Question about Buddha quote.

Discussion in 'Soap Box' started by dvnj22, Apr 4, 2013.

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  1. dvnj22

    dvnj22 Well-Known Member

    What does this mean:

    "It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell."

    And how does one accomplish this? Does it It require perfection? Or can anyone do this? If anyone can help I'd appreciate it.
     
  2. Sadeyes

    Sadeyes Staff Alumni

    If you see my sig, you will see it is a part of it...what I believe this to mean is to 'enlighten' one's self is something that cannot be taken from you. Clearly, the definition of 'enlightenment' varies from person to person. For me, it is to understand my truer self and know how to show compassion to me and to others. I find that many people complicate our mission here on this planet, and simplification of it, for me, has been rather helpful
     
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