- Paul Dukes
Down through the ages in all ancient religions and philosophies there is inherent a certain message, namely that it is possible to realize within ourselves our essential union with the ultimate Supreme Power of the Universe. We are part of it.
- Paul Dukes
Gain and loss, happiness and sorrow, amount in effect to mental restlessness or instability; they set the mind spinning. This is what is meant by grasping. - Buddhadasa
The eye of intuition is strong; the eye of vision is weak. - Miyamoto Musashi
I often feel I should be doing work in the world that is of a directly political, economic, or healing nature. But I believe art has a similar, if more subtle, role. And I do feel a responsibility to do what I can to bring some beauty into the world.
- Roshi Julie Myoko Terestman
We can never get the facts straight because our memories are simply memories: shaded, imprecise, serving the needs and defending the fears of the small self. Memories are not factual reality. - Jan Chozen Bays
Friends, four actions cast beings down to great suffering. What four? Killing sentient beings; encouraging others to kill; approving killing; and praising killing. These four actions cast beings down to great suffering.
Four qualities raise beings up to great happiness. What four? Not killing sentient beings; encouraging others to not kill; approving not killing; and praising not killing. These four actions raise beings up to great happiness.
When we are motivated by healthy intentions, engage in healthy thinking, and develop healthy belief systems, we tend to be healthier and happier. - Andrew Olendzki
The Buddha teaches us repeatedly to give particular attention to the examination of feeling. Many have broken free from suffering by means of restricting feeling to simply an object of study. - Buddhadasa
We need a new way of looking at economics and religion, at society and history, at politics and ethics, at education and art. - Paul Brunton
There is no great merit in any merely outward act;
all depends on the inward motive that provokes the deed.
- H. S. Olcott
Victor M. Parachin ...is a
Vedic educator, yoga instructor, Buddhist meditation teacher and author of a dozen books. Buy his books at amazon or your local bookstore.