November 30, 2007

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 11/30/2007


There is nothing in the self, so do not seek falsely; what is attained by false seeking is not real attainment. You just have nothing in your mind, and no mind in things; then you will be empty and spiritual, tranquil and sublime. Any talk of beginning or end would all be self-deception. The slightest entanglement of thought is the foundation of the three mires; a momentarily aroused feeling is a hindrance for ten thousand eons.

~Tokusan


November 29, 2007

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 11/29/2007


The concerns that have come down from numberless ages are only in the present; if you can understand them right now, then the concerns of numberless ages will instantly disperse, like tiles being scattered or ice melting. If you don't understand right now, you'll pass through countless eons more, and it'll still be just as it is.

~Ta Hui


November 28, 2007

November 27, 2007

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 11/27/2007


True victory is not defeating an enemy.True victory gives love and changes the enemy's heart.

~Morihei Ueshiba (founder of Aikido)


November 26, 2007

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 11/26/2007


The road enters green mountains near evening's dark;Beneath the white cherry trees, a Buddhist templeWhose priest doesn't know what regret for spring's passing means-Each stroke of his bell startles more blossoms into falling.

~Keijo Shurin


November 25, 2007

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 11/25/2007


Immaturity is the craving for greater and wider experience.

~J. Krishnamurti


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FORGIVENESS is a term that has been in use for 2,000 years, but most people have a very limited view of what it means. You cannot truly forgive yourself or others as long as you derive your sense of self from the past. Only through accessing the power of NOW, which is your own power can there be true forgiveness.

- ECKHART TOLLE

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November 24, 2007

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 11/24/2007


Education is the cultivation of the mind so that action is not self-centred:it is learning throughout life to break down the walls which the mind builds in order to be secure.

~J. Krishnamurti


November 23, 2007

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 11/23/2007


Sensitivity is not a cultural effect, the result of influence; it is a state of being vulnerable, open.

~J. Krishnamurti


November 22, 2007

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 11/22/2007


When you perceive for yourself that violence only leads to greater harm,is it difficult to drop violence?

~J. Krishnamurti


November 21, 2007

November 20, 2007

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 11/20/2007


So, does it require competition to understand oneself? Must I compete with you in order to understand myself? And why this worship of success? The man who is uncreative, who has nothing in himself - it is he who is always reaching out, hoping to gain, hoping to become something, and as most of us are inwardly poor, inwardly poverty-stricken, we compete in order to become outwardly rich. The outward show of comfort, of position, of authority, of power, dazzles us because that is what we want.

~J. Krishnamurti


November 19, 2007

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 11/19/2007


If we can really understand the problem, the answer will come out of it, because the answer is not separate from the problem.

~J. Krishnamurti


November 18, 2007

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 11/18/2007


So, does it require competition to understand oneself? Must I compete with you in order to understand myself? And why this worship of success? The man who is uncreative, who has nothing in himself - it is he who is always reaching out, hoping to gain, hoping to become something, and as most of us are inwardly poor, inwardly poverty-stricken, we compete in order to become outwardly rich. The outward show of comfort, of position, of authority, of power, dazzles us because that is what we want.

~J. Krishnamurti


November 17, 2007

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 11/17/2007


If we can really understand the problem, the answer will come out of it, because the answer is not separate from the problem.

~J. Krishnamurti


November 16, 2007

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 11/16/2007


The true is not an ideal, a myth, but the actual. The actual can be understood and dealt with. The understanding of the actual cannot breed enmity, whereas ideals do. Ideals can never bring about a fundamental revolution, but only a modified continuity of the old. There is a fundamental and constant revolution only in action from moment to moment which is not based on an ideal and so is free of conclusion.

~J. Krishnamurti


November 15, 2007

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 11/15/2207


If there was no fixed point, no conclusion, there would be no contradiction.

~J. Krishnamurti


November 14, 2007

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 11/14/2007


Attention is a strange thing. We never look but through a screen of words, explanations and prejudices; we never listen save through judgements, comparisons and remembrances. The very naming of the flower, the bird, is a distraction. The mind is never still to look, to listen.

~J. Krishnamurti


November 13, 2007

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 11/13/2007

It is the understanding of the process of thought that is important, and not what we are thinking about.

~J. Krishnamurti

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November 12, 2007

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 11/12/2007


When you do have the help of another, is there freedom?Or does freedom only come with self-knowledge?Is self-knowledge a matter of guidance, of organised help?Or are the ways of the self to be discovered from moment to moment in our daily relationships?Dependence on another, or on an organisation, breeds fear, does it not?

