Jeff Hayden
Location: Santa Monica, CA, United States
Traditions: Buddhism
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The present is the only thing of which a man can be deprived, for that is the only thing which he has, and a man cannot lose a thing that he has not. ~Marcus Aurelius~ Meditations

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It is difficult for me to write clearly about a subject that is still undefined; & at times confusing in less than 1000 words. Love, Jeff

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Joy and woe are woven fine. ~Auguries of Innocence~

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Auguries of Innocence
Contribution #3201

Self-knowledge is the first step to maturity. ~Pride and Prejudice~

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Pride and Prejudice
Contribution #3200

Everything I did in my life that was worthwhile I caught hell for.

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Garrison Keillor
"The Writer's Almanac"
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Contribution #3135

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed.

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Contribution #3131

The whole modern world has divided itself into Conservatives and Progressives. The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of the Conservatives is to prevent the mistakes from being corrected.

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The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.

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Life is filled with suffering, but it is also filled with many wonders, like the blue sky, the sunshine, the eyes of a baby.  To suffer is not enough.  We must also be in touch with the wonders of life.  They are within us and all around us, everywhere, any time.

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Being Peace
by Arnold Kotler - Editor
Page 3
Published by Parallax Press , Berkeley, CA, USA , 1996
Contribution #1615

Softness overcomes hardness.

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The Little Book of Chinese Proverbs
by Jonathan Clements
Page 208
Published by Barnes & Noble Books , New York , 2003
Contribution #1614

What antidote can there be for an idea that popular and poisonous? Revenge provides revenge, which is sure to provide revenge, forming an endless chain of human misery.

Here's the antidote:

Forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.


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Commencement Address at Agnes Scott College
Contribution #1520

Whatever suffering there is in this world,all arises from desiring only myself to be happy.And whatever joy there is in this world,all arises from desiring to share my happiness with everyone.

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Heart of a Buddha
Published by Amitabha Publications , Temple City, CA , 2003
Contribution #1466