The journey of a 1000 miles begins with a single step

Attachment

It is not impermanence that makes us suffer

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Thich Nhat Hanh Philosophy & Practice

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Never really content

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 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


One of the greatest gifts we can offer people

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“One of the greatest gifts we can offer people is to embody nonattachment and nonfear. This is a true teaching, more precious than money or material resources. Many of us are very afraid, and this fear distorts our lives and makes us unhappy. We cling to objects and to people like a drowning person clings to a floating log. Practicing to realize nondiscrimination, to see the interconnectedness and impermanence of all things, and to share this wisdom with others, we are giving the gift of nonfear.”

~ Thich Nhat Hanh


No coming, no going

No coming, no going,
No after, no before
I hold you close
I release you to be free
I am in you
And you are in me ..

– Thich N. Hanh –


Once you stop clinging and let things be

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“Once you stop clinging and let things be, you’ll be free. You’ll transform everything… And you’ll be at peace wherever you are.” ~Bodhidharma

 

“Once you stop clinging and let things be, you’ll be free. You’ll transform everything… And you’ll be at peace wherever you are.” ~Bodhidharma

Four

Source: Four | Great Middle Way

July 8, 2017

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Whatever is gathered will disperse;

whatever rises will fall;

whatever comes together will separate;

whatever is born is subject to death.


Attachment to Enduring Entities

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The greatest effort

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The greatest effort is not concerned with results. The greatest meditation is a mind that lets go.

~ Atisha ~


Truth is found in life and not merely in conceptual knowledge

 “Do not think that the knowledge you presently possess is changeless, absolute truth. Avoid being narrow-minded and bound to present views. Learn and practice non-attachment from your views in order to be open to receive other’s viewpoints. Truth is found in life and not merely in conceptual knowledge. Be ready to learn throughout your entire life and to observe reality in yourself and in the world at all times.”

Thich Nhat Hanh

 


The Difference

Source: The Difference | Great Middle Way

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13227047_10207892683547891_5413001315463682774_nIf we want to be loved,

we are looking for a support system.

If we want to love,

we are looking for spiritual growth.

—Ayya Khema