Monday, May 01, 2006

God has no Religion

God has no religion.....Mahatma Gandhi.

I cannot tell if what the world considers 'happiness' is happiness or not. All I know is that when I consider the way they go about attaining it, I see them carried away headlong, grim and obsessed, in the general onrush of the human herd, unable to stop themselves or to change their direction. All the while they claim to be just on the point of attaining happiness....Chuang-tzu.

We are all Buddha. To be a human being is to be a Buddha. Buddha nature is just another name for human nature–true human nature. This means that being Buddha is intrinsic or essential to being human. If we were not Buddha, we could not be human. The word "Buddha" means "an awakened one," one who is awake to things as they really are, without the coloring and attachments of our individual conditioning. So another meaning of Buddha is our unconditioned nature. It does not mean that beings possess a Buddha nature, or that beings are containers in which a seed form of Buddha can be found, as if there were two realities, beings and Buddha. It means that beings are Buddha, but they are blind, stupid Buddhas who are ignorant of their true nature.- Taitaku Pat Phelan

The following are from Anasazi018

"Eternity is not something that begins after you are dead. It is going on all the time." -- Charlotte Perkins Gilman

"Man is an animal suspended in webs of significance he himself has spun." -- Clifford Geertz


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