September 30, 2009

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 9/30/2009


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.

~The Buddha


September 29, 2009

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 9/29/2009


Those who have failed to work toward the truth have missed the purpose of living.

~The Buddha


September 28, 2009

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 9/28/2009


Believe nothing. No Matter where you have read it, or who said it, even if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own common sense.

~The Buddha


September 27, 2009

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 9/27/2009


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

~The Buddha


September 26, 2009

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 9/26/2009


We are what we think. All that we are arises from our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make our world.

~The Buddha


September 25, 2009

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 9/25/2009


It is easy to see the faults of others... it is hard to see our own...

~The Dhammapada


September 24, 2009

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 9/24/2009


As a solid rock cannot be moved by the wind, the wise are not shaken by praise or blame.

~The Dhammapada


September 23, 2009

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 9/23/2009


As irrigators lead water where they want, as archers make their arrows straight, as carpenters carve wood, the wise shape their minds.

~The Dhammapada


September 22, 2009

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 9/22/2009


If you find no one to support you on the spiritual path, walk alone. There is no companionship with the immature.

~The Dhammapada


September 21, 2009

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 9/21/2009


Do not give your attention to what others do or fail to do; give it to what you do or fail to do.

~The Dhammapada


September 20, 2009

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 9/20/2009


Dharma is not upheld by talking about it. Dharma is upheld by living in harmony with it...

~The Dhammapada


September 19, 2009

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 9/19/2009


Like a lovely flower full of color but lacking in fragrance, are the words of those who do not practice what they teach.

~The Dhammapada


September 18, 2009

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 9/18/2009


Our life is shaped by our mind; we become what we think. Suffering follows an evil thought as the wheels of a cart follow the oxen that draws it. Our life is shaped by our mind; we become what we think. Joy follows a pure thought like a shadow that never leaves.

~The Dhammapada


September 17, 2009

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 9/17/2009


One who conquers himself is greater than another who conquers a thousand times a thousand on the battlefield.

~The Dhammapada


September 16, 2009

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 9/16/2009


More than those who hate you, more than all your enemies, an undisciplined mind does greater harm.

~The Dhammapada


September 15, 2009

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 9/15/2009


Little by little a person becomes evil, as a water pot is filled by drops of water... Little by little a person becomes good, as a water pot is filled by drops of water.

~The Dhammapada


September 14, 2009

September 13, 2009

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 9/13/2009


Believe nothing.

No matter where you read it,

Or who said it,

Even if I have said it,

Unless it agrees with your own reason

And your own common sense.


~The Dhammapada


September 12, 2009

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 9/12/2009


As an irrigator guides water to his fields, as an archer aims an arrow, as a carpenter carves wood, the wise shape their lives.

~The Dhammapada


September 11, 2009

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 9/11/2009


"In deep meditation the flow of concentration is continuous like the flow of oil."

~Patanjali


September 10, 2009

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 9/10/2009


"Peace can be reached through meditation on the knowledge which dreams give. Peace can also be reached through concentration upon that which is dearest to the heart."

~Patanjali


September 09, 2009

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 9/9/2009

"We can live without religion and meditation, but we cannot survive without human affection."
~Dalai Lama

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September 08, 2009

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 9/8/2009


"Meditation brings wisdom; lack of mediation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and what hold you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom."


~Buddha


September 07, 2009

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 9/7/2009


"The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large."

~Confucius


September 06, 2009

September 05, 2009

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 9/5/2009


"When meditation is mastered, the mind is unwavering like the flame of a lamp in a windless place."

~Bhagavad Gita


September 04, 2009

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 9/4/2009


"Meditation is painful in the beginning but it bestows immortal Bliss and supreme joy in the end."

~Swami Sivananda


September 03, 2009

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 9/3/2009


"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."

~Kalu Rinpoche


September 02, 2009

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 9/2/2009


"If you have no feelings about worldly things, they are all Buddhism; if you have feelings about Buddhism, it is a worldly thing."

~Zen Proverb


September 01, 2009

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 9/1/2009


"We could say that meditation doesn't have a reason or doesn't have a purpose. In this respect it's unlike almost all other things we do except perhaps making music and dancing. When we make music we don't do it in order to reach a certain point, such as the end of the composition. If that were the purpose of music then obviously the fastest players would be the best. Also, when we are dancing we are not aiming to arrive at a particular place on the floor as in a journey. When we dance, the journey itself is the point, as when we play music the playing itself is the point. And exactly the same thing is true in meditation. Meditation is the discovery that the point of life is always arrived at in the immediate moment."

~Alan Watts