Reflection for today…Use Buddhist Teachings As A Catalyst -Dalai Lama

28 Jan

Don’t try to use what you learn from Buddhism to be a Buddhist;
use it to be a better whatever-you-already-are.

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama

Butterflies: A Symbol of Metamorphosis
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I love how inclusive Buddhism is.

Every life is precious.

Everyone has buddha nature.

Everyone has the potential to reach enlightenment.

I know Buddhism is a religion but I see it as a way of life.

Peace & Namaste…

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4 Responses to “Reflection for today…Use Buddhist Teachings As A Catalyst -Dalai Lama”

  1. Amy January 29, 2013 at 1:07 PM #

    What a great quote from the Dalai Lama! I too love the inclusive nature of Buddhism. In my mind, it is not really a religion – there is no god to which you are faithful, no one come to save you. Images are not worshiped as divine in themselves, but are revered for what they represent. Buddha never claimed to be a god, but someone who found a way that worked, and shared that way, and said that if he could do it, so could anyone. And what he taught is so practical! – I love that. I love the emphasis on experience, and am continually amazed at the insights that I gain through the practice ~

    • MYSOULSONICE February 5, 2013 at 5:18 AM #

      Amy…
      Thank you so much for reading and commenting 😉

      I loved your response.
      It sounds as though your view of Buddhism is very similar to mine- not as a religion per say but as a spiritual practice.
      “The middle path” offers something for everyone.

      I try my best to incorportate the Buddha’s teachings into my life- especially that of compassion.

      Peace & Namaste…

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