The solitary life is suitable for very few people; the vast majority prefer social connections. - Deepak Chopra
Do not keep your mind in a state of bitterness. Do not promote an attitude that is degrading. - Swami Jyotirmayananda
The following is traditionally recited at many Zen Temples before a period of meditation. It's a reminder to use time - not "kill" time:
Let me respectfully remind you,
Life and Death are of extreme importance.
Time passes swiftly by, and opportunity is lost.
Each of you should strive to awaken, awaken.
Take heed . . do not squander your lives.
Criticism does not give you the right to abandon a commitment. - Swami Radha
"I take it literally when the New Testament says, “Ask and you will receive, knock and the door will be opened.” It’s that simple. You will know every secret about life when you can truly say I must know. I can’t wait a moment longer. Buddha sitting under the Bodhi tree and Jesus wrestling with demons in the desert are symbolic of the same drama of the soul that you were born to repeat. Never doubt this."
- Deepak Chopra
Our body has a most profound relationship with us in this life; it can even affect our many future lifetimes, and thus should be cherished. - Hsing Yun
Life is a process of finding yourself and living in contentment with what you find. It’s not an expedition to reach a distant mountain peak. It’s not a trail marked by things you can tick off, like a college diploma, a first house, retirement in Florida. The process is at once intimate and simple. You learn to be. This is the highest meaning of being true to yourself.
We can be good to someone a hundred times, but if we insult or harm them just once, they quickly forget the hundred kindnesses and remember that one slight for a long time. Therefore always be mindful in your exchanges with others. - Dalai Lama 13th
Have a good heart and act with kindness. There is no higher teaching. - Patrul Rinpoche
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