Tagged with mind

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: Zenji

Quote of the Day: Zenji

“In a mind clear as still water, even the waves, breaking, are reflecting its light.” ~ Dogen Zenji Can you appreciate the beauty of the cosmic truths expressed in this poem? Have a very lovely weekend! xo

Quote of the Day: Clarke

Quote of the Day: Clarke

Β “The limits of the possible can only be defined by going beyond them into the impossible.” ~ Arthur C. Clarke Words of wisdom from a world-renowned author, inventor, and explorer. The truths of the universe lay beyond the apparent realm of provable possibility that surrounds us, in the land of the impossible, where thought and … Continue reading

Quote of the Day: Teitaro Suzuki

Quote of the Day: Teitaro Suzuki

“… satori means the unfolding of a new world hitherto unperceived in the condition of a dualistic mind.” ~ Japanese Zen master Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki Satori is a term used to describe a spiritual awakening, like glimpses of the eventual goal of complete dissolution into undifferentiated cosmic energy. Also known as wu in Chinese,Β  satori … Continue reading

Quote of the Day: Eddington

Quote of the Day: Eddington

“Physics is the study of the structure of consciousness. The stuff of the world is mind stuff.” ~ Sir Arthur Eddington A bit of a more Western perspective on the same concept shared by Bashar in yesterday’s QOTD. All that ’empty’ space is not so empty – energies and their vibrations fill it! Some vibrate … Continue reading

Quote of the Day: St. Francis of Assisi

Quote of the Day: St. Francis of Assisi

“While you are proclaiming peace with your lips, be careful to have it even more fully in your heart.” ~ St. Francis of Assisi In a world full of craziness, hate, and war, many people turn to blame and judgment of those they consider the enemy as they speak of wanting a better world. What … Continue reading

Quote of the Day: The Dhammapada

Quote of the Day: The Dhammapada

“It is good to tame and watch the mind, which is flighty and difficult to restrain, rushing about wherever it will, restless and difficult to perceive. A mind well-watched, a mind tamed, brings happiness.” ~ The Dhammapada Meditation, among other sadhanas (consistent and continuous practices towards self-growth), teaches us to tame the mind and achieve … Continue reading

Quote of the Day: Hagen

Quote of the Day: Hagen

“Real Buddhism is not really anΒ ‘ism’. It’s a process, an awareness, an openness, a spirit of inquiry – not a belief system, or even (as we normally understand it) a religion. It is more accurate to call it ‘the teaching of the awakened’.” ~ Steve Hagen