Buddhism notes

 

I take refuge in the three jewels:

The Buddha – the potential within us for an awakened mind (the deep self that is OK?)

The Dharma – the truth – ways of nature, how things are. Includes Buddha’s Four Noble Truths:

Suffering exists;

Suffering arises from attachment to desires;

Suffering ceases when attachment ceases.

Freedom from suffering can be achieved by following the Path: That is, right view, right intention, right speech, right action, right livelihood, right effort, right mindfulness and right concentration.

The Sangha – the community of people who have walked the path before me. “Each one had personal conditioning to untangle, lives to understand, loss and fear with which to wrestle and hearts to offer.” Sharon Salzberg


About UntraveledRoads

Fascinated by life, looking for answers to chronic pain and finding unexpected gifts. Interested in people, ideas, healing and humour. I am very happily married with three children and a kitten. As English born immigrants to Canada, we have family spread overseas, a daughter in South Africa and one in England. We also run a charity in South Africa to educate black, rural South African Women. Our first girl from a rural township has just graduated as an accountant from Johannesburg University and got a good job in a bank.
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