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"Whatever is fluid, soft, and yielding will overcome whatever is rigid and hard. What is soft is strong." —Lao Tzu

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“Karma” is one of those words that gets thrown around a lot these days.  But what is karma, really?  Is it luck?  Is karma fate?  This infographic on karma will teach you ten things about it that you probably didn’t know (unless you’re already Buddhist, that is!).  Click on the graphic below to enlarge it.  …

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Warfabe | What is a #Jizo statue? Jizo (Jizo Bosatsu) is a Buddhist bodhisattva who travels through six trans-migratory worlds on foot, and saves and comforts us. It is often Afound at the roadside as six Jizos, and it has been part of the Japanese landscape since ancient times. It is said that if you make a wish to a Jizo, (e.g. to be cured of a disease, to have a baby, to live long etc) your wish will be granted

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There is a non-mainstream theory that during the "lost years" of Jesus' life (there is no mention in the Bible of what he was doing between the ages of 12-30) that he traveled to India and spent time learning from spiritual masters there. There are some interesting parallels between Buddhism and Christianity, so it might not be that far-fetched.

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mustard/saffron buddhist monk robes. these colors are traditional because they would dye the fabric with available spices and jackfruit

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The Buddhist Rule Regarding Worrying is Simple: Don’t. Or, as Shantideva said more eloquently, If it can be fixed; why worry? If it can’t be fixed, what’s the point of worrying? Or, more properly: “If a cure exists, why worry? If no cure exists, what use is there to worry?” #Buddhism #Worrying #Shantideva

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Let go and Find Joy, Calm, Peace and Purpose. When you experience peace of mind and contentment, it is the most wonderful feeling in the world. There is a certain detachment, a sitting back and letting go. Buddhist philosophy suggests that to be happy we simply choose to let go of that which makes us unhappy. It sounds so simple doesn't it. Simple? No. Is it true? Absolutely. Click through to http://jillconyers.com to find out what I let go of and found joy, calm, peace and purpose. Not…

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