1. I don’t often post images, but this one is beautiful. 

    I don’t often post images, but this one is beautiful. 

    Reblogged from: dharma-meow-meow
  2. We can be mindful of the dharma as we go about our lives. Then we notice our imperfections, but rather than becoming frustrated by our inability to rid ourselves of these shortcomings, we notice that our interdependence with all life also brings us kindness and joy, unconditionally.
    Rev. Patricia Kanaya Usuki, “The Great Compassion
  3. Moral resolve is like this. A noble person does not do good because of willpower. She does it through a combination of, on the one hand, modesty about self, and, on the other hand, faith in a higher purpose, a higher meaning, in powers more potent than self-will. Such a person is not moral through gritted teeth. She is at ease in goodness.
    —David Brazier, “Other-Power
  4. Lovingkindness is defined as the fervent desire to establish all beings, without exception and without distinction, in happiness and joy.
    Sherab Gyaltsen Rinpoche, “The Form of Compassion
  5. Empty-handed I entered the world
    Barefoot I leave it.
    My coming, my going—
    Two simple happenings
    That got entangled.
    —Kozan Ichikyo, “Coming, Going”
  6. Finding a way to extend forgiveness to ourselves is one of our most essential tasks. Just as others have been caught in suffering, so have we. If we look honestly at our life, we can see the sorrows and pain that have led to our own wrongdoing. In this we can finally extend forgiveness to ourselves; we can hold the pain we have caused in compassion. Without such mercy, we will live our own life in exile.
    Jack Kornfield
  7. When attachment arises in the place of love, it sees the other as separate; it grasps and needs. Attachment is conditional; it seeks control and it fear loss. Ask your heart if attachment has replaced love. If we speak to our heart, it will always tell us the truth.
    Jack Kornfield
  8. When we learn to let things be, they gradually lose their power; they cease to disturb us. As we allow what is true, space comes into the body and mind; we breathe and soften and come to rest. In accepting it, we become free. Then we can ask: “Do I have to continue to reply to this story? Do I have to hold on to these losses, these feelings? Is it time to let this go? The heart will know.
    Jack Kornfield
  9. Letting go is not the same as aversion, struggling to get rid of something. We cannot genuinely let go of what we resist. What we resist and fear secretly follows us even as we push it away. To let go of fear or trauma, we need to acknowledge just how it is. We need to feel it fully and accept that it is so. It is as it is. Letting go begins with letting be.
    Jack Kornfield
  10. There is always the potential for being truly aware of what’s going on and using that to deepen our understanding. There’s always the potential for opening our eyes and being buddha: awake.
    Pamela Gayle White, “The Pursuit of Happiness
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