Thursday, November 13, 2008

buddhist dharma in captivity

On Walking Your Path

Don’t ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.
- Harold Whitman

If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
Let him step to the music he hears,however measured or far away.
-Henry David Thoreau

You were born with wings. Why prefer to crawl through life?
On Enlightenment

Why do you stay in prison when the door is so wide open?

Suffering also has its worth.
Through sorrow, pride is driven out
And pity felt for those who wander in samsara;
Evil is avoided, goodness seems delightful.
On Gurus

I am present in front of anyone who has faith in me , just as the moon casts its reflection,effortlessly, in any vessel filled with water
-Guru Padmasambhava
On Love

The minute I heard my first love story I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along.

“Let the lover be disgraceful, crazy, absent-minded. Someone sober will worry about events going badly. Let the lover be.”
On God

God is the mirror of silence in which all creation is reflected.
-Paramahansa Yogananda
On Living

Move outside the tangle of fear-thinking. Live in silence.

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I will meet you there.
On Death

I died a mineral, and became a plant. I died a plant and rose an animal. I died an animal and I was man. Why should I fear? When was I less by dying?