To live is so startling,
It leaves little
There is no greater mystery than this, that we keep
though in fact we are reality. We
think that there is something hiding
reality and that
this must be destroyed before reality is gained.
- Sri Ramana Maharshi
posted to Along The Way
"When one realizes unerringly the abiding nature
of the mind,
appearances will not cease but will emerge as indistinguishable
the intrinsic nature of the mind. The Vajrapanjara
appearances such as form, do not have any external
reality apart from
the mind. They are all but manifestations of the
- Takpo Tashi Namgyal
From the book; "Mahamudra, The
Quintessence of Mind and Meditation,"
published by Shambhala.
"When we are empty of ego we, too, can carry on
in calm acceptance of
life's varying events. When we cease making prejudicial
gentle or harsh, beautiful or ugly, good or bad - a peaceful
will permeate our mind. If there is no ego, there is no
- Han Shan
From the website
posted to Daily Dharma
- "Strictly speaking, there are no enlightened
people, there is only enlightened activity."
- "Our tendency is to be interested in something
that is growing in the garden, not in the bare soil itself. But if you want to
have a good harvest, the most important thing is to make the soil rich and
cultivate it well."
- "So the secret is just to say 'Yes!' and jump
off from here. Then there is no problem. It means to be yourself, always
yourself, without sticking to an old self."
- "When you do something, you should burn
yourself completely, like a good bonfire, leaving no trace of yourself."
- "Zazen practice is the direct expression of our
true nature. Strictly speaking, for a human being, there is no other practice
than this practice; there is no other way of life than this way of life."
- "In the beginner's mind there are many
possibilities, but in the expert's there are few."
- "Life and death are the same thing. When we
realize this fact, we have no fear of death anymore, nor actual difficulty in
- "As soon as you see something, you already
start to intellectualize it. As soon as you intellectualize something, it is
no longer what you saw."
- "The way that helps will not be the same; it
changes according to the situation."
Look at Love...
Look at Love...
with the one fallen in love
look at spirit
how it fuses
giving it new life
why are you so busy
with this or that
or good or bad
pay attention to how things blend
why talk about
the known and the unknown
see how unknown merges into the
why think separately
of this life and the next
when one is
born from the last
look at your heart and tongue
one feels but deaf
the other speaks in words and signs
look at water and
earth and wind
enemies and friends all at once
the wolf and
the lion and the deer
far away yet together
look at the
unity of this
spring and winter
manifested in the equinox
must mingle my friends
since the earth and the sky
are mingled just for
you and me
be like sugarcane
sweet yet silent
don't get mixed up
with bitter words
my beloved grows
right out of my own heart
much more union can there be
- translated by Nader Khalili
posted to Allspirit Inspiration by Gill