Monthly Archives: May 2014

The greatest gift

“If you want to awaken all of humanity, then awaken all of yourself. If you want to eliminate the suffering in the world, then eliminate all that is dark and negative in yourself. Truly, the greatest gift you have to … Continue reading

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Emptiness…

Emptiness, which is conceptually liable to be mistaken for sheer nothingness, is in fact the reservoir of infinite possibilities. — D. T. Suzuki

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The Thread of Stability

The Thread of Stability “A string of beads has a thread running through all the beads, keeping them together. What we need is a thread too–of sanity and stability, because when you have a thread, even though each bead is … Continue reading

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Without giving up hope…

“Without giving up hope that there is somewhere better to be, that there is someone better to be –we will never relax with where we are or who we are.” –Pema Chodron

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When we perform prostrations and/or pray…

When we perform prostrations in front of a statue, thanka or other representation of the Buddha, we are not paying respects to some external all-powerful being, but instead to our own enlightened essence, which is inside of us and currently veiled. The same holds true for … Continue reading

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An ‘aha’ moment…

While at a lecture with my teacher last night, I had one of those ‘aha’ moments when things all of a sudden fall into place. I could see a specific piece of the puzzle clearly. When I first met my teacher, I … Continue reading

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Let go…

Let go the past. Let go the future. Let go the present. Crossing to the farther shore of existence, with mind released from everything. Never again undergo birth and decay. — Dhammapada verse 348

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Drinking water with lime…

From an Ayurvedic perspective, limes have a special quality that is balancing to all constitutions. Drinking water with lime is very beneficial, and can be done at any time… Love & Light!

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Within that wider angle…

“The moment you think only of yourself, the focus of your whole mind narrows, and because of this narrow focus uncomfortable things can appear huge and bring you fear, discomfort, and a sense of feeling overwhelmed by misery. The moment … Continue reading

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This seed of compassion…

“This seed of compassion, this sense of openness, softness, and warmth is what we need to connect with now. The more genuine we can be, honest with ourselves and without pretension or guile in relation to others, the more aware … Continue reading

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