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I've been collecting quotes for years now and often find them very inspirational and satisfying to read and just to have. I've collected them from books i've read, internet sites, or from other brothers and sisters. I'm going to post all of them and hopefully some of you might share the same enjoyment of them that i do
Your mind is like a phantom that only lives in the past or future. Its only power over you is to draw you away from the present.
Never offend people with style when you can offend them with substance." --Sam Brown
"A truly wise person doesn't let the changing face of circumstance alter their happiness"
Daily Necessities Tips and Pointers for Building a Spiritual Life from Scratch o Pray o Meditate o Be aware / Stay awake o Bow o Practice yoga o Feel o Chant & Sing o Breathe and smile o Relax / Enjoy / Laugh / Play o Create / Envision o Let go / Forgive / Move o Work / Serve / Contribute o Listen / Learn / Inquire o Consider / Reflect o Cultivate oneself / Enhance competencies o Cultivate contentment o Cultivate flexibility o Cultivate friendship and collaboration o Open up / Expand / Include o Lighten up o Dream o Celebrate and appreciate o Give thanks o Evolve o Love o Share / Give / Receive o Walk softly / Live gently o Expand / Radiate / Dissolve o Simplify o Surrender / Trust o Be born anew
?how can you possibly love someone else without truly loving yourself??
Be your breath, Ah Smile, hey And relax, Ho And remember this, you can?t miss.
Until you read the path, You wander in the world With the precious Buddha Completely wrapped up inside As in a bundle of rags ??.you have this precious Buddha, Unwrap it, quickly!
It?s too close so we overlook it. It seems too good to be true so we can?t believe it. It?s too profound so we can?t fathom it. It?s not outside ourselves so we can?t obtain anew.
Activities are endless, like ripples on a stream. They end only when you drop them. Human moods are like the changing highlights and shadows On a sunlit mountain range.
All activities are like the games children play, Like castles being made of sand. View them with delight and equanimity, Like grandparents overseeing their grandchildren Or a shepherd resting on a grassy knoll Watching over his grazing flock.
"An intelligent man is sometimes forced to be drunk to spend time with his fools." -Ernest Hemingway
let us not be lazy and group the world into catagories by race, or location...because everywhere exists beauty...let us say, we hate hate...we dislike ignorance...let us lift up the innocent love which exists in every location on this earth...to say you hate all jews is to say you hate yourself
"Empty your mind of negativity and the universe will fill it with love, wisdom, and bliss."
"A corpse has every organ, bone, and body system that you have. The only difference between you and it is the spark of life that you enjoy. This is your real Self and is eternal and infinite."
"We should simply be a channel for God's will."
"Success and good health are blessings. Failure and illness teach patience, humility, and compassion. Thus, they too are great blessings."
"Beauty is in the I of the Be-holder."
"Desire nothing. Be content with everything."
"Great wealth will not bring you peace. The minute you get it you start worrying you will lose it. Real peace is the greatest treasure."
"Every meditation should be aimed at liberation from the illusion of separate existence."
"There are no separate bodies - there is only one body with many parts."
"There are no separate emotions - there is only infinite love and bliss."
"There are no separate actions - there is only the experience of eternal love."
"There are no separate minds - there is only one consciousness."
"Cosmic consciousness is our birthright. The means of attaining this are humility, compassion, and meditation."
"There is consciousness everywhere; in, on, and between everything, and you are united with it infinitly, eternally."
"The selfish suffer."
"The feeling of the tip of your tongue against the back of your teeth is present now and virtually every moment we are silent. It has the potential to awaken you to the present and to deliver a present - sensual pleasure."
"Your body is a collection of atoms that has changed its' construction and composition 100% since you first started reading this. You are not your body. You are that which can witness its' changes."
"The tongue is the hardest sense instrument to tame. Our need to comment is obsessive and compulsive. Chasing after taste bud pleasure is slavery. Witness your inner silence and be free."
"It is good not to suffer. But suffering can also be seen to be good because it makes you humble and compassionate. Stop suffering from thinking suffering is only something that makes you suffer."
"Your inner beauty is pure, luminous, and glorious. This real essence is yours eternally. Don't worry for a second about your external beauty. If you're in touch with your inner beauty, your outer beauty will be beautiful."
"If you help less, you will be helpless."
"Every breath is a gift of love from above. Fill with this love with every inhale and send it out with every exhale."
"The most serene person is the most selfless person. The saddest person is the most selfish person."
"No mind = Know mind"
"If at first you don't succeed, that's what was supposed to happen."
When you expect something, when you aim at something, right there you dilute your energy; you split your energy, you split your attention and it becomes more than the place of yin and yang. You do not only divide, but you create the problem.. - Taizan Maezumi
I have discovered that all of mans unhappiness derives from only one source, not being able to sit quietly in a room. - Blaise Pascal
It is the thought life that pollutes. - Jesus
The fundamental delusion of humanity is to suppose that I am here and you are out there. - Yasutani Roshi
If you cannot find the truth right where you are, where else do you expect to find it? - Dogen Zenji
Death is not sad, the sad thing is that most people don?t really live at all.
