Soren Gordhamer has a nice little article in The Huffington Post called "If the Buddha Used Twitter." It’s based around five quotations that he uses as guidelines for how to how the Twitter service:
- Never allow yourself to envy others. For you will lose sight of the truth that way.
- Better than a thousand senseless verses is one that brings the hearer peace.
- The one who talks of the path but never walks it is like a cowman counting cattle of others but who has none of his own.
- The conquest of oneself is better than the conquest
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Fairly often I see quotes attributed to the Buddha that bear no little or no resemblance to anything that’s found in Buddhist scriptures. One example is from a Christian minister who holds meetings in prison at the same time I’m there leading my Buddhist study group. He informed me that the Buddha had said that a greater teacher than him would arise in 500 years, and that we should follow that guy instead. Guess who that would be? The pastor and I had an interesting conversation about the ethics of making up quotes to denigrate other religions and promote your …
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