On belief and believing…

Everything Matters: Beyond Meds

A story to consider:

mandalaBuddha entered a village. A man asked him as he was entering the village, “Does God exist? “He said, “No, absolutely no.” In the afternoon another man came and he asked, “Does God exist?” And he said, “Yes, absolutely yes.” In the evening a third man came and he asked, “Does God exist?”

Buddha closed his eyes and remained utterly silent. The man also closed his eyes. Something transpired in that silence. After a few minutes the man touched Buddha’s feet, bowed down, paid his respects and said, “You are the first man who has answered my question.

“Now, Buddha’s disciple, Ananda, was very much puzzled: “In the morning he said no, in the afternoon he said yes, in the evening he did not answer at all. What is the matter? What is really the truth? So when Buddha was going to sleep, Ananda said, “First…

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