourselves about whatís happening, stories that get in the way of direct experience. Often such stories treat a fleeting state of mind as if it were our entire and permanent self
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Old 12-08-2012, 12:59 PM   #3865
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f you want to take care of tomorrow, take better care of today. We always live now. All we have to do is entrust ourselves to the life we now live.
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Old 12-08-2012, 01:08 PM   #3866
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True compassion is undirected & holds no conceptual focus. That kind of genuine, true compassion is only possible after realizing emptiness.
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:06 AM   #3867
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But people of the deepest understanding look within, distracted by nothing. Since a clear mind is the Buddha, they attain the understanding of a Buddha without using the mind.
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:12 AM   #3868
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Our greatest happiness comes from the experience of love & compassion.
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:15 AM   #3869
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Whenever ego suffers from fear of death & your practice turns to seeing impermanence, ego settles down.
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:16 AM   #3870
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We who are like senseless children shrink from suffering, but love its causes. We hurt ourselves; our pain is self-inflicted! Why should others be the object of our anger?
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:24 AM   #3871
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A fearless heart is free of desire, a kind heart finds paradise everywhere.
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:28 AM   #3872
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Everyone makes mistakes. Whether we put our mistakes to use depends on how deeply we reflect on our actions. It is desirable to reflect until the tears come.
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:29 AM   #3873
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No one should ever despair because the entrance to his or her chosen career path is clogged. There is an ancient saying: "The persistent drip wears through stone.
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:40 AM   #3874
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I've recently decided I'm loyal to my country and it's Constitution; not the government. I'm very open to PMs on any blogs/groups that engage in peaceful resolutions to problems we have with US Federal, State, and local governments that violate the rights of US citizens. At this time, I don't know how or where to start, but am willing to help start a blog/website.
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:46 AM   #3875
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We train the mind so that we can enjoy greater peace, happiness, wisdom & equanimity.
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