Letting it Go

“By letting it go it all gets done. The world is won by those who let it go. But when you try and try, the world is beyond the winning.” — Lao Tzu “If you let go a little, you will have a little peace. If you let go a lot, you will have a lot of peace.” — Ajahn Chah We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us. —...

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How do I listen?

How do I listen to others? As if everyone were my Master Speaking to me His Cherished Last Words. —Hafiz

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Thoughts on Suffering

Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it. —Helen Keller Almost all our suffering is the product of our thoughts. We spend nearly every moment of our lives lost in thought, and hostage to the character of those thoughts. You can break this spell, but it takes training just like it takes training to defend yourself against a physical assault. —Sam...

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Thoughts for the New Year

“The first peace, which is the most important, is that which comes within the souls of people when they realize their relationship, their oneness with the universe and all its powers, and when they realize that at the center of the universe dwells the Great Spirit, and that this center is really everywhere, it is within each of us.” —Black Elk “People are like stained glass...

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Stop Being So Religious

What Do sad people have in Common? It seems they have all built a shrine To the past And often go there And do a strange wail and Worship. What is the beginning of Happiness? It is to stop being So...

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I Wish I Could Speak Like Music

 I wish I could speak like music. I wish I could put the swaying splendor Of the fields into words So that you could hold Truth Against your body And dance. I am trying the best I can With this crude brush, the tongue, To cover you with light. I wish I could speak like divine music. I want to give you the sublime rhythms Of this earth and the sky’s limbs As the joyously spin and...

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A Holiday Proclamation

Let none through anger or ill-will Wish harm upon another. Even as a mother protects with her life Her child, her only child, So with a boundless heart Should one cherish all living beings; Radiating kindness over the entire world: Spreading upwards to the skies, And downwards to the depths; Outwards and unbounded, Freed from hatred and ill-will. – “Karaniya Metta Sutra: The...

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Practice

Practice the arts of attention and listening. Practice renewing yourself every day. Practice meandering toward the center of every place. Practice the ritual of reading sacred texts. Practice gratitude and praise-singing. — Zi Zhang and...

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Thoughts on 12 Little Known Laws of Karma

Photo by Igor Ovsyannykov on Unsplash What is Karma? Karma is the Sanskrit word for action. It is equivalent to Newton’s law of ‘every action must have a reaction’ When we think, speak or act we initiate a force that will react accordingly. This returning force maybe modified, changed or suspended, but most people will not be able eradicate it. 12 Little Known Laws of Karma: This law of...

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Story of the Chinese Farmer

Thank you Tony S. for this find

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