October 18, 2014

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 10/18/2014

"For an aspiring bodhisattva, the essential practice is to cultivate maitri, or loving-kindness."
 
~Pema Chödrön

  



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October 17, 2014

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 10/17/2014


"In sitting meditation, our practice is to watch our thoughts arise, label them "thinking", and return to the breath. "

~Pema Chödrön



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Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 10/16/2014


"Sticking with uncertainty is how we learn to relax in the midst of chaos, how we learn to be cool when the ground beneath us suddenly disappears. We can bring ourselves back to the spiritual path countless times every day simply by exercising our willingness to rest in the uncertainty of the present moment-over and over again. "

~Pema Chodron



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October 14, 2014

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 10/14/2014


"Meditation practice is how we discover basic goodness and learn to cultivate bodhichitta. With this view, practice, and activity, even the most mundane situation becomes a vehicle for awakening. "
~Pema Chödrön

  



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Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 1013/2014

"Bodhichitta is our heart-our wounded, softened heart. Right down there in the thick of things, we discover the love that will not die. This love is bodhichitta. It is gentle and warm; it is clear and sharp; it is open and spacious. The awakened heart of bodhichitta is the basic goodness of all beings."
 

~Pema Chödrön



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October 11, 2014

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 10/11/2014


"We spend all our energy and waste our lives trying to re-create these zones of safety, which are always falling apart. That's the essence of samsara - the cycle of suffering that comes from continuing to seek happiness in all the wrong places. "
 
~Pema Chödrön



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October 10, 2014

Early Morning Buddhist Inspirations - 10/10/2014

"I take refuge in the Buddha," that means I take refuge in the courage and the potential of fearlessness, of removing all the armor that covers this awakeness of mine. I am awake; I will spend my life taking this armor off. Nobody else can take it off because nobody else knows where all the little locks are, nobody else knows where it's sewed up tight, where it's going to take a lot of work to get that particular iron thread untied. "
 

~Pema Chödrön



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October 09, 2014

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 10/9/2014


"What you do for yourself, any gesture of kindness, any gesture of gentleness, any gesture of honesty and clear seeing toward yourself, will affect how you experience your world. In fact, it will transform how you experience the world. What you do for yourself, you're doing for others, and what you do for others, you're doing for yourself. "


~Pema Chödrön



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October 07, 2014

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 10/7/2014

"Patience is the training in abiding with the restlessness of our energy and letting things evolve at their own speed. "
~Pema Chödrön


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October 06, 2014

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 10/6/2014


"We discover that all human beings are just like us, so we are able to relate to them more easily. That generates a spirit of friendship in which there is less need to hide what we feel or what we are doing."
 
~Dalai Lama XIV

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October 05, 2014

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 10/5/2014

"The goal is not to be better than the other man, but better than your previous self. "
 

~Dalai Lama XIV




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Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 10/4/2014

"In order to lead a meaningful life, you need to cherish others, pay attention to human values & try to cultivate inner peace. "
 

~Dalai Lama XIV




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October 03, 2014

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 10/3/2014

"To remain indifferent to the challenges we face is indefensible. If the goal is noble, whether or not it is realized within our lifetime is largely irrelevant. What we must do therefore is to strive and persevere and never give up. "
 

~Dalai Lama XIV



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October 02, 2014

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 10/2/2014

"Self satisfaction alone cannot determine if a desire or action is positive or negative. The demarcation between a positive and a negative desire or action is not whether it gives you a immediate feeling of satisfaction, but whether it ultimately results in positive or negative consequences . "
 
~Dalai Lama XIV

  



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Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 10/1/2014

"If I am only happy for myself, many fewer chances for happiness. If I am happy when good things happen to other people, billions more chances to be happy. "
 

~Dalai Lama XIV




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September 30, 2014

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 9/30/2014

"With realization of one's own potential and self-confidence in one's ability, one can build a better world. "
 
~Dalai Lama XIV

  


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September 29, 2014

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 9/29/2014

"The very purpose of our life is to seek happiness. "
 

~Dalai Lama XIV



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September 27, 2014

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 9/27/2014

"A disciplined mind leads to happiness, and an undisciplined mind leads to suffering. "
 

~Dalai Lama XIV


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Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 9/26/2014

