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Skills For Life: The Core Playing Field | Free the Ego, and You Are Free | Feeling, Thought, Communication & Action

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Quotes For Life 9
 

We don't see things as they are; we see things as we are.
—Anaïs Nin

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When fear knocked on the door, Love answered and no one was there.
—Author Unknown

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Holding a grudge is letting someone live rent-free in your head.
—Author Unknown

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I know that you believe you understand what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.
—Robert McCloskey

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If we try to listen we find it extraordinarily difficult, because we are always projecting our opinions and ideas, our prejudices, our background, our inclinations, our impulses; when they dominate, we hardly listen at all to what is being said.... One listens and therefore learns, only in a state of silence, in which this whole background is in abeyance, is quiet; then, it seems to me, it is possible to communicate.
—Jiddu Krishnamurti

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First they came for the communists but I was not a communist so I kept quiet.

Then they came for the socialists and the trade unionists but I was neither, so I did not speak out.

Then they came for the Jews, but I was not a Jew, so I did not speak out.

And when they came for me, there was no one left to speak out for me.

-Martin Niemoller (he was freed by the Allied Forces in 1945 after spending one year in a Nazi prison followed by seven years in the Sachsenhausen and Dachau death camps.

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If a man wishes to be sure of the road he treads on, he must close his eyes and walk in the dark.
—St. John of the Cross

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Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.
—Wendell Berry

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The Ultimate state in spirituality is that state where no needs are felt at any time, where nothing is useful for anything. That state is called Nirvana, Nirguna, that which is the Eternal and Ultimate Truth. The essence and sum total of this whole talk is called Sat-guru Parabrahman, that state in which there are no requirements.
—Nisargadatta Maharaj, Consciousness and the Absolute

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Enlightenment for a wave in the ocean is the moment the wave realizes that it is water.
—Thich Nhat Hanh

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The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.
—Theodore Parker (1810-1860), Unitarian Reformer whose congregation included fugitive slaves, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Louisa May Alcott, William Lloyd Garrison, & Julia Ward Howe (poet & abolitionist who wrote "The Battle Hymn of the Republic"); Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. called Parker, who lived a century earlier, one of his role models.

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Let life happen to you. Believe me: life is in the right, always.
—Rainer Maria Rilke

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Nisargadatta Maharaj once asked a seeker "What makes you unhappy?"
The seeker replied, "I have what I don't want, and I want what I don't have".
So Maharaj advised him, "Why don't you invert it: want what you have and care not for what you don't have?"

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Love gives and forgives, ego gets and forgets.
—Author Unknown

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Love feels no burden, thinks nothing of trouble, attempts what is above its strength, pleads no excuse of impossibility... Though weary, it is not tired; though pressed, it is not straitened; though alarmed, it is not confounded...
—Thomas a Kempis (1380-1471)

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The heart has reasons that reason knows nothing of.
—Blaise Pascal

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The essence of the ego is the belief that there is "other"…
—Yosy A. Flug

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With gentleness,
Overcome anger.
With generosity,
Overcome meanness.
With Truth,
Overcome delusion.
—The Dhammapada

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Enlightened people can still remember their phone numbers.
—Gary Zukav

In Buddhist tradition, the ninth century Zen master Lin Chi is regarded as saying: If you meet the Buddha on the road, kill him.

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Our hands imbibe like roots, so I place them on what is beautiful in this world. I fold them in prayer, and they draw from the heavens light.
—St. Francis of Assisi

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Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly.
—John F. Kennedy

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Wherever my travels may lead, paradise is where I am.
—Voltaire


George Demont Otis     Near Tiburon

Love is what we are born with. Fear is what we have learned here. The spiritual journey is the
unlearning of fear and the acceptance of love back into our hearts.
—Marianne Williamson

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An ordinary man seeks freedom through enlightenment.
An enlightened man expresses freedom through being ordinary.
—Adyashanti

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Ego? Just an imaginary superimposition of illusory identity on the timeless, whole and pristine all containing and omnipresent reality....
—Yosy A. Flug

