Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Jewel

The things you fear are undefeatable not by their nature but by your approach.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

There's Only Us -There's Only This -Forget Regret Or Life Is Yours To Miss -No Other Road No Other Way -No Day But Today.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Abdu'l-Baha

Whoever enters through the portals of my home must go out with gladsome heart."

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Howard Cosell

What's right isn't always popular. What's popular isn't always right.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

André Gide

I owe much to my friends; but, all things considered, it strikes me that I owe even more to my enemies. The real person springs to life under a sting even better than under a caress.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Jules Feiffer

"I used to think I was poor. Then they told me I wasn't poor, I was needy. Then they told me it was self-defeating to think of myself as needy. I was deprived, Oh not deprived but rather underprivileged. Then they told me that underprivileged was overused. I was disadvantaged. I still don't have a dime. But I have a great vocabulary."

Monday, November 2, 2009

Doug Larson

If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there'd be a shortage of fishing poles.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Orville Wright

If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true is really true, there would be little hope of advance.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Friday, October 30, 2009

Nikola Tesla

Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Howard Cosell

Then there is a still higher type of courage - the courage to brave pain, to live with it, to never let others know of it and to still find joy in life; to wake up in the morning with an enthusiasm for the day ahead.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

St. Francis of Assisi

I have been all things unholy. If God can work through me, he can work through anyone.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Maya Angelou

I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Henry Clay

Of all the properties which belong to honorable men, not one is so highly prized as that of character.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Daniel Webster

The contest for ages has been to rescue liberty from the grasp of executive power.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Colin Powell

Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate and doubt, to offer a solution everybody can understand.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Winston Churchill

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Arnold J. Toynbee

Civilization is a movement and not a condition, a voyage and not a harbor.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Jim Fiebig

Age does not diminish the extreme disappointment of having a scoop of ice cream fall from the cone.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Confucius

By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Maya Angelou

I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Friday, October 9, 2009

Abraham Maslow

If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Malcolm Gladwell

We learn by example and by direct experience because there are real limits to the adequacy of verbal instruction.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Charles Dickens

Reflect on your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

The practice of peace and reconciliation is one of the most vital and artistic of human actions.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.

Friday, October 2, 2009

If in our daily life we can smile, if we can be peaceful and happy, not only we, but everyone will profit from it. This is the most basic kind of peace work.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

If we only think of ourselves, if we know only our own needs and ignore the needs of the other person, we cannot love.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

We really have to understand the person we want to love. If our love is only a will to possess, it is not love.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Monday, September 28, 2009

As a solid rock cannot be moved by the wind, the wise are not shaken by praise or blame.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Swedish Proverb

Fear less, hope more; eat less, chew more; whine less, breathe more; talk less, say more; love more and all good things will be yours.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Zen Proverb

"If you have no feelings about worldly things, they are all Buddhism; if you have feelings about Buddhism, it is a worldly thing."

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Kalu Rinpoche

"We live in illusion and the appearance of things. There is a reality. We are that reality. When you understand this, you see that you are nothing, and being nothing, you are everything. That is all."

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Swami Sivananda

"Meditation is painful in the beginning but it bestows immortal Bliss and supreme joy in the end."

Monday, September 21, 2009

Bhagavad Gita

"When meditation is mastered, the mind is unwavering like the flame of a lamp in a windless place."

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Ronald Reagan

One thing that Buddhism teaches you is that every moment is an opportunity to change."

Saturday, September 19, 2009

The Dhammapada

One who conquers himself is greater than another who conquers a thousand times a thousand on the battlefield.


Friday, September 18, 2009

Abraham Lincoln

You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich
You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down.
You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.
You cannot build character and courage by taking away people's initiative and independence.
You cannot help people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves.


Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Monday, September 14, 2009

Zen Master Sawaki

No matter how many years you sit doing zazen, you will never become anything special.


Sunday, September 13, 2009

Saturday, September 12, 2009

We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make our world.

Friday, September 11, 2009

To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life; foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Tibetan Saying

Do not mistake understanding for realization, and do not mistake realization for liberation....


Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Lin-yutang

"I have done my best", that is about all the philosophy of living that one needs....


Zen Quote

Ride your horse along the edge of a sword; hide yourself in the middle of flames....


Monday, September 7, 2009

Buddha's Last Words

All conditioned things are impermanent. Work out your own salvation with diligence....

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Zen Quote

When you pass through, no one can pin you down, no one can call you back....


Saturday, September 5, 2009

Friday, September 4, 2009

Teach this triple truth to all: A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west; people create distinctions out of their own minds and then believe them to be true.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Monday, August 31, 2009

Albert Einstein

"Buddhism has the characteristics of what would be expected in a cosmic religion for the future: It transcends a personal God, avoids dogmas and theology; it covers both the natural and the spiritual, and it is based on a religious sense aspiring from the experience of all things, natural and spiritual, as a meaningful unity."


