July 12, 2014
Sight (and all other sense doors) discerns the relative – that which vibrates and moves.
Insight discerns the absolute – the silent background – all that does not vibrate or move.
Together they balance the mind and complete the picture of reality where samsara is nirvana rightly understood and nirvana is samsara fully penetrated.
~ Nithya Shanti
June 24, 2014
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June 2, 2014
Everyone’s talking about the sacrifices they’re making in life.
Let me tell you about the type of sacrifice I’ve chosen for myself:
I’m going to break the chains of injustice,
I’m going to untie the ropes of the burdens on people,
I’m going to seek freedom for the mistreated and the oppressed.
Ever heard of a yoke they put across the necks of animals back in the old days,
so they could pull plows and heavy loads?
I’m going to break every single human yoke I find in this world.
I mean, what else are we supposed to do?
Shouldn’t you share your bread with the hungry?
And, help poor people get out of the cold and rain?
When you see someone with worn out clothes,
shouldn’t you help them get some new clothes?
We’re all just variations of each other.
Why are you hiding from members of your own family?
~ Isaiah 58: 6-7
May 2, 2014
Simply by turning on the light, you can instantly destroy the darkness. Likewise, even a rather simple analysis of ego-clinging and afflictive emotions can make them collapse.
By suppression we may temporarily subdue our afflictive emotions, but only an investigation of their true nature will completely eradicate them.
~ Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
April 26, 2014
The limitless sky of awareness apparently emerges from sleep into waking, because a thin veil of cloud drifts away.
But after a deep blue moment of this eternal radiance, the mind breathlessly rushes in, whispering, “I’m back. What shall we whine about today?”
Beloved friend, yesterday is the ancient past. Why not wake up in the sweetness that is never one moment old? Enter this dewdrop earth as a ray of God.
~ Fred LaMotte