Category: thebuddhistmind

Believe nothing, no matter where you read or heard it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.

Our life span is only a hundred years at most. How are we living those years? Are we making the most of our days? What are we here to realize or to accomplish?

No person is worthless who lightens anyone’s burden at all.

As long as I am “I,” the world around is the “other,” separate and apart. And as long as there is separateness there can be no experience of love. Love is the experience of oneness. Love is the experience when the wall has fallen down and the two energies have met in oneness, have united.

If you want to be successful then you must devote all your waking hours and all your efforts to the task personally.

Love came and said that I should be only with it. I live here now, inside this new annihilation.

If you’re going to hold someone down you’re going to have to hold on by the other end of the chain. You are confined by your own repression.

Sit very quietly; do not force yourself to sit quietly, but sit or lie down quietly without force of any kind. Then watch your thinking. Watch what you are thinking about. Follow your thoughts and enquire why each thought arises. Do not try to change your thinking. See why certain thoughts arise in your mind so that you begin to understand the meaning of every thought and feeling without any enforcement. Just watch.

When we are dead, seek not our tomb in the earth, but find it in the hearts of people.

To be great is not to be placed above humanity, ruling others; but to stand above the partialities and futilities of uninformed desire, and to rule one’s self.