Sunday, August 30, 2009

The essence of Buddhism is if you can't help others at least refrain from hurting them.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Friday, August 14, 2009

Jiddu Krishnamurti

"If you begin to understand what you are without trying to change it, then what you are undergoes a transformation."

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Buddhist Saying

Friendship is the only cure for hatred, the only guarantee of peace.


Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Jiddu Krishnamurti

"Pain itself destroys pain. Suffering itself frees man from suffering."

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Buddhist Saying

Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Jiddu Krishnamurti

"Sorrow is not in death but in loneliness, and conflict comes when you seek consolation, forgetfullness, explanations, and illusions."


Sunday, August 9, 2009

Buddhist Saying

If a man lives a pure life nothing can destroy him; If he has conquered greed nothing can limit his freedom.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Jiddu Krishnamurti

The point is, is it possible for the mind to be totally free from suffering and yet not become indifferent, callous, irresponsible, but to have that passion, the intensity, the energy that freedom brings, freedom from suffering.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Buddhist Saying

An idea that is developed and put into action is more important than an idea that exists only as an idea.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Jiddu Krishnamurti

Instead of trying to see the flower in its original and entire beauty, you look at it through coloured glasses, and therefore you can never see it as it is.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Buddhist Saying

Pay no attention to the faults of others, things done or left undone by others. Consider only what by oneself is done or left undone.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Thich Nhat Hanh

Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves - slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future; Live the actual moment.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Buddhist Saying

Words have the power to both destroy and heal. When words are both true and kind, they can change our world.


Sunday, August 2, 2009

Buddhist Saying

On life's journey Faith is nourishment, Virtuous deeds are a shelter, Wisdom is the light by day and Right mindfulness is the protection by night.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Buddhist Saying

Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it.


Friday, July 31, 2009

Jiddu Krishnamurti

Human beings, each one, right through the world, go through great agonies, the more sensitive, the more alert, the more observant, the greater the suffering, the anxiety, the extraordinary sense of insoluble problems. ..

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Buddhist Saying

The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, nor to worry about the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.


Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Thich Nhat Hanh

Your smile proves that you are being gentle with yourself, that the sun of awareness is shining in you, that you have control of your situation. You are yourself, and you have acquired some peace.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Buddhist Saying

An idea that is developed and put into action is more important than an idea that exists only as an idea.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Thich Nhat Hanh

Everyday we do things, we are things that have to do with peace. If we are aware of our life..., our way of looking at things, we will know how to make peace right in the moment, we are alive.



Tuesday, July 21, 2009

When your pet snake dies do you have a reptile dysfunction?

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Have you ever been ashamed of what you did for a Klondike bar?

Friday, July 17, 2009

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Monday, July 13, 2009

Did You Know?

The only difference between being stuck in a rut and a grave is the depth.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Life Questions

Why do people eat natural foods if most people die of natural causes.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Life Questions

Does pushing the elevator button more than once make it arrive faster?

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Life Questions

If Jimmy cracks corn and no one cares, why is there a song about him?

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Life Questions

Who was the first person to look at a cow and say, 'I think I'll squeeze these dangly things and drink whatever comes out?'

Friday, July 3, 2009

Life Questions

How is it one careless match can start a forest fire, but it takes a whole box to start a campfire?

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Monday, June 29, 2009

Friday, June 19, 2009

I was shocked, confused, bewildered
As I entered Heaven's door,
Not by the beauty of it all,
Nor the lights nor its decor.

It was just the folks in Heaven
Who made me sputter and gasp--
The thieves, the liars, the sinners,
The alcoholics and the trash.

There stood the kid from seventh grade
Who swiped my lunch money twice.
Next to him was my old neighbor
Who never said anything nice.

Herb, who I always thought
Was rotting away in hell,
Was sitting pretty on cloud nine,
Looking incredibly well.

I asked the Lord, "What's the deal?
I would love to hear Your take.
How'd all these sinners get up here?
God must've made a mistake.

"And why's everyone so quiet,
So somber? Please give me a clue."
"Hush, child," He said, "They're all in shock.
No one thought they'd be seeing you."

Monday, June 1, 2009

Thich Nhat Hanh

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

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Thursday, May 28, 2009

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."

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Thich Nhat Hanh

"People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on earth. Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don't even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the black, curious eyes of a child -- our own two eyes. All is a miracle."

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Thich Nhat Hanh

"Life can be found only in the present moment. The past is gone, the future is not yet here, and if we do not go back to ourselves in the present moment, we cannot be in touch with life."

