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"What Next?" - A parable of the Buddha.
The Buddha was sitting under a tree talking to his disciples when a man came and spit on his face. He wiped it off, and he asked the man, “What next? What do you want to say next?” The man was a little puzzled because he himself never expected that when you spit on somebody’s face, he will ask, “What next?” He had no such experience in his past. He had insulted people and they had become angry and...
We may think that everything in us goes wrong, but that is not true. Sit on the...– Thich Nhat Hanh (Adapted)
The Human Mind
Humans were given a gift: The self-conscious mind. We have the potential for infinite wisdom, compassion, and understanding of both ourselves, and the world; we only need to be conscious and look closely at the world and ourselves. Some squander this great gift. They live instinctively, driven by their baser desires. They ignore their minds and try to drown and quiet their thoughts. They wish to...
The Five Precepts.
Like other religions, Buddhism also has a set of rules that one should follow. Unlike some other religions, though, they are more like guidelines. Breaking these precepts will not sent you into eternal damnation; it is simply an ignorant action and unskillful application. There are also exceptions to the rules, in extreme cases. The most important part about these guidelines is that you have the...
Sorry everyone. The Philippines has kept me on a tight leash, and I’ve been so busy every day. Posting has been difficult to do with the lack of reliable internet as well. But, I’ve been documenting everyday with a short video, and lots of pictures, so rest assured that at least something of that nature will come out of my trip. On a side note, I’ve read a lot more Buddhist...
The Four Noble Truths
Tonight, I will teach you the Four Noble Truths. 1. -There Is Suffering. Everything is Dukkha- The first noble truth is that everything is ‘dukkha.’ While, popularly translated as ‘suffering,’ dukkha really means a general unsatisfactoriness. Everything changes, nothing is permanent, and we can become frustrated with this. That is dukkha. It should be noted that,...
Sorry I have been neglecting you. Life has been super busy for me. In about 2 weeks, though, I’ll be heading to Korea, Philippines, and Japan, to do amazing things. I promise, you’ll see more of me then. Ciao for now! P.S. I made a new tumblr, for my personal language study: languagelog.tumblr.com See? I care about you; now please put the gun down.
The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those...– Franklin D. Roosevelt One of my favorite quotes of all time, something I try to live by. I think I blogged this before, or maybe in my previous blog, but here it is again! (via natlorac)
I got this story from Myeashea Alexander, a fellow CGIU classmate. It’s her story of inspiration and what inspires her, and I thought it a worthy re-post. Maybe it’ll inspire you too? I have so many inspirations! But it’s my mother, 1st and foremost. She raised 6 children on her own, worked 3 jobs, and got a masters degree. Even with all that, there was never a hungry mouth...
Everyday, the world makes a little more sense.