21 August, 2014

On devotion...


From the blossoming lotus of devotion, 
at the center of my being,
Rise up, O compassionate master, 
my only refuge!
I am plagued by past actions
 and turbulent emotions:
To protect me in my misfortune
Remain as the jewel-ornament 
on the crown of my head, 
the mandala of great bliss,
Arousing all my mindfulness 
and awareness,
l pray!

Jigme Lingpa

20 August, 2014

Anger vs Happiness


“For every minute you are angry, 
you lose sixty seconds of happiness.” 

Ralph Waldo Emerson

19 August, 2014

Realization...

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“Just understand that birth-and-death is itself nirvana. There is nothing such as birth and death to be avoided; there is nothing such as nirvana to be sought. Only when you realize this are you free from birth and death.”

Dogen
"Moon in a Dewdrop"

18 August, 2014

Peace...


“Better indeed is knowledge than mechanical practice. 
Better than knowledge is meditation. But better still is surrender 
of  attachment to results, because there follows immediate peace.” 

Bhagavad Gita

14 August, 2014

Joy...


“When a man knows the solitude of silence, 
and feels the joy of quietness, he is then free from fear 
and he feels the joy of the Dharma. ” 

Buddha

11 August, 2014

ON BODHICITTA...


The Compassionate Heart of the Enlightened Mind

It is the supreme elixir
That overcomes the sovereignty of death.
It is the inexhaustible treasure
That eliminates poverty in the world.
It is the supreme medicine
That quells the world’s disease.
It is the tree that shelters all beings
Wandering and tired on the path
of conditioned existence.
It is the universal bridge
That leads to freedom from
unhappy states of birth.
It is the dawning moon of the mind
That dispels the torment of
disturbing conceptions.
It is the great sun that finally removes
The misty ignorance of the world.

SHANTIDEVA

09 August, 2014

Tao...


“The Tao does not act
yet it is the root of all action.
The Tao does not move
yet it is the source of all creation.”

Lao Tzu

07 August, 2014

Blake...


“To see the world in a grain of sand,
and heaven in a wild flower.
To hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
and eternity in an hour. 

We are led to believe a lie,
when we see with, not through, the eye,
which was born in a night, to die in a night,
while the soul slept in beams of light.”

William Blake

06 August, 2014

Dhammapada Wisdom

 
  “They, the enlightened, intent on jhana, delighting in stilling 
& renunciation, self-awakened & mindful: even the devas view 
them with envy.” 


Dhammapada, 
(translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu).


04 August, 2014

Mind...


The root of all phenomena is your mind.
If unexamined, it rushes after experiences, 
ingenious in the games of deception.
If you look right into it, it is free of any ground
or origin, In essence free of any coming, 
staying or going.

JAMYANG KHYENTSE CHÖKYI LODRÖ