"Blending with the wind,
Blending with the snow,
The wind blows.
By the hearth
I stretch out my legs,
Idling my time away.
Confined in this hut.
Counting the days,
I find that February, too,
Has come and gone
Like a dream."
posted to DailyDharma by Bill
Realization is unconditional
happiness, an indescribable inner joy. We are always seeking something, trying
to see, to know, just like we try to get ordinary things and accumulate ideas,
and that desire is endless. But not seeing is true seeing, not knowing is true
knowing. Not finding can be finding the true essence also. It sounds like
nonsense, but it is recommendable. It goes deep. Not just superficial smiling,
or momentary sense pleasure. It is beyond the mind as we think of it usually.
Words dont reach that.
Happiness means including everything. Why
not? There is a blissful experience in the empty true nature of everything, when
seen through to the essence. That is radiant Mahamudra, the ultimate reality.
That is Dzogchen, the natural Great Perfection.
- His Holiness the Twelfth Gyalwang
"To all the people watching, I can never thank you enough for your kindness
to me and I'll think about it for the rest of my life. All I ask of you is one
thing: please don't be cynical. I hate cynicism -- it's my least favorite
quality and it doesn't lead anywhere.
Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But
if you work really hard and you're kind, amazing things will happen. Yes, if you
work hard and are kind, really amazing things will happen."
- Conan O'Brien, departing TV host
posted to DailyDharma by Amrita Nadi
Here's to the crazy
The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers.
The round pegs in the
The ones who see things differently.
They're not fond of
And they have no respect for the status quo.
You can praise them,
disagree with them, quote them,
disbelieve them, glorify or vilify
About the only thing you can't do is ignore them.
They invent. They imagine.
They heal. They explore. They
create. They inspire.
They push the human race forward.
Maybe they have to
How else can you stare at an
empty canvas and see a work of art?
Or sit in silence and hear a song that's
never been written?
Or gaze at a red planet and see a laboratory on
While some may see them as the crazy ones, we see
Because the people who are
crazy enough to think they can change the world,
are the ones who
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