Thursday, September 30, 2010

The seat of knowledge is in the head, of wisdom,in the heart. William Hazlitt

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

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. ~Langya

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The first step in the acquisition of wisdom is silence, the second listening, the third memory, the fourth practice, the fifth teaching others. Solomon Ibn Gabriol

Monday, September 27, 2010

One single still light shines bright: if you intentionally pursue it, after all it's hard to see. Suddenly encountering it, people's hearts are opened up, and the great matter is clear and done. This is really living, without any fetters -- no amount of money could replace it. Even if a thousand sages should come, they would all appear in it's shadow. ~Chuzhen

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Let us believe neither half of the good people tell us of ourselves, nor half of the evil they say of others. J. Petit Senn

Saturday, September 25, 2010

1. Don't wish for perfect health. In perfect health, there is greed and wanting. So an ancient said, " Make good medicine from the suffering of sickness." 2. Don't hope for life without problems. An easy life results in a judgmental and lazy ind. So an ancient once said, "Accept the anxieties and difficulties of this life". 3. Don't expect your practice to be clear of obstacles. Without hindrances the mind that seeks enlightenment may be burnt out. So an ancient once said, "Attain deliverance in disturbances".

~Zen Master Kyong Ho

Friday, September 24, 2010

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Be soft in your practice. Think of the method as a fine silvery stream, not a raging waterfall. Follow the stream, have faith in its course. It will go its own way, meandering here, trickling there. It will find the grooves, the cracks, the crevices. Just follow it. Never let it out of your sight. ~Sheng-yen

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

I have come to the conclusion never again to think of marrying, and for this reason, I can never be satisfied with anyone who would be blockhead enough to have me.

Abraham Lincoln

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Let your mind wander in simplicity, blend your spirit with the vastness, follow along with things the way they are, and make no room for personal views-then the world will be governed.... ~Chuang-tzu

Monday, September 20, 2010

Children will not remember you for the material things you provided but for the feeling that you cherished them.

Richard L. Evans

Sunday, September 19, 2010

The reverse side also has a reverse side.... Japanese Proverb

Saturday, September 18, 2010

It is much more difficult to measure non-performance than performance. Performance stands out like a ton of diamonds. Non-performance can almost always be explained away.

Harold S. Geneen

Friday, September 17, 2010

Normally, we do not so much look at things as overlook them.... ~Alan Watts

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery. None but ourselves can free our minds Won't you help to sing The songs of freedom? Bob Marley

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

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. Buddha

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


A belief which leaves no place for doubt is not a belief; it is a superstition.

Monday, September 13, 2010

You will not be punished for your anger; you will be punished by your anger. Buddha

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Volunteers don't get paid, not because they're worthless, but because they're priceless. ~Sherry Anderson

Saturday, September 11, 2010

"Fear is a natural reaction to moving closer to the truth." ~Pema Chödrön

Friday, September 10, 2010

"The most difficult times for many of us are the ones we give ourselves." Pema Chödrön

Thursday, September 9, 2010

A smooth sea never made a skillful mariner. English Proverbs

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

"People get into a heavy-duty sin and guilt trip, feeling that if things are going wrong, that means that they did something bad and they are being punished. That's not the idea at all. The idea of karma is that you continually get the teachings that you need to open your heart. To the degree that you didn't understand in the past how to stop protecting your soft spot, how to stop armoring your heart, you're given this gift of teachings in the form of your life, to give you everything you need to open further." ~Pema Chödrön

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

People spend a lifetime searching for happiness; looking for peace. They chase idle dreams, addictions, religions, even other people, hoping to fill the emptiness that plagues them. The irony is the only place they ever needed to search was within.

Ramona L. Anderson

Monday, September 6, 2010

"It is precisely because our present life is so inseparably linked with desire that we must make use of desire's tremendous energy if we wish to transform our life into something transcendental." ~Lama Yeshe

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. Mark Twain

Saturday, September 4, 2010

"Some people live closely guarded lives, fearful of encountering someone or something that might shatter their insecure spiritual foundation. This attitude, however, is not the fault of religion but of their own limited understanding. True Dharma leads in exactly the opposite direction. It enables one to integrate all the many diverse experiences of life into a meaningful and coherent whole, thereby banishing fear and insecurity completely." ~Lama Yeshe

Friday, September 3, 2010

If Columbus had turned back, no one would have blamed him. Of course, no one would have remembered him either. Source Unknown

Thursday, September 2, 2010

"The universe that we inhabit and our shared perception of it are the results of a common karma. Likewise, the places that we will experience in future rebirths will be the outcome of the karma that we share with the other beings living there. The actions of each of us, human or nonhuman, have contributed to the world in which we live. We all have a common responsibility for our world and are connected with everything in it." ~His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

A wise girl kisses but doesn't love, leaves before she is left and forgets before she is forgotten. Marylin Monroe