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Buddha Life and Teachings

In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west; people create distinctions out of theire own minds and then believe them to be true.
-  Buddha

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The Three Jewels of Buddhism are:
Buddha is, of course, the Enlightened One who first showed others the path. Dharma is the collective term for the teachings of Buddhism. Sangha is the community of Buddhists around the world.
One becomes a Buddhist by taking refuge in the Three Jewels. This is normally done at a special ceremony at a Buddhist Temple, and that is the recommended path, but one can, if sincere, become a Buddhist at any time simply by reciting the following three times:

I take refuge in the Buddha, the one who shows me the way in this life.
I take refuge in the Dharma, the way of understanding and of love.
I take refuge in the Sangha, the comunity that lives in harmony and awareness.

Buddha is the teacher showing the way,
the perfectly awakened one,
beautifully seated, peaceful and smiling,
the living source of understanding and compassion.

Dharma is the clear path
leading us out of ignorance
bringing us back
to an awakened life.

Sangha is the beautiful community
that practices joy,
realizing liberation,
bringing peace and happiness to life.

Dwelling inthe refuge of Buddha, I see clearly the path of light and beauty in the world.
Dwelling in the refuge of Dharma, I learn to open many doors on the path of transformation.
Dwelling in the refuge of Sangha, I am supported by it's shining light that keeps my practice free of obstacles.

Taking refuge in Buddha in myself, I aspire to help all people recongnize their own awakened nature and realize the mind of love.
Taking refuge in the Buddha in myself, I aspire to help all people grasp the way of practice and walk together on path of liberation.
Taking refuge in the Sangha in myself, I sapire to help all people build fourfold communities and encourage the transformation of all beings.

The Three Jewels of Buddhism Buddham Sharanam Gacchami Hymn

On life's journey
Faith is nourishment,
Virtuous deeds are a shelter,
Wisdom is the light by day and
Right mindfulness is the protection by night.
If a man lives a pure life nothing can destroy him;
If he has conquered greed nothing can limit his freedom.


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Comment by Nada Jung on December 27, 2011 at 9:31pm



Since ancient times it has been the case that those who speak too much are criticised, as are those who speak too little and those who don't speak at all. Everyone in this world is criticised. There never was, nor will there be, nor is there now, anybody who is only blamed or wholly praised.  v. 227-8


Comment by Nada Jung on December 27, 2011 at 9:29pm



"Transform anger with kindness and evil with good, meanness with generosity and deceit with integrity." v 223


Comment by Eddie Two Hawks on November 3, 2011 at 3:04pm

Within the human body there are all elements of the life force and each breath has the potential of 'life eternal'. Breath deep the marvels of the mind as we travel worlds familiar and strange.

"The mind is everything. What you think you become."


Comment by Eva Libre on October 23, 2011 at 7:52pm



Unless you maintain a balance among your intellectual, material and spiritual natures, you are not going to be happy.


— Paramahansa Yogananda

Comment by Eva Libre on October 23, 2011 at 7:49pm


We must never forget that it is through our actions,
words, and thoughts that we have a choice.

— Sogyal Rinpoche

Comment by Dr. Sohiniben Shukla on August 9, 2011 at 5:45am


Comment by MEDARD DU ROCHER - BOPE on July 4, 2011 at 10:12am
thank you eva.

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