May 31, 2014

May 24, 2014

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 5/24/2014


"We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world."
 

~Buddha


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May 23, 2014

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 5/23/2014


"It is a man's own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways."


~Buddha


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Prayer Flags

Prayer flags are gentle reminders, bringing us back to our essence and helping us to open our hearts and minds. When we hang prayer flags, we create the intention for more kindness for ourselves and all beings. As they wave in the wind, prayer flags lift up and carry our wishes for compassion, peace and healing around the earth.

Prayer flags encourage us to live more mindfully and help us to restore our own inner calm. A more peaceful world still must begin in each of us, one open heart at a time.

It is a sign of respect to keep them off of the ground or floor and to have clear, beneficial intentions as they are being hung. The cloth frays and the printed images fade as they are released to the wind and the heavens. When they are well worn they are often burned, to release the last expression of prayer. It is also common to see old, tattered flags side by side with new ones, left to the elements.


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May 22, 2014

May 21, 2014

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 5/21/2014


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

~Buddha


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May 20, 2014

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 5/20/2014


"In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west; people create distinctions out of their own minds and then believe them to be true."
 

~Buddha


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May 16, 2014

May 15, 2014

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 5/15/2014


"When we are mindful, deeply in touch with the present moment, our understanding of what is going on deepens, and we begin to be filled with acceptance, joy, peace and love."


~Thích Nhất Hạnh


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May 14, 2014

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 5/14/2014


"It took me forty years of dealing with buddhism to finally realize that actually Buddha's discovery was happiness and bliss."
 

~Robert Thurman


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May 13, 2014

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 5/13/2014


"Enlightenment is not meant to be an object of religious faith. It is an evolutionary goal, something we want to become."
 

~Robert Thurman


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May 12, 2014

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 5/12/2014


"Imagine a culture in which everything is geared toward helping all individuals become the best human beings they can be; in which individuals are driven to devoting their lives to becoming enlightened by the natural flood of compassion for others that arises from their wisdom."


~Robert Thurman


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May 09, 2014

May 06, 2014

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 5/6/2014


"If you knew what I know about the power of giving you would not let a single meal pass without sharing it in some way."


~Gautama Buddha


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May 03, 2014

May 01, 2014

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 5/1/2014


"It isn't the things that happen to us in our lives that cause us to suffer, it's how we relate to the things that happen to us that causes us to suffer."


~Pema Chödrön


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