Thursday, July 31, 2008


I do not believe in a fate that falls on men however they act; but I do believe a fate that falls on them if they don't act.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

The Laughing Buddha

He is a symbol of happiness and wealth, and of innocent contented joy. Buhhda's belly is said to signify wealth and prosperity, rubbing it is considered to bring great luck. The laughing Buddha must always be invited into his new home, resulting in much happiness.

Friday, July 25, 2008


Do not overate what you have recieved, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain piece of mind.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008


You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserves your love an affection.

Monday, July 21, 2008


Every human being is the author of their own health or disease.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

The body is your temple. Keep it pure and clean for the soul to reside in.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

When the winds of change blow, some people build walls and others build windmills.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Undisturbed calmness of mind is attained by cultivating friendliness toward the happy, compassion for the unhappy, delight in the virtuous, and indifference toward the wicked.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

When the breath wanders the mind also is unsteady. But when the breath is calmed the mind too will be still, and the yogi achieves long life. Therefore, one should learn to control the breath.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Eileen Caddy

"Cease trying to work everything out with your mind. Live by intuition and inspiration and let your whole life be revelation."

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Mohandas Gandhi

"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever."

Monday, July 14, 2008


"The fullfillment of the whole journey of awakening, of realizing what we really are, is not simply so that we bask in the wonderful realization of freedom. It's something far beyond that, far beyond any personal idea or concern. It's so that, finally, life can express itself though us."

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Wisdom V

Great compassion and skilful means (directed toward liberation) are conditions for the perfections. Skilful means is the wisdom which transforms giving (and the other nine perfections) into requisites for awakening. Through wisdom a bodhisattva brings him or herself across (the stream of suffering), through compassion he or she leads others across. Through wisdom one understands the suffering of others, through compassion one strives to alleviate their suffering. Through wisdom one destroys all attachments, but because of compassion, one never desists from activity that benefits others. Through wisdom one is free from "I-making" and "mine-making," through compassion one is free from lethargy and depression. Through wisdom and compassion one becomes one's own protector and the protector of others.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Wisdom IV

Wisdom is the chief cause for the practice of the other perfections. Without wisdom, giving and so forth do not become purified and cannot perform their functions. Without wisdom there is no achievement of vision, and without the achievement of vision there can be no accomplishment of virtue. One lacking in virtue and vision cannot achieve concentration, and without concentration one cannot even secure one's own welfare, much less the lofty goal of providing for the welfare of others.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Wisdom III

Wisdom has the characteristic of penetrating the real specific nature (of phenomena) like the penetration of an arrow shot by a skilful archer; its function is to illuminate the field of experience, like a lamp; its manifestation is non-confusion, like a guide in a forest; concentration, or the Four (Noble) Truths, is its proximate cause.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Wisdom II

Wisdom is mentioned immediately after renunciation: a) because renunciation is perfected and purified by wisdom; b) to show that since concentration is the proximate cause of wisdom, there is no wisdom in the absence of meditation (which requires renunciation or letting go).

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Wisdom I

Wisdom is the opposite of greed, hate and delusion is so far as greed, hate and delusion create blindness, while knowledge restores sight.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Gehlek Rinpoche

The more successful you become, the more the demands of your ego will increase. In the beginning, you simply want to succeed, but your ego will not be satisfied. When you become a little more successful your ego wants to kill your competition. And when you become even more successful, it wants to make you the universal king. There's no telling what ego wants because our desire doesn't have any limit; therefore, its demands continually increase.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Gehlek Rinpoche

Ego's trick is to make us lose sight of our interdependence. That kind of ego-thought gives us a perfect justification to look out only for ourselves. But that is far from the truth. In reality we all depend on each other and we have to help each other. The husband has to help his wife, the wife has to help the husband, the mother has to help her children, and the children are supposed to help the parents too, whether they want to or not.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Tenzin Gyatso

Compassion is not religious business, it is human business, it is not luxury, it is essential for our own peace and mental stability, it is essential for human survival.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Gehlek Rinpoche

If we only practice compassion on the mind level, we run a great risk of our compassion being just talk. As we know, talk is cheap. To develop true compassion we have to put our money where our mouth is.

Friday, July 4, 2008

Tenzin Gyatso

Whether one believes in a religion or not, and whether one believes in rebirth or not, there isn't anyone who doesn't appreciate kindness and compassion.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Jack Kornfield

"When we get too caught up in the busyness of the world we lose connection with one another - and ourselves."

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Tenzin Gyatso

Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Gehlek Rinpoche

Training in compassion is a mental activity. but our mind should also be brought to the level where every action we take is influenced by compassion. That means engaging ourselves in compassion in action.