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Thoughts of a Buddhist

posted 7 May 2015, 10:43 by Tim Elliston   [ updated 14 May 2015, 04:13 ]
By Pet Finden

For me, being a Buddhist is all about trying to avoid causing any harm to any living being whether that is a person or the smallest insect, trying to respect every being and understanding that just like myself all they want is to be free from suffering and experience happiness.

There are many ways to try to achieve this: through developing a meditation practice, trying to be mindful of all my actions and watching how I engage with the world. From not speaking cruel words to people, to listening with an open heart, to watching out for small vulnerable insects and to being tolerant of others views, and through aspiring to attain Buddhahood to really be able to benefit others this is a lifetimes practice.

Not only does this directly and indirectly help others it also brings a deep and tranquil sense of inner peace to the mind which in turn, I hope, makes me a nicer person to be around!!

Pet Finden