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The Buddha denies the existence of any permanent entity either physical or mental. We call this theory about self as Anatmavada.

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Je Suis Paris

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.”

The Buddha

Je suis Paris

Conquer the angry man by love.
Conquer the ill-natured man by goodness.
Conquer the miser with generosity.
Conquer the liar with truth

But what should we do with terrorists?

The joy of freedom

There is no fire like greed,
no crime like hatred,
no sorrow like separation,
no sickness like hunger of heart,
and no joy like the joy of freedom.



In the practice of tolerance,
one’s enemy is the best teacher.

The XIV Dalai Lama


It is impossible to build one’s own happiness on the unhappiness of others.
This perspective is at the heart of Buddhist teachings.

Daisaku Ikeda


Better than a thousand hollow words,
is one word that brings peace

Gautama Buddha

Non Attachment

Through desire we give rise to attachments.
We attach not only to physical things,
but also to ideas and opinions about ourselves and others.

These attachments we are so anxious not to loose give rise to suffering for nothing is permanent,
everything changes and disappears eventually,
our physical body for instance.

The attachments are based on the egocentric views,
the “me” and the “mine”.
Recognizing this,
changes our perception oft the world and the priorities we find in being here.

As a consequence it release our fears of death,
and frees us from our enslaving desires and addictions to sensual and emotional pleasures, Non Attachments akin to freedom, equanimity and serenity.