Tag Archives: Buddhism

Personal Essay: On Self

By Dave Hood What is “self?” For most people, self means personal identity. Self answers the question: Who am I? Self is also part of the psyche or mind. It is a collection of experiences and memories, thoughts and emotions, … Continue reading

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Essay: On Compassion

Dave Hood “The simplest acts of kindness are by far more powerful than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.” ― Mahatma Gandhi We live in a world lacking in compassion. The sad reality of humanity is that the vast majority … Continue reading

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Living in Peace

Dave Hood “Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson. Violence permeates our popular culture, not peace. For instance, when we turn on the television or read the paper, we often … Continue reading

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What Can Death Teach Us about Life and Living?

“Death is the tyrant of the imagination.”—Bryan Proctor “For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one.”—Khalil Gibran “Without health– life is not life; it is only a state of languor and suffering” – … Continue reading

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Personal Essay: Does God Exist?

By Dave Hood “To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible.”—Thomas Aquinas Does God exist? Many believe in a God who is “Supreme Being.” This God is all-knowing, all-powerful, everlasting. Many … Continue reading

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Short Essay: Learning to Love

“A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.” ― Elbert Hubbard By Dave Hood In Canada and many other western democracies and free-market economies, more than 50% of marriages end in divorce. It would seem … Continue reading

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