Forgiveness is the choice to see people as they are now. When we're mad at people we're angry because of something they said or did before this moment. By letting go of the past, we make room for miracles to replace our grievances. #Foregiveness #MindfulInspiration
Sanskrit is considered to be the oldest language of the gods, as it is made up of the primordial sounds. Today, Sanskrit is the classical language of Indian and the liturgical language of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism. #Sanskrit #Buddhism
Mongolian Shamanism. Mongolian shamanism, occasionally called Tengerism, refers to the animistic and shamanic religion that has been practiced in Mongolia and its surrounding areas (including Buryatia) at least since the age of recorded history. In the earliest known stages it was intricately tied to all other aspects of social life and to the tribal organization of Mongolian society. Along the way, it has become influenced by and mingled with Buddhism.
While Buddhism in its Asian homelands can be conservative, convert Buddhists in the West are generally liberal, both socially and politically. Whether this is an accident of history or a natural reflection of the Buddhist teachings, Buddhist communities embrace diversity and work against sexism and racism.
Alexandra David-Néel. As well as exploring the East extensively when ladies were not encouraged to travel on their own, she was a spiritualist, Buddhist and writer. Born in 1868 in Paris, by the time she was 18 she’d travelled extensively around Europe and was a member of the Theosophical Society. She wrote her first book when she was 30, traveled to Tibet, and travelled with her into her 70's. Her work inspired Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg.