JUXTAPOSITION; St Benedict, Thich Nhat Hanh, Buddha,

“Listen with the ear of your heart” ~ Rule of St. Benedict.

“Be a lamp unto yourself.” — Reputed to be the last words of Gautama Buddha

We are here to awaken from our illusion of separateness.”
― Thich Nhat Hanh, Zen Buddhist and author of “The Miracle of Mindfulness”

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Resolve to be tender with the young compassionate…

Resolve to be tender with the young,
compassionate with the aged,
sympathetic with the striving and
tolerant with the weak and wrong.
Sometime in your life,
you will have been all of these.

  • Buddha (I hope)

~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

Quotes from the Heart of Buddha’s Teaching by…

Quotes from the Heart of Buddha’s Teaching by Thich Nhat Hanh

“The seed of suffering in you may be strong, but don’t wait until you have no more suffering before allowing yourself to be happy.”
― Thich Nhat Hanh, Heart of Buddha’s Teaching

“Letting go gives us freedom, and freedom is the only condition for happiness. If, in our heart, we still cling to anything – anger, anxiety, or possessions – we cannot be free.”
― Thich Nhat Hanh, Heart of Buddha’s Teaching

“The wave does not need to die to become water. She is already water.”
― Thich Nhat Hanh, Heart of Buddha’s Teaching

“Usually when we hear or read something new, we just compare it to our own ideas. If it is the same, we accept it and say that it is correct. If it is not, we say it is incorrect. In either case, we learn nothing.”
― Thich Nhat Hanh, Heart of Buddha’s Teaching

“The Three Kinds of Pride are: (1) thinking I am better than the other(s); (2) thinking I am worse than the other(s); and (3) thinking I am just as good as the other(s).”
― Thich Nhat Hanh, Heart of Buddha’s Teaching

“Birth is okay and death is okay, if we know that they are only concepts in our mind. Reality transcends both birth and death.”
― Thich Nhat Hanh, Heart of Buddha’s Teaching

“Anxiety, the illness of our time, comes primarily from our inability to dwell in the present moment.”
― Thich Nhat Hanh, Heart of Buddha’s Teaching

Not reliant on the written word A special…

Not reliant on the written word,

A special transmission separate from the scriptures;

Direct pointing at one’s mind,

Seeing one’s nature, becoming a Buddha.

— Bodhidharma (?-526 A.D.)

The great Master Dogen said To study…

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.

http://www.mro.org/zmm/teachings/meditation.php

“If you tell the truth you don’t have …

“If you tell the truth you don’t have to remember anything.”
– Mark Twain

“I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.”
– Albert Einstein

“Believe Nothing,
No matter where you read it or who has said it,
not even if i have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense”
– Budhha

“The problems that exist in the world today cannot be solved by the level of thinking that created them.”
– Albert Einstein

“Get not your friends by bare compliments, but by giving them sensible tokens of your love.”
– Socrates

“Apparently there is nothing that cannot happen today.”
– Mark Twain

“Perfection is not when there is more to add, but when no more to take away”
– Antoine de Saint-Exupery