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If I spent enough time with the tiniest of creatures, even a caterpillar, I would never have to prepare a sermon, so full of God is every creature.
—Meister Eckhart

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You are no more your personal history than you are your toothbrush.
—Rodney Stevens, Awakening to the Natural State

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Let my every word be a prayer to Thee,
Every movement of my hands a ritual gesture to Thee,
Every step I take a circumambulation of Thy image,
Every morsel I eat a rite of sacrifice to Thee,
Every time I lay down a prostration at Thy feet;
Every act of personal pleasure and all else that I do,
Let it all be a form of worshiping Thee.
—Shankara, From Verse 27 of Shankara's Saundaryalahari

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Nothing affects Consciousness, yet the Grace of Conscious Awareness brings light to the conditioning of the personality with compassion and greater tendency for loving kindness. As this is realised at home in the heart...it naturally flows to every aspect of self, including the appearance of other. For some who have spontaneous awakenings, without much life experience behind them, there can be a pull to remain or become devotional as a way of deepening the form within the formless Awareness they are. Some of our greatest examples, enlightened teachers thoughout history, have been devotional as a way of expressing this enormous love that flows like a raging river at times..It must express..If the Absolute view is taken that we are Consciousness, and there is no loving kindness in that particular expression, there may be an immature awakening that has halted its own potential for the great expansiveness of unconditioned love and purity of heart.
—Gloria Byrom Agrelius

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If you want connection, it's because you are connection.
Be what you want, and then it happens all around you.
If you want love, be it.
You'll have more love than you know what to do with.
Whatever you are inside, you receive a thousandfold on the outside.
—Adyashanti

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The minute I heard my first love story,
I started looking for you, not knowing
how blind that was.
Lovers don't finally meet somewhere,
they're in each other all along.
—Rumi

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Wanting to reform the world without discovering one's true self is like trying to cover the world with leather to avoid the pain of walking on stones and thorns. It is much simpler to wear shoes.
—Ramana Maharshi

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Popularity among the soundly alseep may not be the best criterion by which to judge a method for waking up.
—Jed McKenna

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So really what it comes down to, it's God. Wherever you look, it's God appearing as this, that, and what you really love and appreciate in each form is the divine formless out of which each form comes. But to be able to sense that you have to sense it in yourself first. And that is seeing the beauty in everything, that's really what it means.
—Eckhart Tolle

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Speaking of Self-realization is a delusion. It is only because people have been under the delusion that the non-Self is the Self and the unreal the Real that they have to be weaned out of it by the other delusion called Self-realization; because actually the Self always is the Self and there is no such thing as realizing it.
—Ramana Maharshi

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The only reason we don't open our hearts and minds to other people is that they trigger confusion in us that we don't feel brave enough or sane enough to deal with. To the degree that we look clearly and compassionately at ourselves, we feel confident and fearless about looking into someone else's eyes.
—Pema Chodron

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Courage is the ability to distinguish between real and perceived threats, being able to know what should be feared and what should not be.
—Socrates

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I neither know or think that I know.
—Socrates

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Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don't even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the black, curious eyes of a child-our own two eyes. All is a miracle.
—Thich Nhat Hanh

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If you want something, then you lose everything. If you don't want anything, then you already have everything.
—Seung Sahn

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When we talk to God, we're praying. When God talks to us, we're schizophrenic.
—Jane Wagner

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The mistakes you regret the most in your life are the ones you didn't commit when you had the chance.
—Helen Rowland

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Treating the whole world as if it works for you doesn't suggest you're special, it means you're an ass.
—Raina Keley

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Foolish, ignorant people indulge in careless lives, whereas a clever man guards his attention as his most prized possession.
—Buddha

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Always we hope someone else has the answer. Some other place will be better, it will all turn out. No one else has the answer. No other place will be better, and it has already turned out.
—Lao-tzu

Do realize that it is not you who moves from dream to dream, but the dreams flow before you, and you are the immutable witness. No happening affects your real being - that is the absolute truth.
—Nisargadatta Maharaj

