August 31, 2013

August 30, 2013

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 8/30/2013


"You are a function of what the whole universe is doing in the same way that a wave is a function of what the whole ocean is doing."


~Alan Wilson Watts


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August 29, 2013

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 8/29/2013


"This is the real secret of life -- to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play."


~Alan Wilson Watts


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August 28, 2013

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 8/28/2019


"To have faith is to trust yourself to the water. When you swim you don't grab hold of the water, because if you do you will sink and drown. Instead you relax, and float."


~Alan Wilson Watts


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August 27, 2013

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 8/27/2013


"We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society."


~Alan Wilson Watts


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August 24, 2013

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 8/24/2013


"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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August 23, 2013

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 8/23/2013


"The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly."


~The Buddha


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August 22, 2013

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 8/22/2013


"We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves."


~The Buddha


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August 20, 2013

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 8/20/2013


"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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August 19, 2013

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 8/19/2013


"To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don't need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself."


~Thich Nhat Hanh


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August 17, 2013

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 8/17/2013


"When another person makes you suffer, it is because he suffers deeply within himself, and his suffering is spilling over. He does not need punishment; he needs help. That's the message he is sending."


~Thich Nhat Hanh


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August 16, 2013

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 8/16/2013


"The longness and shortness of the present moment can be recognized by utilizing a big image of the moon, which is reflecting on the surface of the ocean, and a small image of the moon on the surface of a cup of water, or in another example the very wide scale of the whole sky itself, and the very narrow space of the moon, which is shining in the sky."


~Dogen


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August 15, 2013

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 8/15/2013


"There is a simple way to become buddha: When you refrain from unwholesome actions, are not attached to birth and death, and are compassionate toward all sentient beings, respectful to seniors and kind to juniors, not excluding or desiring anything, with no designing thoughts or worries, you will be called a buddha. Do not seek anything else."


~Dogen


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August 14, 2013

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 8/14/2013


"To study the Buddha Way is to study the self. To study the self is to forget the self. To forget the self is to be actualized by myriad things. When actualized by myriad things, your body and mind as well as the bodies and minds of others drop away. No trace of enlightenment remains, and this no-trace continues endlessly."


~Dogen


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August 13, 2013

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 8/13/2013

"When you ride in a boat and watch the shore, you might assume that the shore is moving. But when you keep your eyes closely on the boat, you can see that the boat moves. Similarly, if you examine many things with a confused mind, you might suppose that your mind and nature are permanent. But when you practice intimately and return to where you are, it will be clear that there is nothing that has unchanging self."
~Dogen


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August 12, 2013

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 8/12/2013

"Do not be concerned with the faults of other persons. Do not see others' faults with a hateful mind. There is an old saying that if you stop seeing others' faults, then naturally seniors and venerated and juniors are revered. Do not imitate others' faults; just cultivate virtue. Buddha prohibited unwholesome actions, but did not tell us to hate those who practice unwholesome actions."
~Dogen


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August 07, 2013

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 8/7/2013

"Life and Death are of supreme importance. Time swiftly passes by and opportunity is lost. Each of us should strive to awaken. Awaken. Take heed, do not squander your life."
 
~Dogen Zenji


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August 06, 2013

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 8/6/2013

"As long as our orientation is toward perfection or success, we will never learn about unconditional friendship with ourselves, nor will we find compassion."
~Pema Chödrön


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August 04, 2013

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 8/4/2013

"Like all explorers, we are drawn to discover what's out there without knowing yet if we have the courage to face it."
~Pema Chödrön


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