Bodhisattvas 101

“Traditionally, a bodhisattva is anyone who, motivated by great compassion, has generated bodhicitta, which is a spontaneous wish to attain Buddhahood for the benefit of all sentient beings”   – Wikipedia “Look hard and you will see bodhisattvas everywhere…there are countless unknown bodhisattvas  everywhere whose work expresses their love, compassion and deep...

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A River of YES

In a flowing river, a few rocks have their own beauty.  A river without rocks loses sound.  A river with rocks is a singing and dancing river. You have to learn to say yes.  Yes to the flowing river, yes to your totality as you are and your song and your dance will return to you. In my vision there is not greater word than YES. -Bhagwan Shree...

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Light

Light, my light, the world-filling light, the eye-kissing light, heart-sweetening light! Ah, the light dances, my darling, at the center of my life; the light strikes, my darling, the chords of my love; the sky opens, the wind runs wild, laughter passes over the earth. The butterflies spread their sails on the sea of light. Lilies and jasmines surge up on the crest of the waves of light. The...

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Sincerity

Confucius said, “Sincerity is the way of heaven; arriving at sincerity is the way of man. The sincere person does the right thing without trying, understands the truth without thinking, and acts always in keeping with the Tao.” Only those who have absolute sincerity can fulfill their own nature. Fulfilling their own nature, they can fulfill the nature of other people. Fulfilling the...

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I Have Learned So Much

I Have Learned So much from God That I can no longer Call Myself A Christian, a Hindu, A Buddhist, a Jew, The Truth has shared so much of itself With me That I can no longer call myself A man, a woman, an angel, or even pure Soul. Love has Befriended Hafiz so completely It has turned to ash And freed Me Of every concept and image My mind has ever...

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Asking the right question

“You know, if we understand one question rightly, all questions are answered. But we don’t know how to ask the right question. To ask the right question demands a great deal of intelligence and sensitivity. Here is a question, a fundamental question: is life a torture? It is, as it is; and man has lived in this torture centuries upon centuries, from ancient history to the present day, in...

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The Violence of Separation

“When you call yourself an Indian or a Muslim or a Christian or a European, or anything else, you are being violent. Do you see why it is violent? Because you are separating yourself from the rest of mankind. When you separate yourself by belief, by nationality, by tradition, it breeds violence. So a man who is seeking to understand violence does not belong to any country, to any religion, to...

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The Perfect Teacher

The true teacher has no students, all is Being and only Silence speaks. The perfect teacher has no teachings because he knows that you are free already. So the true teacher’s non-teaching is that there is no teacher, no student, no teaching, and that nothing has ever existed. This teaching must be without words and must land in your heart. If you try to understand, it will only land in...

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Be Like Water…

Water changes shape and even form, but keeps its essence. River changes water and even course, but keeps its essence. Trust the unchanging in changing. Be like water and river. Moving and staying, changing and unchanging Know and soften Soften and change Change and endure Be like water Think like river. —The Tao of...

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How do I listen?

How do I listen to others? As if everyone were my Master Speaking to me His Cherished Last Words. —Hafiz

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