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


"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