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Re: Quote for the day

Postby muni » Wed May 26, 2010 9:27 am

When we share we only enlarge our capacity for happiness*.
*Relax-peaceful.

(Tushita postcard).
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Re: Quote for the day

Postby Luke » Mon May 31, 2010 12:49 am

"A New Day:
This is the beginning of a new day.
I have been given this day to use as I will.
I can waste it or use it for good.
What I do today is very important
because I'm exchanging a day of my life for it.

When tomorrow comes,
today will be gone forever,
leaving in its place whatever I have traded for it.

I pledge to myself that it shall be gain, not loss;
good, not evil; success, not failure.

In order that I shall not regret the price I paid for this day."

--Most Venerable Bhumang Rinpoche
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Re: Quote for the day

Postby m0rl0ck » Mon May 31, 2010 1:01 am

All those who believe in psychokinesis raise my hand.

~Stephen Wright
Ride the horse in the direction its going.

~Werner Erhard
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Re: Quote for the day

Postby mudra » Mon May 31, 2010 1:52 am

"In order for there to be world peace, first we need inner disarmament"

HH the Dalai Lama
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Re: Quote for the day

Postby m0rl0ck » Mon May 31, 2010 6:28 am

There are only two things in the world — nothing and semantics.

~Werner Erhard
Ride the horse in the direction its going.

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Re: Quote for the day

Postby sukhamanveti » Sun Jun 06, 2010 11:12 pm

"To dream of reaching a destination is not enough--you must pack your bags and set out on the journey." Geshe Sonam Rinchen, The Six Perfections (Ithaca, NY: Snow Lion Publications, 1998), p. 7.
namo bhagavate śākyamunaye tathāgatāyārhate samyaksaṁbuddhāya | namaḥ sarvabuddhabodhisattvebhyaḥ ||

"Bodhisattva-mahāsattvas love all beings in the world equally, as if each were their only child..." Buddhāvataṃsakamahāvaipulya Sūtra
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Re: Quote for the day

Postby muni » Mon Jun 07, 2010 9:37 am

While we are struggling with good and bad, the cloud floats in simplicity through the sky.
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Re: Quote for the day

Postby mudra » Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:43 am

"Studying dharma but not practicing it is a bit like looking at breakfast but not eating it."

Dagpo Lama Rinpoche
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Re: Quote for the day

Postby muni » Tue Jun 08, 2010 8:49 am

Take it easy!

Humble nature has nothing to prove.
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Re: Quote for the day

Postby White Lotus » Tue Jun 08, 2010 4:25 pm

Master Shu An Wu...

give me your heart and i will open it.


My teacher...

if you know yourself (your own nature), you know everything.


love, White Lotus. x

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Re: Quote for the day

Postby Ngawang Drolma » Wed Jun 09, 2010 2:38 pm

"Life is 10 percent what you make it, and 90 percent how you take it."
-Irving Berlin
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Re: Quote for the day

Postby muni » Sun Jun 13, 2010 6:39 pm

When there is self importance, don't look for the fool outside.
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Re: Quote for the day

Postby Ngawang Drolma » Tue Jun 15, 2010 4:54 pm

m0rl0ck wrote:All those who believe in psychokinesis raise my hand.

~Stephen Wright


Teehee :lol:
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Re: Quote for the day

Postby muni » Sun Jun 20, 2010 1:28 pm

If there is a left, there must be a right.
If there is a this there must be a that.
If there is an east, there must be a west.
If there is a far there must be a near.
If there...

Knowing nature already is before mind, no mind makes limitations.
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Re: Quote for the day

Postby White Lotus » Tue Jun 22, 2010 5:13 pm

put another way...
no left, no right. know left, know right.
no coming, no going. know coming, know going.
no giving, no taking. know giving, know taking.
no gain, no loss. know gain, know loss.
no knowledge, no ignorance. know knowledge, know ignorance.
etc etc.

but i find that knowing this, that if there is a left there is a right, is profound, but in order to be natural, we still act out of natural impulses and dont get bogged down in trying to understand, predict or direct our actions. to be uncontrived is i think more important than to guide ones whole life through understanding, which i think would miss the point of life, which is in some way naturally 'messy'/chaotic and unpredictable. what my art teacher calls Wabi-Sabi.

with best wishes, from White Lotus.
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Re: Quote for the day

Postby sukhamanveti » Sat Jul 03, 2010 7:09 am

People often wonder how to reconcile the Buddha's teachings on non-attachment with those on love. How can we love others without being attached to them? Non-attachment is a balanced state of mind in which we cease overestimating others' qualities. By having a more accurate view of others, our unrealistic expectations fall away, as does our clinging. This leaves us open to loving others for who they are, instead of for what they do for us. Our hearts can open to care for everyone impartially, wishing everyone to be happy simply because he or she is a living being. The feeling of warmth that was previously reserved for a select few can now be expanded to a great number of people.
--Ven. Thubten Chodron, Taming the Mind
namo bhagavate śākyamunaye tathāgatāyārhate samyaksaṁbuddhāya | namaḥ sarvabuddhabodhisattvebhyaḥ ||

"Bodhisattva-mahāsattvas love all beings in the world equally, as if each were their only child..." Buddhāvataṃsakamahāvaipulya Sūtra
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Re: Quote for the day

Postby muni » Thu Jul 08, 2010 8:38 am

Sukhamanveti. Thank you. :smile:


"The creations of the mind are more numerous
than specks of dust in a ray of sunlight".

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Re: Quote for the day

Postby BFS » Thu Jul 08, 2010 2:28 pm

" You can't rebel against what you've sown yourself, but you can build the future by knowing how to distinguish between what leads to misery and what liberates you from it." Matthieu Ricard
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Re: Quote for the day

Postby muni » Mon Jul 12, 2010 9:12 am

One can talk about impermanence, about dependency and clap ones' hands for a school of white rabbits appearing out of a hat.

The illusion of the daily magical display.
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Re: Quote for the day

Postby BFS » Mon Jul 12, 2010 5:58 pm

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"In so far as we really orient ourselves towards the pursuit of genuine happiness and enlightenment for the sake of all sentient beings – reality rises up to meet us – we meet just the people we need to meet, we find the book, we find the companion, we find the place, we find the sustenance, we find the environment – everything that is needed moment to moment, decade to decade – it isn’t luck - it is a pattern, it is not random, there is something going on here….

In so far as our fundamental yearning that all sentient beings find genuine happiness and be free of suffering is rooted in reality not toward these illusory phantoms of hedonic pleasures, but toward the actual freedom itself and not simply the anesthetic - our reality rises up to meet us.
When we are being real, reality corresponds.

Try the biggest experiment that a human being can perform -take this as a hypothesis, like a cloak, try it on. Then watch…. See on those occasions when your motivation is realistic when your motivation is true….see whether reality rises up to meet you….

See -I am not alone, those who have become absolutely real - they are assisting me, they are rising up to meet me. " Alan Wallace.

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"You are not alone because all the time there are
Numberless Buddhas and Bodhisattvas surrounding you
Everywhere loving you, guiding you,that is what they do."
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