Lama Chuck Stanford, Rime Buddhist Center: It is true that the Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama, was born into a royal family that practiced and studied the Vedic tradition (Hindu is a modern term). This is no different than the fact that Jesus was raised in the Jewish faith.
Regardless of whether God existed or not, Brandon Bender knew he had to take matters into this own hands if he wanted to eliminate the anxiety that was ruling his life.
Recently, I was talking to a friend about my faith practice. I told him that, after much contemplation and meditation, I was taking my Bodhisattva vows. Curious, he began asking questions. “What do you have to give up? What do you have to do? What if you break the vows?”
DEAR BILLY GRAHAM: Can people ever change? My husband has always been a very impatient person, and Ive finally decided that hes always going to be that way. Please pray that Ill be able to adjust, because sometimes its very hard to get along with him. C.Y.
DEAR BILLY GRAHAM: A friend of mine admits she isnt a Christian but claims she feels Gods presence when she does something good for other people. Im not sure what she means by this, but I admire her for her concern for others. J.J.