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5 Techniques to Quiet Your Mind

5 Techniques to Quiet Your Mind

 “Peace does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble, or hard work. Peace means to be in the midst of all those things and still be calm in your heart.” ­_ Unknown In many ways, the uncontrolled mind resembles a five year old child wanting to run amok through the city streets, only able […]

If You Want to Change Your Results, You Have to Change Your Thinking First

If You Want to Change Your Results, You Have to Change Your Thinking First

Ask yourself these 9 questions to trigger thought and action. Here’s a simple assessment that will trigger thought and action. Rate yourself 1 to 10 on each question below (1 is low; 10 is high). Then take a few minutes to write down what actions you want to change in response to your answers. 1. How is my life working […]

Celibacy In Buddhism

Celibacy In Buddhism

What is Celibacy? Celibacy is refraining from the pleasure of sexual activity. Some critics of Buddhism say that The Teaching goes against Nature and they claim that sex life is natural and therefore necessary. Buddhism is not against sex, it is a natural sensual pleasure and very much a part of the worldly life. One may ask, why then did […]

Stressed or Anxious

           5 Steps to Feeling Better Right Now          Here are 5 steps, drawn from my background in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and human development, that can help you feel better, faster.     CBT includes many more techniques and strategies, but I like these five because they are simple, effective, and easy to remember. Used […]

10 MERITORIOUS AND 10 EVIL ACTIONS ACCORDING TO BUDDHA

10 MERITORIOUS AND 10 EVIL ACTIONS ACCORDING TO BUDDHA

         A fortunate or unfortunate life depends on individual merits and demerits.       The performance of good actions gives rise to merit (punna), a quality which purifies and cleanses the mind. If the mind is unchecked, it has the tendency to be ruled by evil tendencies, leading one to perform bad deeds and getting into trouble. Merit […]

RIGHT SPEECH – WHY IT IS NEEDED TO AVOID MANY PROBLEMS

RIGHT SPEECH – WHY IT IS NEEDED TO AVOID MANY PROBLEMS

 The Buddha divides right speech into four components: abstaining from false speech, abstaining from slanderous speech, abstaining from harsh speech, and abstaining from idle chatter. Because the effects of speech are not as immediately evident as those of bodily action, its importance and potential is easily overlooked. But a little reflection will show that speech and its offshoot, the written […]

REAL CHARITY ACCORDING TO BUDDHISM

REAL CHARITY ACCORDING TO BUDDHISM

     You perform real charity if you can give freely without expecting anything in return. The essence of true charity is to give something without expecting anything in return for the gift. If a person expects some material benefit to arise from his gift, he is only performing an act of bartering and not charity. A charitable person should […]

10 Ways to Let Go and Overcome a Bad Mood

“Every day may not be good, but there’s something good in every day.” The reality is you don’t have to act on everything you feel. Still, emotional responses happen so quickly that it becomes challenging to put space between feeling and doing. It may seem like the answer is to stop responding to life emotionally, but that’s just not realistic. […]

11 Quotes To Remember When You Have Problems

Living on Earth comes with a certain amount of problems that happen – I think we can all agree on that. No human can become exempt from this inevitable fact, but we can all learn how to deal with the challenges in better ways. With the responsibilities on our backs and the stress of daily life on our hearts, we […]

28 Of The Most Powerful Quotes Of All Time

These 28 carefully selected words of wisdom truly are some of the most powerful and wisest quotes ever written. Here they are… 1. “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” – Albert Einstein 2. “Before you diagnose yourself with […]