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Albert Einstein
The religion of future will be a cosmic religion. It should transcend a personal God and avoid dogmas and theology. Covering both the natural and the spiritual, it should be based on a religious sense arising from the experience of all things, natural and spiritual as a meaningful unity. Buddhism answers this description... If there is any religion that would cope with modern scientific needs, it would be Buddhism.
Albert Einstein, (attributed)
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Robert Baker Aitken
Renunciation is not getting rid of the things of this world, but accepting that they pass away.
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Bodhidharma
All know the Way, but few actually walk it.
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Congressional Gold Medal awarded to Tenzin Gyatso
A bill to award a congressional gold medal to Tenzin Gyatso, the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, in recognition of his many enduring and outstanding contributions to peace, non-violence, human rights, and religious understanding.
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Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.
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Linji
If you live the sacred and despise the ordinary, you are still bobbing in the ocean of delusion.
Linji
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Ajahn Sumedho
Suttas are not meant to be 'sacred scriptures' that tell us what to believe. One should read them, listen to them, think about them, contemplate them, and investigate the present reality, the present experience with them. Then, and only then, can one insightfully know the truth beyond words.
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Gautama Buddha
No one saves us but ourselves, no one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path but Buddhas clearly show the way.
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Dōgen
When other sects speak well of Zen, the first thing that they praise is its poverty.
Dōgen
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Huangbo Xiyun
The foolish reject what they see and not what they think; the wise reject what they think and not what they see.
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Ikkyu
Anybody can enter the Buddha's world. So few can step into the Devil's.
Ikkyu
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Nagarjuna
No suffering is self-caused. Nothing causes itself. If another is not self-made, How could suffering be caused by another? If suffering were caused by each, Suffering could be caused by both. Not caused by self or by other, How could suffering be uncaused?
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Nhat Hanh
In order to rally people, governments need enemies. They want us to be afraid, to hate, so we will rally behind them. And if they do not have a real enemy, they will invent one in order to mobilize us.
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Zoe Lofgren
We must demand that all Buddhists around the world, and others attempting to practice and worship their faith, are able do so freely without fear of persecution.
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Joe Scarborough
Since 1950, the communist government of China has actively controlled Tibet and has repressed the Tibetan people. During the 1966 to 1976 Cultural Revolution, most monasteries, palaces, and other aspects of Tibetan Buddhism were damaged and destroyed. The Dalai Lama, the highest and most revered leader within Tibet's former government, has been exiled in India since 1959. Today, Tibet's unique cultural fabric is irreparably being torn by the oppressive practices of old guard communists in Beijing.
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Eric Lubbock, 4th Baron Avebury
If Beijing is playing for time, expecting that in a few years it will have extinguished Tibetan Buddhism, it is making a mistake, because the Dalai Lama is the spiritual head of a belief system that has a growing number of followers all over the world. This is the point where domestic human rights intersect with China’s foreign policy, as obviously China is not going to be tough on the Burmese junta over the killings and arrests of monks and the closure of monasteries during the recent uprising when similar violations have been perpetrated in Tibet.
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Steven Seagal
I was born with a serious spiritual consciousness and for many years studied different paths. I went to Japan in the late sixties and began Zen sitting. I visited monasteries, studying Buddhism and receiving spiritual instruction. This was the beginning for me, the way I believed it should be—the development of a physical man through martial arts and polishing the spiritual side simultaneously.
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Goldie Hawn
Buddhism is really, one of its main practices is understanding and experiencing compassion, and how that ultimately is a road to happiness.
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Richard Gere
My first encounter with Buddhist dharma would be in my early twenties. I think like most young men I was not particularly happy. I don't know if I was suicidal, but I was pretty unhappy, and I had questions like, "Why anything?" Realizing I was probably pushing the edges of my own sanity, I was exploring late-night bookshops reading everything I could, in many different directions. Evans-Wentz's books on Tibetan Buddhism had an enormous impact on me. I just devoured them.
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Penélope Cruz
I was raised as a Catholic, but I believe in God in my own way and I pray in my own way and I respect all kinds of philosophies. The one philosophy or religion that I find I am most close to is the Buddhist one. I think it is the one that respects the others and the one that doesn't say that this is the only way. I think happiness is the moment when-if you've forgotten those little things-they suddenly come back into focus for you.
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