Friday, February 29, 2008

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Kalama Sutta

"What do you think, Kalamas? Does hate appear in a man for his benefit or harm?" - "For his harm, venerable sir." - "Kalamas, being given to hate, and being overwhelmed and vanquished mentally by hate, this man takes life, steals, commits adultery, and tells lies; he prompts another too, to do likewise. Will that be long for his harm and ill?" - "Yes, venerable sir."

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Thich Nhat Hanh

"The most precious gift we can offer others is our presence.
When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers."

Monday, February 25, 2008

D.T. Suzuki

The fundamental idea of Buddhism is to pass beyond the world of opposites, a world built up by intellectual distinctions and emotional defilements.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Saturday, February 23, 2008


The true meaning of the precepts is not just that one should refrain from drinking alcohol, but also from getting drunk on nirvana.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Thich Nhat Hanh

"Breath is the bridge which connects life to consciousness,
which unites your body to your thoughts."

Thursday, February 21, 2008


Our theories of the eternal are as valuable as are those which a chick which has not broken its way through its shell might form of the outside world.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

The Seven Line Prayer to Guru Rinpoche

In the North West of the Land of Urgyen,
In the heart of a lotus flower,
Bearer of the most wonderful supreme Siddhi,
Thus are you known as Lotus Born.
Many Dakinis surround you,
I follow your way,
Please come now and grant your presence.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008


Neither fire nor wind, birth nor death can erase our good deeds.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Thich Nhat Hanh

"We have more possibilities available in each moment than we realize."

Sunday, February 17, 2008


Let yourself be open and life will be easier. A spoon of salt in a glass of water makes the water undrinkable. A spoon of salt in a lake is almost unnoticed.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Wei Wu Wei

Play your part in the comedy, but don't identify yourself with your role!

Friday, February 15, 2008


Let a man avoid evil deeds as a man who loves life avoids poison.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Thich Nhat Hanh

"Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today."

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Tenzin Gyatso

All People and things are interdependent. The world has become so small that no nation can solve its problems alone, in isolation from others. That is why I believe we must all cultivate a sense of responsibility based on love and compassion for each other.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008


To comprehend and to understand God above all similitudes, as He is in Himself, is to be God with God, without intermediary, and without any otherness that can become a hindrance or an intermediary. Whosoever wishes to understand this must have died to himself, and must live in God, and must turn his gaze to the eternal light in the ground of his spirit, where the Hidden Truth reveals Itself without means.

Monday, February 11, 2008


It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Wei Wu Wei

Fear, desire, affectivity are manifestations of the pseudo-entity which constitutes pseudo-bondage. It is the entity, rather than the manifestations thereof, which has to be eliminated.

Saturday, February 9, 2008


If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.

Friday, February 8, 2008

Tarthang Tulku

Reality is all-encompassing: the absolute nature is one. Although we may feel separate from the original uncreated reality - whether we call it 'God,' 'peak experience,' or 'enlightened mind' - through awareness we can contact this essential part of ourselves.

Thursday, February 7, 2008


Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Wei Wu Wei

Even the intellectual understanding of the inexistence of our 'selves' is a rare and bitter attainment which few even attempt. And that is only the elimination round which qualifies us for access to Reality... Intellectual understanding should be not indispensable to a 'simple' mind, but, with our conditioning, it would seem to be an almost inevitable preliminary.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008


Health is the greatest gift,
Contentment the greatest wealth,
Faithfulness the best relationship.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Wei Wu Wei

It is necessary to understand that I Am,
In order that I may know that I Am Not,
So that, at last, I may realize that, I Am Not, therefore I Am.

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Wei Wu Wei

Play your part in the comedy, but don't identify yourself with your role!

Friday, February 1, 2008


Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.