Messianic Jews say they are persecuted in Israel

Full story: Newsday 70,988
Safety pins and screws are still lodged in 15-year-old Ami Ortiz's body three months after he opened a booby-trapped gift basket sent to his family. Full Story

Since: May 13

Location hidden

#58504 Sep 20, 2013
WORDS OF MAHAVIRA:

"Kill not, cause no pain. Nonviolence is the greatest religion."

- As quoted in Let's Celebrate!(1987) by Caroline Parry, p. 127

Since: May 13

Location hidden

#58505 Sep 20, 2013
WORDS OF MAHAVIRA:

"A living body is not merely an integration of limbs and flesh but it is the abode of the soul which potentially has perfect perception (Anant-darshana), perfect knowledge (Anant-jnana), perfect power (Anant-virya), and perfect bliss (Anant-sukha)."

- As quoted in Jainism and Indian Civilization (2004) by Raj Pruthi, p. 24

Since: May 13

Location hidden

#58506 Sep 20, 2013
WORDS OF MAHAVIRA:

"Every soul is in itself absolutely omniscient and blissful. The bliss does not come from outside."

PS: By soul Mahavira means the psychic being that's stationed in the force field corresponding to the cardiac center behind the frontal personality comprising mind, vital-emotions and physical forces. The psychic is a delegation of the still superior Self.

Since: May 13

Location hidden

#58507 Sep 20, 2013
WORDS OF MAHAVIRA:

"Only that science is a great and the best of all sciences, the study of which frees man from all kinds of miseries."

Since: May 13

Location hidden

#58508 Sep 20, 2013
WORDS OF MAHAVIRA:

"Can you hold a red-hot iron rod in your hand merely because some one wants you to do so? Then, will it be right on your part to ask others to do the same thing just to satisfy your desires? If you cannot tolerate infliction of pain on your body or mind by others' words and actions, what right have you to do the same to others through your words and deeds?"

Since: May 13

Location hidden

#58509 Sep 20, 2013
WORDS OF MAHAVIRA:

"That which subdues passions, leads to beatitude and fosters friendliness with all is called Knowledge in the Jaina doctrine."

Since: May 13

Location hidden

#58510 Sep 20, 2013
WORDS OF MAHAVIRA:

"The essence of all knowledge consists in not committing violence. The doctrine of ahimsa (non-violence) is nothing but the observance of equality i.e. the realization that just as I do not like misery, others also do not like it. Knowing this, one should not kill anybody."

Since: May 13

Location hidden

#58511 Sep 20, 2013
WORDS OF MAHAVIRA:

"Don't be proud if you gain. Nor be sorry if you lose. One who cultivates an attitude of equality towards all living beings, mobile and stationary, can attain equanimity. Thus do the kevalis say. Only the one who has transcended fear can experience equanimity.(One should reflect thus:) Let me treat all living beings with equanimity and none with enmity. Let me attain samadhi (stasis) by becoming free from expectations. Let me renounce the bondage of attachment and hatred, pride and meekness, curiosity, fear, sorrow, indulgence and abhorrence (in order to accomplish equanimity). Let me give up attachment through unattachment. My soul will be my only support (in this practice of unattachment).(Hence) let me give up everything else. Just as I do not like misery, so do others. Knowing this, one neither kills, nor gets killed. A sramana is so called because he behaves equanimously. One who remains equanimously in the midst of pleasures and pains is a sramana , being in the state of pure consciousness."

WOW!

Since: May 13

Location hidden

#58512 Sep 20, 2013
WORDS OF MAHAVIRA:

"The soul is the Brahman (Supreme Consciousness) in manifestation. Brahmacarya is therefore nothing but spiritual conduct of the ascetic concerning the soul, who has snapped out of relationship with alien body."

Since: May 13

Location hidden

#58514 Sep 20, 2013
WORDS OF GAUTAM SIDDHARTHA - THE BUDDHA:

"You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserves your love and affection."

Since: May 13

Location hidden

#58515 Sep 20, 2013
WORDS OF GAUTAM SIDDHARTHA - THE BUDDHA:

"No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the Path."

Since: May 13

Location hidden

#58516 Sep 20, 2013
WORDS OF GAUTAM SIDDHARTHA - THE BUDDHA:

"The mind is everything. What you think you become."