Friday, May 22, 2009

Thich Nhat Hanh

"In order to rally people, governments need enemies. They want us to be afraid, to hate, so we will rally behind them. And if they do not have a real enemy, they will invent one in order to mobilize us."

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

The Buddha

Be greatly aware of reality as you meet or confront it each day, and from that become fit enough to deal with it.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Sun Tzu

To conquer the enemy without resorting to war is the most desirable outcome.  The highest form of generalship is the conquer the enemy by strategy.

Monday, May 18, 2009

The Buddha

Whatever, after due examination and analysis, you find to be kind, conducive to the good, the benefit, the welfare of all beings; believe and cling to that doctrine, and take it as your guide.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Norman Mailer

Fighting arouses two of the deepest anxieties we contain.  There is not only the fear of getting hurt, which is profound, but equally the fear of hurting others.  

Saturday, May 16, 2009

The Buddha

As the bee collects nectar and fragrance, so let the sage dwell on earth.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Samuel Johnson

He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

The Buddha

Thought-habits can harden into character. So watch your thoughts.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Where there is hatred let me bring love.
Where there is injury may I bring pardon.
Where there is discord may I bring harmony.
Where there is doubt may I bring faith.
Where there is despair, may I bring hope.
Where there are shadows may I bring light.
Where there is sadness may I bring joy.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Monday, May 11, 2009

Grant that I may give love, rather than seek to be loved.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Grant that I may offer comfort rather than seek to be comforted.

Friday, May 8, 2009

The Buddha

Death is not to be feared so much by one who has lived wisely.
~ The Buddha

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Grant that I may understand rather than seek to be understood.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Judy Garland

"Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else."

Monday, May 4, 2009

Zen Quote by Langya

Just think of the trees: they let the birds perch and fly, with no intention to call them when they come and no longing for their return when they fly away. If people's hearts can be like the trees, they will not be off the Way.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Nietzsche

“The most fundamental form of human stupidity is forgetting what we were trying to do in the first place”

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Zen Quote by Zhiqu

When you're deluded, every statement is an ulcer; when you're enlightened, every word is wisdom.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Friedrich Nietzsche

The body is a big sagacity, a plurality with one sense, a war and a peace, a flock and a shepherd.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

The Buddha

Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

The Buddha

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.

Friday, April 24, 2009

The Buddha

However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them? ~The Buddha

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Bob Hope

If you haven't any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

The Buddha

I do not believe in a fate that falls on men however they act; but I do believe in a fate that falls on them unless they act.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Mother Teresa

The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.

Monday, April 20, 2009

The Buddha

I never see what has been done; I only see what remains to be done.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Saturday, April 18, 2009

It is a man's own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Henry Van Dyke

Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

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.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Monday, April 13, 2009

Ben Jonson

To speak and to speak well are two things. A fool may talk, but a wise man speaks.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

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

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Agnes de Mille

The truest expression of a people is in its dance and in its music. Bodies never lie.

Friday, April 10, 2009

"The truth you believe and cling to makes you unavailable to hear anything new."

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Truman Capote

To me, the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it's about, but the inner music the words make.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

We work on ourselves in order to help others, but also we help others in order to work on ourselves.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Kris Kristofferson

"I'd rather be blamed for something I've done, than for something I didn't do"

Billy Wilder

Trust your own instinct. Your mistakes might as well be your own, instead of someone else's.

Monday, April 6, 2009

"If we learn to open our hearts, anyone, including the people who drive us crazy, can be our teacher."

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Winston Churchill

By swallowing evil words unsaid, no one has ever harmed his stomach.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

"Gloriousness and wretchedness need each other. One inspires us, the other softens us."

Friday, April 3, 2009

Thursday, April 2, 2009

"The still lake without ripples is an image of our minds at ease, so full of unlimited friendliness for all the junk at the bottom of the lake that we don't feel the need to churn up the waters just to avoid looking at what's there."

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Where ignorance is our master, there is no possibility of peace.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

"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."

Monday, March 30, 2009

Compassion is not a religous business, it is a human business.

Happy Birthday Mom

Sunday, March 29, 2009

"Compassionate action involves working with ourselves as much as working with others."

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Happiness is not something ready made, it comes from your own actions.

Friday, March 27, 2009

"When you begin to touch your heart or let your heart be touched, you begin to discover that it's bottomless, that it doesn't have any resolution, that this heart is huge, vast, and limitless. You begin to discover how much warmth and gentleness is there, as well as how much space."

