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Words of Wisdom

Post by Nicholas » Fri Jan 26, 2018 5:32 pm

To reform a world, to reform a nation, no wise man will undertake; and all but foolish men know, that the only solid, though a far slower reformation, is what each begins and perfects on himself.
—Thomas Carlyle, Past and Present
Whatever one frequently thinks and ponders upon, that will become the inclination of his mind. -- MN 19

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Re: Words of Wisdom

Post by KeithA » Sat Jan 27, 2018 12:34 am

Interesting author...thanks for sharing!
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Post by Nicholas » Sat Jan 27, 2018 4:08 pm

A norm means an enduring standard. It is a law of nature, which we ignore at our peril. It is a rule of human conduct and a measure of public virtue. The norm does not signify the average, the median, the mean, the mediocre. The norm is not the conduct of the average sensual man. A norm is not simply a measure of average performance within a group. There is law for man, and law for thing, the norm for the wasp and the snake is not the norm for man. A norm exists: though men may ignore or forget a norm, still that norm does not cease to be, nor does it cease to influence men. A man apprehends a norm, or fails to apprehend it; but he does not create or destroy important norms.
Russell Kirk
Whatever one frequently thinks and ponders upon, that will become the inclination of his mind. -- MN 19

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Re: Words of Wisdom

Post by Crystal » Sat Jan 27, 2018 5:21 pm

HEAVEN

So blue is the ocean,
Infinite is the mind.
So bright are the heavens,
Luminous is the mind.

Expanse of heaven
Meets with deep blue ocean.
Union at horizon
Takes me beyond breath.

Heaven is bullshit.
And hell the religion of fear.
Man needs no God
Freedom is innate.

~ Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, July 13, 1997


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Post by fuki » Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:13 pm

“The fools of the world have been those who have established religions, ceremonies, laws, faith, rule of life.”
~Giordano Bruno
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Re: Words of Wisdom

Post by Nothing » Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:49 am

“It is truth that liberates, not your effort to be free.” - Jiddu Krishnamurti

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Post by lindama » Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:11 am

"I might suggest that Ethic is not the path of depth development and wholeness. As used, Ethic is an elaborate mind filled defense system, a separatio, a containment that leads to neurosis and illness in its worst form – a weapon by the mind against the body and to half a development in its best form. Perhaps Ethics impose timing until conscious maturation is achieved. Spontaneous expression is a mantle worn by the Gods and Goddesses and the Masters and Mistresses of the Art. What do Ethics have to do with Divinity manifesting in form? The Dance is Male/Female – not Mind/Body" - Brugh Joy, MD

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Post by bokki » Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:44 pm

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Another log on the fire,
10,000 frogs singing in the rain,
burst into flames.
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Re: Words of Wisdom

Post by bokki » Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:46 pm

how bout some num bers of wisdom????


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Post by bokki » Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:50 pm

3?
any other word ud like 2 say?

sa\y it!
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Post by Way-Fun » Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:24 pm

"But the fear of the inexplicable has not only impoverished the individual; it has also narrowed the relationship between one human being and another, which has as it were been lifted out of the riverbed of infinite possibilities and set down in a fallow place on the bank, where nothing happens. For it is not only indolence that causes human relationships to be repeated from case to case with such unspeakable monotony and boredom; it is timidity before any new, inconceivable experience, which we don't think we can deal with. But only someone who is ready for everything, who doesn't exclude any experience, even the most incomprehensible, will live the relationship with another person as something alive and will himself sound the depths of his own being."

- Rainer Maria Rilke

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Post by fuki » Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:16 pm

Way-Fun wrote:
Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:24 pm
"But the fear of the inexplicable has not only impoverished the individual; it has also narrowed the relationship between one human being and another, which has as it were been lifted out of the riverbed of infinite possibilities and set down in a fallow place on the bank, where nothing happens. For it is not only indolence that causes human relationships to be repeated from case to case with such unspeakable monotony and boredom; it is timidity before any new, inconceivable experience, which we don't think we can deal with. But only someone who is ready for everything, who doesn't exclude any experience, even the most incomprehensible, will live the relationship with another person as something alive and will himself sound the depths of his own being."

