The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.
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A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 780 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it would take about 13 trips to carry that many people.
A wise man, recognizing that the world is but an illusion, does not act as if it is real, so he escapes the suffering.—
The Buddha (@_Buddha_Quotes) November 18, 2013
Morning meditation: Koans clear away the sandy soil and open up the golden treasure which was there from the beginning. Old Zen Master—
Buddhism Now (@Buddhism_Now) August 25, 2013
Originally posted on Buddhism now:
‘Buddha’ As the years go by, this particular word has become increasingly meaningful and precious to me; it is something that reminds me of the way of mindfulness.
I came to Buddhism as an adult after being brought up in a Christian family where the word ‘buddha’ was never spoken. When I was twenty-one, I deliberately chose Buddhism because of the teachings. The word ‘buddha’ itself, however, still remained a kind of abstraction in my mind. I could be inspired by the idea of a buddha, but it is only after years of practise that the profound meaning has manifested.
I am not saying that I am a buddha because that doesn’t make sense. People have claimed to be buddhas, but that isn’t actually the way it works; it isn’t a question of becoming or personally identifying with the word ‘buddha’. To do that is a sure sign that…
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However many holy words you read, However many you speak, What good will they do you If you do not act upon them?—
The Buddha (@_Buddha_Quotes) May 31, 2013
I realized that the earth, water, fire, air, space and consciousness elements are void of a self.—
The Buddha (@_Buddha_Quotes) May 13, 2013