Today’s mindfulness quote combines FOUR essentials of Buddhism and Buddha’s Eightfold Path to improve our lives. First is the issue of morality and living a life guided by the Five Precepts. This is the foundation for mindfulness which can be… Read More ›
Buddha’s words: #9 Wisdom, Manjushri and me
The word “wisdom” crops up a lot in The Dhammapada, and quite right too as it occupies one of 3 sections along with Moral Discipline and Mental Discipline in Buddha’s Eightfold Path. The two steps in this section are Right… Read More ›
Buddha’s Words; Chapter 6 The Wise
We live in a materialistic world, self obsessed, constantly craving more, often “living” inside a fake reality of social media, computer games, television. Chapter 5 of the Dhammapada describes a wise person as someone who rejects all this having recognised… Read More ›
Buddha’s Words; Ch.1-5, All in the Mind?
There is no Buddhist bible. The closest written work is The Dhammapada, a collection of sayings and teachings from Buddha passed on in the oral tradition of the time and then subsequently written down. I recently began to read the… Read More ›
Flummox Friday: Buddhist Stoic Golden Rule #6 (Values & Ethics)
My earlier post outlined my 8 Golden Rules with #6 being “Make ethics and values the central issue of your day to day life”; here’s some background and personal experiences that led to me include this vital rule which should… Read More ›
Flummox Friday: 8 Golden Rules for being a Buddhist Stoic.
I cannot claim to have any great wisdom, though I HAVE had a lot of defining moments in my long life. Born in relative poverty, wasting early education, then a revelation in education, some great mentors, a great marriage, wonderful… Read More ›
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