10/15/2018

Byron Katie


Partisan


Beatitudes


10/10/2018

Sorrow?

"We need to smile to our sorrow because we are more than our sorrow." -Thich Nat Hahn


10/08/2018

Axe


Happiness

“Happiness does not come from intensity, but from balance, order, rhythm, and harmony.”   -Thomas Merton


Malala


One of them


10/02/2018

Ancestors wounds


Pythagoras


Micah 6:8


10/01/2018

Hoxley


9/25/2018

Past and future


9/24/2018

Democracy doesn't mean


9/23/2018

Pablo


9/15/2018



The world famous painting- "The Truth coming out of the well" Jean-Léon Gérôme, 1896

According to a 19th century legend, the Truth and the Lie meet one day. The Lie says to the Truth: "It's a marvellous day today"! The Truth looks up to the skies and sighs, for the day was really beautiful. They spend a lot of time together, ultimately arriving beside a well. The Lie tells the Truth: "The water is very nice, let's take a bath together!" The Truth, once again suspicious, tests the water and discovers that it indeed is very nice. They undress and start bathing. Suddenly, the Lie comes out of the water, puts on the clothes of the Truth and runs away. The furious Truth comes out of the well and runs everywhere to find the Lie and to get her clothes back. The World, seeing the Truth naked, turns its gaze away, with contempt and rage.
The poor Truth returns to the well and disappears forever, hiding therein, its shame. Since then, the Lie travels around the world, dressed as the Truth, satisfying the needs of society, because, the World, in any case, harbours no wish at all to meet the naked Truth.


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Cummings


Teal Swan


9/13/2018

TIME

"Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity." -Henry Van Dyke

EACH

“Each act of generosity is a recognition of our interdependence.” —Jack Kornfield

8/31/2018

Deep Listening

“As my prayers became more attentive and inward I had less and less to say.  I finally became completely silent.  I started to listen—which is even further removed from speaking. If first thought that prayer entailed speaking. I then learnt that prayer is hearing, not merely being silent. That is how it is.  To pray does not mean to listen to oneself speaking. Prayer involves becoming silent, and being silent, and waiting until God is heard.” -- Soren Kierkegaard

8/12/2018

letter


7/30/2018

Mirrors of Thought

“Thoughts manifest themselves within emptiness and are reabsorbed into it like a face appears and disappears in a mirror;
the face has never been in the mirror, and when it ceases to be reflected in it, it has not really ceased to exist. The mirror itself has never changed. So, before departing on the spiritual path, we remain in the so-called "impure" state of samsara, which is, in appearance, governed by ignorance. When we commit ourselves to that path, we cross a state where ignorance and wisdom are mixed. At the end, at the moment of Enlightenment, only pure wisdom exists. But all the way along this spiritual journey, although there is an appearance of transformation, the nature of the mind has never changed: it was not corrupted on entry onto the path, and it was not improved at the time of realization.”  ~ Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

7/17/2018

Cicero


Fundamentally pure

“Although we all have a fundamentally pure nature, it is not easy to get in touch with it. The gross way our mind ordinarily functions drowns out this deeper more subtle vibration to such an extent that we generally remain unaware of its existence. If we truly want to connect with this subtle essence, we need to quiet all distractions and loosen the hold our ordinary appearances and conceptions have on us. In other words we need to create space, space in which our essentially pure nature can function uninterruptedly. Then we will be bringing to the surface the inner, divine qualities that have always existed within the depths of our being.”    (Lama Tubten Yeshe)

6/30/2018

The Tax

The tax which will be paid for the purpose of education is not more than the thousandth part of what of what will be paid to kings, priests, and nobles who will rise up among us if we leave the people in ignorance." Thomas Jefferson

6/26/2018

Fascism


6/18/2018

At the heart

“At the heart of each of us, whatever our imperfections, there exists a silent pulse of perfect rhythm—a complex of wave forms and resonances which is absolutely individual and unique and yet which connects us to everything in the universe.” —George Leonard


6/17/2018

Communion

“There is almost a sensual longing for communion with others who have a large vision. The immense fulfillment of the friendship between those engaged in furthering the evolution of consciousness has a quality impossible to describe.”  Teilhard de Chardin


6/08/2018

Carolina Moon

"I have lots of things to teach you now,
in case we ever meet, concerning the message that was transmitted to me under a pine tree in North Carolina on a cold winter moonlit night. It said that Nothing Ever Happened, so don’t worry. It’s all like a dream. Everything is ecstasy, inside. We just don’t know it because of our thinking-minds. But in our true blissful essence of mind is known that everything is alright forever and forever and forever. Close your eyes, let your hands and nerve-ends drop,
stop breathing for 3 seconds, listen to the silence inside the illusion of the world, and you will remember the lesson you forgot,
which was taught in immense milky ways of cloudy innumerable worlds
long ago and not even at all. It is all one vast awakened thing.
I call it the golden eternity. It is perfect. We were never really born,
we will never really die. It has nothing to do with the imaginary idea
of a personal self, other selves, many selves everywhere, or one universal Self. Self is only an idea, a mortal idea. That which passes through everything, is one thing.
It’s a dream already ended.
There’s nothing from staring at mountains months on end. They never show any expression ,
they are like empty space.
Do you think the emptiness of space will ever crumble away. Mountains will crumble, but the emptiness of space, which is the one universal essence of mind,
the one vast awakening, empty and awake, will never crumble away; because it was never born. The world you see is just a movie in your mind.”


Jack Kerouac’s Letter to his Former-Wife

6/07/2018

Haile Selassie


Too cute by half


6/04/2018

Price of Success

The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose. we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.

Death does no thing


To know

Don't know

4/28/2018

Molly


Accept it.