December 31, 2007

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 12/31/2007


It is nature's law that rivers wind, trees grow wood, and, given the opportunity, women work without iniquity.

~Buddha


December 30, 2007

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 12/30/2007


It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.

~Buddha


December 29, 2007

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 12/29/2007


If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.

~Buddha


December 28, 2007

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 12/28/2007


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

~Buddha


December 27, 2007

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 12/27/2007


Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.

~Buddha


December 25, 2007

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 12/25/2007


Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule.

~Buddha


December 24, 2007


Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 12/24/2007


Good men and bad men differ radically. Bad men never appreciate kindness shown them, but wise men appreciate and are grateful. Wise men try to express their appreciation and gratitude by some return of kindness, not only to their benefactor, but to everyone else.

~Buddha


December 23, 2007

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 12/23/2007


Friendship is the only cure for hatred, the only guarantee of peace.

~Buddha


December 22, 2007


Every human being is the author of his own health or disease.

~Buddha



Every human being is the author of his own health or disease.

~Buddha


December 21, 2007

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Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 12/21/2007


Endurance is one of the most difficult disciplines, but it is to the one who endures that the final victory comes.

~Buddha


December 20, 2007

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 12/20/2007


Do not speak harshly to any one; those who are spoken to will answer thee in the same way. Angry speech is painful: blows for blows will touch thee.

~Buddha


December 19, 2007

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 12/19/2007


Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.

~Buddha


December 18, 2007

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 12/18/2007


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

~Buddha


December 17, 2007

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 12/17/2007


Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.

~Buddha


December 16, 2007

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 12/16/2007


Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.

~Buddha


December 15, 2007

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 12/15/2007


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


December 14, 2007

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 12/14/2007


All that we are is the result of what we have thought. If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him. If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him.

~Buddha


December 13, 2007

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 12/13/2007


A wise man, recognizing that the world is but an illusion, does not act as if it is real, so he escapes the suffering.

~Buddha


December 12, 2007

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 12/12/2007


A good friend who points out mistakes and imperfections and rebukes evil is to be respected as if he reveals a secret of hidden treasure.

~Buddha


December 11, 2007

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 12/11/2007


A family is a place where minds come in contact with one another. If these minds love one another the home will be as beautiful as a flower garden. But if these minds get out of harmony with one another it is like a storm that plays havoc with the garden.

~Buddha


December 10, 2007

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 12/10/2007


A dog is not considered a good dog because he is a good barker. A man is not considered a good man because he is a good talker.

~Buddha


December 09, 2007

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 12/09/2007


When we start out on a spiritual path we often have ideals we think we're supposed to live up to.

~Pema Chödrön


December 08, 2007

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 12/08/2007


We work on ourselves in order to help others, but also we help others in order to work on ourselves.

~Pema Chödrön


December 07, 2007

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 12/07/2007


The truth you believe and cling to makes you unavailable to hear anything new.

~Pema Chödrön


December 06, 2007

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 12/06/2007


As a loving and grateful student of Chögyam Trungpa, the Dorje Dradül of Mukpo, I am delighted that these teachings-which have so profoundly influenced and shaped my life-are now available to benefit others.

~Pema Chödrön


December 05, 2007

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 12/05/2007


Everybody can be great... because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.

~Martin Luther King, Jr.


December 04, 2007

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 12/04/2007


Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.

~Martin Luther


December 03, 2007

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 12/3/2007


Giving connects two people, the giver and the receiver, and this connection gives birth to a new sense of belonging.

~Deepak Chopra


December 02, 2007

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 12/2/2007


From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life.

~Arthur Ashe


December 01, 2007

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 12/01/2007


To study the Buddha Way is to study the self. To study the self is to forget the self. To forget the self is to be enlightened by the ten thousand dharmas. To be enlightened by the ten thousand dharmas is to free one's body and mind and those of others. No trace of enlightenment remains, and this no-trace continues endlessly.

~Dogen-zenji