Monday, February 9, 2009

Buddhist Quotes

Here are some beautiful Buddhist quotes and sayings:

"Remember always that you are just a visitor here, a traveler passing through. your stay is but short and the moment of your departure unknown.None can live without toil and a craft that provides your needs is a blessing indeed. But if you toil without rest, fatigue and wearness will overtake you, and you will denied the joy that comes from labour's end.Speak quietly and kindly and be not forward with either opinions or advice. If you talk much, this will make you deaf to what others say, and you should know that there are few so wise that they cannot learn from others.Be near when help is needed, but far when praise and thanks are being offered.Take small account of might, wealth and fame, for they soon pass and are forgotten. Instead, nurture love within you and and strive to be a friend to all. Truly, compassion is a balm for many wounds.Treasure silence when you find it, and while being mindful of your duties, set time aside, to be alone with yourself. Cast off pretense and self-deception and see yourself as you really are.Despite all appearances, no one is really evil. They are led astray by ignorance. If you ponder this truth always you will offer more light, rather then blame and condemnation.You, no less than all beings have Buddha Nature within. Your essential Mind is pure. Therefore, when defilements cause you to stumble and fall, let not remose nor dark foreboding cast you down. Be of good cheer and with this understanding, summon strength and walk on.Faith is like a lamp and wisdom makes the flame burn bright. Carry this lamp always and in good time the darkness will yield and you will abide in the Light."

"Develop the mind of equilibrium.You will always be getting praise and blame,but do not let either affect the poise of the mind:follow the calmness, the absence of pride."
Sutta Nipata

"Like it or not, if you look at your own mind you will discover it is void and groundless; as insubstantial as empty space."
Padma Sambhava

"If you touch one thing with deep awareness, you touch everything."
Thich Nhat Hanh

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

This Moment

Through the laughter in the spring,
And the pain in the rain,
To the depth of existence,
To the being in me,
Every moment, this moment, fully lived, well lived.

The road less travelled,
That throws limitations to face,
To the path of love,
To the realm of bliss,
Every moment, this moment, fully lived, well lived.

Enchanting astonishing
This journey of life
Surpassing limitations, exceeding expectations,
Passion dispassion, which way to go,
Every moment, this moment, fully lived, well lived.

Endless questions, scant answers,
Travelling but nowhere to go,
Thy grace this faith,
Keeps life moving,
Every moment, this moment, fully lived, well lived.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Back to School

It has been just a few days since I began spending time with kids at SSRVM Ahmedabad. Being in a new city and wanting to be stay associated with AOL, I found this was the best way to explore new territories and identify and break my barriers in the process. (or put another way, master's choice for me to explore life and myself better).
KIDS!! Can be loving, completely attentive or completely inattentive.:) ALWAYS 100%. Yet every eye seems full of that divinty and love that Guruji has made visible.
The journey continues! Experiences, both sweet and sour, yet every moment moving in faith............