According to the Oxford Dictionary – A Miracle is….
An extraordinary and welcome event that is not explicable by natural or scientific laws and is therefore attributed to a divine agency.
Everyday we hear people referring to miracles. People being healed at Lourdes, historical stories from the bible about Jesus healing the blind and resurrecting the dead. But do miracles actually happen? Or are they simply coincidence?
In Buddhism we believe everything has a root cause, in order for it to exist. For example; nothing whether material, phenomena or living, can happen independently of other factors. So looking at miracles from this viewpoint, just because the occurrence isn’t explicable at this moment through natural or scientific law, doesn’t mean it’s a miracle and there’s no logical explanation discoverable through further research. If miracles do exist on the other hand, why don’t they exist in the form of everyone having enough to eat, or being given clean disease free water? Just a thought.
so…. What’s your take on Miracles? Can the dead be raised or the power of prayer heal all sickness?
Usually I write with a Buddhist slant. That’s because I tend to see the world from a Buddhist perspective but not everyone’s Buddhist & we can all learn from each other….
Out in this great universe, millions of viewpoints & ideas exist about ‘true happiness’ what it is & how we achieve it. Some believe we need religion in our lives to be truly happy. Others believe happiness comes from the things around us for example external or material things. We’ve all got our own thoughts about what makes us happy, and whether that happiness is genuine or not.
Let’s get some of those viewpoints together and start a magical discussion about What Happiness Really Is – In other words……Let’s spread the joy!
What is MIND? Where is it located? And why does it cause so many problems? I don’t know about you, but I love blogging. Seeing what others write about & what interests them. Yesterday I came across a blog that really got me thinking more about the mind.
Psychologists, Therapists & Psychiatrists all concerned with mental health, refer to the mind as often being disturbed or out of balance etc. Of course that’s their profession – to better understand the mind and treat mental health problems. Yet, if the most skilled surgeon on the planet disected our body (including the brain) I guarantee he/she wouldn’t locate anything resembling mind. Naturally they’d be able to locate the brain because its tangible, but they’d never locate what’s known as mind. On the other hand, we in the West take shed loads of prescribed medication to balance the mind So I guess today’s dilemma is this….
How do you personally define the mind & if it can’t be located anywhere in the body, how can it be responsible for so many mental health problems?
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Yesterday something profound happened which got me thinking about my own existence in the world. Let me explain….
Whilst meditating, I entered a place of pure clear space (not unusual in meditation I know) but this time it was different. This time I became aware, that the space I entered also exists somewhere. It’s a little bit like standing by a vast occean and realising you and that occean both exist in the space called earth, which itself exists amongst other planets in the solar system and of course they all exist somewhere too. It got me thinking about the beginnng of time, where & how the world began and whether anyone really knows. One thing I know for sure – It didn’t start with God. How can I say this with absolute certainty? Well, for God to have created the universe, he would first himself need to exist somewhere….Do you see where I’m going with this? If God created the universe, where was he when he did it?
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