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There seem to two kinds of searchers: those who seek to make their ego something other than it is, i.e. holy, happy, unselfish (as though you could make a fish unfish), and those who understand that all such attempts are just gesticulation and play-acting, that there is only one thing that can be done, which is to disidentify themselves with the ego, by realising its unreality, and by becoming aware of their eternal identity with pure being.
—Wei Wu Wei

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As they say in India, you can't rip the skin off a snake, or you'll kill him, but at the right time the snake sheds his skin. Our patterns, our stories, who we experience ourselves to be - that's our skin.
—Alexis Adams

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Act without doing; work without effort.
—Tao te Ching

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Youth is not enough. And love is not enough. And success is not enough. And, if we could achieve it, enough would not be enough.
—Mignon McLaughlin

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The energies that keep us alive are joy, generosity, compassion, curiosity, truthfulness, serenity, equanimity, wakefulness, one-pointedness, and impeccability-the qualities of mind that Buddhist teaching sometimes calls paramitas, or perfections, or sometimes bojjhangas, the factors of enlightenment. They are qualities of awakened mind as well as qualities that can be cultivated to aid awakening.
—Jack Engler, "Just As It Is", Tricycle: The Buddhist Review, Spring 2004 http://www.tricycle.com/interview/just-it?page=0,0

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By observing mental states you also become aware of the seven factors of enlightenment [awakening]. These are: awareness of awareness, investigation of the Way, vigour, joy, serenity, concentration and equanimity.
—The Buddha, Maha Sattipatthana Sutta 14-16)

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Why are you unhappy?
Because 99.9 per cent
Of everything you think,
And of everything you do,
Is for yourself ---
And there isn't one.
—Wei Wu Wei, Ask The Awakened

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You can only be young once. But you can always be immature.
—Dave Berry

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Experience: a comb life gives you after you lose your hair.
—Judith Stern

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This is the real secret of life: to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.
—Alan Watts


George Demont Otis     Silvery Moon

…we are not individuals who form relationships. We are social animals, deeply interpenetrated with one another, who emerge out of relationships.
—David Brooks

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Limerence: This isn't a talent as much as a motivation. The conscious mind hungers for money and success, but the unconscious mind hungers for those moments of transcendence when the skull line falls away and we are lost in love for another, the challenge of a task or the love of God. Some people seem to experience this drive more powerfully than others.
—David Brooks

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War creates peace like hate creates love.
—David L. Wilson

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One need not carry the raft on one's head after crossing the stream.
—Shakyamuni Buddha

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Everything is projection
—Fritz Perls
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Nobody comes to see a therapist to get better; they really come to perfect their neurosis.
—Fritz Perls

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Don't help your patients. Frustrate them. Push them back to their impasse where they have nowhere to turn. Make them push right through their impasse.

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Explanations are meant to please the mind. They need not to be true. Reality is indefinable and indescribable.
—NIsargadatta Maharaj, I AM THAT

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The nice thing is that when you stop waiting for the mind to stop doing what it does, you start to realize it doesn't matter how long the mind does what it does. There's still this direct taste, this sense of being. So waiting is unnecessary. It's just another concept.
—Adyashanti

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The desire to find the self will be surely fulfilled, provided you want nothing else. But you must be honest with yourself and really want nothing else. If in the meantime you want many other things and are engaged in their pursuit, your main purpose may be delayed until you grow wiser and cease being
torn between contradictory urges. Go within, without swerving, without ever looking outward.
—Nisargadatta Maharaj

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What is a True Person?
"As I see it, there isn't so much to do. Just be ordinary-put on your robes, eat your food, and pass the time doing nothing." - Master Linji, Teaching 18

