19 October, 2014

Kindness...


“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” 

Philo

15 October, 2014

Dhammapada...


“There is no fire like greed and no crime like hatred. 
There is no sorrow like being bound to this world; 
there is no happiness like freedom.” 

 Dhammapada

14 October, 2014

Anger....


“If those who are like wanton children
are by nature prone to injure others, 
what point is there in being angry...
like resenting fire for its heat?” 

Bodhicaryavatara

10 October, 2014

Attachment...



Overcoming attachment does not mean becoming cold and indifferent. On the contrary, it means learning to have relaxed control over our mind through understanding the real causes of happiness and fulfillment, and this enables us to enjoy life more and suffer less.” 

Kathleen McDonald, "How to Meditate"

07 October, 2014

On Manifestation....


No matter what it is, if you really want it, and if you get out of the way of it, it will happen. It must be. It is Law. It can be no other way. It's the way this Universe is established. If you want it and you relax, it will happen.

Abraham (Esther Hicks)

06 October, 2014

Zen wisdom...

“There is really nothing you must be and there is nothing you must do. There is really nothing you must have and there is nothing you must know. There is really nothing you must become. However, it helps to understand that fire burns, and when it rains, the earth gets wet.”

Zen saying

03 October, 2014

Rumi wisdom...

“Demolish this house that a hundred more may be built. Do not be afraid that treasure lies beneath this house. A thousand houses more shall you build with just one treasure in hand. This house is destined to fall to ruin. That treasure is bound to be unearthed, but then that treasure will not be yours.”

Rumi         

29 September, 2014

True mind...

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"Subhuti asked the Buddha: "The highest, most awakened mind that you have attained: is that mind the unattainable?" "Yes, Subhuti. With regard to that highest and most awakened mind, I have not attained anything. That mind is everywhere equally.
It cannot be attained or grasped, but it can be realized. It is realized through the practice of all good actions when they are done in the spirit of no self and no object of self."”

Prajnaparamita

26 September, 2014

Supplication...


Grant your blessings so that my mind
may be one with the Dharma.
Grant your blessings so that Dharma
may progress along the path.
Grant your blessings so that the path
may clarify confusion.
Grant your blessings so that
confusion may dawn as wisdom.

GAMPOPA

22 September, 2014

On Compassion...


How far you go in life depends on you being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life, you will have been all of these.

George Washington Carver