Author: The Buddhist Mind

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thebuddhistmind:

When you label someone: “Okay, he is Christian. He is bad or he is good. She is Muslim, and she is good or she is bad.” The matter is decided without looking at the individual. The labels decide. Don’t have fixed attitudes; have flexible awareness. Don’t say this is bad, or this is good. Just say that one has to find out constantly what is good, what is bad. Train the mind to find out, to investigate.

Osho

We are taught to judge and assess, to categori…

We are taught to judge and assess, to categorise and label. We look critically at others. These actions all create a sense of separateness. Racism is one example, and so many times in history this has led to war, hatred and slavery.

The way the night knows itself with the moon, …

The way the night knows itself with the moon, be that with me.

It is a bonfire at midnight on the top edge of…

It is a bonfire at midnight on the top edge of a hill, this meeting again with you.

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thebuddhistmind:

Desire commands us to run off and get what we want. Aversion insists that we must avoid the things we don’t like. Typically, when we don’t get what we want, we are disappointed, and when we get what we don’t want, we are distressed.

Epictetus

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thebuddhistmind:

Compassion is a priceless jewel. Care about others at all times. If you cannot help others, at least do no harm.

Dalai Lama

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thebuddhistmind:

We are asking a much more fundamental, deeper question: Why is man against man? Aren’t you against somebody? Aren’t you violent? And you are the whole of humanity. I know we like to think we are separate individuals, private souls—but we are not. You are the rest of mankind because you suffer, agonize, are lonely, depressed like all the rest. So you are basically, fundamentally the rest of mankind. You are humanity, and you are, whether you like it or not, in the global sense.

J. Krishnamurti

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thebuddhistmind:

We are asking a much more fundamental, deeper question: Why is man against man? Aren’t you against somebody? Aren’t you violent? And you are the whole of humanity. I know we like to think we are separate individuals, private souls—but we are not. You are the rest of mankind because you suffer, agonize, are lonely, depressed like all the rest. So you are basically, fundamentally the rest of mankind. You are humanity, and you are, whether you like it or not, in the global sense.

J. Krishnamurti

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thebuddhistmind:

We are asking a much more fundamental, deeper question: Why is man against man? Aren’t you against somebody? Aren’t you violent? And you are the whole of humanity. I know we like to think we are separate individuals, private souls—but we are not. You are the rest of mankind because you suffer, agonize, are lonely, depressed like all the rest. So you are basically, fundamentally the rest of mankind. You are humanity, and you are, whether you like it or not, in the global sense.

J. Krishnamurti

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thebuddhistmind:

We are asking a much more fundamental, deeper question: Why is man against man? Aren’t you against somebody? Aren’t you violent? And you are the whole of humanity. I know we like to think we are separate individuals, private souls—but we are not. You are the rest of mankind because you suffer, agonize, are lonely, depressed like all the rest. So you are basically, fundamentally the rest of mankind. You are humanity, and you are, whether you like it or not, in the global sense.

J. Krishnamurti