February 29, 2012

February 28, 2012

February 27, 2012

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 2/27/2012


"When you sit in a café, with a lot of music in the background and a lot of projects in your head, you're not really drinking your coffee or your tea. You're drinking your projects, you're drinking your worries. You are not real, and the coffee is not real either. Your coffee can only reveal itself to you as a reality when you go back to your self and produce your true presence, freeing yourself from the past, the future, and from your worries. When you are real, the tea also becomes real and the encounter between you and the tea is real. This is genuine tea drinking."

~Thich Nhat Hanh
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February 24, 2012

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 2/25/2012


"People kill and are killed because they cling too tightly to their own beliefs and ideologies. When we believe that ours is the only faith that contains the truth, violence and suffering will surely be the result."

~Thich Nhat Hanh
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Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 2/24/2012


"True love always brings joy to ourselves and to the one we love. If our love does not bring joy to both of us, it is not true love."

~Thich Nhat Hanh

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February 23, 2012

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 2/23/2012


"Whenever anger comes up, take out a mirror and look at yourself. When you are angry, you are not very beautiful."

~Thich Nhat Hanh

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February 22, 2012

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 2/22/2012


"We can smile, breathe, walk, and eat our meals in a way that allows us to be in touch with the abundance of happiness that is available. We are very good at preparing to live, but not very good at living. We know how to sacrifice ten years for a diploma and we are willing to work very hard to get a job, a car, a house, and so on. But we have difficulty remembering that we are alive in the present moment, the only moment there is for us to be alive."

~Thich Nhat Hanh

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February 20, 2012

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 2/20/2012


"Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care for people will hear them and be influenced by them for good or ill."

~The Buddha

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February 19, 2012

February 17, 2012

February 16, 2012

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 2/16/2012


"There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt. Doubt separates people. It is a poison that disintegrates friendships and breaks up pleasant relations. It is a thorn that irritates and hurts; it is a sword that kills."

~The Buddha
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February 15, 2012

February 14, 2012

February 11, 2012

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 2/11/2012


"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

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February 10, 2012

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 2/10/2012


"Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue."

~The Buddha

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February 08, 2012

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 2/8/2012


"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

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February 07, 2012

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 2/7/2012


"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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February 05, 2012

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 2/5/2012


"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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