Archives for category: light

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Life isn’t just about darkness or light, rather it’s about finding light within the darkness.

 

Landon Parham

 

As we work to create light for others, we naturally light our own way.

 

Mary Anne Radmacher

 

Photo by Woodland Gnome 2014

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When you examine the lives
of the most influential people
who have ever walked among us,
you discover one thread
that winds through them all.
They have been aligned first
with their spiritual nature
and only then
with their physical selves.
Albert Einstein
Photo by Woodland Gnome 2014

july 25, 2014 beach 009

 

The earth is trying to teach humans

that everything is spirit…

Being human is an opportunity

to bring spirit into all that is material…

The quality and intensity

of resonance

emanated from a given point

is thus attracted back.

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When one brings spirit

into the human realm,

it can spiritualize matter.

Matter can then become lighter,

(indeed liberated),

not as dense as before.

 

Kuan Yin

 

Photo by Woodland Gnome 2014

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The sun never says to the earth,
‘You owe me.’

Look what happens with a love like that.
It lights up the whole sky.

Hafiz

 

Photo by Woodland Gnome 2014

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Enlightenment must come little by little-

otherwise it would overwhelm.

Idries Shah

 

Photo by Woodland Gnome 2014

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There is, so I believe,

in the essence of everything,

something that we cannot call learning.

There is, my friend,

only a knowledge

– that is everywhere.

Hermann Hesse

Photo by Woodland Gnome 2014

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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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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

Photos by Woodland Gnome 2013

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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

Photo by Woodland Gnome 2013

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People are like stained-glass windows. 

They sparkle and shine

when the sun is out,

but when the darkness sets in,

their true beauty is revealed

only if there is light from within.

 

 

Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

Photo by Woodland Gnome