August 31, 2008

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 8/31/2008


Once in awhile it really hits people that they don't have to experience the world in the way they have been told to.


~Alan Keightley


August 30, 2008

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 8/30/2008


Even when all the experts agree, they may well be mistaken.


~Bertrand Russell


August 29, 2008

August 28, 2008

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 8/28/2008


The willingness to create a new vision is a statement of your belief in your potential.


~David McNally


August 27, 2008

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 8/27/2008


One of the marks of a gift is to have the courage to fulfill it.


~Katherine Anne Porter


August 25, 2008

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 8/25/2008


We all have the extraordinary coded within us, waiting to be released.


~Jean Houston


August 24, 2008

August 23, 2008

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 8/23/2008


Reach for your dreams and they will reach for you.


~Hana Rose Zadra


August 22, 2008

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 8/22/208


Dreams are illustrations from the book your soul is writing about you.


~Marsha Norman


August 21, 2008

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August 19, 2008

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 8/19/2008


Because of our routines we forget that life is an ongoing adventure.


~Maya Angelou


August 18, 2008

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 8/18/2008


The future is sending back good wishes and waiting with open arms.


~Kobi Yamada


August 17, 2008

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 8/17/2008


The dream is not up there in the sky or the stars. It's right here in your heart.


~Dan Zadra


August 16, 2008

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 8/16/2008


What you already know is merely a good departure point.


~Keorapetse Kgositsile


August 15, 2008

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August 13, 2008

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 8/13/2008


The purpose of all the major religious traditions is not to construct big temples on the outside, but to create temples of goodness and compassion inside, in our hearts.


~H.H. The 14th Dalai Lama


August 12, 2008

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 8/12/2008


Encountering sufferings will definitely contribute to the elevation of your spiritual practice, provided you are able to transform calamity and misfortune into the path.


~H.H. The 14th Dalai Lama


August 11, 2008

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 8/11/2008


So, the tendency of our childish nature is to take small things too seriously and get easily offended, whereas when we are confronted with situations which have long-term consequences, we tend to take things less seriously.


~H.H. The 14th Dalai Lama


August 10, 2008

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 8/10/2008


We humans have existed in our present form for about a hundred thousand years. I believe that if during this time the human mind had been primarily controlled by anger and hatred, our overall population would have decreased. But today, despite all our wars, we find that the human population is greater than ever. This clearly indicates to me that love and compassion predominate in the world. And this is why unpleasant events are "news"; compassionate activities are so much a part of daily life that they are taken for granted and , therefore, largely ignored.


~H.H. The 14th Dalai Lama


August 09, 2008

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 8/9/2008


When the days become longer and there is more sunshine, the grass becomes fresh and, consequently, we feel very happy. On the other hand, in autumn, one leaf falls down and another leaf falls down. The beautiful plants become as if dead and we do not feel very happy. Why? I think it is because deep down our human nature likes construction, and does not like destruction. Naturally, every action which is destructive is against human nature. Constructiveness is the human way. Therefore, I think that in terms of basic human feeling, violence is not good. Non-violence is the only way.


~H.H. The 14th Dalai Lama


August 08, 2008

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 8/8/2008


From one point of view we can say that we have human bodies and are practicing the Buddha's teachings and are thus much better than insects. But we can also say that insects are innocent and free from guile, where as we often lie and misrepresent ourselves in devious ways in order to achieve our ends or better ourselves. From this perspective, we are much worse than insects.


~H.H. The 14th Dalai Lama


August 07, 2008

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 8/7/2008


The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.


~H.H. The 14th Dalai Lama


August 06, 2008

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 8/6/2008


Anything that contradicts experience and logic should be abandoned.


~H.H. The 14th Dalai Lama


August 05, 2008

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 8/5/2008


To develop genuine devotion, you must know the meaning of teachings. The main emphasis in Buddhism is to transform the mind, and this transformation depends upon meditation. in order to meditate correctly, you must have knowledge.


~H.H. The 14th Dalai Lama


August 04, 2008

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 8/4/2008


The creatures that inhabit this earth-be they human beings or animals-are here to contribute, each in its own particular way, to the beauty and prosperity of the world.


~H.H. The 14th Dalai Lama


August 03, 2008

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 8/3/2008


In Buddhism, both learning and practice are extremely important, and they must go hand in hand. Without knowledge, just to rely on faith, faith, and more faith is good but not sufficient. So the intellectual part must definitely be present. At the same time, strictly intellectual development without faith and practice, is also of no use. It is necessary to combine knowledge born from study with sincere practice in our daily lives. These two must go together.


~H.H. The 14th Dalai Lama


August 02, 2008

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 8/2/2008


According to Buddhist practice, there are three stages or steps. The initial stage is to reduce attachment towards life.The second stage is the elimination of desire and attachment to this samsara. Then in the third stage, self-cherishing is eliminated.


~H.H. The 14th Dalai Lama


August 01, 2008

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 8/1/2008


Samsara-our conditioned existence in the perpetual cycle of habitual tendencies and nirvana - genuine freedom from such an existence- are nothing but different manifestations of a basic continuum. So this continuity of consciousness us always present. This is the meaning of tantra.


~H.H. The 14th Dalai Lama