May 31, 2007

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 5/31/2007


"If you engage in many meaningless activities your virtuous activities will degenerate, therefore stop activities that are not spiritual."


May 30, 2007

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 5/30/2007


"If you talk too much with little meaning you will make mistakes, therefore speak in moderation, only when necessary."


May 29, 2007

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 5/29/2007


"Always keep a smiling face and a loving mind, and speak truthfully without malice."


May 28, 2007

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 5/28/2007


"See all living beings as your father or mother, and love them as if you were their child."


May 27, 2007

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 5/27/2007


"Do not contemplate your own good qualities, but contemplate the good qualities of others, and respect everyone as a servant would."

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May 26, 2007

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 5/26/2007


"Do not look for faults in others, but look for faults in yourself, and purge them like bad blood."


May 25, 2007

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 5/25/2007


"Do not be jealous of others' good qualities, but out of admiration adopt them yourself."


May 24, 2007

May 23, 2007

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 5/23/2007


"Generate compassion for lowly beings, and especially avoid despising or humiliating them."


May 22, 2007

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 5/22/2007


"You will have to depart leaving everything behind, so do not be attached to anything."


May 21, 2007

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 5/21/2007


"Since future lives last for a very long time, gather up riches to provide for the future."


May 20, 2007

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 5/20/2007


"Since the happiness, pleasure, and friends you gather in this life last only for a moment, put them all behind you."


May 19, 2007

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 5/19/2007


"Words of praise and fame serve only to beguile us, therefore blow them away as you would blow your nose."


May 18, 2007

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 5/18/2007


"Profit and respect are nooses of the maras, so brush them aside like stones on the path."


May 17, 2007

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 5/17/2007


"Avoid activities that are said to be meritorious, but which in fact are obstacles to Dharma."


May 16, 2007

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 5/16/2007


"Avoid all haughty, conceited, proud, and arrogant minds, and remain peaceful and subdued."


May 15, 2007

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 5/15/2007


"Friends, the things you desire give no more satisfaction than drinking sea water, therefore practice contentment."


May 14, 2007

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 5/14/2007


"If from your heart you practice in accordance with Dharma, both food and resources will come naturally to hand."


May 13, 2007

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 5/13/2007


"If you practice with great devotion, results will arise immediately, without your having to wait for a long time."


May 12, 2007

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 5/12/2007


"Because you have received advice, whenever you are not meditating always practice in accordance with what your Spiritual Guide says."


May 11, 2007

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 5/11/2007


"Dedicate your virtues throughout the day and the night, and always watch your mind."


May 10, 2007

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 5/10/2007


"Since there is never a time when worldly activities come to an end, limit your activities."
~Venerable Atisha


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May 09, 2007

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 5/9/2007


"Avoid friends who cause you to increase delusions, and rely upon those who increase your virtue. This you should take to heart."
~Venerable Atisha

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May 08, 2007

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 5/8/2007


"Until you attain stable realizations, worldly amusements are harmful, therefore abide in a place where there are no such distractions."
~Venerable Atisha

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May 07, 2007

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 5/7/2007


"Avoid places that disturb your mind, and always remain where your virtues increase."

~Venerable Atisha

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May 06, 2007

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 5/6/2007


"Since you cannot become a Buddha merely by understanding Dharma, practice earnestly with understanding."

~Venerable Atisha

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May 05, 2007

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 5/5/2007


"Friends, until you attain enlightenment the Spiritual Teacher is indispensable, therefore rely upon the holy Spiritual Guide."

~Venerable Atisha

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May 04, 2007

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 5/4/2007


"Friends, until you attain enlightenment the Spiritual Teacher is indispensable, therefore rely upon the holy Spiritual Guide."

~Venerable Atisha

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May 03, 2007

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 5/3/2007


"Friends, since you already have great knowledge and clear understanding, whereas I am of no importance and have little wisdom, it is not suitable for you to request advice from me. However because you dear friends, whom I cherish from my heart, have requested me, I shall give you this essential advice from my inferior and childish mind."

~Venerable Atisha

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May 02, 2007

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 5/2/2007


"We may never have the opportunity to empower an enlightened or even wise being in the modern American political arena. We may always be stuck with choosing the less deluded of two deluded beings. It may be that all we can do is make wise choices as to who we think will bring about less suffering and confusion to the world."

~Noah Levine

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May 01, 2007

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 5/1/2007


"The first step toward finding God, Who is Truth, is to discover the truth about myself: and if I have been in error, this first step to truth is the discovery of my error."

~Thomas Merton

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