Quote of the Day: Wang An Shi

Quote of the Day: Wang An Shi

“In non-action, good deeds we practice; With ignorance, phenomena will flow. Every being is born, abides and ceases; As thought arises, concepts will grow. If free from attachment you can achieve, The robes of monks you need never receive.” ~ Wang An Shi ‘Non-Action’ Good morning! ‘Non-action’ is a lovely poem whose message I appreciate … Continue reading

Quote of the Day: Thoreau

Quote of the Day: Thoreau

“All good things are wild, and free.” ~ Henry David Thoreau One of my favourite quotes, period. This photo was shot last week while hanging out with a new – and very talented – photographer friend, capturing the beautifully lit park across the lake! It was so cold my feet and his hands froze solid, … Continue reading

Quote of the Day: Confucius

Quote of the Day: Confucius

“Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.” ~ Confucius Please forgive the quiet week it will be around here the next while… Life is throwing a tough lesson at me that requires a lot of quiet time with myself: thinking, reflecting, finding peace, and letting go. Sometimes … Continue reading

Quote of the day: Nyoan

Quote of the day: Nyoan

“Great is Mind. Heaven’s height is immeasurable, but Mind goes beyond heaven; the earth’s depth is also unfathomable, but Mind reaches below the earth… Studying it [Zen], one discovers the key to all forms of Buddhism; practicing it, one’s life is brought to fulfillment in the attainment of enlightenment. Outwardly it favors discipline over doctrine; … Continue reading

Quote of the Day: Avatamsaka Sutra

Quote of the Day: Avatamsaka Sutra

“Mind, Buddha and sentient beings; There is no difference in the three.” ~ Avatamsaka Sutra (Flower Adornment Sutra, Hua Yen Jing) A wonderful quote I’ve spent much time meditating on in the past. Today I found an English version of the complete Avatamsaka Sutra, which I’ve printed out to study on my own in the … Continue reading

Quote of the Day: Diamond Sutra

Quote of the Day: Diamond Sutra

“Attain a mind that abides nowhere.” ~ Diamond Sutra This famous line from the Diamond Sutra is one I’ve been making the focus of my meditation and mindfulness each day as of late… exploring the new realms of awareness and understanding I have yet to unlock. This was the line that Hui-Neng, the sixth patriarch, … Continue reading

Quote of the Day: Yogananda

Quote of the Day: Yogananda

“A harmonized mind produces harmony in this world of seeming discord.” ~ Paramahansa Yogananda Always remember that what is within us is reflected without: if we cultivate and maintain peace and light within, so too will we manifest a physical reality of the same energy and vibration. Have a lovely Tuesday, xo

Quote of the Day: Quero Apache Prayer

Quote of the Day: Quero Apache Prayer

“Looking behind I am filled with gratitude. Looking forward I am filled with vision. Looking upwards I am filled with strength. Looking within I discover peace.” ~ Quero Apache Prayer I hope everyone had a lovely weekend. Enjoy your start to the new week! xo