To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life; foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent. ~ The Buddha
Genuine compassion is based not on our own projections and expectations, but rather on the rights of the other. ~ His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama
We are here, and it is now.
Further, than that,
all human knowledge is moonshine.
~ H.L. Mencken
From the contemplative point of view, remaining within “the freshness of the present instant” helps us to recognize the mind’s empty and luminous nature and the transparency of the world of phenomena. This nature is immutable, not in the sense of being a sort of permanent entity, but because it is the mind’s and phenomena’s true mode of existence, beyond any concept of coming and going, being and not being, one or many, beginning or end. ~ Matthieu Ricard
The purpose of our lives is to be happy.- His Holiness The 14thDalai Lama
Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful, a meaningful friend, or a meaningful day.- His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama
My treasure is the cloud on the peak
The moon over the valley
Traveling east or west
Light and free on the one road
I don’t know whether I’m on the way
Or at home.
– Muso Soseki (1275-1351)