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Old Friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

The more we care for the happiness of others the happier we will be.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Dalai Lama

Just as rust, which arose from the iron itself, wears out the iron, likewise, peforming an action without examination would destroy us by projecting us into a negative state of existance.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Sunday, March 22, 2009

The Buddha

An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Friday, March 20, 2009

The Buddha

An idea that is developed and put into action is more important than an idea that exists only as an idea.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Jean Houston

We all have the extraordinary coded within us, waiting to be released.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Monday, March 16, 2009

Buddha

Live in Joy, In love,
Even among those who hate.
Live in joy, In health,
Even among the afflicted.
Live in joy, In peace,
Even among the troubled.
Look within.
Be still.
Free from fear and attachment,
Know the sweet joy of living in the way.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

David McNally

The willingness to create a new vision is a statement of your belief in your potential

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Buddha

One of his students asked Buddha, "Are you the messiah?"
"No", answered Buddha.
"Then are you a healer?"
"No", Buddha replied.
"Then are you a teacher?" the student persisted.
"No, I am not a teacher."
"Then what are you?" asked the student, exasperated.
"I am awake", Buddha replied.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Zen Buddhist Proverb

Before enlightenment - chop wood, carry water.
After enlightenment - chop wood, carry water.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Dan Zadra

The dream is not up there in the sky or the stars. It's right here in your heart.~Dan Zadra

Sunday, March 8, 2009

K.T. Jong

It is only when we silent the blaring sounds of our daily existence that we can finally hear the whispers of truth that life reveals to us, as it stands knocking on the doorsteps of our hearts.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Friday, March 6, 2009

Buddha

There is no fire like greed, No crime like hatred,
No sorrow like separation, No sickness like hunger of heart,
And no joy like the joy of freedom.
Health, contentment and trust Are your greatest possessions,
And freedom your greatest joy.
Look within.
Be still.
Free from fear and attachment,
Know the sweet joy of living in the way.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

H.H. The 14th Dalai Lama

The creatures that inhabit this earth-be they human beings or animals-are here to contribute, each in its own particular way, to the beauty and prosperity of the world.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Marsha Norman

Dreams are illustrations from the book your soul is writing about you.

Monday, March 2, 2009

H.H. The 14th Dalai Lama

Through violence, you may 'solve' one problem, but you sow the seeds for another.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Winston Churchill

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Irene C. Kassorla

You must have control of the authorship of your own destiny. The pen that writes your life story must be held in your own hand.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Buddha

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

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Vincent Van Gogh

Let's not forget that the little emotions are the great captains of our lives and we obey them without realizing it.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Dalai Lama

The purpose of all the major religious traditions is not to construct big temples on the outside, but to create temples of goodness and compassion inside, in our hearts

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Alfred Adler

Trust only movement. Life happens at the level of events, not of words. Trust movement.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Dalai Lama

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

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Llewelyn Powers

A trembling in the bones may carry a more convincing testimony than the dry documented deductions of the brain.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Dalai Lama

Strictly intellectual development without faith and practice, is of no use. It is necessary to combine knowledge born from study with sincere practice in our daily lives. These two must go together

Friday, February 20, 2009

Agnes de Mille

The truest expression of a people is in its dance and in its music. Bodies never lie.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Dalai Lama

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

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Elizabeth A. Behnke

There is deep wisdom within our very flesh, if we can only come to our senses and feel it.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Dalai Lama

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

Monday, February 16, 2009

Sunday, February 15, 2009

A life lived without purpose or value, the kind in which one doesn't know the reason why one was born, is joyless and lackluster. To just live, eat and die without any real sense of purpose surely represents a life pervaded by animality. On the other hand, to do, create or contribute something that benefits others, society and ourselves and to dedicate ourselves as long as we live to that challenge-that is a life of true satisfaction, a life of value. It is a humanistic and lofty way to live.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Allan K. Chalmers


The Grand essentials of happiness:
something to do,
something to love,
and something to hope for.
Happy Valentines Day

Friday, February 13, 2009

Let us give something to each person we meet: joy, courage, hope, assurance or philosophy, wisdom, a vision for the future. Let us always give something.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Buddha

It is a man's own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Marcel Proust

The real act of discovery is not in finding new lands, but in seeing with new eyes.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Buddha

When one has the feeling of dislike for evil, when one feels tranquil, one finds pleasure in listening to good teachings; when one has these feelings and appreciates them, one is free of fear.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

It is impossible to better yourself if you do not know what it means to be better.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Buddha

An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Buddha

Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn't learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn't learn a little, at least we didn't get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn't die; so, let us all be thankful.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

The Buddha

All things appear and disappear because of the concurrence of causes and conditions. Nothing ever exists entirely alone; everything is in relation to everything else.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Pema Chodron

The only reason we don't open our hearts and minds to other people is that they trigger confusion in us that we don't feel brave enough or sane enough to deal with. To the degree that we look clearly and compassionately at ourselves, we feel confident and fearless about looking into someone else's eyes.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Buddha

We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Friday, January 30, 2009

Buddha

Better than a thousand hollow words is one word that brings peace.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Albert Einstein

A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life are based on the labors of others.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009