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Re: Quote for the day

Postby Mr. G » Wed Feb 10, 2010 1:33 am

There is no ornament like virtue,
There is no misery like worry,
There is no protection like patience,
There is no friend equal to generosity.

-- Nagarjuna
    How foolish you are,
    grasping the letter of the text and ignoring its intention!
    - Vasubandhu
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Re: Quote for the day

Postby David N. Snyder » Wed Feb 10, 2010 5:00 am

"I don't want immortality by writing some bestseller or by being famous or donating money to get my name on a building. I want immortality by not dying."

Woody Allen
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Re: Quote for the day

Postby retrofuturist » Wed Feb 10, 2010 5:16 am

"Unity, in terms of subjective experience, entails a merging of the subject with the object. Experiences of this kind are often the outcome of deep levels of concentration. Nibbana, on the other hand, entails a complete giving up of both subject and object, not a merger of the two. Such an experience constitutes an "escape" from the entire field of cognition. Although nibbana partakes of non-duality in so far as it has no counterpart, its implications nevertheless go beyond experiences of oneness or unity."

- Ven. Analayo (in his treatise on Satipatthana)
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Re: Quote for the day

Postby catmoon » Wed Feb 10, 2010 8:52 am

Ten thousand flowers in spring,
the moon in autumn,
a cool breeze in summer,
snow in winter.

If your mind isn't clouded
by unnecessary things,
this is the best season of your life.

-Wu Men
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Re: Quote for the day

Postby muni » Wed Feb 10, 2010 9:26 am

:namaste: Great posts.

Realizing our thoughts are naturally momentary energy without owner and when we don't follow them or grasp them, we are no slave of them and can use them in case of useful. Like the free running water of the fresh waterfall behind the hills, we can use when needful without chasing behind down the hills, as an exhausted fool.

All is interdependent and appearing in the naturally energy.

(self service quote by loved teaching)
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Re: Quote for the day

Postby ground » Wed Feb 10, 2010 8:07 pm

David N. Snyder wrote:"I don't want immortality by writing some bestseller or by being famous or donating money to get my name on a building. I want immortality by not dying."

Woody Allen

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Re: Quote for the day

Postby Mr. G » Thu Feb 11, 2010 12:01 am

Even if you must die tomorrow, study today.
Though you may not become a sage in this life,
Your knowledge will be preserved for the future
Just like wealth deposited and then reclaimed.
- Sakya Pandita
    How foolish you are,
    grasping the letter of the text and ignoring its intention!
    - Vasubandhu
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Re: Quote for the day

Postby muni » Thu Feb 11, 2010 3:46 pm

"Please don't hurt others...
Please try to work with people and be helpful to them.
A fantastically large number of people need help.
Please try to help them, for goodness sake, for heaven and earth.
Don't just collect Oriental wisdoms one after the other.
Don't just sit on an empty zafu, an empty meditation cushion.
But go out and try to help others, if you can.
That is the main point."

Chogyam Trungpa.
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Re: Quote for the day

Postby muni » Mon Feb 15, 2010 7:09 pm

Simple joy.

An adult is one who has lost the grace, the freshness, the innocence of the child, who is no longer capable of feeling pure joy, who makes everything complicated, who spreads suffering everywhere, who is afraid of being happy and who because it is easier to bear, has gone back to sleep. The wise man is a happy child. Dujardin.

Let us live simple in the freshness of the present moment, in the clarity of pure awakened mind. Matthieu Ricard.

My bed is small, but I rest at ease, my clothes are thin, but my body is warm, my food is scarce but I am nourished. Milarepa.
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Re: Quote for the day

Postby muni » Sun Feb 21, 2010 7:16 pm

Stop with being clever and simple remain. Guru Rinpoche.
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Re: Quote for the day

Postby m0rl0ck » Fri Apr 30, 2010 3:23 am

Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a bananna.


~Groucho
Ride the horse in the direction its going.

~Werner Erhard
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Re: Quote for the day

Postby Ngawang Drolma » Sat May 01, 2010 6:17 am

Just as the highest and the lowest notes are equally inaudible, so perhaps, is the greatest sense and the greatest nonsense equally unintelligible.
-Alan Watts
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Re: Quote for the day

Postby Ngawang Drolma » Sat May 01, 2010 6:31 pm

Let your love flow outward through the universe, To its height, its depth, its broad extent, A limitless love, without hatred or enmity. Then as you stand or walk, Sit or lie down, As long as you are awake, Strive for this with a one-pointed mind; Your life will bring heaven to earth. - Sutta Nipata
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Re: Quote for the day

Postby muni » Tue May 04, 2010 11:51 am

Great!

:namaste:

Shamata is like that you are in the toilet of a plane, the occupied light is always on and no one can enter. Tsoknyi Rinpoche

Samadhi is having a joyful flight during different degrees of meditative absorption.
Dzogchen, through the glass door with the light on; all is perfect there.
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Re: Quote for the day

Postby Ngawang Drolma » Wed May 05, 2010 4:52 am

To develop patience, you need someone who willfully hurts you. Such people give us real opportunities to practice tolerance. They test our inner strength in a way that even our guru cannot. Basically, patience protests us from being discouraged.

- Dalai Lama


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Re: Quote for the day

Postby muni » Sun May 09, 2010 10:17 am

How to understand when I don't see delusion?
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Re: Quote for the day

Postby muni » Tue May 18, 2010 8:00 am

A wise one has nothing to prove and is able to see teaching everywhere, like in the words of a small child. No arrogance.

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Re: Quote for the day

Postby Ngawang Drolma » Sat May 22, 2010 10:17 pm

Cherishing and caring for others is
the source of all happiness.
Cherishing ourselves over others,
is the source of all suffering
and negative conditions.
- Shantideva
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Re: Quote for the day

Postby sukhamanveti » Wed May 26, 2010 2:25 am

It is with an objective mind endowed with a curious skepticism that we should engage in careful analysis and seek the reasons [for belief]. Then, on the basis of seeing the reasons, we engender a faith that is accompanied by wisdom.

Now, whenever we engage in an analysis, such as on the nature of mind or reality, if we proceed from the start already convinced that “It must be so and so,” then due to our biases, we will be unable to see the actual truth and will instead see only our naïve projection. It is therefore essential that the analyzing mind strive to be objective and not swayed by prejudices. What we need is a skeptical curiosity, our mind moving between the possibilities, genuinely wondering whether it is thus or some other way…

However, if we maintain an objective stance unswayed by bias yet have no feeling or interest in the analysis, this too is incorrect. We should cultivate a curious mind, drawn toward all possibilities; and when we do, the desire to investigate naturally arises. If the mind drawn toward possibilities is absent, we just abandon the inquiry and simply say dismissively, “I don’t know.” This way, then, brings no real benefit because we are not open to new insights.

Therefore, a curious skepticism is extremely important. For where there is such skepticism, constant inquiry also takes place.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama, The Middle Way: Faith Grounded in Reason (Somerville, MA: Wisdom Publications), pp. 13-14.
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 Ngawang Drolma » Wed May 26, 2010 4:15 am

mr. gordo wrote:Even if you must die tomorrow, study today.
Though you may not become a sage in this life,
Your knowledge will be preserved for the future
Just like wealth deposited and then reclaimed.
- Sakya Pandita


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