Moderation: its mediocrity, fear, and confusion in disguise. It?s the devil?s dilemma. It?s neither doing nor not doing. It?s the wobbling compromise that makes no one happy. Moderation is for the bland, the apologetic, for the fence-sitters of the world afraid to take a stand. It?s for those afraid to laugh or cry ? those afraid to live or die. Quotes from Mourzi (or Pleiadian Mental Vitamins. Assimilated best when you contemplate one a day!)
"All you can ever share is your own personal myth."
"There can be nothing outside of your reality."
"All that you perceive is a product of your point of view. Change that point of view and you change your entire experience."
"You exist in an energy sea of unlimited potential we fondly call 'the soup' ."
"What you manifest for yourselves out of the soup is determined by your focus."
"Catch the sparkle of the moment - be in the Now for the first time every time. The wonderment of childhood."
"yOU HAVE A cHOICE"
We are here to say, "you can drop your nightmare and dream with your expanded self into a state of Bliss".
"Your ego ( persona ), mind & body are tools you use to interact in a physical dimension."
"Your thinking mechanism is a computer. You are the programmer. Are your programs still serving you or do you need an upgrade?"
"The universal energy operates under the boomerang effecT (Karma, you reap what you sow, etc.) so you always know what you're doing. Be the 'observer' and see what your life is saying to you."
"Everything in the physical universe is made out of the same One Energy vibrating at different frequencies. The highest is Love."
"When a situation arises in your life that you could define as negative, give it a positive meaning and allow the universe to show you how it can work for you."
"Spirit talks to you through symbols. Next time you are entertaining negative thinking and a bird squawks at you, don't ignore it!"
"WE REJOICE IN THE UNITY OF OUR DIVERSITY"
"You are either thinking or you are paying attention"
"Only when you are fully present in the moment and receiving from your Core Essence Do things move and shift rapidly. You awaken more swiftly to another level of self."
"Look at your body and see your mind."
"There is only one of which we are all a part consequently there is only one problem (separation) and one solution (going home). This can be done while in body."
In the eyes of Creation, you are all little children. See each other as little children figuring out creation and you will be more forgiving."
"you will know more the less you make wrong. Look for the perfection."
"Fear is a lack of trust in the Love you were created from."
"Home is not a place. it is a state of being! The further you get away from home the less stable you are."
"Your Higher Self speaks to you with that first small thought that is so easy to dismiss."
"In this life you are always preparing for death and in that preparation you find life."
"You have only ONE stability in your life, everything else is changing, forever!"
"focus on being in love. When you are in love is there any room for anything else?"
"It's okay, define life anyway you like. It's only one experience in forever and only as important as you define it."
"Where do you assign cause?"
"If you wake up in the morning to who you think you are, you are not allowing yourself to wake up to who you've become."
"you treat others the way you treat yourself. Lighten up on yourself!"
"If you feel the need to explore 'blaming', it is far healthier to blame yourself than to give your power away by blaming others!"
"the things you dislike about others are the things you dislike about your self. You can't perceive something you are not. Home is all that is. to go home, all of creation must be integrated."
"To the degree that you don't feel loved and adored is the degree to which you are separated from Source!"
Do not pursue the past. Do not lose yourself in the future. The past no longer is. The future has not yet come. Looking deeply at life as it is. In the very here and now, the practitioner dwells in stability and freedom. We must be diligent today. To wait until tomorrow is too late. Death comes unexpectedly. How can we bargain with it? The sage calls a person who knows how to dwell in mindfulness night and day 'one who knows the better way to live alone.' -"Bhaddekaratta Sutta," translated by Thich Nhat Hanh
Do you want to understand? The whole world is one of your eyes, the body produced by your parents is a cataract. All ordinary people ignore the indestructible, marvelously clear, unfailingly mirroring eye, and cling fast to the dust cataract produced by the relationship of their father and mother. Therefore they take illusions for realities, and grasp at reflections as the physical forms themselves. -P'u-an
Happiness and suffering come from your own mind, not from outside. Your own mind is the cause of happiness; your own mind is the cause of suffering. To obtain happiness and pacify suffering, you have to work within your own mind. -Lama Zopa Rinpoche, "The Door To Satisfaction"
Your true nature is something never lost to you even in moments of delusion, nor is it gained at the moment of Enlightenment. It is the Nature of the Suchness. In it is neither delusion nor right understanding. It fills the Void everywhere and is intrinsically of the substance of the One Mind. -"The Zen Teachings of Huang Po"
-------------------- Mindfulness is the aware, balanced acceptance of the present experience.
It isn't more complicated than that.
It is opening to or recieving the present moment, pleasant or unpleasant, just as it is,
without either clinging to it or rejecting it.