Insight can't be found in sutras, commentaries, verbal expression, or -isms. Liberation and awakened understanding can't be found by devoting ourselves to the study of the Buddhist scriptures. This is like trying to find fresh water in dry bones. Returning to the present moment, using our clear mind which exists right here and now, we can be in touch with liberation and enlightenment, as well as with the Buddha person who has nothing to do is sovereign unto herself. She doesn't need to put on airs or leave any trace behind. The true person is an active participant, engaged in her environment while remaining unoppressed by it. Although all phenomena are going through the various appearances of birth, abiding, changing, and dying, the true person doesn't become a victim of sadness, happiness, love, or hate. She
lives in awareness as an ordinary person, whether standing, walking, lying down, or sitting. She doesn't act a part, even the part of a great Zen master. This is what Master Linji means by "being sovereign wherever you are and using that place as your seat of awakening." We may wonder, "If a person has no direction, isn't yearning to realize an ideal, doesn't have an aim in life, then who will help living beings be liberated, who will rescue those who are drowning in the ocean of suffering?" A Buddha is a person who has no more business to do and isn't looking for anything. In doing nothing, in simply stopping, we can live freely and true to ourselves and our liberation will contribute to the liberation of all beings.
—Thich Nhat Hanh, "Simply Stop," Fall 2007 Tricycle From Nothing to Do, Nowhere to Go (2007) by Thich Nhat Hanh

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Nothing has ever happened really.
There is no creation.
There is no dissolution.
There is no path.
There is no goal.
There is no destiny.
There is no free will.
There truly is no seeker.
—Ramesh Balsekar

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When a man can still the senses I call him illuminated.
—The Bhagavad Gita

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The greatest thing a human soul ever does in this world is to see something and tell what it saw in a plain way. Hundreds of people can talk for one who can think, but thousands can think for one who can see. To see clearly is poetry, prophecy, and religion, all in one.
—John Ruskin

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There is an old saying among professional racetrack handicappers: The losing player is the one who tells you he breaks even; the breakeven player is the one who tells you he is a consistent winner; and the winning player is the one who tells you it's a tough, tough game, with great dedication required for success.
—Author Unknown

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People are afraid of themselves, of their own reality; their feelings most of all. People talk about how great love is, but that's bullshit. Love hurts. Feelings are disturbing. People are taught that pain is evil and dangerous. How can they deal with love if they're afraid to feel. Pain is meant to wake us up. People try to hide their pain. But they're wrong. Pain is something to carry, like a radio. You feel your strength in the experience of pain. It's all in how you carry it. That's what matters. Pain is a feeling. Your feelings are a part of you. Your own reality. If you feel ashamed of them, and hide them, you're letting society destroy your reality. You should stand up for the right to feel your pain.
—Jim Morrison

...nobody can stand truth if it is told to him. Truth can be tolerated only if you discover it yourself because then, the pride of discovery makes the truth palatable.
—Fritz Perls

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I have one aim only: to impart a fraction of the meaning of the word now.
—Fritz Perls

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Our dependency makes slaves out of us, especially if this dependency is a dependency of our self-esteem. If you need encouragement, praise, pats on the back from everybody, then you make everybody your judge.
—Fritz Perls

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Most people derive their identity from their past, which is their thoughts. If you can derive your identity from consciousness itself, then you've transcended the personal. If you can live your life in a way that the transcendent can shine through it, through the personal realm into this world, then that is the fulfillment of your destiny.
—Eckhart Tolle

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Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives….I am liable to be put away as insane for expressing that. That's what's insane about it.
—John Lennon

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Our schizophrenic patient is actually experiencing inadvertently that same beatific ocean deep which the
Yogi and saint are ever striving to enjoy: except that, whereas they are swimming in it, he is drowning.
—Joseph Campbell

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I may be a lunatic, but then, wasn't my lunacy caused by a monster that lurks at the bottom of every human mind? Those who call me a madman and spurn me may become lunatics tomorrow. They harbor the same monster.
—Ryunosuke Akutagawa

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Free time is of a different order than free-dom. Freedom, at least in the dharmic sense, depends on the quality of attention that we bring to our interactions. Only to the extent that we can be fully present in our relationships with ourselves, with our children, and with each other, are we free.
—Soren Gordhamer

