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Buddhism is essentially a way of knowledge that leads to liberation from suffering

Buddhism is essentially a way of knowledge that leads to liberation from suffering. The awakening in which it culminates is both wisdom based on an accurate understanding of reality and a freedom from the disturbing emotions and obscurations caused by … Continue reading

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There is no shame and no blame in Buddhism

There is no shame and no blame in Buddhism. Nor is there the concept of forgiveness. Forgiveness implies that there is someone ‘to’ blame and something ‘to’ forgive. We believe that all ‘wrong’ actions stem from ignorance. As all of … Continue reading

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Meditation is crucial on the path to awakening…

Buddhism is not a religion or a philosophy.It is a path that can lead us to Enlightenment. The reason it can lead us to Enlightenment (Awakening) is because we all have Buddha Nature/Buddha Essence inside of each and every one … Continue reading

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Don’t wear a label as ‘truth’ of who or what you are…

Don’t wear a label as a ‘truth’ of who or what you are. We are not any of the labels that others ‘give’ us, or that we take on all on our own. We are not a dis-ease, or a … Continue reading

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Truth is always beneficial

Buddhism makes a very strong statement that If something is harmful, even if it is factual, it is not true. Truth is always beneficial. Even if you can prove it in so many ways… Truth is related to Ultimate Purpose, … Continue reading

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We are not ‘made’ to eat animal flesh

The more I study Buddhism, the more amazed I am at my own ignorance. One area is around the consumption of animals. I have most of my life considered animals to be ‘food’ for humans. I never liked eating or … Continue reading

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When we understand karma

When we understand karma (cause and effect) and that what is happening in our lives is the result of actions we ourselves have taken over innumerable lifetimes, how can we ‘but’ take full responsibility for our lives, and stay mindful … Continue reading

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