What you are is what you have been. Purity and impurity depend on oneself; no one can purify another. Usually we assume we must grasp in order to have that something that will ensure our happiness. A leech who, having penetrated the shell of a turtle only to find that the creature has long been dead, deems it expedient to form a new attachment to a fresh turtle. Thus one should discard attachment to be happy. In fact, we need to learn to rest in it and let its searing power transform us.
The world has fallen in love with a dream. More , Buddha Quotes On Health , contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship. The only way to fully understand the bodhichitta teachings, the only way to practice them fully, is to abide in the unconditional openness of the prajna, patiently cutting through all our tendencies to hang on. Gene Clark See also: Part 2. Format Posted on Tags , , This striking verse is found in the Magandiya Suta in the Sutta Nipata, which is generally held to be one of the oldest texts in the Pali canon. Lao Tzu When there is no desire, all things are at peace. The truth of the end of suffering.
This is an unalterable law. Ming-Dao Deng A finger points at the moon, but the moon is not at the tip of the finger. This is the simple teaching of the awakened. Alan Watts With no set idea of how something is supposed to be, it is hard to get stuck on things not happening in the time frame you desired. Only sayings of the wise will remain.
What leads you to think would they not be? Take heed, do not squander your life. Zen Proverb Only when you can be extremely pliable and soft can you be extremely hard and strong. You have read one of the best and famous Buddha quotes about attachment. When I let go of what I have, I receive what I need. Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Words points at the truth, but the truth is not in words.
Shunryu Suzuki It is when your practice is rather greedy that you become discouraged with it. Buddha Attack the evil that is within yourself, rather than attacking the evil that is in others. Jiddu Krisnamurti Swami Vivekananda You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. Get more and more rooted in it.
Then the victory is yours. The disciple must get into the habit of looking at things truthfully. Now the time has come to improve our lives so seriously I am asking you that how do feel now please write in the comment area and also tell us which Quote of Buddha you like the most. Shunryu Suzuki Zen practice is to open up our small mind. No one can help us as much as our own compassionate thoughts.
To be alone does not mean to be lonely. By oneself is evil left undone; by oneself is one made pure. Maezumi Roshi We are here to awaken from our illusion of separateness. What we do today is what matters most. Thich Nhat Hanh Mahatma Gandhi In a gentle way, you can shake the world.
Bhagavad Gita To manage your mind, know that there is nothing, and then relinquish all attachment to nothingness. Mark Richardson As you become more and more deeply rooted in witnessing, thoughts start disappearing. What they did is cutting a small hole in a coconut, just large enough for a monkey to put its hand in. Every human being is the author of his own health or disease. Shunryu Suzuki Deep Zen Quotes We are here to awaken from our illusion of separateness. Letting go is a painful part of life.