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The experience of eternity right here and now is the function of life. Heaven is not the place to have the experience; here is the place to have the experience.
—Joseph Campbell

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Be still like a mountain and flow like a great river.
—Lao-tzu

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You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.
—Nabuib Mahfouz

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Loss is a fact of life. Impermanence is everywhere we look. We are all going to suffer our losses. How we deal with these losses is what makes all the difference. For it is not what happens to us that determines our character, our experience, our karma, and our destiny, but how we relate to what happens.
—Lama Surya Das

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Description is always from someone's point of view and hence is always evaluative.
—Rhoda Unger

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Skate where the puck's going, not where it's been.
—Wayne Gretzky

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Unconditioned awareness… recognize the purity, depth and duration of this state.
—Peter Fenner


George Demont Otis     Rocky Mountains

If we do not change the course we are on, we will end up where we are going.
—Old Chinese Saying

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If you love something
Set it free - - -

If it comes back to you
It is yours

If it doesn't
It never was
—Author Unknown

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Even the sequence, `To whom has this thought come? To me,' is based on ignorance of the truth. Why? Because it is verbalizing a state of ignorance; it is perpetuating an erroneous assumption that there is a person who is having troublesome thoughts. You are the Self, not some make-believe person who is having thoughts.

If you remain in the Self, as the Self, no harm can come to you. In that state, whatever comes to you will not be a problem. There is no duality when you remain as the Self; no thoughts about what you should or should not do, and no thoughts about what can be done or what can't be done. The main thing is not to go out of the Self. When you have switched on the light, darkness cannot come, not even if you desire it.
—Annamalai Swami, Final Talks (David Godman, Ed, Avdhuta Foundation, p.85

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The Great Way is not difficult
for those who have no preferences.
When love and hate are both absent
everything becomes clear and undisguised.
Make the smallest distinction, however,
and heaven and earth are set infinitely apart.
If you wish to see the truth
then hold no opinions for or against anything.
To set up what you like against what you dislike
is the disease of the mind.
When the deep meaning of things is not understood
the mind's essential peace is disturbed to no avail.
—Seng-Ts'an

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Q: What is love?
A: Absence of fear.
Q: What do people most fear?
A: Love
—Anthony de Mello

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The mind is the root of everything. In the Tibetan teachings, it is called kun je gyalpo, "the king who is responsible for everything," or in modern translation, "the universal ordering principle." Mind is the creator of happiness and the creator of suffering, the creator of what we call samsara and the creator of what we call nirvana. As Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche used to say, "Samsara is mind turned outwardly, lost in its projections; nirvana is mind turned inwardly, recognizing its nature."
—Sogyal Rinpoche

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Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.
—Shakyamuni Buddha

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These things cannot be hidden: the sun, the moon, and the Truth.
—Shakyamuni Buddha

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The thing is not to stop the mind, or to label thoughts as this or that, but to see it. To allow what arises to arise without attachment to ideas of it needing to be otherwise (which typically presents as a grasping or rejection).
—Kristopher Grey

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The mind covers up reality, without knowing it. To know the nature of the mind, you need intelligence, the capacity to look at the mind in silent and dispassionate awareness....
—Nisargadatta Maharaj

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The fundamental delusion of human beings is the belief that we exist separately and independently from the rest of the universe.
—Reb Anderson

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There is only one decision you need to make-either you're working at your freedom or accepting your bondage.
—Robert Adams

The road to hell is paved with good intentions corrupted by our fun.
—Lloyd Strom

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Success is the result of good judgment. Good judgment is the result of experience. Experience is the result of bad judgment.
—Anthony Robbins

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The opportunity life ever provides is to transform all future tripping 'what if' statements into the inherently powerful, captivating and charismatic "what is' that the mind has no defense for.

