25 April, 2017

Fortune....


"Fortune is like glass - the brighter 
the glitter, the more easily broken."

Publilius Syrus
(Latin writer ca 85 bc)

24 April, 2017

Nirvana?


“Enlightenment, or Nirvana, is nothing other than the state beyond all obstacles, in the same way that from the peak of a very high mountain one always sees the sun. Nirvana is not a paradise or some special place of happiness, but is in fact the condition beyond all dualistic concepts, including those of happiness and suffering."

 Namkhai Norbu, Dzogchen: 
The Self-Perfected State

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21 April, 2017

Reality...


“The true principle is that even reality is not really real, and even falsehood is not unreal. It is not something calculable. Like space, it cannot be cultivated. If any intellectual fabrication occurs in the mind, then it is governed by measurements. This is like divination signs—they are governed by metal, wood, fire, and earth. It is also like sticky glue; the kind demon can grab you, stuck in five places, and go home freely.”

 Pai-chang 










18 April, 2017

Present moment....



“Nothing ever happened in the past that can 
prevent you from being present now.”

Eckhart Tolle

13 April, 2017

Past, present and future


"Modern science says: 'The sun is the past, the earth is the present, the moon is the future.' From an incandescent mass we have originated, and into a frozen mass we shall turn. Merciless is the law of nature, and rapidly and irresistibly we are drawn to our doom."

Nikola Tesla

11 April, 2017

Resurrection...


“The first person you have to resurrect is yourself” 

The RZA, The Tao of Wu

09 April, 2017

The Web


"Humankind has not woven the web of life.
We are but one thread within it.
Whatever we do to the web, we 
do to ourselves.
All things are bound together.
All things connect."

Chief Seattle, 1854

08 April, 2017

All good things...


"To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one's family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one's own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him."

Buddha

06 April, 2017

Watering the flower...


"We call expressing our appreciation “watering the flower” in the other person, because we each have a flower in us—our freshness, humor, joy, and lightheartedness. We need to help water and maintain the freshness of the flower in our beloved ones. Often we only speak out when something is wrong, but so many good things are happening all the time that we forget to notice. Our child may be in good health, our partner may be helping out with some household chores. We should not just complain when things go wrong, but take time to name all that we are grateful for. When our flower is watered regularly, it is much easier for us to accept constructive criticism and cheerfully change our behavior to be more supportive of the family."

Thich Nhat Hanh

04 April, 2017

Teaching Eternity...


"A teacher affects eternity; he can never 
tell where his influence stops." 

Henry Adams

Teachers too!!!


"I have learned silence from the talkative, 
toleration from the intolerant, and kindness 
from the unkind; yet, strange, I am ungrateful to 
those teachers." 

Khalil Gibran

03 April, 2017

02 April, 2017

On the present moment...


“When you are present in this moment, 
you break the continuity of your story, 
of past and future. Then true intelligence 
arises, and also love.”

Eckhart Tolle

30 March, 2017

Wisdom...


"Those who understand others are clever, 
those who understand themselves are wise."

Tao Te Ching

29 March, 2017

Nature...


"Come forth into the light of things, 
let nature be your teacher." 

William Wordsworth

28 March, 2017

Relativity with thieves...


“The petty thief is imprisoned but 
the big thief becomes a feudal lord.”

The Complete Works of Chuang Tzu

26 March, 2017

Reading thoughts....


"In a time not distant, it will be possible to flash any image formed in thought on a screen and render it visible at any place desired. The perfection of this means of reading thought will create a revolution for the better in all our social relations."

Nikola Tesla