Archives for category: Impartiality

August 16, 2014 garden 018

 

Where beauty is, then there is ugliness;
where right is, also there is wrong.

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Knowledge and ignorance are interdependent;
delusion and enlightenment condition each other.

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Since olden times it has been so.
How could it be otherwise now?

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Wanting to get rid of one and grab the other
is merely realizing a scene of stupidity.

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Even if you speak of the wonder of it all,
how do you deal with each thing changing?
Ryokan

 

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July 20, 2014 butterflies 018

It is important to expect nothing,

to take every experience,

including the negative ones,

as merely steps on the path,

and to proceed.

 

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Ram Dass/ /Richard Alpert

 

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July 19, 2014 Container 039
You can be still
and still moving.
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Content
even in your discontent.
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Ram Dass/ Richard Alpert
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May 27. 2014 Herons 066

Take small account of might,

wealth and fame,

for they soon pass and are forgotten.

 

Instead, nurture love within you

and strive to be a friend to all.

Truly, compassion is a balm for many wounds.

 

Dhammavadaka

 

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May 10, 2014 first roses of summer 015

Mindfulness is the aware,

balanced acceptance of the present experience.
It isn’t more complicated that that.
It is opening to or receiving the present moment,

pleasant or unpleasant,

just as it is,
without either clinging to it or rejecting it.

 
Sylvia Boorstein

 

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April 24, 2014 birds 042

Like birds landing on a tree top together,

and then dispersing,

We are together for a very short time.

So it makes sense to live in harmony;

in unconditional friendship.

 

 

Bokar Rinpoche

 

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April 10 Caladiums 034It is important to expect nothing;

to take every experience,

including the negative ones,

as merely steps on the path,

and to proceed.

 

Ram Dass/ Richard Alpert

 

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March 17, 2014 budding 005

Embracing Tao, you become embraced.
Supple, breathing gently, you become reborn.
Clearing your vision, you become clear.
Nurturing your beloved, you become impartial.
Opening your heart, you become accepted.
Accepting the World, you embrace Tao.
Bearing and nurturing,
Creating but not owning,
Giving without demanding,
Controlling without authority,
This is love.
Lao Tse

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March 8 2014 golden 022

Joy, anger, sorrow, happiness,

find no place in that man’s breast;

for to him all creation is ONE.

And all things

being thus united in ONE,

his body and limbs

are but as dust of the earth,

and life and death,

beginning, and end,

are but as night and day,

and cannot destroy his peace.

How much less

such trifles as gain or loss,

misfortune or good fortune?

Chuang Tzu

 

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March 12, 2014 CW 101

No, a true seeker,

one who truly wished to find,

could accept no doctrine.

But the man who has found what he sought,

such a man could approve of every doctrine,

each and every one,

every path, every goal;

nothing separated him any longer

from all those thousands of others

who lived in the eternal,

who breathed the Divine.

 
Hermann Hesse

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