~J. Krishnamurti


November 11, 2007

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 11/11/2007


What is implied in the whole structure and the nature of meditation? In meditation is implied the meditator and the meditation. Who is meditating? Why does one have to meditate? To become?
What is the difference between attention and inattention? What is attention and what is concentration?
What is desire? That is one part of meditation - to understand the nature of desire.
Why is there violence? When there is complete attention which means you give your total energy to that fact of violence that energy dissipates the whole of violence.
Attention has no center.
~J. Krishnamurti


November 10, 2007

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 11/10/2007


What is creation? What place has creativity in its deepest sense, in its profound activity with respect to knowledge?
In this conflict, struggle, pain, anxiety can there be creation? Must creation always be expressed, manifested?
In a science, in biology where there is great activity of thought with its own peculiar intelligence can that thought create, be creative?
We are asking a really fundamental question whether thought can ever be creative. If thought is not the ground of creation then what is creation?
Is love the only factor that is creative?
~J. Krishnamurti


November 09, 2007

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 11/09/2007


How does desire come into being? Why does it play such an extraordinary part in life? Can you observe the movement of desire?
In desire, after sensation, contact what takes place? Can thought not create images at all?
If you are attached to a belief what is its nature, who has created it? By being attached do you feel sufficient in yourself?
Is it an action of will to end attachment or do you have insight into it, and it ends? What happens when you end something?
Why haven't we, with all our cunning, experience resolved this problem of fear completely? Isn't fear the cause of the "me"?
~J. Krishnamurti


November 08, 2007

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 11/08/2007


Why has thought invented marvellous things and also created wars, destroyed human beings?
Why has thought made god and the image of god?
Who is the observer who is observing the nature of thinking?
Can the fact be observed without an ideal of it? Is the fact of being violent different from me, my nature, my way of looking?
Can this thing called fear be ended immediately?
Is enquiry argument, opinion or is it observation without analysis?
To meditate is to observe yourself for you are totally responsible for your body, mind, thought.
~J. Krishnamurti


November 07, 2007

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 11/07/2007


If a man is concerned with radical change where is he to begin? Can there be a change not superficially but in depth? What is to be changed?
Is change a matter of faith of finding another pattern? Does it come about through knowledge or exercise of will?
Can a material process in the brain bring about a change in itself? Is insight dependent on a material process? Has insight a cause?
~J. Krishnamurti


November 06, 2007

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 11/06/2007


How does one find out if life has meaning beyond the physical?
Through investigation of matter scientists hope to come upon the ground of being. Have religious people invented something which has a meaning?
Irrationality is the common factor of mankind. To find the ground mustn't I become very rational? Is listening the beginning of rationality?
If we are completely rational there is insight and insight is free of time. Can I be free of time?
Can you observe that you have beliefs? Do you need theories about the fact that mankind suffers? Why should you have a theory about a fact?
~J. Krishnamurti


November 05, 2007

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 11/05/2007


Why have we not ended conflict?
Isn't time the root of conflict? Have religions succeeded in turning man to another direction?
Why has man moved in the wrong direction?
Is there a beginning not enmeshed in time? Is there something beyond the mind? Can the something beyond ever be put into words?
Is there anything that has no cause that we could say is absolute?
When division comes to an end the other is.
~J. Krishnamurti


November 04, 2007


Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 11/04/2007


Is the ground a philosophical concept?
Has mind a relationship to the ground? Is it an idea to be investigated? Is the ground put together by thought?
Can I reject everything my brain experienced? Is intellectual understanding any understanding at all? Hasn't knowledge only crippled me from seeing truth? Is knowledge itself illusory?
Am I caught in a self-centred, narrow little cell which refuses to look beyond? Do I see it when you come along and tell me that my brain is the brain of all mankind?

~J. Krishnamurti


November 03, 2007


Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 11/03/2007


Doesn't becoming imply time?
Don't we introduce time as a means of becoming more evolved? The brain has evolved but is there evolution inwardly? Can the brain dominated by time not be subservient to it?
Isn't the origin of conflict ego? If there is no ego there is no becoming.
Is there a meditation that is not the ego trying to become? Is meditation conscious if every effort implies time?
In nothingness, there is everything, energy. The ending is a beginning.

~J. Krishnamurti


November 02, 2007

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 11/02/2007


The moment you have in your heart this extraordinary thing called love and feel the depth, the delight, the ecstasy of it, you will discover that for you the world is transformed.

~J. Krishnamurti


November 01, 2007

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 11/01/2007


He was a young man, but completely the master of the seven strings and of the complex music. He would improvise before each song; then would come the song,in which there would be more improvisation. You would never hear any song played twice in the same way. The words were retained, but within a certain frame there was great latitude,and the musician could improvise to his heart's content; and the more the variations and combinations, the greater the musician.

~J. Krishnamurti