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The Noble Eightfold Path describes the way to the end of suffering, as it was laid out by Siddhartha Gautama. It is a practical guideline to ethical and mental development with the goal of freeing the individual from attachments and delusions; and it finally leads to understanding the truth about all things. Together with the Four Noble Truths it constitutes the gist of Buddhism. Great emphasis is put on the practical aspect, because it is only through practice that one can attain a higher level of existence and finally reach Nirvana. The eight aspects of the path are not to be understood as a sequence of single steps, instead they are highly interdependent principles that have to be seen in relationship with each other. Right view is the beginning and the end of the path, it simply means to see and to understand things as they really are and to realise the Four Noble Truth.
By Dave Hitt on Mar 31, 2010 in Featured , Police State What’s the best response when a cop asks you something? Silence, or a short, polite non-answer.
H.E.R.B. - - - H ad E nough R eligious B ullshit !! This site has not been updated since George W. left office. It remains as a historical record of the second Bush term. The political cartoons are already dated, but the quotations remain timeless.
This classic statement of anarchism was written by a diverse group of anarchists in Cardiff around 1980 and it is an interesting historical record of the optimism of mainstream anarchist thought at that time. Terry Phillips There is probably more rubbish talked about anarchism than any other political idea.
December 2006 The Founders are once again in vogue. More than 35 books have been published about them just since January according to Gordon Wood, the foremost authority on that era. One of the sub topics of these books concerns the depth of the religious convictions of these men, particularly the Big Six: Washington, Franklin, Jefferson, Madison, Hamilton, and Adams.
“We have more possibilities available in each moment than we realize.” - Thich Nhat Hanh Post written by Leo Babauta . I’m not a Zen monk, nor will I ever become one. However, I find great inspiration in the way they try to live their lives: the simplicity of their lives, the concentration and mindfulness of every activity, the calm and peace they find in their days. You probably don’t want to become a Zen monk either, but you can live your life in a more Zen-like manner by following a few simple rules.
June 17, 2010 | Forgiveness , Love | Author: Buddha | 1 Comment » March 17, 2010 | Wisdom | Author: Buddha | 2 Comments » March 16, 2010 | Happiness , Wisdom | Author: Buddha |
1. Kill not, but have regard for life. 2. Steal not, neither do you rob; but help everybody to be master of the fruits of his labor. 3. Abstain from impurity, and lead a life of chastity.
by Albert Meltzer Table of Contents Introduction Inalienable Tenets of Anarchism The Class Struggle Organisation and Anarchism The Role of an Anarchist in an Authoritarian Society Bringing About the New Society The Marxist Criticism of Anarchism The Social-Democratic Critique of Anarchism The Liberal-Democratic Objection to Anarchism The Fascist Objection to Anarchism The Average Person's Objection to Anarchism Introduction The Historical Background to Anarchism It is not without interest that what might be called the anarchist approach goes back into antiquity; nor that there is an anarchism of sorts in the peasant movements that struggled against State oppression over the centuries.