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I thought it would be good to share bits of buddhadhamma we have found in other religious teachings/philosophies
http://mobile.biblegateway.com/passage/ ... ersion=NIV
New International Version (NIV)
27 Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.
"Man is disturbed not by things, but by the views he takes of them." (Ench. 5)
"Freedom is secured not by the fulfilling of men's desires, but by the removal of desire." (iv.1.175)
"Get rid of the judgment, get rid of the 'I am hurt,' you are rid of the hurt itself." (viii.40)
“If anyone slays a person, it would be as if he slew the whole people: and if any one saved a life, it would be as if he saved the life of the whole people.”
Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken
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The authorities teach that next to the first emanation, which is the Son coming out of the Father, the angels are most like God. And it may well be true, for the soul at its highest is formed like God, but an angel gives a closer idea of Him. That is all an angel is: an idea of God
- Meister Eckhart
“Tasmātihānanda, attadīpā viharatha attasaraṇā anaññasaraṇā, dhammadīpā dhammasaraṇā anaññasaraṇā.”(DN16)
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Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.
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"Our life depends on the kind of thoughts we nurture. If our thoughts are peaceful, calm, meek, and kind, then that is what our life is like. If our attention is turned to the circumstances in which we live, we are drawn into a whirlpool of thoughts and can have neither peace nor tranquility.”
― Elder Thaddeus of Vitovnica
Remember, never to fear the power of evil more than your trust in the power and love of God.
"If beings knew, as I know, the results of giving & sharing, they would not eat without having given, nor would the stain of miserliness overcome their minds. Even if it were their last bite, their last mouthful, they would not eat without having shared."