June 30, 2010

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 6/30/2010


"As she has planted, so does she harvest; such is the field of karma."

~Sri Guru Granth Sahib


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June 29, 2010

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 6/29/2010


"According to the karma of past actions, one's destiny unfolds, even though everyone wants to be so lucky."

~Sri Guru Granth Sahib


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June 28, 2010

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 6/28/2010


"My actions are my only true belongings. I cannot escape the consequences of my actions. My actions are the ground upon which I stand."

~Thich Nhat Hanh


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June 27, 2010

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 6/27/2010


"We have to continue to learn. We have to be open. And we have to be ready to release our knowledge in order to come to a higher understanding of reality."

~Thich Nhat Hanh


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June 26, 2010

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 6/26/2010


"Life is available only in the present. That is why we should walk in such a way that every step can bring us to the here and the now."

~Thich Nhat Hanh


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June 25, 2010

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 6/25/2010


"Mindfulness helps you go home to the present. And every time you go there and recognize a condition of happiness that you have, happiness comes."

~Thich Nhat Hanh


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June 24, 2010

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 6/24/2010


"It is possible to live happily in the here and now. So many conditions of happiness are available-more than enough for you to be happy right now. You don't have to run into the future in order to get more."

~Thich Nhat Hanh


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June 23, 2010

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 6/23/2010


"Enlightenment is always there. Small enlightenment will bring great enlightenment. If you breathe in and are aware that you are alive-that you can touch the miracle of being alive-then that is a kind of enlightenment."

~Thich Nhat Hanh


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June 22, 2010

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 6/22/2010


"People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar."

~Thich Nhat Hanh


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June 21, 2010

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 6/21/2010


"Freedom is not given to us by anyone; we have to cultivate it ourselves. It is a daily practice... No one can prevent you from being aware of each step you take or each breath in and breath out."

~Thich Nhat Hanh


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June 20, 2010

June 19, 2010

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 6/19/2010


"Clear mind is like the full moon in the sky. Sometimes clouds come and cover it, but the moon is always behind them. Clouds go away, then the moon shines brightly. So don't worry about clear mind: it is always there. When thinking comes, behind it is clear mind. When thinking goes, there is only clear mind. Thinking comes and goes, comes and goes, You must not be attached to the coming or the going."

~Zen Master Seung Sahn


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June 18, 2010

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 6/18/2010


"A flower falls, even though we love it; and a weed grows, even though we do not love it."

~Dogen


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June 17, 2010

June 16, 2010

Early M orning Buddhist Inspiration - 6/16/2010


"Since everything is but an apparition, having nothing to do with good or bad, acceptance or rejection, one may well burst out in laughter."

~Longchenpa (14th century Tibet)


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June 15, 2010

Early M orning Buddhist Inspiration - 6/15/2010


"If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion."

~His Holiness the Dalai Lama


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June 14, 2010

June 12, 2010

Early M orning Buddhist Inspiration - 6/12/2010


"In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher."

~His Holiness the Dalai Lama


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June 11, 2010

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 6/11/2010


"As far as your personal requirements are concerned, the ideal is to have fewer involvements, fewer obligations, and fewer affairs, business or whatever. However, so far as the interest of the larger community is concerned, you must have as many involvements as possible and as many activities as possible."

~His Holiness the Dalai Lama


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June 10, 2010

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 6/10/2010


"Three qualities enable people to understand the teachings: objectivity, which means an open mind; intelligence, which is the critical faculty to discern the real meaning by checking the teachings of Buddha; and interest and commitment, which means enthusiasm."

~His Holiness the Dalai Lama


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June 09, 2010

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 6/9/2010


"Sometimes we feel that one individual's action is very insignificant. Then we think, of course, that effects should come from channeling or from a unifying movement. But the movement of the society, community or group of people means joining individuals. Society means a collection of individuals, so that initiative must come from individuals. Unless each individual develops a sense of responsibility, the whole community cannot move. So therefore, it is very essential that we should not feel that individual effort is meaningless- you should not feel that way. We should make an effort."

~His Holiness the Dalai Lama


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June 08, 2010

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 6/8/2010


"Meditation is a 'familiarization' of the mind with an object of meditation. In terms of how the mind is familiarized with the object, there are many types of meditation. In one type, the mind is generated into the entity of a particular type of consciousness, as in meditating compassion or meditating wisdom. In such meditation you are seeking to generate your own mind into a compassionate consciousness or a wisdom consciousness- compassion and wisdom not being the object on which you are meditating, but that entity into which you are seeking to transform your consciousness through a process of familiarization."

~His Holiness the Dalai Lama


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June 06, 2010

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 6/6/2010


"Everyone is seeking happiness, but few have it; for, lasting happiness dawns only when there is complete freedom from wants. This highest state of non-wanting may outwardly seem to imply inaction and easy of attainment. But, if anyone tries just to sit quietly without inwardly wanting anything and with full consciousness (i.e., without going to sleep), he will realize that such a state of non-wanting is very difficult to attain and that it can be sustained only through tremendous spiritual activity."

~Meher Baba


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June 05, 2010

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 6/5/2010


"Spirituality must make man more human. It is a positive attitude of releasing all that is good and noble and beautiful in man. It also contributes to all that is gracious and lovely in the environment. It does not require the external renunciation of worldly activities or the avoiding of duties and responsibilities. It only requires that, while performing the worldly activities or discharging the responsibilities arising from the specific place and position of the individual, the inner spirit should remain free from the burden of desires."

~Meher Baba


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