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Posts tagged "buddhism"
word from the wise: universal consciousness

word from the wise: universal consciousness

“In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.” – Albert Camus With Winter Solstice recently upon us here in the Southern Hemisphere, the most introspective and self-meditative hours of the cooler seasons are now giving way to the expansiveness of spring. As we unfurl and reach for the warmer...
word from the wise: you are your own refuge

word from the wise: you are your own refuge

  ‘One is one’s own refuge, who else could be the refuge?’     Buddha.  
'What the Buddha taught' (W. Rahula 1958)

‘What the Buddha taught’ (W. Rahula 1958)

  Book review: ‘Buddhism is neither pessimistic or optimistic. If anything at all, it is realistic, for it takes a realistic view of life and the world. It looks at things objectively (yathabhutan). It does not falsely lull you into living in a fool’s paradise, nor does it frighten and agonize you with all kinds...
word from the wise: Taking Sides

word from the wise: Taking Sides

    When I take a side, I create the opposing side.     
word from the wise: be hopeless

word from the wise: be hopeless

  ABANDON ANY HOPE OF FRUITION “Fruition” implies that at some future time you will feel good. One of the most powerful Buddhist teachings is that as long as you are wishing for things to change, they never will. As long as you’re wanting yourself to get better, you won’t. As long as you are...

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