Meditation Quotes: Do not believe what you have heard

Meditation Quotes Buddha

Do not believe what you have heard.   

Do not believe in tradition because it is handed down many generations.

Do not believe in anything that has been spoken many times.

Do not believe because the written statements come from some old sage.

Do not believe in conjecture.

Do not believe in authority or teachers or elders.

But after careful observation and analysis, when it agrees with reason and it will benefit one and all, then accept it and live by it.

~ Buddha ~

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Meditation Quotes: Believe nothing, no matter where you read it…

 

We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.

~ Buddha ~

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The Buddha Thoughts on the Benefits of Meditation

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A Fresh Take on Drugs What would Siddhartha Say?

Taking a fresh look at drug usage and Buddhism, this article by Lodor Rinzler, is part of an ongoing dialog based on the concept of how would Siddhartha Gautama approach his spiritual journey if he was traveling it today. This particular post deals with addictions. How to tell habitual patterns from addictions, and the approaches open to you for exploring or dealing with, either one.

Benefits of Buddhist meditation

One of the benefits of meditation is the development of discernment. As you practice meditation you begin to develop the ability to ‘step back’ and see patterns, especially habitual patterns, and from that perspective determine if they are ones that you would want to cultivate in your life.ᅠ

If you are committed to living your life in a way connected to your own meditation practice I have to ask: Does your habit keep you grounded and awake to the world around you? Or does it layer you in protective goggles, distancing you from reality?

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Ultimately it is always up to you to determine whether a habit is harmful or helpful and whether you’ve developed a reliance on it or not.

Creating the space to make conscious decisions, learning more about yourself and aligning with your moral compass are meditation benefits that will help anyone deal with any type of addiction.