- Rainer Maria Rilke
When she opened her door at dawn, he saw
that the light behind her was her own light

He hadn’t seen her before then, even though
he had always known her, thousands of years
are really nothing, time is a lie

He was standing, frozen in place, until she
put her mouth against his heart and breathed

It was then that the tiny invisible creatures
who had been accompanying him flew up
and made a singing circle around her

It was like a halo in an icon of Oriental Orthodoxy
a lush luminous embrace that made her own light
expand to take him in, and she took him in

If anyone was standing near, they would not have heard
any word, and when the peacocks called from their perch

in the old oak, the fortunate bystanders would slowly
emerge from their trance and for a timeless moment
not know where they were, who they were —
that is real love, to be that lost

This is how we are now, sweetly entranced or not,
we are completely innocent, we can hold our hands up
we can look at each other and not turn away

The light which flows from our hands is pure
the light which spools out from our eyes
covers the whole earth in blessings

Whatever we hear is our own song come back to us
it is filled with care and comfort, for our way
is sometimes very difficult

Every brimming tear is a wistful sort of story,
how wonderful it is to be able to cry

Whether it seems so or not, whatever we touch
is smiling within itself, is happy right now —
happy just to be touched, to be alive, alive

If you ask us, this is what we will say
~Sir Bob
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Post by Way-Fun » Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:27 pm

May we all be that lost.

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Re: Words of Wisdom

Post by fuki » Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:47 am

Even if you succeed in being the owner of a trillion worlds, unless you can curtail your plans from within with the feeling that nothing more is needed, you will never know contentment.”

~Longchen Rabjam
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Post by Larry » Fri Mar 16, 2018 5:01 pm

Although hundreds or thousands of explanations are given,
There is only one thing to be understood –
Know the one thing that liberates everything –
Awareness itself, your true nature.

– Dudjom Rinpoche

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Post by Crystal » Fri Mar 16, 2018 6:36 pm

Like the morning mist that dissolves into thin air,
Going nowhere but ceasing to be,
Waves of conceptualization, all the mind's creation, dissolve,
When you behold your mind's true nature.

~ Tilopa


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Post by Nothing » Sat Mar 17, 2018 11:18 pm

''The way to truth lies through the destruction of the false. To destroy the false, you must question your most inveterate beliefs. Of these the idea that you are the body is the worst. With the body comes the world, with the world - God, who is supposed to have created the world and thus it starts - fears, religions, prayers, sacrifices, all sorts of systems - all to protect and support the child-man, frightened out of his wits by monsters of his own making. Realize that what you are cannot be born nor die and with the fear gone, all suffering ends.'' -- Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

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Re: Words of Wisdom

Post by Dan74 » Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:42 am

Not one quote by a Zen Teacher so far. Interesting.

Here's a few:

"In this very moment, what is truly lacking?" ~~Huang Po

"The real you, a man with no characteristics, is always going in and out through the doors of your face." ~~Lin Chi.

"Not knowing is the most intimate". ~~Dizhang

"If you consider quietude right and commotion wrong, then this is seeking the real aspect by destroying the worldly aspect, seeking nirvana, the peace of extinction, apart from birth and death. When you like the quiet and hate the hubbub, this is just the time to apply effort. Suddenly when in the midst of hubbub, you topple the scene of quietude -- that power surpasses the (meditation) seat and cushion by a million billion times." ~~Dahui.

"Outside, don’t get tangled in things.
Inside, don’t get lost in emptiness.
Be still and become One
And all opposites disappear.
If you stop moving to become still,
This stillness always moves.
If you hold on to opposites,
How can you know One?
If you don’t understand One,
This and that cannot function.
Denied, the world asserts itself.
Pursued, emptiness is lost.
The more you think and talk,
The more you lose the Way.
Cut off all thinking
And pass freely anywhere.
Return to the root and understand.
Chase appearances and lose the source.
One moment of enlightenment
Illuminates the emptiness before you." Seng Tsan


"In stillness and serenity words are forgotten,
What is before me appears in bright clarity.
Looking closely things become spacious,
Feeling deeply life becomes vibrant.
Life’s vibrancy is bright of itself,
This brightness reveals the wonder:
Moonlight in the dew, stars in a river,
Snow on the pines, clouds on a peak.
Through darkness things are bright and
Through concealment they are ever more manifest -
A crane dreaming in the winter mist,
Autumnal waters, sounding from afar.
Endless kalpas are utterly empty
And all is totally the same.
When wonder dwells within the stillness,
Striving is forgotten within the brightness." ~~Hongzhi


"To study the Buddha Way is to study the self. To study the self is to forget the self. To forget the self is to be actualized by myriad things. When actualized by myriad things, your body and mind as well as the bodies and minds of others drop away. No trace of enlightenment remains, and this no-trace continues endlessly.” ~~Dogen

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