Sunday, November 30, 2008

H.H. The 14th Dalai Lama

First one must change. I first watch myself, check myself, then expect changes from others.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Friday, November 28, 2008


"Anger will never disappear solong as thoughts of resentment arecherished in the mind. Anger willdisappear just as soon as thoughtsof resentment are forgotten."

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Katherine Paterson

To fear is one thing. To let fear grab you by the tail and swing you around is another.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Martha Graham

Movement never lies. It is a barometer telling the state of the soul's weather.

Monday, November 24, 2008

~The Buddha

Praise and blame, gain and loss, pleasure and sorrow come and go like the wind. To be happy, rest like a giant tree, in the midst of them all.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Lha Bab Duchen

One of the main festivals of the Buddhist calendar is this week and it's called the Lha Bab Duchen - the festival of the Buddha's descent from heaven.

In a way it's like a second coming of the Buddha. He comes back from heaven where he went, during his life, to teach the Dharma to his mother for three months.

His mother had died one week after his birth and he had been brought up by his mother's sister who married his father and was therefore his step-mother.

However, he owed his birth and we owe his birth to his mother, Queen Maya. He was repaying her his great debt to her as his mother. This is a very important Buddhist sentiment, both the repaying of a kindness in general and in particular of repaying the kindness of one's mother, indeed of both of one's parents and all those who care for us and teach us how to live.

In the Buddhist view of the Universe none of our relationships are arbitrary or meaningless and we owe most to those from whom we receive most.

Carl G. Jung

Often the hands will solve a mystery that the intellect has struggled with in vain.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

H.H. The 14th Dalai Lama

It is under the greatest adversity that there exists the greatest potential for doing good, both for oneself and others.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Allan Watts

Just as the highest and the lowest notes are equally inaudible, so perhaps, is the greatest sense and the greatest nonsense equally unintelligible.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Udana 10

Solitude is happiness for one who is content, who has heard the Dhamma and clearly sees.Non-affliction is happiness in the world - harmlessness towards all living beings.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Baba Hari Dass

"No one can please everyone. Your mental peace is more important. If you are in peace, then others around you will feel peace. So your best effort should be to work on yourself."

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Carol Welch

Movement is a medicine for creating change in a person's physical, emotional, and mental states.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Benjamin Disraeli

Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for the truth.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Jackson Browne

You do not need to remind me of my failures. I have not forgotten them.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Monday, November 10, 2008

Christian Bovee

They are the weakest, however strong, who have no faith in themselves or their own powers.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Ralph Waldo Emerson

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Friday, November 7, 2008

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Lady Bird Johnson

The way you overcome shyness is to become so wrapped up in something that you forget to be afraid.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Monday, November 3, 2008

Sutta Nipata

Develop the mind of equilibrium.You will always be getting praise and blame,but do not let either affect the poise of the mind:follow the calmness, the absence of pride.

Sunday, November 2, 2008