The journey of a 1000 miles begins with a single step

Latest

Tara

Buddha-Chinese-3-Oil-Painting_LRG

art work, om mani padme hum

Advertisements

Being inspired by everyday good fortune

Image may contain: 1 person, smiling, sitting and living room

Rejoicing in ordinary things is not sentimental or trite. It actually takes guts. Each time we drop our complaints and allow everyday good fortune to inspire us, we enter the warrior’s world.

– Pema Chödron

from the book “The Places That Scare You: A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times”

Just Dharma Quotes

Never really content

Image may contain: one or more people, beard, outdoor and closeup

 The Buddha compared attachment to drinking salt water from an ocean. The more we drink, the thirstier we get. Likewise, when our mind is conditioned by attachment, however much we have, we never really experience contentment.


– Mingyur Rinpoche

from the book “The Joy of Living: Unlocking the Secret and Science of Happiness”

Just Dharma Quotes

On a disciplined mind

“Whether our action is wholesome or unwholesome depends on whether that action or deed arises from a disciplined or undisciplined state of mind. It is felt that a disciplined mind leads to happiness and an undisciplined mind leads to suffering, and in fact it is said that bringing about discipline within one’s mind is the essence of the Buddha’s teaching.”
 Dalai Lama

On Zen

“Not thinking about anything is Zen. Once you know this, walking, sitting, or lying down, everything you do is Zen.”
Bodhidharma

Buddhist meditation music

We already have everything we need

Image may contain: tree, plant and outdoor

“We already have everything we need. All these trips that we lay on ourselves, the heavy-duty fearing that we’re bad and hoping that we’re good, the identities that we so dearly cling to, the rage, the jealousy and the addictions of all kinds – never touch our basic wealth. They are like clouds that temporarily block the sun. But all the time our warmth and brilliance are right here. This is who we really are. We are one blink of an eye away from being fully awake.”

~ Pema Chödrön~
“Start Where You Are: A Guide to Compassionate Living”

Looking at the looker

Image may contain: 1 person, smiling, sitting and indoor

Applying attention practice, we use our emotions as a focus for developing awareness, an opportunity to look at the ‘looker’. Just as we need sound to look at sound, form to look at form, we need emotions to look at emotions. In fact, intense emotions can be our best friends in terms of stabilizing the mind, giving the restless bird a branch on which to rest.

– Mingyur Rinpoche

from the book “Joyful Wisdom: Embracing Change and Finding Freedom”

Just Dharma Quotes

%d bloggers like this: