Monday, March 7, 2011

Intro to Buddhism

There is so much to learn about Buddhism, I am unsure where to begin! Reading over an assortment of Buddhism practices has triggered numerous memories in my mind of grade 11 World Religions class. There is so much to learn and so little time. We hope to educate our readers while we educate ourselves!

"(Buddhism) is a philosophy because philosophy means 'love of wisdom' and the Buddhist path can be summed up as:

(1) to lead a moral life,
(2) to be mindful and aware of thoughts and actions, and
(3) to develop wisdom and understanding."

Our objective is to fully understand the above 3 most important aspects of Buddhism and perfect them throughout our life. We will lead a moral life by staying true to ourselves, our family, and our friends. Becoming mindful and aware has already been 50% achieved since losing Annabelle, as both myself and Ian have become very aware of everything that goes on in the world on a daily basis; however, there is always room for improvement! I think becoming "aware of thoughts and actions" will be more achievable once we learn the intricate details of Buddhism practices, as each practice will supposedly ease our minds and our soul. To develop wisdom and understanding we have promised ourselves that we will sway from judgment of others.

By doing the above, we will be looking at everything in a brand new lens - the Buddhist lens.

Peace and happy thoughts to all,

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