July 31, 2011

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 7/31/2011


"We are formed and molded by our thoughts. Those whose minds are shaped by selfless thoughts give joy when they speak or act. Joy follows them like a shadow that never leaves them."

~The Buddha

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July 30, 2011

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July 26, 2011

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 7/26/2011


"Teach this triple truth to all: A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity."

~The Buddha

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July 25, 2011

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 7/25/2011


"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."

~The Buddha

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July 24, 2011

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 7/24/2011


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

~The Buddha
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July 23, 2011

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 7/23/2011


"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

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July 22, 2011

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 7/22/2011


"He who experiences the unity of life sees his own Self in all beings, and all beings in his own Self, and looks on everything with an impartial eye."

~The Buddha

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July 21, 2011

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 7/21/2011


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

~The Buddha
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July 19, 2011

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 7/19/2011


"People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air,but to walk on earth. Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don't even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the black, curious eyes of a child -- our own two eyes. All is a miracle."

~Thich Nhat Hanh
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July 18, 2011

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 7/18/2011


"You who are journalists, writers, citizens, you have the right and duty to say to those you have elected that they must practice mindfulness, calm and deep listening, and loving speech. This is a universal thing, taught by all religions."

~Thich Nhat Hanh
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July 17, 2011

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 7/17/2011


"We must not be attached to a view or a doctrine, even a Buddhist one. .. . The Buddha said that if in a certain moment or place you adopt something as the absolute truth, and you attach to that, then you will no longer have any chance to reach the truth. Even when the truth comes and knocks on your door, and asks you to open the door, you won't recognize it. So you must not be too attached to dogma--to what you believe, and to what you perceive."

~Thich Nhat Hanh
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July 16, 2011

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 7/16/2011


"If in our daily life we can smile, if we can be peaceful and happy, not only we, but everyone will profit from it. This is the most basic kind of peace work."

~Thich Nhat Hanh
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July 15, 2011

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 7/15/2011


"Smiling is very important. If we are not able to smile, then the world will not have peace. It is not by going out for a demonstration against nuclear missiles that we can bring about peace.It is with our capacity of smiling, breathing, and being peace that we can make peace."

~Thich Nhat Hanh
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July 14, 2011

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 7/14/2011


"Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy."

~Thich Nhat Hanh
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July 13, 2011

July 12, 2011

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 7/12/2011


"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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July 11, 2011

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 7/11/2011


"Keeping your body healthy is an expression of gratitude to the whole cosmos - the trees, the clouds, everything."

~Thich Nhat Hanh

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July 10, 2011

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 7/10/2011


"Everyday we do things, we are things that have to do with peace. If we are aware of our life..., our way of looking at things, we will know how to make peace right in the moment, we are alive."

~Thich Nhat Hanh
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July 09, 2011

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 7/9/2011

"We don't set out to save the world; we set out to wonder how other people are doing and to reflect on how our actions affect other people's hearts."

~Pema Chödrön

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July 08, 2011

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 7/8/2011


"Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It's a relationship between equals. Only when we know our own darkness well can we be present with the darkness of others. Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity."

~Pema Chödrön
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July 07, 2011

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 7/7/2011


"Only to the extent that we expose ourselves over and over to annihilation can that which is indestructible in us be found."

~Pema Chödrön
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July 06, 2011

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 7/6/2011


"Most of us do not take these situations as teachings. We automatically hate them. We run like crazy. We use all kinds of ways to escape -- all addictions stem from this moment when we meet our edge and we just can't stand it. We feel we have to soften it, pad it with something, and we become addicted to whatever it is that seems to ease the pain."

~Pema Chödrön

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