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LETTER

Buddhism teaches happiness brings good things

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Jerry Gill

Sunday, September 24, 2017

I'm nearing 77 years of age and have been exploring the world's religions — including Buddhism — for over 50 years. (Strictly speaking, Buddhism isn't a "religion" but a "way- of-life.")

This morning I came across this wonderful quote in a book I have in my possession: "The Teaching of Buddha," published by the Japanese "Society for the Promotion of Buddhism." (No permission is required to quote from this book.)

"When people are happy and satisfied, class differences disappear, good deeds are promoted, virtues are increased, and people come to respect one another. Then everyone becomes prosperous; the weather and temperature become normal; the sun and the moon and stars shine naturally; rains and winds come timely; and all natural calamities disappear."

Jerry Gill

Hertford  

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