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This simple cheat sheet to Buddhist Philosophy will help you stay on your path and mindful of The Four Noble Truths, Buddha’s first sermon after he reached the stage of Nirvana.

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Buddha said that desire is the cause of all misery. If your desire does not get fulfilled, it leads to frustration and causes misery. Even if it does get fulfilled, it leaves you empty.

Hard for other religions to understand sometimes, but this is why I find it so beautiful.

This is the sort of religion I tolerate. I see the paradox/irony/juxtaposition/ etc of pinning this, but I like the sentiment.

"Resolve to be tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant with the weak and wrong. Sometime in your life you will have been all of these." Buddha

Mara in Buddhism, is the demon that tempted Gautama Buddha by trying to seduce him with the vision of beautiful women who, in various legends, are often said to be Mara's daughters. In Buddhist cosmology, Mara personifies unwholesome impulses, un-skillfulness, the "death" of the spiritual life. He is a tempter, distracting humans from practicing the spiritual life by making the mundane alluring or the negative seem positive.

“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection” ― Gautama Buddha