Thursday, December 31, 2009

To forgive and forget is to reflect love. Situations pass, they cease to exist, but they continue to be alive in the mind. Open your heart and be generous, free yourself from that sorrow, forgive and forget and you will live every moment in peace.

Total negation is the essence of the positive. When there is negation of all those things that thought has brought about psychologically, only then is there love, which is compassion and intelligence.

~Jiddu Krishnamurti

Sunday, December 27, 2009

To find the universal elements enough;
to find the air and the water exhilarating;
to be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter;
to be thrilled by the stars at night:
to be elated over a bird's nest or a wildflower in spring...
these are some of the rewards of the simple life.

John Burroughs, 1837-1921

The most valuable of yoga postures is to stand unshaken in calm inner serenity amidst the crash of breaking worlds.

-- Paramahansa Yogananda

Friday, December 11, 2009

True compassion is not just an emotional response but a firm commitment founded on reason...Compassion without attachment is possible. Therefore, we need to clarify the distinctions between compassion and attachment. True compassion is not just an emotional response but a firm commitment founded on reason. Therefore, a truly compassionate attitude towards others does not change even if they behave negatively. Genuine compassion is based not on our own projections and expectations, but rather on the needs of the other...

~The Dalai Lama

If there is love, there is hope that one may have real families, real brotherhood, real equanimity, real peace. If the love within your mind is lost and you see other beings as enemies, then no matter how much knowledge or education or material comfort you have, only suffering and confusion will ensue.

~The Dalai Lama

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Youthfulness is not determined by age. It is determined by one's life force. One who possesses hope is forever young. One who continually advances is forever beautiful.

Daisaku Ikeda
Japanese Author, Poet and Peace Activist

Monday, November 16, 2009

Never, never be afraid to do what's right, especially where the welfare of a person or animal is at stake. Society's punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict upon our soul when we look the other way.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., 1929-1968

Friday, October 30, 2009

We are formed and molded by our thoughts. Those whose minds are shaped by selfless thoughts give joy when they speak or act. Joy follows them like a shadow that never leaves them.

~The Buddha

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one's family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one's own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.

~The Buddha

hear this and understand it. it is the way to TRUE ENLIGHTENMENT!!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.

~The Buddha

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue.

~The Buddha

Monday, October 19, 2009

Only a powerful soul can offer love. Only a powerful soul can afford to be humble. If we are weak, then we become selfish. If we are empty, we take; but if we are filled, we automatically give to all. That is our nature.

Dadi Prakashmani, 1922-2007
Indian Peace Activist and Spiritual Leader

Saturday, October 17, 2009

It is a man's own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways.

~The Buddha

In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west; people create distinctions out of their own minds and then beleive them to be true.

~The Buddha

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Our life is shaped by our mind; we become what we think. Suffering follows an evil thought as the wheels of a cart follow the oxen that draws it. Our life is shaped by our mind; we become what we think. Joy follows a pure thought like a shadow that never leaves.

~The Dhammapada

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

There is an extremely easy way to become Buddha. Refraining from all evil, not clinging to birth and death, working in deep compassion for all sentient beings, respecting those over you and pitying those below you, without any detesting or desiring, worrying or lamentationthis is what is called Buddha. Do not search beyond it.

- by Zen Master Dogen

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Oh soul, you worry too much.
You have seen your own strength.
You have seen your own beauty.
You have seen your golden wings.
Of anything less, why do you worry?
You are in truth the soul, of the soul, of the soul.

Jalal al-Din Rumi, 1207-1273
13th Century Persian Poet