Thursday, February 17, 2011

May the Ocean of Suffering Run Dry!

When I am happy, may my merit flow to others;
May its blessings fill the sky!
When I am unhappy, may the sorrows of all beings be mine;
May the ocean of suffering run dry!

~ from Mind Training Taking Joys and Pains onto the Path

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Nothing But the Self

Nothing burns in hell but the self.

~ Theologica Germanica

Friday, February 11, 2011

Some Day I'll Start Meditating...

The thought that at some time in the future
I will put right all my tasks and plans
And then start a perfect dharma practice
Is in fact the devil which brings all downfalls.

~ Gungthang Tenpai Dronme

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Great Opportunities

We are continually faced by great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems.

~ Thomas Edison

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Sitting Dead

If you wish to understand yourself, you must succeed in doing so in the midst of all kinds of confusions and upsets. Don’t make the mistake of sitting dead in the cold ashes of a withered tree.  
~ Ryo-an Emyo Zenji (1337-1411)

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Like a Dream

everything is 

like a dream

like an illusion

like an hallucination

like a mirage

like a reflection in water or in a mirror

like an echo

like a fairy city

like a projection

like a water bubble

like lightning

like a rainbow