Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Words from His Holiness

Okay as I am feeling uncreative this afternoon, I thought I'd just use a quote from His Holiness the Dalai Lama:

Every person has the same potential for inner tranquility, but negative forces such as fear, suspicion, selfishness and self-hatred can destroy inner peace.


Blogger Jil said...

Have you ever read any CS Lewis....The Problem of Pain, Mere Christianity, etc?? I think your blog is very interesting, you seem like you are very in tune with yourself. I like reading others opinions and religious beliefs. I'll definitely be back.

6:30 AM  
Blogger Bonnie said...

Back when I practiced Christianity I loved CS Lewis. I remember practically memorizing Mere Christianity. As I no longer identify myself as Christian, I have found that I read more Buddhist thinkers. I am drawn to that because of the emphasis on personal responsibility. Their meditation and such feeds my soul in a way that Christianity was never able to.

8:56 AM  
Blogger Jil said...

Was there anything specific that drove you from Christianity? Just wondering...I'm a Chrisitian, but I dont push my beliefs on others, I like to know others points of view. Yep, I like CS Lewis, I am reading The Problem of Pain. I really like it. I understand about the meditation and stuff. I get that from praying...but its only happened in the last couple of years. I finally feel like I have a relationship with God instead of it being a one way thing. Its taken a long time and was very frustrating for me.

11:45 PM  
Blogger Bonnie said...

I've waited because this comment could give life to a whole blog. I think driven from Christianity is not the best term. I'd think more drawn towards paganism and Buddhism. The language speaks to me in a way that Christianity did not speak to me. I remember once as I started exploring finding that the language in church made God seem so much smaller than Goddess was in paganism... from there it evolved into something other, which is mostly Buddhist.

I guess that's the Reader's Digest version...

10:03 PM  

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