Archives for the month of: December, 2013

December 26 2013 Christmas 042

In my heart, I feel deep gratefulness
All my heart is filled with sincere prayer
From all corners of the world
Let us join our hearts and pray
For a world of harmony and peace

In my heart, I feel deep gratefulness
May all the Buddhas hear my prayer
All united with one heart
Let us end our hate with love
May there be no suffering year after year

From my heart, I pray
May we join our hands, our hearts as one
Spread the seeds of Great Love
Nurture wisdom evermore
Let us fill the world with hope

In my heart, I feel deep gratefulness
May all the Buddhas know my prayer
All united with on heart
Let us end our hate with love
May there be no suffering year after year.

Let’s make an aspiration together:

“May there be no suffering year after year.”

A Tzu Chi Prayer Song

Photo by Woodland Gnome 2013

re blogged from:  LIJIUN

(Please visit Li Jiun’s original page to see the wonderful photo of the Buddha at sunrise)

Taiwan Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation

Master Cheng Yen’s Jing Si Aphorisms

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We take a handful of sand

from the endless landscape

of awareness

around us

and call that handful of sand

the world.

Robert M. Pirsig

Photo by Woodland Gnome 2013

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December 28, 2013 garden 026

If you wish to make anything grow,

you must understand it,

and understand it in a very real sense.

‘Green fingers’ are a fact,

and a mystery only to the unpracticed.

But green fingers are the extensions

of a verdant heart.

Russell Page

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All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

J.R.R. Tolkien

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December 17, 2013 flowers 056

Never say, “I cannot;”

For you are infinite.

Even time and space

are as nothing compared

with your nature.

You can do anything

and everything.

Swami Vivekananda

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A personal philosophy

that’s based on what’s true

in the Universe

will sustain you

through every occurrence

that life brings to you.

Chris Prentiss

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December 20 sunrise 018

In your light

I learn how to love.

In your beauty,

how to make poems.

You dance inside my chest

where no-one sees you,

but sometimes I do,

and that sight becomes this art.

Jalal ad-Din Rumi

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To those who

have conformed

themselves to the Way,

the Way readily

lends its power.

Tao Te Ching

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December 17, 2013 flowers 052

The miracle

is not to fly in the air

or to walk on the water,

but to walk on the Earth.

Chinese Proverb

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Do not pursue the past.

Do not lose yourself in the future.

The past no longer is.

The future has not yet come.

Looking deeply at life

as it is in the very here and now,

the practitioner dwells

in stability and freedom.

Bhaddekaratta Sutta

Photo by Woodland Gnome 2013