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Bodhi Day

Bodhi Day, The Buddha’s Day of Enlightenment – #WisdomWednesday

There are many pathways to enlightenment. One of these is in the celebration of Bodhi Day, December 8th, the Day of Enlightenment in the world of Buddhism. The historical Buddha was a prince named Siddhartha Gautama, who was disturbed by thoughts of sickness, old age and…

BE INDEPENDENT

Work out your own salvation.  Do not depend on others.  ~~ Buddha ~ If we want something done right, don’t we usually have to do it ourselves?  Independence is when you don’t need help from others to get things done.  The world can be a difficult…

Enjoy Life

Be where you are; otherwise you will miss your life.  ~ Buddha  ~ Mark Twain said, “I have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened.” The hallmark of depression and anxiety is worrying about something that hasn’t happened yet and might not…

Mind and Thoughts

Our Mind – An Informing of Consciousness

Everything is based on mind, is led by mind, is fashioned by mind.  If you speak and act with a polluted mind, suffering will follow you, as the wheels of the oxcart follow the footsteps of the ox.  Everything is based on mind, is led by…

Choose Wisdom

Meditation brings wisdom; lack of meditation leaves ignorance.  Know well what leads you forward and what holds you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom.  ~ Buddha  ~ Holistic understanding brings us to the threshold of wisdom, but these thinking skills still need to be…

Sharing Happiness

Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened.  Happiness never decreases by being shared.    ~ Buddha     ~ Unlike most everything in life that is shared, happiness can be given to an infinite number of…

Let the Anger Go

You will not be punished for your anger; you will be punished by your anger.   ~ Buddha  ~ When you are angry, let it go, not just for a better future, but also because you’re a good person. And a good person isn’t angry most of…

Happiness Is The Way

There is no way to happiness — happiness IS the way.    ~ Buddha  ~ Happiness is contagious, happier people help others around them to become happier too.  Another reason why happiness is important is that the link between stress and illness is very well known. Happy, positive feelings…

HAPPINESS AND JOY

Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened.  Happiness never decreases by being shared.  ~~ Buddha ~ Happiness is something you feel inside.  How can we possibly measure how much happiness and joy is really…

Being Thankful

Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so, let…