The Path of Wisdom

“There is a misconception that Buddhism is a religion and that you worship Buddha.  Buddhism is a practice, like Yoga, you can be a Christian and practice Buddhism.  I met a Catholic priest who lives in a Buddhist Monastery in France.  He told me that Buddhism makes him a better Christian.  I love that.” Thich Nhat Hanh

The Tripitaka is the earliest collection of Buddhist writing and contains a total of 2184 sacred writings and tales to guide the Buddhist communities.

The Word

The pattern hasn’t changed. God still speaks and we are both invited and challenged to authenticate His word using what He has already said.

Gospel in China’s Pictorial Language

Biblical stories are embedded into Chinese characters.  Written Chinese arises from the beginning of Chinese civilization, which dates back about 4200 years. This means that the

Date of Joseph’s First Vision

Working independently, John C. Lefgren and John P. Pratt give evidence for determining the date of the First Vision. Their evidence comes from these sources:

Distraction & Repentance

The simplest method of securing a silent weapon and gaining control of the public is to keep the public undisciplined and ignorant of the basic system principles on the one hand, while keeping them confused, disorganized, and distracted with matters of no real importance on the other hand.

Seven Pillars of Development

“There are seven stages of development through which God’s children must pass. It is not all to be done in this life.  Christ is the

Climb vs. Ascend

An enduring exaltation, which is what God provides to those who are willing, is ascending into a higher frequency. This requires additional energy.

Angkor

Cambodia

Temple

Many of the temples at Angkor, all of which gave expression to Indian cosmological and mythical themes, were built in order to provide a locus through which kings and other members of the royal family could be assured of immortality by becoming identified with Shiva or one of the other preeminent gods of the realm.

Universal

Truths of Buddhism

Nothing

Is Lost in the Universe

Everything

Changes

The Law

Of Cause and Effect

Mindfulness

“If you are quiet enough, you will hear the flow of the universe. You will feel its rhythm. Go with this flow. Happiness lies ahead. Meditation is key.” Buddha

Buddha

Audio Book

The best-known book in the Pali Buddihist cannon.  It is an anthology of basic Buddhist teaching (primarily ethical teachings) in a simple aphoristic style.

“In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.” – Buddha

“Love one another and you will be mine, and I will preserve you, and raise you up, and abide with you for ever.” T&C 175:4