29 January, 2015

Ideas...


“There is one thing stronger than all the 
armies in the world, and that is an idea 
whose time has come.”

Victor Hugo

28 January, 2015

Beyond birth and death...

 
“The Buddha said: "When a person has thoroughly understood the world, from top to bottom, when there is nothing in the world that agitates him anymore, then he has become somebody who is free from confusion and fears and tremblings and the longings of desire. He has gone beyond getting old and beyond birth and death."”

Sutta Nipata

27 January, 2015

Right view...


“And what, monks, is Right View? It is, monks, the knowledge of suffering, the knowledge of the origin of suffering, the knowledge of the cessation of suffering, and the knowledge of the way of practice leading to the cessation of suffering. This is called Right View.”

Digha Nikaya

26 January, 2015

Heart and Light


For through your own heart
comes the one light
which can illuminate life
and make it clear to your eyes.

Mable Collins

23 January, 2015

Illusions...


“The key, during both life and death, 
is to recognize illusions as illusions, 
projections as projections
and fantasies as fantasies. 
In this way we become free.” 

Lama Thubten Yeshe 
Introduction to Tantra

22 January, 2015

Real Dhamma...


“Simply talking a lot doesn’t maintain the Dhamma. 
Whoever, although he’s heard next to nothing
sees Dhamma through his body, is not heedless
of Dhamma: he’s one who maintains the Dhamma.” 

Dhammapada
translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

21 January, 2015

Life...


“When you come to the end of all the light you know, and it’s time to step into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing that one of two things shall happen: Either you will be given something solid to stand on or you will be taught to fly.”

Edward Teller



20 January, 2015

Our potential...


“As free human beings we can use our unique intelligence to try to understand ourselves and our world. But if we are prevented from using our creative potential, we are deprived of one of the basic characteristics of a human being.”

His Holiness the Dalai Lama

19 January, 2015

RUMI wisdom


Say the meaning without the alphabet
If you can.
Say it without words,
so the heart Can take over the conversation. 

Rumi..

15 January, 2015

On good friendships...


“If you gain a mature companion- a fellow traveler, right-living, enlightened- overcoming all dangers go with him, gratified, mindful. If you don't gain a mature companion- a fellow traveler, right-living, enlightened- go alone like a king renouncing his kingdom, like the elephant in the Matanga wilds, his herd.” 

Dhammapada
translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu. 

14 January, 2015

Artists and Musicians...


"Generally, I believe Artists and Musicians alike, have the responsibility to serve or to help humanity... So therefore, I think it is the responsibility of all entire humanity, particularly you as a musician or artist, through your own profession, give people hope, a new idea, a sense of responsibility."

His Holiness the Dalai Lama

12 January, 2015

NOW!!!


“The only thing that is ultimately real about your 
journey is the step that you are taking at this moment. 
That's all there ever is.”

Eckhart Tolle

08 January, 2015

On inner silence...


“When you become aware of silence, immediately there is that state of inner still alertness. You are present. You have stepped out of thousands of years of collective human conditioning.”

Eckhart Tolle

07 January, 2015

Flashes of insight...


“In the gloom and darkness of the night, when there is a sudden flash of light, a person will recognize objects; in the same way, the one with a flash of insight sees according to reality.
This is how sorrow works; this is how it arises; this is how it can come to an end; this is the path leading to that end.”

Anguttara Nikaya

06 January, 2015

04 January, 2015

Flip the coin...


“It is said that there are only two tragedies in life: 
not getting what one wants, and getting it.” 

Bhanta Henepola Gunaratana, 
"Eight Mindful Steps to Happiness"

03 January, 2015

Youth...


“I don't know what the big deal is about old age. 
Old people who shine from the inside look 10 
to 20 years younger.” 

Dolly Parton

02 January, 2015

Light of goodness...


“The good shine from afar like the snowy Himalayas. 
The bad don't appear even when near, 
Like arrows shot into the night.” 

Dhammapada 
translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu.