31 August, 2015

Intention and manifestation...


"Intention is the core of all conscious life. It is our intentions that create karma, our intentions that help others, our intentions that lead us away from the delusions of individuality toward the immutable verities of enlightened awareness. Conscious intention colors and moves everything."

Master Hsing Yun 
Describing the Indescribable


28 August, 2015

Laughter...


“Laughter is the sun that drives 
winter from the human face.”

Victor Hugo

27 August, 2015

Sincere questions....


“When someone asks you a question, answer him or her sincerely, and when you are not asked, do not force your teaching upon others.”

Jae Woong Kim 
"Polishing the Diamond"

25 August, 2015

The great Rumi...


"What comes, will go. What is found, will be lost again. But what you are is beyond coming and going and beyond description. You are It."

Rumi

Past...present...future: NOW!


“Nothing ever happened in the past; it happened in the Now. Nothing will ever happen in the future; it will happen in the Now.”

Eckhart Tolle

23 August, 2015

Thoughts and us...

"Since you alone are responsible for your thoughts, only you can change them. You will want to change them when you realize that each thought creates according to its own nature. Remember that the law works at all times and that you are always demonstrating according to the kind of thoughts you habitually entertain. Therefore, start now to think only those thoughts that will bring you health and happiness."
Paramahansa Yogananda

22 August, 2015

Kindness always...


“You cannot do a kindness too soon, 
for you never know how soon it will be too late.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

21 August, 2015

A sweet thought...


“Be an earth angel, and look for love behind the actions of everyone you meet today. Whenever you look for love, you will always find it.”

Doreen Virtue

20 August, 2015

Unruffled...


"As a single slab of rock won't budge in the wind, so the wise are not moved by praise, by blame. Like a deep lake, clear, unruffled, & calm; so the wise become clear, calm, on hearing words of the Dhamma."

Dhammapada 
translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

18 August, 2015

Addictions...


“The brief elation we experience appeasing sensual impulses is very close to what the drug addict feels when indulging his or her habit. Temporary relief is soon followed by a craving for more. And in just the same way that taking drugs in the end only causes trouble, so too does much of what we undertake to fulfill our immediate sensory desires. We must acknowledge that there can be no hope of gratifying the senses permanently. At best, the happiness we derive from eating a good meal can only last until the next time we are hungry.”

His Holiness the Dalai Lama

16 August, 2015

Suffering...


“It may look as if the situation is creating the 
suffering, but ultimately this is not so 
- your resistance is.”

Eckhart Tolle

09 August, 2015

Happiness...


“Happiness is when what you think, 
what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” 

Mahatma Gandhi

07 August, 2015

Hui Neng


"Hear me, future disciples! Your time will have been badly wasted if you neglect to put this teaching into practice. What you should do is to know your own mind and realize your own Buddha nature, which neither rests nor moves, neither becomes nor ceases to be, neither comes nor goes, neither affirms nor denies, neither stays nor departs."

The Sutra of Hui Neng

04 August, 2015

Towards a new earth...


"It is my belief that whereas the twentieth century has been a century of war and untold suffering, the twenty-first century should be one of peace and dialogue. As the continued advances in information technology make our world a truly global village, I believe there will come a time when war and armed conflict will be considered an outdated and obsolete method of settling differences among nations and communities."

His Holiness the Dalai Lama

03 August, 2015

Opportunity for realization....


"If anyone says that a person must reap according to his deeds, if anyone thinks the law of karma is inexorable, then he is saying that there is no spiritual life or growth and nor is there any opportunity to bring confusion to an end. But if anyone says that what a person reaps is in accordance with his deeds, in that case a spiritual life can exist and there is opportunity for realization."

Anguttara Nikaya


Light...


“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”

Martin Luther King, Jr.

01 August, 2015

On kind words...

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“Kind words are the music of the world. They have a power which seems to be beyond natural causes, as if they were some angel's song which had lost its way and come to earth.”

Frederick William Faber

31 July, 2015

Great Maya Angelou...


“A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer; 
it sings because it has a song.” 

Maya Angelou