Monday, June 30, 2008

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Jack Kornfield

Forgiveness is primarily for our own sake, so that we no longer carry the burden of resentment. But to forgive does not mean we will allow injustice again.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

"Fears are educated into us and can, if we wish, be educated out."~Karl A. Menninger

Tenzin Gyatso

It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Dhammapada 76

Like someone pointing to treasure

Is the wise person

Who sees your faults and points them out.

Associate with such a sage.

Good will come of it, not bad,

If you associate with one such as this.


A dog is not considered a good dog because he is a good barker. A man should not be considered a good man because he is a good talker.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Tenzin Gyatso

Anger or hatred is like a fisherman's hook. It is very important for us to ensure we are not caught by it.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Dhammapada 80

Irrigators guide water; fletchers shape arrows; carpenters fashion wood; sages tame themselves.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Tenzin Gyatso

Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Dhammapada 82

As a deep lake is clear and undisturbed, so a sage becomes clear upon hearing the Dharma.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Tenzin Gyatso

Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Dhammapada 277

"All things are impermanent."

Seeing this with wisdom,

One becomes disenchanted with suffering.

This is the path to purity.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Tenzin Gyatso

With realization of one's own potential and self confidence in one's ability, one can build a better world.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Dhammapada 282

Wisdom arises from [spiritual] practice;

Without practice it decays. Knowing these paths to gain and loss,

Conduct yourself so that wisdom grows.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Tenzin Gyatso

If the love within your mind is lost and you see other beings as enemies, then no matter how much knowledge or education or material comfort you have, only suffering and confusion will ensue.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Dhammapada 372

There is no meditative absorption

Without wisdom. There is no wisdom

Without meditative absorption. With both,

One is close to Nirvana.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Tenzin Gyatso

I truly believe that individuals can make a difference in society. Since periods of change such as the present one come so rarely in human history, it is up to each of us to make the best use of our time to help create a happier world.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Anguttara Nikaya III.73

"And what is the wisdom of one who is in training? There is the case where a monk discerns as it actually is that 'This is stress... This is the origination of stress... This is the cessation of stress... This is the path of practice leading to the cessation of stress.'

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Tenzin Gyatso

I pray for a more friendly, more caring, and more understanding human family on this planet. To all who dislike suffering, who cherish lasting happiness, this is my heartfelt appeal.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Dhammapada 81

As a solid mass of rock
Is not moved by the wind,
So a sage is not moved
By praise and blame.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Tenzin Gyatso

My message is the practice of compassion, love and kindness. Compassion can be put into practice if one recognizes the fact that every human being is a member of humanity and the human family regardless of differences in religion, culture, color and creed. Deep down there is no difference.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Dhammapada 63

A fool conscious of her foolishness is to that extent wise. But a fool who considers himself wise is the one to be called a fool.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Tenzin Gyatso

True compassion is not just an emotional response but a firm commitment founded on reason.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Gehlek Rinpoche

The ego prevents us from helping ourselves by presenting a false notion of what it really means to help ourselves.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Tenzin Gyatso

Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Dhammapada 258

One is not wise
Only because one speaks a lot.
One who is peaceful, without hate, and fearless
Is said to be wise.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Tenzin Gyatso

The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Anguttara Nikaya VII.6

These, monks, are the seven treasures.
The treasure of conviction,
the treasure of virtue,
the treasure of conscience & concern,
the treasure of listening,
generosity, and wisdom as the seventh treasure.
Whoever, man or woman, has these treasures is said not to be poor,
has not lived in vain.
So conviction & virtue,
confidence and Dhamma-vision should be cultivated by the wise,
remembering the Buddhas' instruction.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Tenzin Gyatso

Human beings are of such nature that they should have not only material facilities but spiritual sustenance as well. Without spiritual sustenance, it is difficult to get and maintain peace of mind

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Jack Kornfield

If grief or anger arises,
Let there be grief or anger.
This is the Buddha in all forms,
Sun Buddha,
Moon Buddha,
Happy Buddha,
Sad Buddha.
It is the universe offering all things
to awaken and open our heart.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Jack Kornfield

"To live fully is to let go and die with each passing moment, and to be reborn in each new one."