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"Sayings and Quotes" Thread.

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  • MeatballMeatball Explorer

    "They say marriages are made in heaven. But so is the thunder and lightning."

    • Clint Eastwood
    CheNirvana
  • MeatballMeatball Explorer

    "A two-year-old is kind of like a having a blender, but you don't have a top for it."

    • Jerry Seinfeld
    Che
  • MeatballMeatball Explorer

    "If you love life, don't waste time, for time is what life is made up of."

    • Bruce Lee
  • MeatballMeatball Explorer

    "Obey the principles without being bound by them."
    -Bruce Lee

  • lobsterlobster Veteran

    "The Buddha… resides quite as comfortably in the circuits of a digital computer or the gears of a cycle transmission as he does at the top of a mountain… To think otherwise is to demean the Buddha – which is to demean oneself."
    Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

    Che
  • mmommo Veteran

    MeatballlobsterCheNirvana
  • mmommo Veteran

    MeatballlobsterNirvana
  • mmommo Veteran

    Meatballpersonlobstersilver
  • mmommo Veteran

    Meatballpersonlobstersilver
  • mmommo Veteran

    Meatball
  • personperson Don't believe everything you think the liminal space Veteran

    “You know, some people say life is short and that you could get hit by a bus at any moment and that you have to live each day like it's your last. Bullshit. Life is long. You're probably not gonna get hit by a bus. And you're gonna have to live with the choices you make for the next fifty years.”

    ― Chris Rock

  • lobsterlobster Veteran

    “People with opinions just go around bothering each other.”
    The Buddha
    www.fakebuddhaquotes.com/real-buddha-quotes

    mmoChe
  • 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

    There is so much good in the worst of us,
    And so much bad in the best of us,
    That it hardly behooves any of us
    To talk about the rest of us.

    Edward Wallis Hoch.

    lobsterZaylChe
  • CheChe Veteran

    “A two-year old is kind of like having a blender, but you don't have a top for it.”
    Jerry Seinfeld

    lobstersilver
  • CheChe Veteran

    "Stop a moment, cease your work, look around you".
    Leo Tolstoy

    lobster
  • “Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.”
    ― Robert A. Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land

    CheVastmindmmo
  • CheChe Veteran

    "The only people with whom you should try to 'get even' are those who have helped you".
    John Southard

    VastmindJeffreylobsterNirvana
  • Invincible_summerInvincible_summer Heavy Metal Dhamma We(s)t coast, Canada Veteran

    “Where is the Life we have lost in living? Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?” -- T.S. Eliot

    lobstermmoChe
  • CheChe Veteran

    "Wisdom tells me I’m nothing. Love tells me I’m everything. Between the two, my life flows"
    Nisargadatta Maharaj

    Bunks
  • ShoshinShoshin No one in particular Nowhere Special Veteran

    Kia Ora,

    "Zen will never say anything to you-if it does, it's only because you're making it up !"

    Metta Shoshin . :) ..

  • ShoshinShoshin No one in particular Nowhere Special Veteran

    Kia Ora,

    "Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow-it only saps today of its joy !"

    Metta Shoshin . :) ..

  • 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 August 2014

    @Shoshin‌, one, you have no need to keep prefacing your posts with 'Kia Ora' and ending them with 'metta Shoshin'. especially in this thread. It's actually tedious, particularly when you post successive posts... once is ample....
    Two, please provide a source or origin of your quotes and sayings, as others have done.

    Thanks.

  • federicaVastmindChemmo
  • ShoshinShoshin No one in particular Nowhere Special Veteran
    edited August 2014

    Kia Ora,

    From the ego's perspective, the process of letting go is tantamount to suicide!

    Quoted by @how‌

    Just thought this deserves to be here in the quotes......

    Metta Shoshin . :) ..

  • CheChe Veteran

    “Everything will be okay in the end. If it's not okay, it's not the end.”
    John Lennon

  • 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

    Someone called Logan Ray is making prior claim to that quotation, but I can't for the life of me find out who he is. I thought it came from the movie (as stated here) but I was wrong, I'm delighted to discover!

    Anyone know who Logan Ray is....? :scratch: .

  • CheChe Veteran
    edited August 2014

    I saw that delightful young Indian actor quote it in The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and was curious as to its origin, I must have done it too hastily as I got John Lennon's quote as the original. Such a wonderful film.

  • "In this twentieth century, to stop rushing around, to sit quietly on the grass, to switch off the world and come back to the earth, to allow the eye to see a willow, a bush, a cloud, a leaf, is an unforgettable experience"
    Frederick Franck

    Jeffrey
  • "If a good son or good daughter dedicates lifetimes as many as the sands in the River Ganges to charitable acts, and there were another person who memorised as much as one four-line verse of this scripture and taught it to others, the merit of the latter would be by far greater."
    Buddha
    The Daimond Sutra

  • @Che said:
    "If a good son or good daughter dedicates lifetimes as many as the sands in the River Ganges to charitable acts, and there were another person who memorised as much as one four-line verse of this scripture and taught it to others, the merit of the latter would be by far greater."
    Buddha
    The Daimond Sutra

    I've seen commentary suggesting that there is more to it than memorizing and regurgitating like a robot.

