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God dwells within you, as you. God dwells within me, as me

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“In the end, I’ve come to believe that there exists in the Universe something I call “The Physics of The Quest” — a force of nature governed by laws as real as the laws of gravity or momentum. And the rule of Quest Physics maybe goes like this: “If you are brave enough to leave behind everything familiar and comforting (which can be anything from your house to your bitter old resentments) and set out on a truth-seeking journey (either externally or internally), and if you are truly willing to regard everything that happens to you on that journey as a clue, and if you accept everyone you meet along the way as a teacher, and if you are prepared – most of all – to face (and forgive) some very difficult realities about yourself… then truth will not be withheld from you..”

― Elizabeth Gilbert,
Eat, Pray, Love

“God dwells within you, as you.
God dwells within me, as me.”

Photo: Gregory Colbert

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All beings by nature are Buddhas

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 All beings by nature are Buddhas, as ice by nature is water.
Apart from water there is no ice, apart from beings, no Buddhas.
-Hakuin Ekaku

Nature’s secret

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“Adopt the pace of nature, her secret is patience.”
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Planning for the future is like going fishing in a dry gulch

“Planning for the future is like going fishing in a dry gulch; Nothing ever works out as you wanted, so give up all your schemes and ambitions. If you have got to think about something— Make it the uncertainty of the hour of your death . .”
Sogyal Rinpoche,

The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying

Being still does not mean don’t move

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Being still does not mean don’t move.
It means move in peace.
~ E’yen A. Gardner ~

Kill the Buddha

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“If you meet a Buddha, kill the Buddha. If you meet a patriarch, kill the patriarch. If you meet an arhat, kill the arhat. If you meet your parents, kill your parents. If you meet your kinfolk, kill your kinfolk. Then for the first time you will gain emancipation, will not be entangled with things, will pass freely anywhere you wish to go.”

– 臨濟義玄 / Linji Yixuan, 11th Patriarch of Zen, 38th lineal descendant of Buddha.

Will E. Folsom

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