Since: May 13

Location hidden

#58517 Sep 20, 2013
WORDS OF GAUTAM SIDDHARTHA - THE BUDDHA:

"I never see what has been done; I only see what remains to be done."

Since: May 13

Location hidden

#58518 Sep 20, 2013
WORDS OF GAUTAM SIDDHARTHA - THE BUDDHA:

"You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger."

Since: May 13

Location hidden

#58519 Sep 20, 2013
WORDS OF GAUTAM SIDDHARTHA - THE BUDDHA:

"He who loves 50 people has 50 woes; he who loves no one has no woes."

Since: May 13

Location hidden

#58520 Sep 20, 2013
WORDS OF GAUTAM SIDDHARTHA - THE BUDDHA:

"Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others."

Since: May 13

Location hidden

#58521 Sep 20, 2013
WORDS OF GAUTAM SIDDHARTHA - THE BUDDHA:

"Do not accept any of my words on faith,
Believing them just because I said them.
Be like an analyst buying gold, who cuts, burns,
And critically examines his product for authenticity. Only accept what passes the test
By proving useful and beneficial in your life."

WOW!!!!

The Buddha (Jnanasara-samuccaya)

Since: May 13

Location hidden

#58522 Sep 20, 2013
WORDS OF GAUTAM SIDDHARTHA - THE BUDDHA:

"Rely on the teaching, not on the person;
Rely on the meaning, not on the words;
Rely on the definitive meaning, not on the provisional; Rely on your wisdom mind, not on your ordinary mind."

WOW!

Since: May 13

Location hidden

#58523 Sep 20, 2013
WORDS OF GAUTAM SIDDHARTHA - THE BUDDHA:

"Do not believe a spiritual teaching just because:
1. it is repeatedly recited,
2. it is written in a scripture,
3. it was handed from guru to disciple,
4. everyone around you believes it,
5. it has supernatural qualities,
6. it fits my beliefs anyway,
7. it sounds rational to me,
8. it is taught by a respectable person,
9. it was said to be the truth by the teacher,
10. one must defend it or fight for it.

However, only when it agrees with your experience and reason, and when it is conducive to the good and gain of oneself and all others, then one should accept the teachings, and live up to them."

WOW!!!!

Since: May 13

Location hidden

#58524 Sep 20, 2013
WORDS OF GAUTAM SIDDHARTHA - THE BUDDHA:

"My teaching is not a philosophy. It is the result of direct experience...

My teaching is a means of practice, not something to hold onto or worship.

My teaching is like a raft used to cross the river.

Only a fool would carry the raft around after he had already reached the other shore of liberation."

Great!

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Pinos Altos Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
Do you have VERIZON and you didn't have service... Dec 13 yankeedudell 2
Experience Victorian Christmas tonight at Silve... (Dec '09) Dec 9 billie 4
Dr. Twana Sparks (Dec '09) Dec 9 MSGT Don 49
* the Silver City Daily Press * Dec 9 billie 1
Getting into the spirit of Christmas, a look at... Dec 9 billie 1
Grant Co.---rotten corner of NM (Sep '11) Dec 7 Insect Trust 44
Their view: No clear gain in dispute over Falkl... (Mar '10) Nov '14 Realist 615
Pinos Altos Dating
Find my Match
More from around the web

Pinos Altos People Search

Addresses and phone numbers for FREE

Pinos Altos News, Events & Info

Click for news, events and info in Pinos Altos

Personal Finance

Mortgages [ See current mortgage rates ]

NFL Latest News

Updated 10:00 am PST

Bleacher Report10:00AM
NFL Week 16 Picks: Game-by-Game Over/Under Predictions
Bleacher Report10:18 AM
Fitz on What It'll Take for Cards to Get to Super Bowl
NBC Sports 3:03 PM
Arizona turns to little-known QB for biggest game - NBC Sports
Bleacher Report 5:47 PM
Denver Broncos vs. Cincinnati Bengals Betting Odds, Analysis, NFL Pick
Bleacher Report 6:07 PM
Seattle Seahawks vs. Arizona Cardinals Betting Odds, Analysis, NFL Pick