February 28, 2009

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 2/28/2009


Alms and offerings are not useless. There is fruit and result, that is, consequences and effects, both of good and bad actions.


February 27, 2009

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 2/27/2009


In this very life, get to know the Path. Realize It and make It your own. More than any earthly power is the Entrance to the Stream. A "Stream-Enterer" is one who has entered the stream leading to Nirvana. Some return and some do not.


February 26, 2009

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 2/26/2009


By being steadfast of mind, development is got, and some gain deliverance thereby. Yet there is a realm without foothold and development. It is unoriginated. Its Supreme Peace is attractive and can be comprehended by the wise. It is called Nirvana - The Middle Path of avoiding extremes makes one both see and know, it leads to peace, to discernment, to enlightenment, to Nirvana.


February 25, 2009

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 2/25/2009


Buddha, the Enlightened One, said: "The world is enchanted with pleasure." Don't let it be silly pleasure.


February 23, 2009

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 2/23/2009


The well guarded and protected mind can lead to great benefit; the unguarded mind to danger and even great harm.


February 22, 2009

February 21, 2009

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 2/21/2009


When developed and cultivated, the mind leads to great benefit and happiness; when undeveloped and uncultivated, it brings about stress, suffering, great harm.


February 20, 2009

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 2/20/2009


When developed and apparent, the mind leads to great benefit; when undeveloped and unapparent, to great harm.


February 19, 2009

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 2/19.2009


When developed, the mind leads to great benefit. When undeveloped, to great harm.


February 18, 2009

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 2/18/2009


One of his students asked Buddha, "Are you the messiah?""No", answered Buddha. "Then are you a healer?""No", Buddha replied. "Then are you a teacher?" the student persisted. "No, I am not a teacher.""Then what are you?" asked the student, exasperated. "I am awake", Buddha replied.


February 17, 2009

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 2/17/2009


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.


February 16, 2009

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 2/16/2009


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


February 15, 2009

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 2/15/2009


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.


February 14, 2009

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 2/14/2009


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.


~The Buddha


February 13, 2009

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 2/13/2009


We live in illusion and the appearance of things. There is a reality. We are that reality. When you understand this, you see that you are nothing, and being nothing, you are everything. That is all.


February 12, 2009

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February 10, 2009

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 2/10/2009


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.


~The Buddha


February 09, 2009

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 2/9/2009


It is a man's own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways.


~The Buddha


February 08, 2009

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 2/8/2009


In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west; people create distinctions out of their own minds and then beleive them to be true.


~The Buddha


February 07, 2009

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 2/7/2009


In a controversy the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves.


~The Buddha


February 06, 2009

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 2/6/2009


I never see what has been done; I only see what remains to be done.


~The Buddha


February 05, 2009

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 2/5/2009


I do not believe in a fate that falls on men however they act; but I do believe in a fate that falls on them unless they act.

~The Buddha


February 04, 2009

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 2/4/2009


However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?


~The Buddha


February 03, 2009

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 2/3/2009


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.


~The Buddha


February 02, 2009

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 2/2/2009


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

~The Buddha


February 01, 2009

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 2/1/2009


He who loves 50 people has 50 woes; he who loves no one has no woes.

~The Buddha