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


“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