October 31, 2011

October 30, 2011

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 10/30/2011


"As people alive today, we must consider future generations: a clean environment is a human right like any other. It is therefore part of our responsibility toward others to ensure that the world we pass on is as healthy, if not healthier, than we found it."

~His Holiness The Dalai Lama

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October 29, 2011

October 28, 2011

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 10/28/2011


"We must recognize that the suffering of one person or one nation is the suffering of humanity. That the happiness of one person or nation is the happiness of humanity."

~His Holiness The Dalai Lama

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October 27, 2011

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 10/27/2011


"Human potential is the same for all. Your feeling, "I am of no value", is wrong. Absolutely wrong. You are deceiving yourself. We all have the power of thought - so what are you lacking? If you have willpower, then you can change anything. It is usually said that you are your own master."

~His Holiness The Dalai Lama
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October 26, 2011

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 10/26/2011


"If you don't love yourself, you cannot love others. You will not be able to love others. If you have no compassion for yourself then you are not able of developing compassion for others."

~His Holiness The Dalai Lama

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October 25, 2011

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 10/25/2011


"If you have fear of some pain or suffering, you should examine whether there is anything you can do about it. If you can, there is no need to worry about it; if you cannot do anything, then there is also no need to worry."

~His Holiness The Dalai Lama
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October 23, 2011

October 22, 2011

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 10/22/2011


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

~His Holiness The Dalai Lama
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October 21, 2011

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 10/21/2011


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

~His Holiness The Dalai Lama

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October 20, 2011

October 18, 2011

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 10/18/2011


"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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October 17, 2011

October 15, 2011

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 10/15/2011


"Rejoicing in ordinary things is not sentimental or trite. It actually takes guts. Each time we drop our complaints and allow everyday good fortune to inspire us, we enter the warrior's world."

~Pema Chödrön

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October 14, 2011

October 13, 2011

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 10/13/2011


"We think that the point is to pass the test or overcome the problem, but the truth is that things don't really get solved. They come together and they fall apart. Then they come together again and fall apart again. It's just like that. The healing comes from letting there be room for all of this to happen: room for grief, for relief, for misery, for joy."

~Pema Chödrön
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October 12, 2011

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 10/12/2011


"Hope and fear come from feeling that we lack something; they come from a sense of poverty. We can't simply relax with ourselves. We hold on to hope, and hope robs us of the present moment. We feel that someone else knows what is going on, but that there is something missing in us, and therefore something is lacking in our world."

~Pema Chödrön
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October 11, 2011

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 10/11/2011


"To be fully alive, fully human, and completely awake is to be continually thrown out of the nest. To live fully is to be always in no-man's-land, to experience each moment as completely new and fresh. To live is to be willing to die over and over again."

~Pema Chödrön
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October 10, 2011

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 10/10/2011


"A further sign of health is that we don't become undone by fear and trembling, but we take it as a message that it's time to stop struggling and look directly at what's threatening us."

~Pema Chödrön

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October 09, 2011

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 10/9/2011


"When things are shaky and nothing is working, we might realize that we are on the verge of something. We might realize that this is a very vulnerable and tender place, and that tenderness can go either way. We can shut down and feel resentful or we can touch in on that throbbing quality."

~Pema Chödrön
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October 08, 2011

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 10/8/2011


"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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October 07, 2011

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 10/7/2011


"People get into a heavy-duty sin and guilt trip, feeling that if things are going wrong, that means that they did something bad and they are being punished. That's not the idea at all. The idea of karma is that you continually get the teachings that you need to open your heart. To the degree that you didn't understand in the past how to stop protecting your soft spot, how to stop armoring your heart, you're given this gift of teachings in the form of your life, to give you everything you need to open further."

~Pema Chödrön
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