Solitude, which isn’t so much about being alone as it is about being free from input from other sources and minds, helps us innovate, create, clarify our values, build resilience, and solve complex problems. - Chris Kresser
Thai rescue workers told news reporters that they had freed a Buddhist monk trapped inside a flooded cave in Thailand’s Phitsanulok province, after he had ventured inside the cave to meditate. Forty six year-old Phra Ajarn Manas was on a pilgrimage from another province and entered the cave on Saturday. An unseasonal rainstorm struck the area on Sunday and continued through Tuesday, flooding parts of the cave while Manas was inside, the local rescue unit said on its Facebook page. He was finally freed on Wednesday. Seventeen divers participated in the effort to find the monk.
(sources www.tricycle.org and news sources)
If you do good actions with a selfless spirit, you will soar high into the regions of bliss and peace. - Swami Sivananda
Everything we do sets off a wave pattern that spreads slowly into all directions. Whenever we harm or insult another, that person carries a karmic tension in the mind which waits for an object on which to unleash itself. - Glenn H. Mullin
Every country has faults. In one it's too cold; in another too hot, or there's famine, or sickness, or crime, or the government is corrupt. The practitioner should not be attached to any of these countries and their various evils. - Tso Chan
None of us is ever unemployed. We always have a job to do. We are sent into life for one task: to enrich the lives of others. - Eknath Easwaran
These five remembrances, are recorded in a Sutra (text) called Subjects For Contemplation (Upajjhatthana Sutta)
Real spiritual progress starts with selfless service. - Swami Sivananda
Buddhism in general, and Zen in particular, is not concerned with the content of thoughts or feelings, except to recognize that they are the cause of confusion, emotional paralysis, and pain. In and of themselves, thoughts are no big deal, except when we make a big deal out of them, creating a dualistic separation from reality, which is a wordy way to say ‘a problem.’ - Karen Maezen Miller
You have within you all the materials for getting wisdom. There is a vast magazine of power within. It wants kindling. Wake up now! - Swami Sivananda
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