The journey of a 1000 miles begins with a single step


Where to find peace

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 “If there is peace in your mind you will find peace with everybody. If your mind is agitated you will find agitation everywhere. So first find peace within and you will see this inner peace reflected everywhere else. You are this peace. You are happiness, find out. Where else will you find peace if not within you?”

~ Papaji ~

Real Peace

Source: Real Peace | Great Middle Way

June 6, 2017

01_altTo obtain real peace and happiness in this world, one has simply to follow the path of ahimsa —nonviolence.

If we do not like to experience any kind of pain or suffering, how can we expect another creature, whether big or small, to feel otherwise?

There is no better prayer or service we can offer to the Buddha than being thoughtful, kind, and compassionate, and abstaining from taking the life of any fellow human being, animal, bird, fish or insect.

—HH Chatral Rinpoche

When you have peace within, real peace with others is possible

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“Root out the aggression in your life, and learn to live compassionately and mindfully. Seek peace. When you have peace within, real peace with others is possible.”

~Thich Nhat Hanh~

How to benefit the whole universe

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 “If we are not happy, if we are not peaceful, we cannot share peace and happiness with others, even those we love, those who live under the same roof. If we are peaceful, if we are happy, we can smile and blossom like a flower, and everyone in our family, our entire society, will benefit from our peace.”

Thich Nhat Hanh,
Being Peace

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Marconi Union – Weightless (8 min)

let it go. let it all go. let the stress, anxiety, and all negative energy evaporate from your mind.

Tina Turner – Sarvesham Svastir Bhavatu (Peace Mantra)
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These Two

Source: These Two | Great Middle Way

17834863_1024975104268631_7976167805690967027_oThese two mental states are conducive to correct knowledge. Which two? Peace and clarity.

By developing peace, what purpose is served? The mind is purified. By purifying the mind, what purpose is served? Craving is abandoned.

By developing clarity, what purpose is served? Wisdom is developed. By developing wisdom, what purpose is served? Ignorance is abandoned.

Defiled by craving, the mind is not released [from emotional agitation] and defiled by ignorance, wisdom is not developed. Thus, abandoning craving through peace, there is liberation of the mental fluctuations, and abandoning ignorance through clarity, there is liberation by wisdom.

—Buddha Shakyamuni, Vijjābhāgiya Sutta