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Our Life Is The Creation Of Our Mind

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'What We Are Today Comes From Our Thoughts Of Yesterday, And Our Present Thoughts Build Our Life Of Tomorrow: Our Life Is The Creation Of Minds' To What Extent Do You Agree With This? 'What we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday, and our present thoughts build our life of tomorrow: our life is the creation of minds.' This statement was said by the Buddha in the Dhammapada, a book of his early teachings. The Buddha also says, 'If a man speaks or acts with an impure mind, suffering follows him as the wheel of the cart follows the beast that draws the cart ... if a man speaks and acts with a pure mind, joy follows him as his own shadow'. ...read more.

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It is my opinion that if a person has done something wrong, the only entity that follows them isn't Karma but is their conscience, telling them that what they have done is wrong. Therefore I do not agree that bad Karma follows after you or that good Karma walks beside you. On the other hand, I do agree with the opening statement that, 'what we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday, and our present thoughts build our life of tomorrow: our life is the creation of minds.' I do agree with this as I believe that the only thing in the world that is certain, is this moment: the present. To us humans, the only thing we can be sure of is the present. ...read more.

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In the same way, how we act today will shape how we act tomorrow, seeing as if tomorrow we like how we acted today, we shall act in the same manner. In conclusion I agree that what we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday, and our present thoughts build our life of tomorrow: our life is the creation of minds since the past is only memory, the future is only illusion and the present is the only clear-cut thing. However, I disagree that if a man speaks or acts with an impure mind, suffering follows him as the wheel of the cart follows the beast that draws the cart ... if a man speaks and acts with a pure mind, joy follows him as his own shadow as I do not agree that Karma exists, instead a conscience does. ...read more.

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