"No tree becomes rooted and sturdy unless many a wind assails it. For by its very tossing it tightens its grip and plants its roots more securely; the fragile trees are those that have grown in a sunny valley." - Seneca the Younger (57 BCE- 65 AD)
"Seek truth in meditation, not moldy books. Look in the sky to find the moon, not in the pond." - Persian proverb
I have just started to learn the Tibetan alphabet - I have a picture of it, a video of pronunciation, and I have just been given a link where both are together - and now more help! Now, i just need to store it all in my brain instead of just the first letter.......
With the eye of wisdom we discover a lot of anger in us, any amount of jealousy, resentment, ignorance, desire - mountains of emotion whose existence we would never have suspected in ourselves... We recognize that most of the faults we perceive in others are only the mirror of our own negativity, the reflection of our own disturbed feelings... At the same time, we relieve the world around us of the burden of our own negative judgements." Gendun Rinpoche Heart Advice from a Mahamudra Master