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If you know how to be happy with the wonders of life that are already there for you to enjoy, you don't need to stress your mind and your body by striving harder and harder, and you don't need to stress this planet by purchasing more and more stuff. The Earth belongs to our children. We have already borrowed too much from it, from them; and the way things have been going, we're not sure we'll be able to give it back to them in decent shape. And who are our children, actually? They are us, because they are our own continuation. So we've been shortchanging our own selves. Much of our modern way of life is permeated by mindless overborrowing. The more we borrow, the more we loser. That's why it's critical that we wake up and see we don't need to do that anymore. What's already available in the here and now is plenty for us to be nourished, to be happy. Only that kind of insight will get us, each one of us, to stop engaging in the compulsive, self-sabotaging behaviors of our species. We need a collective awakening. One Buddha is not enough. All of us have to become Buddhas in order for our planet to have a chance. Fortunately, we have the power to wake up, to touch enlightenment from moment to moment, in our very own ordinary and, yes, busy lives. So let's start right now. Peace is your every breath.


Thich Nhat Hanh


#mindfulness #philosophy #business

Reality is harsh. It can be cruel and ugly. Yet no matter how much we grieve over our environment and circumstances nothing will change. What is important is not to be defeated, to forge ahead bravely. If we do this, a path will open before us.


Daisaku Ikeda


#humanism #philosophy #change

Buddhism holds that everything is in constant flux. Thus the question is whether we are to accept change passively and be swept away by it or whether we are to take the lead and create positive changes on our own initiative. While conservatism and self-protection might be likened to winter, night, and death, the spirit of pioneering and attempting to realize ideals evokes images of spring, morning, and birth.


Daisaku Ikeda


#buddhism #change

The more we genuinely care about others the greater our own happiness & inner peace.


Allan Lokos


#compassion #inspirational #lovingkindness #meditation #peace

Your body is like a dew-drop on the morning grass, your life is as brief as a flash of lightning. Momentary and vain, it is lost in a moment. (From 'Fukan zazengi')


Dogen Zenji


#impermanence #zen #life

Buddhism has a very beautiful teaching that says the worst thing you can do to your soul is to tell someone their faith is wrong.


Ricky Martin


#buddhism #faith #says #someone #soul

While meditating we are simply seeing what the mind has been doing all along.


Allan Lokos


#compassion #education #meditation #art

A religion so cheerless, a philosophy so sorrowful, could never have succeeded with the masses of mankind if presented only as a system of metaphysics. Buddhism owed its success to its catholic spirit and its beautiful morality.


William Winwood Reade


#buddhism #catholic #could #mankind #masses

People in the midst of losing their patience are certainly experiencing as aspect of dukkha.


Allan Lokos


#inspirational #mindfulness #psychology #art

Our actions speak for us & they speak loudly.


Allan Lokos


#meditation #psychology #art






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