There is no self
Aware of nothingness
And merit is but a word amidst nothingness
Sharper than the diamond sutra it cuts ego
It is the nothingness
Amidst the cosmos of a thousand buddhas
Tend to the wounds of suffering
To detatch the chains of bondage
To set you free
Into the nothingness.
I am always updating the little shrine in my living room. I had some sand from my visit to red rock nevada in a jar for over 12 years and finally had a very good use for it. I unscrewed an old wooden art box that held paints, pencil crayons, markers and pastels and filled it up with the sand. Placing buddha inside of a lotus in the centre 🙂 ….
As I continue on my mission for a Fung Shui home I hope this fire element zen garden can bring me some positivity.
In life, there will be times of failure, and times of regret. Times of frustration, and times of worry. Moments of insecurity and inadequacy plague even the most confident among us. We will all exp…
Source: If Your Compassion Does Not Include Yourself, It Is Incomplete – Buddha — The Seeds 4 Life
Ram Dass has shared a story of a young woman who told him, “My family hates when I’m a Buddhist but loves when I’m a Buddha.” In other words, its not what religion we identify ourselves with that m…
Source: No one is a Buddhist
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Source: We don’t know how to suffer
From attachment springs fear. For one who is wholly free from attachment there is no grief, whence then fear? From lust springs grief, from lust springs fear. For one who is wholly free from lust there is no grief; whence then fear? From craving springs grief, from craving springs fear. For one who is […]
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