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Alan Peto
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Writer on modern Buddhism. http://www.alanpeto.com/about
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Resolve to transform more than your body in 2018! Instead, discover your Buddha Mind and be free!

Learn more about Right Thinking and Meditation in Buddhism: http://www.alanpeto.com/buddhism/buddha-mind/

#Buddhism #Buddhist #Meditation #NewYearsResolutions #NewYearsResolution
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As a Veteran and Buddhist on #MemorialDay, I always look back on those who gave the ultimate sacrifice to liberate the oppressed.

It is also one of the days I use to educate others that, yes, Buddhists have been and are now currently in the U.S. Military. The most decorated unit in U.S. Army history was made up of a segregated Japanese-American combat unit in Europe, and many were Buddhists.

Memorial Day is the day we use to remember the sacrifice of those who have fallen. It is not the same as Veterans Day, as those of us who are living have not paid that ultimate sacrifice.

May all beings be free, and safe.

To learn more about how a Buddhist can also be a soldier, read my article here: http://www.alanpeto.com/buddhism/buddhist-soldier-military/
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How do you "be" a Buddhist? Easy, we follow the "Eightfold Path" which is a highly successful "plan-of-action" (and lifestyle) that has been in place for 2,600 years!

The core of all Buddhist practice is centered around the Noble Eightfold Path, which is what the Buddha talked about in his very first sermon (so you know it’s important!).

The Eightfold Path is very much like a prescription that the Buddha (if he was a doctor) would write out in order for us to cure ourselves of an illness.

The illness he identified (as explained in the Four Noble Truths) is called “Dukkha” which all sentient beings (such as humans) experience.

Dukkha is often translated to mean “suffering”, but has many meanings such as dissatisfaction, anxiety, stress, etc.

You can end Dukkha through the Eightfold Path.

How do we use the Eightfold Path to cure us of this illness called Dukkha? Read my article for more (and get a cool folding quick-reference card!):

http://www.alanpeto.com/buddhism/understanding-eightfold-path/

#Buddhism #Buddhist
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Privileged to have met U.S. Navy Captain (Ret.) L. David Marquet who pioneered the groundbreaking "Intent-Based Leadership" method.

His book, "Turn the Ship Around!", should be required reading by anyone who calls themselves a leader: http://amzn.to/2GbwgJS

A companion to the book is a brand new workbook, which is highly recommended (I am using it right now with my team): http://amzn.to/2HfCsCc

#Leadership #Leader #Management
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Take a Free Buddhism Course by Harvard University!

Harvard University is once again offering a course on Buddhism, for free (or pay $50 for an optional verified certificate)!

The course, "Buddhism Through Its Scriptures" can be accessed here: https://www.edx.org/course/buddhism-through-its-scriptures

Looks like a great course, so check it out if you are interested!

#Buddhism #Buddhist
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A Story About President Clinton, North Korea, and Karmic Actions

With the #Olympics in South Korea on TV right now, and North Korea still in the news, I watched a program on North Korea on National Geographic channel.

The program featured journalist Lisa Ling showing an undercover behind the scenes of the country. Later, the show talked about her sister, Laura Ling, who was captured and sentenced to hard labor by North Korea along with her co-worker.

However, former President Bill Clinton was able to visit North Korea to secure Laura and her co-worker's release back to the United States. The episode talked about how President Clinton was the first world leader to send a letter to Kim Jong-Il regarding the death of his father (and former dictator) Kim Il-Sung.

While in North Korea, Kim Jong-Il remarked to President Clinton that he remembered that all those years ago that he received from him. Because of that letter, he wanted to reciprocate by releasing the two journalists.

In Buddhism we talk about "planting seeds", and this was an example where positive actions bore fruit many years later. You never know if your wholesome karmic actions will bear fruit, but that's besides the point. It only takes water (conditions) to make them bloom in a good way.

This story prompted me to write my first article on Buddhism on my website, which you can read here: http://www.alanpeto.com/buddhism/buddha-president-clinton/

Let us all remember to plant seeds of wholesome karmic actions everyday in our lives.

#Buddhism #Buddhism #Olympics2018 #NorthKorea
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What's better than #Caturday 🐈 and #Buddhism ? When both are combined! Read my article about the Buddhist Secrets of Cats here: http://www.alanpeto.com/buddhism/buddhism-secrets-of-cats/

#Cats #Cat #Buddhist
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🎉Happy New Year! 🎆

For 2018, let's have a REAL new year's resolution that will transform MORE than just your physical appearance!

- Are you ready to "break out" of your self-imposed jail?
- Want to "tame that Bull" in your mind?
- Want to eliminate the "three poisons" of delusions, desires, and hatred?

Then join me in 2018 with a resolution for a "New Year, New Buddha Mind"!

#Buddhism #Buddhist #Meditation #Mindfulness #NewYear
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Merry Christmas! 🎄 Let this be a time when we all wish, and work towards, peace, love, understanding, and compassion. No matter what religion we practice, peace and love is at its core at should be at the heart of all we think, and do.
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I love this. Thank you to LAPD for protecting and saving all forms of life during this emergency! #Bodhisattva

https://twitter.com/LAPDHQ/status/938574653085302785
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