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Desire vs Control

According to Buddhist doctrine desire is the root of suffering, and that desire can be tamed by following the 8 fold path of “right” behaviors: Right understanding: Understanding that the Four Noble Truths are noble and true. Right thought: Determining and resolving to practice Buddhist faith. Right speech: Avoiding slander, gossip, lying, and all forms […]

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My beliefs

A while ago a pair of young LDS missionaries came to the door and we had a good discussion. Not that I felt any desire to ‘convert’ (as I have read the Book of Mormon and share the same opinion of it as I do of the Bible), but the Articles of Faith that they […]

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Life in the moment

I can plan to the limits of my ability and knowledge, but in the end what happens in the next moment is in the hands of Fortune, not mine. What I can control are my actions in the moment, and my reactions to whatever happens, knowing that if I have done as I think best […]

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Happiness as scenery

“‘What, then,’ comes the retort, ‘if good health, rest, and freedom from pain are not likely to hinder virtue, shall you not seek all these?’ Of course I shall seek them, but not because they are goods – I shall seek them because they are according to nature and because they will be acquired through […]

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