Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Awakening and Everyday Life

“People sleep, and when they die they wake.”
– Muhammad
“Today, you can decide to walk in freedom. You can choose to walk differently. You can walk as a free person, enjoying every step.”
– Thich Nhat Hanh
“When an ordinary man attains knowledge, he is a sage; when a sage attains understanding, he is an ordinary man.”
– Zen Proverb
If we don’t occupy ourself with everything, then peaceful mind will have nowhere to abide.”
– Shen-hui
“Flow with whatever may happen and let your mind be free: Stay centered by accepting whatever you are doing. This is the ultimate.”
– Chuang
“The Buddha talked about saving all beings from delusion, not converting them to a new religion.”
– Buddhism Now
“Let your mind wander in the pure and simple. Be one with the infinite. Let all things take their course.”
– Chuang Tzu
“Let go over a cliff, die completely, and then come back to life — after that you cannot be deceived.”
– Zen Proverb
“The personal life deeply lived always expands into truths beyond itself.”
– Anais Nin
“Each step along the Buddha’s path to happiness requires practising mindfulness until it becomes part of your daily life.”
– Henepola Gunaratana
“Power over others is weakness disguised as strength. True power is within & available to you now.”
– Eckhart Tolle
“Body and mind dropped off.”
– Dogen describing enlightenment
“It’s not about approving or liking, but just being able to allow the world to be the way it is without resenting, hating, or judging it.”
– Buddhism Now
“Only when you can be extremely pliable and soft can you be extremely hard and strong.”
– Zen Proverb
“It all depends on you. You can go on sleeping forever, you can wake up right this moment.”
– Osho
“To understand everything is to forgive everything”
– Gautama Siddhartha
“Any enlightenment which requires to be authenticated, certified, recognized, congratulated, is false, or at least incomplete.”
– R.H. Blyth
“Self-realization is effortless. What you are trying to find is what you already are.”
– Ramesh Balsekar
“When the mind is perfectly clear, what is is what we want.”
– Byron Katie
“The way out of life & death is not some special technique; essential thing is to penetrate to the root of life & death.”
– Bukko
“The aim of spiritual life is to awaken a joyful freedom, a benevolent and compassionate heart in spite of everything.”
– Jack Kornfield
“People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on earth. Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don’t even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the black, curious eyes of a child — our own two eyes. All is a miracle.”
– Thích Nhat Hanh
“Not thinking about anything is Zen. Once you know this, walking, sitting, or lying down, everything you do is Zen.”
– Bodhidharma
“To follow the path, look to the master, follow the master, walk with the master, see through the master, become the master.”
– Zen Proverb
“Learning Zen is a phenomenon of gold & dung. Before you learn it, it’s like gold; after you learn it, it’s like dung.”
– Zen Proverb