Monthly Archives: May 2011

The 4 types of Giving in Buddhism

I like the Buddhist principles of the 4 types of giving. It is an ideal that I think we would all benifit from applying. It talks about 4 levels of helping others.   First is to provide necessities. People can’t … Continue reading

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The Basic Requirements for Buddhist Practice

So we have this basic nature which we are trying to gain access to. We have this suffering that we are trying to eliminate. We are trying to become the masters of our world and obtain sustainable peace and happiness. … Continue reading

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Our Basic Nature

Although many people know of Buddhism as emphasizing suffering and the cause of suffering, what has gotten lost, I feel, is the Buddha’s main message. This message is that our basic nature is free from suffering. Suffering and the minds … Continue reading

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