  • JeffreyJeffrey Veteran
    edited September 2014

    WATCH OUT FOR THOSE WORLDLY DHARMAS
    Even if we understand nothing else, if, by recognizing the eight worldly dharmas, we can clearly differentiate between what is Dharma and what is not Dharma, we’re very fortunate. This knowledge alone gives us a great chance to really put Dharma practice into our daily life and create an incredible amount of merit.
    -Lama Zopa Rinpoche

    SNIP...

    The Eight Worldly Dharmas are being concerned with:

    Getting what you want, and avoiding getting what you do not want
    Wanting (instant) happiness, and not wanting unhappiness
    Wanting fame, and not wanting to be unknown
    Wanting praise, and not wanting blame.

    SNIP

    http://dharmaflower.net/_dharma/worldly.aspx <-- found via google lol

  • Of course there is more to it than 'regurgitating' it, it's meant to be a reminder to practice it.
    "Cogito Ergo Sum "
    Rene Descartes

  • I didn't mean regurgitate. I would have to show you the commentary. It was a really good point that the commentary made. Can't think of it.

    Che
  • Karmapa

    In one way this 21st century is the best time to practice shamatha meditation. In another way it’s the worst. It’s the worst time because we have too much entertainment and distraction – internet, cellphones, smartphones. And it’s the best time precisely because we are so busy, with so much pressure and stress. We start to realize that it is very necessary to calm down and find peace in our minds.

    Bunks
  • If positive purpose, understanding the why of
    life, could be established as the human
    driving force, it would be a turning point in
    evolution, for it is many times stronger than
    the negative purpose of avoiding pain and
    discomfort. A person can do things out of
    love or enthusiasm that would be impossible
    out of fear. Our chief problem at the moment
    is to escape the narrowness of everyday
    triviality and grasp the nature of the goal;
    this, in turn, requires further and wider
    development of consciousness.

    Tanzen

    Jeffreysilver
  • The time has come the walrus said to talk of many things
    of shoes and ships and sealing wax and cabbages and kings
    and why the sea is boiling hot
    and whether pigs have wings

  • zenguitarzenguitar Bad Buddhist New England Veteran

    Okay, here is one of my favorites, though for all I know it may be in here already, buried somewhere in the thread:

    "Treat every moment as your last. It is not preparation for anything else."
    -- Shunryu Suzuki

  • DairyLamaDairyLama Veteran Veteran

    A snippet from Monty Python:

    TG: You were lucky to have a ROOM! We used to have to live in a
    corridor!
    MP: Ohhhh we used to DREAM of livin' in a corridor! Woulda' been a
    palace to us. We used to live in an old water tank on a rubbish
    tip. We got woken up every morning by having a load of rotting
    fish dumped all over us! House!? Hmph.
    EI: Well when I say "house" it was only a hole in the ground covered
    by a piece of tarpolin, but it was a house to US.
    GC: We were evicted from our hole in the ground; we had to go and
    live in a lake!
    TG: You were lucky to have a LAKE! There were a hundred and sixty
    of us living in a small shoebox in the middle of the road.
    MP: Cardboard box?
    TG: Aye.
    MP: You were lucky. We lived for three months in a brown paper bag in
    a septic tank. We used to have to get up at six o'clock in the
    morning, clean the bag, eat a crust of stale bread, go to work down
    mill for fourteen hours a day week in-week out. When we got home,
    out Dad would thrash us to sleep with his belt!
    GC: Luxury!.....

    Che
  • "The chaos stems from the fact that people have lost their faith and principles."
    Liu Bei in the Three Kingdoms TV series

  • DairyLamaDairyLama Veteran Veteran

    Rest in natural great peace this exhausted mind,
    Beaten helpless by karma and neurotic thoughts
    Like the relentless fury of the pounding waves
    In the infinite ocean of samsara.
    Rest in natural great peace.

    — Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche

    Jeffrey
  • “Your mind is software. Program it. – Your body is a shell. Change it. – Death is a disease. Cure it. – Extinction is approaching. Fight it.”
    rogue General Artificial Intelligences from role playing game Eclipse Phase (no I have never played the game)

  • CheChe Veteran

    "We have two ears and one mouth so we can listen twice as much as we speak"
    Epictetus

    lobster
  • “It’s a poor sort of memory that only works backwards.” — Lewis Carroll, mathematician and writer (1832-1898)

  • NirvanaNirvana aka BUBBA   `     `   South Carolina, USA Veteran

    "Before having children, I thought of all the wonderful things I had to teach.
    After having children, I realised all the wonderful things I had to learn."
    —from a NewBuddhist thread, Second Post:
    http://newbuddhist.com/discussion/21209/teacher-and-student#latest

  • BunksBunks Australia Veteran

    "What other people say about you is none of your business"

    Dunno

  • 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

    "Never take anything personally - even if it has your name on it."

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