Too funny!!!! Too true!!!
The essential understanding at the heart of all the world’s religious and spiritual traditions: We are all absolutely, radically One, and we are all totally unique expressions of that One.
In our essence we are all the same ocean – consciousness itself – but each of us is a totally unique and never-to-be-repeated wave of that ocean, an original expression of this unspeakable life force.
You know what drives me crazy? It’s all these people talking about how great technology is, and how it saves all this time. But, what good is saved time, if nobody uses it? If it just turns into more busy work. You never hear somebody say, "With the time I’ve saved by using my word processor, I’m gonna go to a Zen monastery and hang out". I mean, you never hear that." - Jesse
—Before Sunrise movie (via learningdays)
If the thought of your body seems more real than the actual feeling of your body, you have forgotten your rootedness in Being.
In a physically healthy individual, there is never any cause to suffer due to bodily appearance so long as you remain in touch with reality. But once your thoughts…
Freedom in Buddhism is not freedom from emotions; it is freedom from complicating them.
The Issue at Hand
LOVE THIS QUOTE!
Men are born soft and supple;
dead, they are stiff and hard.
Plants are born tender and pliant;
dead, they are brittle and dry.
Thus whoever is stiff and inflexible
is a disciple of death.
Whoever is soft and yielding
is a disciple of life.
The hard and stiff will be broken.
The soft and supple will prevail.
—Tao Te Ching
Translation: Stephen Mitchell (via ashramof1)