File puptcrit/puptcrit.0811, message 348


Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2008 12:44:40 -0600 (CST)
To: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
Subject: [Puptcrit] diversity and equality of our philosohies



As puppeteers we all have similarities and differences regarding our 
philosophies, politics, dress, self expression and beliefs.  This 
internet format allows us to be who we are and exchange fantastic 
amounts of information regarding our skills,  knowledge, personalities 
and esseence of being.  I found this under prayers on the internet and 
it struck a chord with our most recent dialogue. Although I am not a 
Buddhist, I thought it very apropriate to share.

Charles Taylor

May all beings have happiness and the causes of happiness;
May all be free from sorrow and the causes of sorrow;
May all never be separated from the sacred happiness which is 
sorrowless;
And may all live in equanimity, without too much attachment and too much 
aversion,
And live believing in the equality of all that lives.

traditional buddhist prayer

I always believe that it is much better
to have a variety of religions, a variety of philosophies,
rather than one single religion or philosophy.

This is necessary because of the different
mental dispositions of each human being.

Each religion has certain unique ideas or techniques,
and learning about them can only enrich one's own faith.

his holiness the 14th dalai lama - 1981
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