Monday, May 31, 2010

Simply by turning on the light, you can instantly destroy the darkness. Likewise, even a rather simple analysis of egoclinging and afflictive emotions can make them collapse. By suppression we may temporarily subdue our afflictive emotions, but only an investigation of their true nature will completely eradicate them.
Dilgo Kyentse Rinpoche

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Mind is unlimited. So therefore, you have many different conceptions and different phenomenas, because your mind's unlimited. The only limitation is in the way of thinking.

-Thinley Norbu Rinpoche

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

“There is no hope of joy except in human relations.” —Antoine de Saint-Exupery
“Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress.” —Nicholas Murray Butler
"Hope is a waking dream.” —Aristotle
For a person of unsoddened mind, unassaulted awareness, abandoning merit and evil, wakeful, there is no danger no fear.

- Dhammapada, 39

Monday, May 24, 2010

Observe the world unburdened, unhindered by knowledge or by judgment!
While practicing generosity, we should always remember how very fortunate we are to have this opportunity.

- Gomo Tulku,
“This is the day which the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it.” —Psalms 118:24
“Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love and something to hope for.” —Joseph Addison
“Remember, happiness doesn’t depend on who you are or what you have; it depends solely on what you think.” —Dale Carnegie
“It is not work that kills men; it is worry. Work is healthy; you can hardly put more upon a man than he can bear. Worry is rust upon the blade. It is not the revolution that destroys the machinery, but the friction. Fear secrets acids; but love and trust are sweet juices.” —Henry Ward Beecher
“The health of your body influences what you experience in your mind. There is no split. If you can engage your whole spirit in the pursuit of total fitness—not just your intellect, not just your emotions—but, instead, everything inside you that is truly you, you’ll discover what it is to be a whole person.” —David Patchell-Evans
To be free from being fearful one must break out of the world which is comfort-oriented.”
There’s a tremendous amount of fear in people’s lives. It’s based on not wanting to reveal oneself.
There’s a sacredness to everyone’s life.
The humble and realistic
prepare for possible appearances
of Karmic Debtees any time.

- Stonepeace

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Hypothesen sind Gerüste, die man vor dem Gebäude aufführt, und die man abträgt, wenn das Gebäude fertig ist; sie sind dem Arbeiter unentbehrlich; nur muss er das Gerüste nicht für das Gebäude ansehn. - Goethe
Again And Again, However We Know The Landscape Of Love by Rainer Maria Rilke

Monday, May 17, 2010

Life is too deep for words, so don’t try to describe it, just live it. -C.S. Lewis
One cannot properly let go of what
one did not properly hold in the first place.
As the truth is true
whether we realise it or not,
it is wiser to realise it than not.
True, life continuously tries to teach us; it often looks like an attack. Life never stops from teaching us. You just have to learn from those attacks one at a time. If we don't learn from one, it repeats attacking us until we learn. And yet that's not an end. It constantly comes back to us with new teachings. And we have to learn from it to go to the next step. When something happens to me, I say 'grace'. And try hard to think what is it the life tries to teach me this time. There is always something...
"It is the Law that any difficulties that can come to you at any time, no matter what they are, must be exactly what you need most at the moment, to enable you to take the next step forward by overcoming them. The only real misfortune, the only real tragedy, comes when we suffer without learning the lesson." -Emmet Fox
Lao-tsu, the author of the Tao Te Ching (The Book of the Way), said he had "just three things to teach: Simplicity, Patience, and Compassion"
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"
Don't be afraid of doing good. It's another name for happiness, for all that is dear and delightful--this phrase "doing good." Whoever would live well, Long lasting, bringing bliss-- Let him be generous, be calm, And cultivate the doing of good. By practicing these three, These three bliss-bringing things, The wise one lives without regret His world infused with happiness.

- Itivuttaka Sutta

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

News Alert: Libyan plane crashes in Tripoli, child survives
05:22 AM EDT Wednesday, May 12, 2010

A Libyan flight crashed on landing Wednesday with 104 people on board, the Associated Press reported. A search and rescue mission is underway, according to a statement posted on the Afriqiyah Airways Web site.

The head of the European Parliament says an 8-year old child has survived.
As life moves on, we feel ourselves locked in a circle of dreams and nightmares, things that really mattered no longer do. Things that we were once too busy for now matter greatly: a cold glass of milk, a locked door, a warm bed, and the smile we see in our dog's eyes as we come in the house. Rev. Harvey Daiho Hilbert-Roshi ; Roshi, I am at the point of being happy with a cold glass of milk, a locked door, a warm bed, and the smile we see in my dogs' eyes. I finally have four dogs.
The sword of Manjushri cuts three domains: Safety, Predictability, and Fairness. Rev. Harvey Daiho Hilbert-Roshi
It’s very true a traumatic experience alters life; we get separated from all that we love in a very deep way.
It's very true a traumatic experience alters life; we get seperated from all that we love in a very deep way.
Those with bones are hidden.... surely enjoying bones.
Green plants are happy with strong sunlights... Two bigger babies are happy with bones... And the little ones fell fast asleep... Sausages rolls are being made... Sounds heaven, isn't it?
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

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

True dharma practice is a revolutionary activity, and you can't do it in a comfortable way. You really have to challenge the whole identity of your life. But the strength that's asked for is not necessarily the strength of eliminating the impurities of body and mind, or fighting against the defilements of greed, hatred, and delusion, the inner corruptions, though this language is very common in Theravadin, Tibetan, and Zen Buddhism. The strength that's needed is the courage of heart to remain undefended and open, a willingness to touch the ten-thousand joys and the ten-thousand sorrows from our compassion, the deepest place of our being. This is a different kind of fearlessness, which requires as much or more passion and fire.

-Jack Kornfield
Who are we and what is real? See how things are interconnected through karma and causation. Look around you.... and you.
Realize reality!
Wake up from the illusion about ourselves and the world.
Karma means watching your body, watching your mouth, and watching your mind. Trying to keep these three doors as pure as possible is the practice of karma.

- Lama Thubten Yeshe
Alienation, isolation, anger, broken trust, fear, sadness, irrationality; I once was there.....