Tag Archives: Buddha

The Buddha Speaks of Happiness —

Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared. The Buddha Advertisements

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In the Time of Falling Leaves

The leaves are falling, falling — The wind blew sharp today.  Autumn fading, winter’s icy breath chills early morning, evening, late. *             *            * The Buddha said: Just as … Continue reading

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Buddhas — and Ordinary People

As one particle of dust contains thousands of sutras, so the wisdom of all Buddhas is complete in the bodies of ordinary people who do not realize it. (Found on the always-provocative blog of David Elpern, Cell2Soul, under his title, … Continue reading

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Shoveling Snow with Buddha

Sick of shoveling shoveling shoveling snow? Here’s a real treat, and heaven knows those of us in the Northeast US deserve one.  Sit down, rest your weary bones a while, close your eyes and just listen. Like just-sitting, shikan-taza. Just sit, … Continue reading

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