"Signor Dali how would you compare yourself to Picasso ? "
" Picasso is Catalan.. and so is Dali. Picasso is genius... and so is Dali. Picasso is communist... and neither is Dali. "
That is the end of taking up rods and bladed weapons, of arguments, quarrels, disputes, accusations, divisive tale-bearing and false speech. That is where these evil, unskillful things cease without remainder.
—Buddha Shakyamuni, Madhupindika Sutra
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Mud to Lotus
"To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch. To try and understand. To never look away. And never, never, to forget." –Arundhati Roy
And bowing to other gods,
Is like a fool who comes to the bank of the Ganges
And being thirsty digs a well.
Do I have a body? Or have I none?
Am I who I am? Or am I not?
Pondering these questions, I sit
Leaning against the cliff while the years go by
And the green grass grows up between my feet
And the red dust settles on my head
Then men of the world come and thinking me dead
Bring offerings of wine and fruit
I also enjoy this stanza from the "Principia Discordia":
the flowers grow
and that's beautiful
-- Arcesilaus (but I'm not sure)
(cutting through bullshit, and sometimes failing... that's ok, though)
''enlightenment is nothing at all'' mango.
''its not mind, its not buddha, its not nature.'' koan (see 'wu men kuan').
“Like a great river that runs down toward the ocean, the narrowness of discipline leads into the openness of panoramic awareness.”
-- Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche
Until we experience it,
Emptiness sounds so
All is empty by comparison.
-- Pema Chödron
"The ultimate reality is beyond intellectual investigation, for the intellect is regarded as apparent reality." - Shantideva
"Mantra and Tantra, meditation and concentration, they are all a cause of self-deception." - Saraha
"I don't believe in reincarnation, but I will bring a change of underwear anyway.." - Woody Allen
One kind of teaching is not enough. Just as we require many medicines in order to cure the different types of disease, similarly in order to help the limitless sentient beings, the Buddha also gave many many teachings.
His Holiness Sakya Trizin.
A man asked Buddha for a favor," i want happiness",he said. the buddha replied " Take off I , thats ego, now remove want, thats desire, there you go, happiness:)
Simplicity at its best
Heaped-up accumulations will only enrich others.
If you do not obtain the light of Inner Peace,
Mere external ease and pleasure will become a source of pain.
If you do not suppress the Demon of Ambition,
Desire for fame will lead to ruin and to lawsuits"
Through wishing happiness for others.
All the misery the world contains
has come through wanting pleasure for oneself.
Is there need for lengthy explanation?
Childish beings look out for themselves;
Buddhas labor for the good of others;
See the difference that divides them!”
If you live the sacred and despise the ordinary,
you are still bobbing in the ocean of delusion.
Zen Master Lin-Chi
Since everything is but an apparition, having nothing to do with good or bad, acceptance or rejection, one may well burst out in laughter.
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