A wise man, recognizing that the world is but an illusion, does not act as if it is real, so he escapes the suffering.—
The Buddha (@_Buddha_Quotes) November 18, 2013
Morning meditation: Koans clear away the sandy soil and open up the golden treasure which was there from the beginning. Old Zen Master—
Buddhism Now (@Buddhism_Now) August 25, 2013
‘Buddha’ As the years go by, this particular word has become increasingly meaningful and precious to me; it is something that reminds me of the way of mindfulness.
I came to Buddhism as an adult after being brought up in a Christian family where the word ‘buddha’ was never spoken. When I was twenty-one, I deliberately chose Buddhism because of the teachings.
However many holy words you read, However many you speak, What good will they do you If you do not act upon them?—
The Buddha (@_Buddha_Quotes) May 31, 2013
I realized that the earth, water, fire, air, space and consciousness elements are void of a self.—
The Buddha (@_Buddha_Quotes) May 13, 2013
The reason I’ve been unable to contribute what I consider anything of substance to any one of the myriad of online soapboxes is because I didn’t feel like an expert in anything. I had no top ten lists, no gadget reviews, no pitches on how to make money in just four hours a week; all I have are my ideas, perceptions and insights — and even those I keep to myself for the most part.
Sure, I am — or was — good at being a designer and, maybe, a writer. But this, the third extended period of unemployment peppered with the relentless rejection from potential employers has left me doubting myself: I don’t know what I can do, really, having been told over and over for years how I wasn’t successful.
And that’s the key phrase, the one that cuts to the bone now. I thought I had a pretty thick skin (it’s a prerequisite for being in a creative field) but for the better part of the past seven years it’s the only phrase I’ve heard more than any other.
"It all depends on you. You can go on sleeping forever, or you can wake up right this moment." ~Osho—
Zen Proverbs (@ZenProverbs) May 13, 2013