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The teacher, or the spiritual friend,
enters your system much as medicine
is injected into your veins.
According to the tradition,
this is known as planting the heart of enlightenment
in your heart.
It is transplanting the full moon
into your heart. ..
….By the way,
once that moon has entered your heart,
it cannot be a waning moon.
It never wanes.
It is always waxing.
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Chogyam Trungpa
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NEVER GIVE UP
No matter what is going on

Never give up
Develop the heart

Too much energy in your country
Is spent developing the mind
Instead of the heart

Be compassionate
Not just to your friends
But to everyone
Be compassionate

Work for peace
In your heart and in the world
Work for  peace

And I say again
Never give up

No matter what is going on around you
Never give up

H. H. Tenzin Gyatso

 

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Kindness in words
creates confidence.
Kindness in thinking
creates profoundness.
Kindness in giving
creates love.
Lao Tzu
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Wisdom is not communicable.

The wisdom

which a wise man tries to communicate

always sounds foolish…

Knowledge can be communicated,

but not wisdom.

One can find it,

live it, do wonders through it,

but one cannot communicate and teach it.

Herman Hesse, from Siddhartha

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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

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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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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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He who experiences

the unity of life

sees his own Self in all beings,

and all beings in his own Self,

and looks on everything

with an impartial eye.

Siddhartha Gautama

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Let your love flow outward through the universe,
To its height, its depth, its broad extent,
A limitless love, without hatred or enmity.
Then as you stand or walk,
Sit or lie down,
As long as you are awake,
Strive for this with a one-pointed mind;
Your life will bring heaven to earth.

from the Sutta Nipata

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It is not the answer that enlightens,
but the question.

Eugene Ionesco

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Atum is the all encompassing author of entirety,

weaving everything into the fabric of reality.

Because creation is visible,

we can see the Creator,

and this is the purpose of his creation.

Since he is always creating,

He can always be seen,

so we should think and marvel,

and realize that we are blessed

with Knowledge of our Father…

Look at matter filled full with Life,

and see Atum

pulsating with all he contains.

Hermes Tresmigestus, or Thoth

From, The Hermetica

Translated by Timothy Freke and Peter Gandy

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