June 30, 2006

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 6/30/2006

The Lotus position expresses the oneness of duality.

What you think upon grows...

June 29, 2006

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 6/29/2006

To really practice Zen one must sit like a great pine with a sense of dignity and grandeur.

What you think upon grows...

June 28, 2006

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 6/28/2006

Collected concentration in which subject is no different from object.

June 27, 2006

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 6/27/2006

Becoming one with what one is doing; that which comes forth when one becomes the life of the moment.

What you think upon grows...

June 26, 2006

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 6/26/2006

"I have done my best." That is about all the philosophy of living that one needs....

Lin-yutang

June 25, 2006

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 6/25/2006

While each person is still individually different, each also has a unifying, undifferentiated mind.

What you think upon grows...

June 24, 2006

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 6/24/2006

Enlightenment is to die completly and then come back to life.

What you think upon grows...

June 23, 2006

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 6/23/2006

Enlightenment is about freeing yourself from the cycle of birth and death.

What you think upon grows...

June 22, 2006

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 6/22/2006


It is about realizing your own Buddhahood.

What you think upon grows...

June 21, 2006

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 6/21/2006

Enlightenment is about seeing into your nature.

What you think upon grows...

June 20, 2006

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 6/20/2006

Many people are afraid to empty their minds lest they plunge into the Void. They do not know that their own Mind is the Void. The ignorant eschew phenomena but not thought; the wise eschew thought but not phenomena.
~ Zen Master Huang-po

June 19, 2006

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 6/19/2006

Our lives are based on what is reasonable and common sense; Truth is apt to be neither.

~ Christmas Humphreys

June 18, 2006

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 6/18/2006

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

June 17, 2006

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 6/17/2006

If your eyes are even slightly blurred, all you see will be hallucinations.

~ Zen Saying

June 16, 2006

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 6/16/2006

On life's journey Faith is nourishment, Virtuous deeds are a shelter, Wisdom is the light by day and Right mindfulness is the protection by night. If a man lives a pure life nothing can destroy him; If he has conquered greed nothing can limit his freedom.

~ Buddha

June 15, 2006

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 6/15/2006

Words have the power to both destroy and heal. When words are both true and kind, they can change our world.

~ Buddha

June 14, 2006

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 6/14/2006

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.

~ Buddha

June 13, 2006

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 6/13/2006

Anger will never disappear so long as thoughts of resentment are cherished in the mind. Anger will disappear just as soon as thoughts of resentment are forgotten.

~ Buddha

June 12, 2006

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 6/12/2006

Words have the power to both destroy and heal. When words are both true and kind, they can change our world.

~ Buddha

June 11, 2006

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 6/11/2006

An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.

~ Buddha

June 10, 2006

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 6/10/2006

He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.

~ Buddha

June 09, 2006

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 6/9/2006

Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others.

~ Buddha

June 08, 2006

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 6/8/2006

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one getting burned.

~ Buddha

June 06, 2006

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 6/6/2006

Pay no attention to the faults of others, things done or left undone by others. Consider only what by oneself is done or left undone.

~ Buddha

June 05, 2006

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 6/5/2006

Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn't learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn't learn a little, at least we didn't get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn't die; so, let us all be thankful.

~ Buddha

June 04, 2006

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 6/4/2006

To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life; foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent.

~ Buddha

June 03, 2006

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 6/3/2006

We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make our world.

~ Buddha

June 02, 2006

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 6/2/2006

The Four Reliances
First, rely on the spirit and meaning of the teachings, not on the words;
Second, rely on the teachings, not on the personality of the teacher;
Third, rely on real wisdom, not superficial interpretation;
And fourth, rely on the essence of your pure Wisdom Mind, not on judgmental perceptions.

~ Buddha