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  • Invincible_summerInvincible_summer Heavy Metal Dhamma We(s)t coast, Canada Veteran
    "Let us not look back in anger or forward in fear, but around in awareness." -- James Thurber
    CheMaryAnneStraight_Man
  • JeffreyJeffrey Veteran Veteran
    When you look back, it is at yourself, when forward...also at yourself, but when you look around you it is at others.
    ~my second cousin
  • NirvanaNirvana aka BUBBA   `     `   South Carolina, USA Veteran
    Bunks said:

    Apologies if already posted earlier:

    Wisdom tells me I am nothing.
    Love tells me I am everything.
    Between the two my life flows......

    Hey, I'll post it again

  • CheChe Veteran Veteran
    Some things can't be said too often :thumbsup:
  • CheChe Veteran Veteran
    "Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it".
    Confucius
    Invincible_summer
  • Invincible_summerInvincible_summer Heavy Metal Dhamma We(s)t coast, Canada Veteran
    "If growing up is the process of creating ideas and dreams about what life should be, then maturity is letting go again." -- Mary Beth Danielson
    Che
  • CheChe Veteran Veteran
    "Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them".
    Bruce Lee
    EvenThird
  • JeffreyJeffrey Veteran Veteran
    Being without passion, behold the source! Being with passion, behold the flow! The two are one - born of the same root, Differently named when they appear. Both may be called mystery - Going from mystery to deeper mystery, Enter the secret of Life! ~ Lao Tzu ~
    Checvalue
  • CheChe Veteran Veteran
    "Courage is knowing what not to fear"
    Plato
    lobsterEvenThird
  • JeffreyJeffrey Veteran Veteran

    when we have mutual trust, then the student's way will become teacher's way, teacher's way will become one with student way.

    Shunryu Suzuki-roshi
  • Dennis1Dennis1 Veteran Veteran
    Che: You were asking if providing us with sayings is ok. Well as you can see it's a common practice. We all have some we love. I suggest you give them to us as occasion
    arises. When you make a comment put in a quote. Giving the source will make it clear what you are doing. I think most of us will appreciate a sprinkling.
  • CheChe Veteran Veteran
    @Dennis, this thread has been active for 8 months, there are many members who post inspirational quotes which I and others find uplifting and heart warming, if you don't find it thus, don't open the thread, our lives are full of choices, this is one of them. Namaste.
    Invincible_summerEvenThird
  • JeffreyJeffrey Veteran Veteran
    edited December 2013
    From what I can see the source of each quote is already given? Am I missing something?
    Invincible_summer
  • CheChe Veteran Veteran
    "Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it".
    Groucho Marx
    Invincible_summerMaryAnneEvenThird
  • Invincible_summerInvincible_summer Heavy Metal Dhamma We(s)t coast, Canada Veteran
    "Great words won't cover ugly actions - good frames won't save bad paintings..." -- Refused (from "New Noise")
    CheEvenThird
  • CheChe Veteran Veteran
    "There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered"
    Nelson Mandela
    Invincible_summerlobsterEvenThird
  • anatamananataman Who needs a title? Where am I? Veteran
    image
    Invincible_summer
  • JeffreyJeffrey Veteran Veteran
    Like waves, all the activities of this life have rolled endlessly on, one after the other, yet they have left us feeling empty-handed. Myriads of thoughts have run through our mind, each one giving birth to many more, but what they have done is to increase our confusion and dissatisfaction
    - Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
    Cheanataman
  • CheChe Veteran Veteran
    Outstanding!
  • CheChe Veteran Veteran
    "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
    EvenThird
  • CheChe Veteran Veteran
    "When will our consciences grow so tender that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it"
    Eleanor Roosevelt
    Invincible_summerlobster
  • JeffreyJeffrey Veteran Veteran


    My religion is
    to live and die
    without regret.

    – Milarepa
    CheEvenThird
  • betaboybetaboy Veteran Veteran
    Jeffrey said:



    My religion is
    to live and die
    without regret.

    – Milarepa

    My religion is to live and let die.
    - James Bond
    lobsterCheNirvanaBhikkhuJayasara
  • JeffreyJeffrey Veteran Veteran
    Waking up is letting go. Letting go is waking up. If when we wake up a bit, we resist letting go - we don't really wake up. If when we let go we don't really wake up, we don't really let go.
    Lama Shenpen Hookham
    Checvalue
  • JeffreyJeffrey Veteran Veteran
    Pure mind is like the empty sky,
    Without memory, supreme meditation;
    It is our own nature, unstirring, uncontrived,
    And wherever that abides is the superior mind,
    One in buddhahood without any sign,
    One in view free of limiting elaboration,
    One in meditation free of limiting ideation,
    One in conduct free of limiting endeavor,
    And one in fruition free of limiting attainment.

