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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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The idea of karma

People get into a heavy-duty sin and guilt trip, feeling that if things are going wrong,
that means that they did something bad and they are being punished.

That’s not the idea at all.

The idea of karma is that you continually get the teachings that you need to open your heart. To the degree that you didn’t understand in the past how to stop protecting your soft spot, how to stop armoring your heart, you’re given this gift of teachings in the form of your life, to give you everything you need to open further.


Pema Chodron

Don’t be disheartened

Even if things don’t unfold the way you expected,
don’t be disheartened or give up.

One who continues to advance will win in the end.


Daisaku Ikeda

Unseen by others

To do good and evil unseen by others,
are always seen by oneself.

We are what we think

We are what we think.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
Think or act with an impure mind and trouble will follow you,
like the wheel follows the ox that draws the cart.

We are what we think.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts we make the world.
Speak or act with a pure mind and happiness will follow you,
as your shadow unshaken.

In this world, hate never yet dispelled hate.
Only love dispells hate.

This is the Law, ancient and inexhaustible.

We are what we think.


Gautama Buddha

Rebirth

In Buddhism,
rebirth is part of the continuous process of change.

In fact,
we are not only reborn at the time of death,
we are born and reborn at every moment.

Karma

I am the owner of my karma .
I inherit my karma.
I am born of my karma.
I am related to my karma.
I live supported by my karma.

Whatever karma I create, whether good or evil, that I shall inherit.


Upajjhatthana Sutta