Monthly Archives: November 2013

The Noble Eightfold Path – AS A WAY OF LIFE

The most fundamental and important aspect of human existence is not one’s beliefs, nor social status, nor intellect, nor material possessions; rather it is motives, emotions, feelings. Almost by definition it is feelings, and feelings alone, which give purpose, meaning, value … Continue reading

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Meditation for Beginners

Meditation for Beginners: 20 Practical Tips for Quieting the Mind Meditation is the art of focusing 100% of your attention in one area. The practice comes with a myriad of well-publicized health benefits including increased concentration, decreased anxiety, and a general … Continue reading

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How To Find Inner Peace

The path to inner peace is not simple or short. You cannot just wake up one day and decide you are going to have inner peace from that point forward. It is a process, a journey that needs to be … Continue reading

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The Goal – To Become The Greatest Person in the World

Buddhism teaches that being the greatest is an absolute achievement free of comparison. What does that mean? It means that to be the greatest is not an achievement that can be attained through competition. You can’t win greatness – but you … Continue reading

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The Role of Wealth in Buddhism

Although Buddhism has been characterized as an ascetic religion, asceticism was in fact experimented with and rejected by the Buddha before he attained enlightenment. As far as Buddhism is concerned, the meaning of the word ‘asceticism’ is ambiguous and should … Continue reading

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Stories from Buddhism: Compassion

On a very chilly winter day, a destitute man came to see a monk at a temple. He was shivering because of hunger and cold. The man said to the monk, “You can tell that I feel hungry and cold. … Continue reading

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Eight lessons of the Buddha for a happy and harmonious life

1. Start small – this is normal. A jug fills slowly, drop by drop. Each artist was once an amateur. We all start out small, do not neglect small. If you are consistent and patient, you will succeed! No one … Continue reading

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