"Happiness doesn't always come from a pursuit. Sometimes it comes when we least expect it. "
 
~Dalai Lama XIV

  


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September 25, 2014

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 9/25/2014

"This is my simple religion. No need for temples. No need for complicated philosophy. Your own mind, your own heart is the temple. Your philosophy is simple kindness. "
 

~Dalai Lama XIV



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Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 9/25/2014

"Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them. "
 

~Dalai Lama XIV



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September 23, 2014

September 22, 2014

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 9/22/2014


"If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito. "
 
~Dalai Lama XIV


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September 20, 2014

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 9/20/2014

"How wonderful! How wonderful! All things are perfect, exactly as they are.. "
 

~Gautama Buddha


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September 19, 2014

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 9/19/2014

"Anger will never disappear so long as thoughts of resentment are cherished in the mind. "
 

~Gautama Buddha


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September 18, 2014

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 9/18/2014

"More than those who hate you, more than all your enemies, an undisciplined mind does greater harm. "
 
~Gautama Buddha


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September 16, 2014

September 13, 2014

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 9/13/2014

"The past is already gone, the future is not yet here. There's only one moment for you to live, and that is the present moment. "
 

~Gautama Buddha

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September 12, 2014

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 9/12/2014

"As rain falls equally on the just and the unjust, do not burden your heart with judgements but rain your kindness equally on all. "
 
~Gautama Buddha

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September 11, 2014

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 9/11/2014

"Nothing can harm you as much as your own thoughts unguarded. "
 

~Gautama Buddha


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Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 4/2/2012


"Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them."

~His Holiness The Dalai Lama XIV
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September 09, 2014

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 9/9/2014

"An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind. "
 

~Gautama Buddha


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September 03, 2014

Early Morning Buddhist Inspirations - 9/3/2014


"The teaching is simple. Do what is right. Be Pure. "
 
~Gautama Buddha
 


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August 31, 2014

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 8/31/2014

"To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life; foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent. "
 

~Gautama Buddha


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August 18, 2014

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 8/18/2014


"The knowledge of the past stays with us. To let go is to release the images and emotions, the grudges and fears, the clingings and disappointments of the past that bind our spirit."


~Jack Kornfield


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August 17, 2014

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 8/17/2014


"True emptiness is not empty, but contains all things. The mysterious and pregnant void creates and reflects all possibilities. From it arises our individuality, which can be discovered and developed, although never possessed or fixed."


~Jack Kornfield


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August 16, 2014

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 8/16/2014


"As we encounter new experiences with a mindful and wise attention, we discover that one of three things will happen to our new experience: it will go away, it will stay the same, or it will get more intense. whatever happens does not really matter."
 

~Jack Kornfield


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August 15, 2014

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 8/15/2014


"Everything that has a beginning has an ending. Make your peace with that and all will be well."
 

~Jack Kornfield


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Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 8/14/2014


"When we get too caught up in the busyness of the world, we lose connection with one another - and ourselves."


~Jack Kornfield


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Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 8/13/2014


"You hold in your hand an invitation: to remember the transforming power of forgiveness and loving kindness. To remember that no matter where you are and what you face, within your heart peace is possible."
 

~Jack Kornfield


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Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 8/12/2014


"Peace requires us to surrender our illusions of control. We can love and care for others but we cannot possess our children, lovers, family, or friends. We can assist them, pray for them, and wish them well, yet in the end their happiness and suffering depend on their thoughts and actions, not on our wishes."
 

~Jack Kornfield


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August 11, 2014

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 8/11/2014


"We come to understand the law of causality - that is, we see that all beings are experiencing what they're experiencing based on their own actions and not by what we wish for them - and therefore we relax in a deep understanding and acceptance of the way things are."
 

~Noah Levine


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Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 8/10/2014


"Everything is unfolding based on causes and conditions. Our happiness or suffering is dependent on how we relate to the present moment. If we cling now, we suffer later. If we let go and respond with compassion or friendliness, we create happiness and well-being for the future."


~Noah Levine


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August 09, 2014

August 08, 2014

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 8/8/2014


"Pain and suffering are two completely difference experiences. Pain is unavoidable. Suffering is self-created."


~Noah Levine


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