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The Buddha, Spiritual

Do I Create My Own Suffering? Does Another Create My Suffering? Or between us, we create suffering? Or is it Chance, Fate or Destiny?

The Buddha expressed a profound concern on our holding to personal views about the causes of suffering. If we do, we can blame ourselves, blame others, both ourselves and others or believe in circumstances we cannot prove.

I would advise every person looking into suffering to read and re-read the following words of the Buddha until deeply understood. In the bamboo grove in the Squirrel Sanctuary, Raghir in Bihar, India, the Buddha had  an inquiry with an austere yogi from another sect: Continue reading 



Are we Nourished or Undernourished? Do we Nourish Others? A Response of The Buddha

Food has a personal, social, political and environment significance.
Yes, we consider what nourishes ourselves and our family.
We can explore further than that to include a range of expressions of what nourishes people, animals and the environment.
Inquiry into a fulfilled way of life explores the social, corporate and political impacts of nourishment for ourselves and others.

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The World is not Within You. A Quote from the Buddha

Words of the Buddha can offer inspiration and insight – even if the quote in English from the Pali language may not accurately reflect the original. Continue reading 



The Buddha taught the Way to God. Part Two

PART TWO of TWO

Heart Meditations

  • Meditation on Love/Friendship/Kindness
  • Meditation on Compassion
  • Meditation on Appreciative Joy
  • Meditation on Equanimity

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The Buddha taught the Way to God. Part One of Two

The second edition of The Buddha of Love has an additional chapter.

Title of chapter is:
THE BUDDHA TAUGHT THE WAY TO GOD

Chapter Two
“Filled with love and compassion, one dwells suffusing the whole world everywhere.” (DN i 252)

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