Category: Buddhism

Anything in this category is associated to Buddhism.

Seeing is Believing

I wanted to write a blog post for a while about my belief system. Why I am a Buddhist and so close to that “religion” or philosophy. Instead I thought I share some more pictures to not bore you with the same text and reasoning. The first one is about Karma. Karma is important for me. I like to treat others with respect and this note clearly points out that how you are treated by others is not your problem. It is theirs. It reminds me of how I have been treated by some over the past few months. I don’t worry about it. It is how I react to any treatment that affects my own Karma. This is what is important to me. The second picture suggests Buddhism being a science of mind rather than a religion. For me religion doesn’t mean anything. For me Buddhism is a philosophy, a way of life with a lot of tools to make your life more pleasant for you and others. Maybe I oversimplify Buddhism. I understand that there is more to it. But for the time being I like to see it as a science not a religion. Really! This nicely

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Buddhist Thought – The Mind is Everything

I will start to only publish my Buddhist Thoughts every other week. So moving forward I will have some with pictures and a short synopsis and my own thoughts on them. Most of course are self explanatory. Like this one. Your mind is everything. Anything that happens, happens in your mind. Whatever you think, you become. Stay positive and successful! Feed your good karma! Buddha Bless, Volker

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Inspirational Thought: Failure

I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work. ~ Thomas Edison Quite frankly, can you fail? I don’t believe you can. You can only ever learn from your mistakes, and as long as you do that, you cannot fail. Edison tried a lot of ways and eliminated a lot of solutions until he found what worked. Don’t give up. Believe in yourself. Patience and persistence will lead to success. Have a great day, Volker

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Inspirational Thought: Your Body!

Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live. ~ Jim Rohn I love this quote. More inspirational than spiritual, after all you are leaving your body when you die. Your body: it is unique and the only body you have. Take good care of it. If all else around you dies, or is dying, your body is still there. It is like a house for your spirit. If you treat it well, the spirit will live in it for a long time. Take good care, Volker

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Buddhist Thought: Doubt

There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt. Doubt separates people. It is a poison that disintegrates friendships and breaks up pleasant relations. It is a thorn that irritates and hurts; it is a sword that kills. Buddha I actually don’t think this quote needs any explanation. However, you know how you create doubt, don’t you? Withholding information. Not communicating. Not sharing. Not being good to others. Have trust and faith in what you do and what others do for you. As a manager communicate openly and make listening your chore. Only in a trusting environment you will create a thriving spirit. Buddha bless, Volker

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Buddhist Thought: Peace of Mind

Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind. Buddha When you get presents then do not overrate the material gift. Be thankful for what you receive. Do not compare those to whoever else got presents. Don’t envy others. Those who envy others won’t find peace as they will always find someone who will have more and better presents. Happy Birthday Colin. Your birthday is not about material presents as you are a gift in itself. One day you will understand my son! I love you, Daddy.

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