Buddhism is not a creed, it is a doubt.
Buddhism holds that everything is in constant flux. Thus the question is whether we are to accept change passively and be swept away by it or whether we are to take the lead and create positive changes on our own initiative. While conservatism and self-protection might be likened to winter, night, and death, the spirit of pioneering and attempting to realize ideals evokes images of spring, morning, and birth.
The Buddhas do but tell the way; it is for you to swelter at the task.
The mind that does not understand is the Buddha. There is no other.
A religion so cheerless, a philosophy so sorrowful, could never have succeeded with the masses of mankind if presented only as a system of metaphysics. Buddhism owed its success to its catholic spirit and its beautiful morality.
In Buddhism we have relative truth and absolute truth.
We live in illusion and the appearance of things. There is a reality. We are that reality. When you understand this, you see that you are nothing, and being nothing, you are everything. That is all.
The teachings of Buddha are eternal, but even then Buddha did not proclaim them to be infallible. The religion of Buddha has the capacity to change according to times, a quality which no other religion can claim to have...Now what is the basis of Buddhism? If you study carefully, you will see that Buddhism is based on reason. There is an element of flexibility inherent in it, which is not found in any other religion.
The convent, which belongs to the West as it does to the East, to antiquity as it does to the present time, to BUDDHISM and Muhammadanism as it does to Christianity, is one of the optical devices whereby man gains a glimpse of infinity.
There are no mundane things outside of Buddhism, and there is no Buddhism outside of mundane things.
There is nothing in Christianity or Buddhism that quite matches the sympathetic unselfishness of an oyster
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