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No one ever becomes a buddha.
One simply stops imagining that they are something else.
—Zen saying

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A primary cause of suffering is delusion: our inability, because of a subtly willful blindness, to see things the way they truly are but instead in a distorted way. The world is in fact a seamless and dynamic unity: a single living organism that is constantly undergoing change. our minds, however, chop it up into separate, static bits and pieces, which we then try mentally and physically to manipulate. One of the mind's most dear creations is the idea of the person and, closest to home, of a very special person which each one of us calls "I": a separate, enduring ego or self. In a moment, then, the seamless universe is cut in two. There is "I" -- and there is all the rest. That means conflict -- and pain, for "I" cannot control that fathomless vastness against which it is set. It will try, of course, as a flea might pit itself against an elephant, but it is a vain enterprise.
—John Snelling

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Awareness-Mindfulness is the first step in healing.
—Dean Ornish

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Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
—T.S. Eliot

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If we were to make a list of people we don't like-people we find obnoxious, threatening, or worthy of contempt-we would find out a lot about those aspects of ourselves that we can't face. If we were to come up with one word about each of the troublemakers in our lives, we would find ourselves with a list of descriptions of our own rejected qualities, which we project onto the outside world. The people who repel us unwittingly show us the aspects of ourselves that we find unacceptable, which otherwise we can't see. They mirror us and give us the chance to befriend all of that ancient stuff that we carry around like a backpack full of granite boulders.
—Pema Chodron, from Start Where You Are: A Guide to Compassionate Living, page 56

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Once you can accept the universe as being something expanding into an infinite nothing which is something, wearing stripes with plaid is easy.
—Albert Einstein

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If you don't wash out the stone and sand, how can you pick out the gold?
—Liu I-ming


George Demont Otis     Path Through the Trees

When you are content to be simply yourself and don't compare or compete, everybody will respect you.
—Lao-tze

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Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
—Leonardo da Vinci

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For a deed to be totally pure, it must be done without any thought of reward, whether worldly or divine.
—Thich Thien-An

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The greatest weakness of most humans is their hesitancy to tell others how much they love them while they're still alive.
—O.A. Battista

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Is it so bad, then, to be misunderstood? Pythagoras was misunderstood, and Socrates, and Jesus, and Luther, and Copernicus, and Galileo, and Newton, and every pure and wise spirit that ever took flesh. To be great is to be misunderstood.
—Ralph Waldo Emerson

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To tell the truth is to say the way things are, and the way things aren't. To tell the truth is also to say what happened. And when I say to tell the truth is also to say what happened, I mean all we want are the facts, ma'am (as Detective Sergeant Joe Friday may have said), just the facts. Everything else is just commentary. What I believe about the truth is just commentary. Whatever opinion I have about the truth is just commentary. Whether I agree with or disagree with the truth is just commentary. Whether I like or dislike the truth is just commentary. Whether I think the truth is fair or unfair is just commentary. To tell the truth is to say what's so with nothing added, with nothing taken away, with no background soundtrack commentary, with no belief, with no opinion, with no agreement or disagreement, with no leaning to what I like or don't like or what I think is fair or unfair.
—Werner Erhard

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Zen is not a particular state but the normal state: silent, peaceful, unagitated. In Zen practice neither intention, analysis, specific effort nor imagination take place. It's enough just to be without hypocrisy, dogmatism, arrogance -- embracing all opposites.
—Taisen Deshimaru, Zen Teacher (1914-1982)

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What form [of practice] is best really depends on the person and the time-for some the carrot, for some the stick. The Buddha talked about this. He gave an image of training a horse. For some horses, just the shadow of the whip is enough; for others a slight touch spurs them on; and others really need to be whacked, metaphorically speaking.-Joseph Goldstein*The moon and sun were not yet known in the world. Hence the forms of the stars were not known, nor the paths of the constellations, nor day and night, nor months and fortnights, nor seasons and years. That, monks, is the appropriate condition of those beings who are self-luminous, move through space, are made of mind, feed on joy, abide in a state of bliss, and go wherever they wish.
—Shakyamuni Buddha


George Demont Otis     Back of Whites Hill

 

 


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