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Buddhism teaches you to embrace change.

Buddhism teaches you to embrace change.
Posted 2 months ago

I try to make sure that the Buddhism is more or less implicit in the music

I try to make sure that the Buddhism is more or less implicit in the music rather than explicit.
Posted 2 months ago

Before I had studied Chan for thirty years, I saw mountains as mountains, a

Before I had studied Chan for thirty years, I saw mountains as mountains, and rivers as rivers. When I arrived at a more intimate knowledge, I came to the point where I saw that mountains are not mountains, and rivers are not rivers. But now that I have g
Posted 2 months ago

When all that’s left of us is the pure untainted consciousness without form

When all that’s left of us is the pure untainted consciousness without form, we’ll know what it means when the last human breath expires.
Posted 2 months ago

It is better to know oneself than know to others. So not find fault others

It is better to know oneself than know to others. So not find fault others see first in yourself. When one experiences truth, the madness of finding fault with others disappears.
Posted 2 months ago

The means and the results, the good and the bad, are within all of us who a

The means and the results, the good and the bad, are within all of us who are aware and care.
Posted 2 months ago

It is not a Buddhist approach to say that if everyone practiced Buddhism, t

It is not a Buddhist approach to say that if everyone practiced Buddhism, the world would be a better place. Wars and oppression begin from this kind of thinking.
Posted 2 months ago

The Buddha is found in other people - even the ones we do not like very muc

The Buddha is found in other people - even the ones we do not like very much.
Posted 2 months ago

Two ideas are psychologically deep-rooted in man: self-protection and self-

Two ideas are psychologically deep-rooted in man: self-protection and self-preservation. For self-protection man has created God, on whom he depends for his own protection, safety and security, just as a child depends on its parent. For self-preservation
Posted 2 months ago

The prospect of future lives in remote heavens as a compensation for the in

The prospect of future lives in remote heavens as a compensation for the inadequacy of our present lives is a bad tradeoff for losing out on the present.
Posted 2 months ago

Your body is like a dew-drop on the morning grass, your life is as brief as

Your body is like a dew-drop on the morning grass, your life is as brief as a flash of lightning. Momentary and vain, it is lost in a moment. (From 'Fukan zazengi')
Posted 2 months ago

TreeIt is foolishto let a young redwoodgrow next to a house.Even in this on

TreeIt is foolishto let a young redwoodgrow next to a house.Even in this one lifetime,you will have to choose.That great calm being,this clutter of soup pots and books--Already the first branch-tips brush at the window.Softly, calmly, immensity taps at yo
Posted 2 months ago

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