    Vast! spacious!
    Released as it stands!
    With neither realization nor non-realization;
    Experience consummate! No mind!
    It is open to infinity.
    Longchenpa

    from the book "Natural Perfection: Longchenpa's Radical Dzogchen"
    http://amzn.to/12kf8FI
    Invincible_summerChe
  • CheChe Veteran Veteran
    "A happy life must be to a great extent a quiet life, for it is only in an atmosphere of quiet that true joy can live".
    Bertrand Russell
    anataman
  • CheChe Veteran Veteran
    "Do not think you will necessarily be aware of your own enlightenment".
    Dogen
    anatamanJeffreyEvenThirdwalkis
  • anatamananataman Who needs a title? Where am I? Veteran
    'I'

    Forget it, it's not worth the bother!

    Anatman
    EvenThird
  • CheChe Veteran Veteran
    "How beautiful a day can be when kindness touches it"
    George Elliston
    lobster
  • EvenThirdEvenThird Veteran NYC Veteran
    image
    MaryAnneCheInvincible_summerJeffrey
  • EvenThirdEvenThird Veteran NYC Veteran
    One more on compassion :)
    “Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It’s a relationship between equals. Only when we know our own darkness well can we be present with the darkness of others. Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity.”
    — Pema Chodron
    Jeffreylobster
  • MaryAnneMaryAnne Veteran Veteran

    LOVE! ... isallyaneed
    CheSteve_BStraight_Man
  • JeffreyJeffrey Veteran Veteran
    Relax, nothing is under control

    ~anon internet person
    Che
  • CheChe Veteran Veteran
    "No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of anyone else"
    Charles Dickens
  • CheChe Veteran Veteran
    "There needs to be understanding that anger never helps to solve a problem. It destroys our peace of mind and blinds our ability to think clearly. Anger and attachment are emotions that distort our view of reality"
    Dalai Lama
  • Invincible_summerInvincible_summer Heavy Metal Dhamma We(s)t coast, Canada Veteran
    Prayer of St Francis (who may not have actually written this, but I digress...)


    Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace;
    Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
    Where there is injury, pardon;
    Where there is error, truth;
    Where there is doubt, faith;
    Where there is despair, hope;
    Where there is darkness, light;
    And where there is sadness, joy.

    O Divine Master, Grant that I may not so much seek
    To be consoled as to console;
    To be understood as to understand;
    To be loved as to love.
    For it is in giving that we receive;
    It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
    And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
    CheJeffreylobster
  • anatamananataman Who needs a title? Where am I? Veteran
    'A happy man is too satisfied with the present to dwell too much on the future'

    'Nature shows us only the tail of the lion. But there is no doubt in my mind that the lion belongs with it even if he cannot reveal himself to the eye all at once because of his huge dimension.'

    Albert Einstein
    CheInvincible_summer
  • CheChe Veteran Veteran
    "Meditation is not a difficult task. It is a way to lead you to your long-lost home"
    Soen Shaku
    anataman
  • CheChe Veteran Veteran
    "You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do"
    Eleanor Roosevelt
    Jeffrey
  • CheChe Veteran Veteran
    "Joy is not in things, it is in us"
    Richard Wagner
    Bunks
  • Invincible_summerInvincible_summer Heavy Metal Dhamma We(s)t coast, Canada Veteran
    "Surely your goodness and love will follow me
    all the days of my life,
    and I will dwell in the house of the Lord
    forever." -- Psalm 23
  • JeffreyJeffrey Veteran Veteran
    synchronicity! I just saw a LOST (tv) episode where psalm 23 was featured.
    Invincible_summer
  • BunksBunks Veteran Australia Veteran
    "When you slow down, reality starts to fill in the gaps"

    Ajahn Brahm
    CheInvincible_summer
  • JeffreyJeffrey Veteran Veteran
    When you recognize the nature of mind, fabrication and effort are naturally freed.
    - Padmasambhava
    Che
  • CheChe Veteran Veteran
    "Worry gives a small thing a big shadow"
    Swedish proverb
    Bunks
  • ShakShak Veteran Veteran
    "Stupid is as stupid does"
    Forest Gump
  • CheChe Veteran Veteran
    "The snowflakes fall, each in their proper place"
    Zen saying
  • CheChe Veteran Veteran
    "Millions of people long for immortality who do not know what to do with themselves on a rainy afternoon"
    Susan Ertz
    lobster
  • anatamananataman Who needs a title? Where am I? Veteran
    “If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.”

    “Go to heaven for the climate and hell for the company.”

    “Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.”

    “I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.”

    “Never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option.”

    "God created war so that Americans would learn geography.”

    Mark Twain

    I believe he became wealthy by manufacturing chewing gum for the mind

    these excerpts were lifted from: http://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/1244.Mark_Twain
    CheBunks
  • CheChe Veteran Veteran
    "This is the day upon which we are reminded of what we are on the other 364."
    Mark Twain
    anataman
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