Category: Buddhism

The Golden Rule in Life

The Golden Rule in Life

The golden rule, according to many religions/cultures, is profoundly simple.   Christianity: “You shall love your neighbour as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.” (Gospel of Matthew 22, 36-40).   Buddhism: “Whatever is disagreeable to yourself, do not do unto others” (The Buddha, Udana-Varga 5.18).   In a famous …

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When Things Fall Apart

When Things Fall Apart

A friend, who is 5 months pregnant, never thought she’d ever had a baby with the man she loved because of hard times, recently introduced me to Pema Chodron. Beloved Buddhist teacher, author, nun and mother, Pema Chodron has inspired millions of people from around the world who have been touched by her example and …

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Acceptance From Almost Five Years Ago

Acceptance From Almost Five Years Ago

While clearing out my Inbox, I came across the below prose I wrote titled Acceptance.   Lately, in my world I’ve been learning more and more how to practice acceptance. It hasn’t always been easy. Reading the my words below again, helped me realise I have come a long way in almost five years.   …

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Embrace Every Moment (in peace)

Embrace Every Moment (in peace)

No matter what happens – joy and sorrow – embrace it and accept it. Life happens; life is an experience, a constantly evolving series of moments. Leave the ‘out of your control’ moments to themselves. Trying to fight change, something inevitable causes suffering. Choose to accept or choose to suffer. There is so much in …

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Purpose of life: Happiness

Purpose of life: Happiness

Who is the Buddha? A Buddha is one who has attained Bodhi; and by Bodhi is meant wisdom, an ideal state of intellectual and ethical perfection which can be achieved by man through purely human means. The term Buddha literally means enlightened one, a knower. Buddhists believe that a Buddha is born in each aeon …

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How To Love

How To Love

  How To Love is a gem of a book, a pocketbook, by Thich Nhat Hanh who shows us how to open our hearts to ourselves and embrace the world through love. “One of the greatest gifts we can offer people is to embody nonattachment and nonfear. This is a true teaching, more precious than …

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