Sept 5, 2018
Once you have been struck by the pointlessness of letting yourself be forever influenced and conditioned by your habitual tendencies, you will become sick of it… That will inspire you to strive towards liberation, and by striving for it, you will attain it.
Samsara will never just disappear on its own. You must want to get rid of it actively yourself.
—Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
It is not enough to wish from time to time that you could be free of samsara. That idea must pervade your stream of thinking, day and night. A prisoner locked in jail thinks all the time about different ways of getting free—how he might climb over the walls, ask powerful people to intervene, or raise money to bribe someone. So, too, seeing the suffering and imperfection of samsara, never stop thinking about how to gain liberation, with a deep feeling of renunciation.– Dilgo Khyentse Rinpochefrom the book “The Heart of Compassion: The Thirty-seven Verses on the Practice of a Bodhisattva”
“Buddhism teaches that joy and happiness arise from letting go. Please sit down and take an inventory of your life. There are things you’ve been hanging on to that really are not useful and deprive you of your freedom. Find the courage to let them go.”
~Thich Nhat Hanh
Tao & Zen
March 7, 2018
From generosity comes wealth;
happiness from ethical conduct.
From patience comes beauty;
splendor from joyous effort.
Through concentration comes peace;
from wisdom comes liberation.
Compassion accomplishes all aims.
—Nagarjuna, Precious Garland
Source: All | Great Middle Way
Oct 2, 2017
All living beings —whether born from eggs,
from the womb, from division, or spontaneously;
whether they have form or do not have form;
whether they are aware or unaware,
whether they are not aware or not unaware—
eventually, I will lead all living beings to the final Nirvana,
the true ending of the cycle of birth and death.
And when all these living beings, in their unfathomable,
infinite number, have all been liberated,
in truth, not even a single being has actually been liberated.
—Buddha Shakyamuni, Diamond Sutra