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“We all look for happiness, but without knowing where to find it: like drunkards who look for their house, knowing dimly that they have one.” - Voltaire, Notebooks
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yoga-onion · 14 hours ago
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The Quest for Buddhism
Buddhism is written by the kanji character for '仏教' (or ‘佛教’).
The word '仏' refers to the Buddha (the awakened one). The word "教" refers to the teachings. The two letters of the word "仏教 (= Buddhism)" are directly translated as "the teachings of Buddha".
Today, through the popularity of meditation and mindfulness, there is a growing interest in Buddhism and its founder, Buddha, and his words of wisdom.
When I ask myself "How much do I know about Buddhism and Buddha?", I feel that I know very little, although I can see temples, monks and Buddha statues as a matter of course.
I'm sure there are many people who feel the same way I do.
Even after thousands of years, the Buddha's teachings are still alive in many situations, across borders and among many different people. In this blog, we will explore Buddhism in a simple way, starting with its founder, Buddha, and his people and background, in order to gain a more comprehensive understanding of the subject.
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perfectfeelings · 2 days ago
It’s so painful to say goodbye to someone you don’t want to let go, but more painful to ask someone to stay when you know they want to leave.
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relatablepoetryandquotes · 23 hours ago
“We have, in fact, two kinds of morality side by side; one which we preach but do not practice, and another which we practice but seldom preach.” - Bertrand Russell, Sceptical Essays
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freelance-philosopher · 2 days ago
One cannot seek for what he knows, and it seems equally impossible for him to seek for what he does not know. For what a man knows he cannot seek, since he knows it; and what he does not know he cannot seek, since he does not even know for what to seek.
Søren Kierkegaard, Philosophical Fragments
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