~I bow to the Buddha in all beings~…

~I bow to the Buddha in all beings~

and

to the light in whatever lamp truth, beauty or goodness shine

“When you don’t cover up the world with…

“When you don’t cover up the world with words and labels, a sense of the miraculous returns to you life that was lost a long time ago when humanity, instead of using thought, became possessed by thought. A depth returns to your life. Things regain their newness, their freshness. And the greatest miracle is the experiencing of your essential self as prior to any words, thoughts, mental labels and images. For this to happen, you need to disentangle your sense of I, of Beingness, from all the things it has become mixed up with, that is to say, identified with.”
—Eckhart Tolle

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The great Master Dogen said,

“To study the Buddha Way is to study the self,

to study the self is to forget the self, and

to forget the self is to be enlightened by the ten thousand things.”

To be enlightened by the ten thousand things is to recognize the unity of the self and the ten thousand things.

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TABS: ten thousand things, word, labels, re-sacralization, thought, thinking, being, Beingness, itness, identity, false identity, the Buddha Way, self, Self, enlightenment, sacred,

Love all that has been created by God…

Love all that has been created by God, both the whole and every grain of sand. Love every leaf and every ray of light. Love the beasts and the birds, love the plants, love every separate fragment. If you love each separate fragment, you will understand the mystery of the whole resting in God.
– Dostoyevsky

Am I the only one who loves Eckhart…

Am I the only one who loves Eckhart Tolle for his humour as well as his genius in re-presenting the inner core of the great traditions? This had me roaring;

“Life will give you whatever experience is most helpful for the evolution of your consciousness.

How do you know this is the experience you need?

Because this is the experience you are having at this moment.”
~ Eckhart Tolle

To become aware of the ineffable is to…

To become aware of the ineffable is to part company with words. …The tangent to the curve of human experience lies beyond the limits of language. The world of things we perceive is but a veil. Its flutter is music, its ornament science, but what it conceals is inscrutable. Its silence remains unbroken; no words can carry it away.

Sometimes we wish the world would cry and tell us about that which made it pregnant with fear-filling grandeur.

Sometimes we wish our own heart would speak of that which made it heavy with wonder.

–Abraham Joshua Heschel

One does not become enlightened by imagining…

“One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.”

C. G. Jung

“The subjection of men to government will always continue as long as patriotism exists, for every ruling power rests on patriotism — on the readiness of men to submit to power.”

Leo Tolstoy

“It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.”

Upton Sinclair

“There comes a time when silence becomes dishonesty.”

Frantz Fanon

“The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.”

Albert Einstein