Archives for posts with tag: Peace

November 18, 2014 moss 003

Faith dispels doubt and hesitation,

it liberates you from suffering

and delivers you

to the city of peace and happiness.


H. H. Tenzin Gyatso


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October 11, 2014 family 009


If you wish to experience peace,

provide peace for another.


HH Tenzin Gyatso


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July 19, 2014 Container 039
You can be still
and still moving.
even in your discontent.
Ram Dass/ Richard Alpert
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June 8, 2014 swans 001

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 forĀ  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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May 27. 2014 Herons 039


Treasure silence when you find it,

and while being mindful of your duties,

set time aside,

to be alone with yourself.
Cast off pretense and self-deception

and see yourself as you really are.




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May 14, 2014 roses 001


So the thing to do when working on a motorcycle,

as in any other task,

is to cultivate the peace of mind

which does not separate one’s self

from one’s surroundings.


When that is done successfully,

then everything else follows naturally.


Peace of mind produces right values,

right values produce right thoughts.

Right thoughts produce right actions

and right actions produce work

which will be a material reflection for others

to see of the serenity at the center of it all.


Robert Pirsig


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April 28, 2014 azaleas 010

Chasing after the world
Brings chaos.
Allowing it all to come to me
Brings peace.

Zen Gatha

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April 7 sunset 015


Peace is not a relationship of nations.

It is a condition of mind

brought about by a serenity of soul.

Peace is not merely the absence of war.

It is also a state of mind.

Lasting peace can come

only to peaceful people.


Jawaharlal Nehru


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january 7 2013 sunset 007

Let your heart be at peace.

Watch the turmoil of beings
but contemplate their return.

If you don’t realize the source,
you stumble in confusion and sorrow.

When you realize where you come from,
you naturally become tolerant,
disinterested, amused,
kindhearted as a grandmother,
dignified as a king.

Immersed in the wonder of the Tao,
you can deal with whatever life brings you,
And when death comes, you are ready.


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Each one has to find his peace from within.
And peace, to be real,
must be unaffected by outside circumstances.
Mahatma Gandhi
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