A Western Buddhist's Travels

Sightseeing & detours on the path of enlightenment

A Value practised is an offering of Love

Buddha taught that the greatest gift we can bestow, is that of universal love. That if we practice this virtue in all our actions, the world will be a better place. The true teachings of a religion are those that promote morality, clarity of thought and and wisdom. That a tranquil mind is a the prerequisite for being a happy person. That we can only realize our potential when we see reality, no preconceptions, no filters or mental judgements. That the simplest way of living, is one based on: no dependence on theories or beliefs, but what we experience at the moment. That any wise person regardless of religion, can teach us something. That wisdom is not confined to one ethnic group, class, sex or any other artificial boundary between beings. Recognizes that hatred can not be defeated by a greater hatred, but only by it’s opposite, love. Greed can not be overcome with more greed, rather by an equitable sharing based on equality of need not want.

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