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Lady Liberty

May she guard the true meaning and the value of LIBERTY for us ALL

 

For detailed info re: the Statue of Liberty, pls. click on the link below.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Statue_of_Liberty

 

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I would like to share few famous quotes by Budha...

 

“Everything we experience begins with thought,

Our words and deeds spring from thought,

If we speak or act with evil thoughts,

unpleasant circumstances and experiences inevitably will result,

Wherever we go, we create bad karma because we carry bad thoughts. We cannot shake off this suffering as long as we are tied to our evil thoughts.

This is very much like the wheel of a cart that follows the hooves of an ox,

The animal is bound to this heavy load with ever step it takes.”

 

“Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or heard it from or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.”

All that we are is the result of what we have thought.”

 

“We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.”

 

“The mind is everything. What you think you become.”

 

“If a man's mind becomes pure, his surroundings will also become pure.”

 

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One of his students asked Buddha, "Are you the messiah?"

"No", answered Buddha.

"Then are you a healer?"

"No", Buddha replied.

"Then are you a teacher?" the student persisted.

"No, I am not a teacher."

"Then what are you?" asked the student, exasperated.

"I am awake", Buddha replied.

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Taken on September 10, 2009