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Teachings of Buddha

Discussion in 'Mind, Body & Spirit' started by Match_capo, Feb 10, 2008.

  1. Match_capo

    Match_capo Member

    Jan 26, 2008
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    I love to meditate on and practice these teachings as well as others and I happened to stumble across some from Buddha...enjoy

    Buddha's Teachings

    * Abstain from killing living beings (from destroying/taking life)—or practice love.
    * Abstain from taking the not-given (from stealing)—or practice generosity, practice giving.
    * Abstain from sexual misconduct—or practice contentment.
    * Abstain from false speech (from lying)—or practice truthfulness.
    * Abstain from taking intoxicating drinks—or practice awareness and mental clarity.

    Buddha said,

    "Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it.
    Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many.
    Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books.
    Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders.
    Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations.
    But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it."

    Buddha said,

    * I consider the positions of kings and rulers as that of dust motes.
    * I observe treasures of gold and gems as so many bricks and pebbles.
    * I look upon the finest silken robes as tattered rags.
    * I see myriad worlds of the universe as small seeds of fruit, and the greatest lake in India as a drop of oil upon my foot.
    * I perceive the teachings of the world as the illusions of magicians.
    * I discern the highest conception of emancipation as a golden brocade in a dream, and view the holy path of the illuminated ones as flowers appearing in one's eyes.
    * I see meditation as a pillar of a mountain, nirvana as a nightmare of daytime.
    * I look upon the judgments of right and wrong as the serpentine dance of a dragon, and the rise and fall of belief as traces left by the four seasons.
  2. jeanie

    jeanie Member

    Dec 14, 2007
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    A warm hello.

    I found your thread very interesting to read. I would love to find out more about buddism as I'm very drawn to it somehow.

    Many thanks for your input

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