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Ajahn Brahm inspirational quotes - Make Peace, Be kind, Be gentle

BunksBunks Australia Veteran

Day 1 - Now is the only time you ever have.

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  • BunksBunks Australia Veteran

    Day 2 - Suffering is asking from the world what it can never give you.

    lobster
  • aahhh … two days in one day, I am daysed …

    Make Peace, Be kind, Be gentle
    Seems like a plan …

    BunksWalkerJeroen
  • BunksBunks Australia Veteran

    Haha yes @lobster - I actually started yesterday so just catching up :)

    lobsterWalkerJeroen
  • JeroenJeroen Do it with a smile Netherlands Veteran

    Seems like a fine idea, we get to know Ajahn Brahm a little better through his quotes…

    “Love is not liking somebody. Anyone can do that. Love is loving things that sometimes you don't like. ”
    ― Ajahn Brahm

    WalkerBunks
  • BunksBunks Australia Veteran

    Day 3 - Everyone makes mistakes. The wise forgive themselves and learn from their mistakes.

    WalkerShoshin1lobsterAlex
  • JeroenJeroen Do it with a smile Netherlands Veteran
    edited November 19

    Day 4

    “Silence is so much more productive of wisdom and clarity than thinking.”
    ― Ajahn Brahm

    AlexBunks
  • BunksBunks Australia Veteran
    edited November 19

    Day 5 - if you want a happy life, lower your expectations!

    Shoshin1
  • JeroenJeroen Do it with a smile Netherlands Veteran

    “We all deserve to get away and have some peace; and others deserve the peace of us getting out of their way!”
    ― Ajahn Brahm, Who Ordered This Truckload of Dung?: Inspiring Stories for Welcoming Life's Difficulties

    +1 for his playful book title

    BunksWalker
  • JeroenJeroen Do it with a smile Netherlands Veteran
    edited November 19

    Day 5 redux

    “Fear is finding fault with the future.”
    — Ajahn Brahm

    Bunks
  • BunksBunks Australia Veteran
    edited November 19

    Day 6 - Real generosity is giving, expecting nothing in return

    Shoshin1lobster
  • federicafederica Seeker of the clear blue sky... Its better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt Moderator

    Day 7

    Why seek Revenge? Karma is going to get the bastards, anyway.

    BunksJeroen
  • JeroenJeroen Do it with a smile Netherlands Veteran
    edited November 19

    Day 7 part 2

    “The quieter you become the more happiness you have.”
    ― Ajahn Brahm

  • JeroenJeroen Do it with a smile Netherlands Veteran

    Hmm “someone” edited my joke date reversal…

  • BunksBunks Australia Veteran

    Day 7 - where I am, is where I want to be. This is good enough.

  • federicafederica Seeker of the clear blue sky... Its better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt Moderator

    @Jeroen said:
    Hmm “someone” edited my joke date reversal…

    Yes, I did. I thought you'd made a mistake... It's easily done.

  • JeroenJeroen Do it with a smile Netherlands Veteran

    I’m sure there must be an Ajahn Brahm quote about it somewhere…

  • federicafederica Seeker of the clear blue sky... Its better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt Moderator

    @Jeroen said:
    I’m sure there must be an Ajahn Brahm quote about it somewhere…

    Let me know if you find it...

    Bunks
  • JeroenJeroen Do it with a smile Netherlands Veteran
    edited November 20

    Day 7 part 2 (really)

    “Any place you don’t want to be is a prison.”
    — Ajahn Brahm

  • BunksBunks Australia Veteran

    Just to clear up any confusion from my side as the OP. I have a pack of thirty cards, each with a quote. I’ll be adding a quote each day with the relevant number (being yesterday + 1) regardless of what anyone else posts. =)

  • BunksBunks Australia Veteran

    Day 8 - it doesn’t matter who is right and who is wrong: you’re both wrong if you argue

  • federicafederica Seeker of the clear blue sky... Its better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt Moderator
    edited November 20

    @Bunks said:
    Just to clear up any confusion from my side as the OP. I have a pack of thirty cards, each with a quote. I’ll be adding a quote each day with the relevant number (being yesterday + 1) regardless of what anyone else posts. =)

    So really, we should omit mentioning a day, because we're just following on from you. The only one who should mention any day, is you.
    Got it.

    Bunks
  • federicafederica Seeker of the clear blue sky... Its better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt Moderator

    “The secret of life is ... everything is out of control.”

    Bunks
  • @Bunks said:
    Day 5 - if you want a happy life, lower your expectations!

    I find this one resonates well with me... Great expectations can often lead to great disappointments ...
    So...

    BunksWalker
  • BunksBunks Australia Veteran

    Day 9 - When you cultivate a beautiful mind throughout the day, you will have a beautiful mind when you meditate.

  • BunksBunks Australia Veteran

    Day 10 - Thinking about it is the hard part. Doing it is easy!

    Shoshin1
  • BunksBunks Australia Veteran

    Day 11 - Never allow anyone or anything to control your happiness

  • JeroenJeroen Do it with a smile Netherlands Veteran

    “What is the essential difference between banknotes, coins, and chicken shit? None.”
    ― Ajahn Brahm

    BunksWalker
  • BunksBunks Australia Veteran

    Day 12 - Instead of having a fault-finding mind, develop the beautiful attitude of gratitude.

    lobster
  • JeroenJeroen Do it with a smile Netherlands Veteran

    “Sir, if someone took a Buddhist holy book and flushed it down my toilet, the first thing I would do is call a plumber!”
    ― Ajahn Brahm

    WalkerBunksShoshin1
  • BunksBunks Australia Veteran

    Day 13 - Don't get angry and upset when things go wrong. Expect that to happen.

    Shoshin1
  • @Bunks said:
    Day 13 - Don't get angry and upset when things go wrong. Expect that to happen.

    Yes I expect to get angry and upset. Not sure it is a right? Wait … don't get angry and upset when things go wrong? When is the best time? Wrathful fuming meditation anyone? 🤪

    Bunks
  • BunksBunks Australia Veteran
    edited November 27

    Day 14 - “I want peace” is an oxymoron. Peace happens when wanting ends.

    Shoshin1lobsterJeroen
  • JeroenJeroen Do it with a smile Netherlands Veteran

    “If you know how to let go and be at peace, you know everything you need to know about living in the world.”
    ― Ajahn Brahm

    Bunks
  • BunksBunks Australia Veteran

    Day 15 - Life is never perfect. Have the courage to rest your mind in the midst of imperfection.

    Walkerlobster
  • BunksBunks Australia Veteran

    Day 16 - We cannot change the world. But we can change our attitude towards it.

    WalkerJeroen
  • Day 16 - We cannot change the world. But we can change our attitude towards it.

    A plan! I knew there was one …
    Which attitude is best for ourselves, others and the universe?
    Who said - Make Peace, Be kind, Be gentle …

    Easy to say, a lifetime to practice …
    Where are the tools? Everywhere …
    https://www.lifehack.org/articles/communication/12-simple-ways-you-can-build-positive-attitude.html

    BunksJeroen
  • BunksBunks Australia Veteran

    Day 17 - When you stop complaining, you stop suffering.

  • BunksBunks Australia Veteran

    Day 18 - Love things the way they are, and your love will be like the sun, making the flowers grow.

    Shoshin1Walker
  • @Bunks said:
    Day 17 - When you stop complaining, you stop suffering.

    Not that bloody quote again... ;)

    WalkerJeroen
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