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The Pleiadians

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Awaken, dear friends, within this dream and realize that it is your duty and responsibility as human beings to imagine and visualize a safe world. It will be as you decree, and your own experience will thus reflect it

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The Pleiadians

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You are living in a time when opportunities for self-empowerment, expanded awareness, and spiritual growth appear to be unlimited

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Bill Russell

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Lance Armstrong

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if you worried about falling off the bike, you'd never get on

Andriy shared a Lance Armstrong quote         SHARE URL

Lance Armstrong

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If children have the ability to ignore all odds and percentages, then maybe we can all learn from them. When you think about it, what other choice is there but to hope? We have two options, medically and emotionally: give up, or Fight Like Hell.

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Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever

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Jack Kornfield

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The art of meditation is simple but not always easy. It thrives on practice and a kind and spacious heart. If you do this simple practice of sitting with awareness every day, you will gradually grow in centeredness and understanding

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U.G. Krishnamurti

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He said to the man, "If you don't want anything that is moksha," and went away. Remarkable statement that was. That Ramana was a real McCoy" (Ramana Maharshi)

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Alexander Pope, poet (1688-1744)

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Life is not a problem to be solved but a mystery to be lived

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Ogden Nash, American Poet (1902-1971)

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The door of a bigoted mind opens outwards so that the only result of the pressure of facts upon it is to close it more snugly

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Oliver Wendell Holmes

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Man's mind stretched to a new idea
never goes back to its original dimensions

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Peter Block

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Being is our capacity to find our deeper selves in all that we do.... Community is the container within which our longing to be is fulfilled

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* Dependent on ignorance (avijjā), reactions (saṅkhārā) arise,
* dependent on reactions, consciousness (viññāṇa) arises,
* dependent on consciousness, mind and body (nāma-rūpa) arise,
* dependent on mind and body, the six sense doors (saḷāyatana) arise,
* dependent on the six sense doors, contact (phassa) arises,
* dependent on contact, sensation (vedanā) arises,
* dependent on sensation, craving (taṇhā) arises,
* dependent on craving, clinging (upādāna) arises,
* dependent on clinging, becoming (bhava) arises,
* dependent on becoming, birth (jāti) arises,
* dependent on birth, decay and death (jarā, maraṇa) arise.

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Rightly understanding the perils of this process, realising fully ‘craving’ as its cause, becoming free from the past accumulations, and not creating new ones in the future, one should mindfully lead the life of detachment."18 One whose craving is uprooted finds his mind has become serene, and achieves a state where there is no becoming at all. This is the state of nibbāna, freedom from suffering

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With ignorance and craving as our companions, we have been flowing in the stream of repeated existences from time immemorial. We come into existence and experience various types of miseries, die, and are reborn again and again without putting an end to this unbroken process of becoming."17 The Buddha said that this is saṃsāra


Dipa Ma, The Life and Legacy of a Buddhist Master:

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There is nothing ultimately to cling to in this world," Dipa Ma taught, "but we can make good use of everything in it. Life is not to be rejected. It is here. And as long as it is here and we are here, we can make the best use of it

If you bless those around you, this will inspire you to be attentive in every moment."

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Modesty is the foundation of all virtues.
Let your neighbors discover you before you make yourself known to them.
A noble heart never forces itself forward.
Its words are as rare gems, seldom displayed and of great value.

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Geri Larkin in "Tap Dancing in Zen"

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When we are humble everyone is a potential best friend and our generosity naturally grows. We want to do things, to help out. A wonderful Zen tradition is called "inji-gyo," or secret good deeds. The virtue gained through performing a secret good deed is believed to be immense. So, in a monastery, if one watched closely, you might see a monk secretly mending another's robes or taking down someone's laundry and folding it before the rain comes. In our temple I often find chocolate spontaneously appearing in my mailbox, or a beautiful poem, unsigned. This year the Easter Bunny visited our Sunday service, leaving chocolate eggs under everyone's cushions, even the one prepared for a visiting Zen master. Sometimes the bathrooms are miraculously cleaned overnight. And flowers spontaneously appear in a neighbor's yard, thanks to the children in the temple. Secret good deeds. They are so much fun. In their doing you can't help but smile

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Dalai Lama

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Spiritual practice is difficult in the beginning. You wonder how on earth you can ever do it. But as you get used to it, the practice gradually becomes easier. Do not be too stubborn or push yourself too hard. If you practice in accord with your individual capacity, little by little you will find more pleasure and joy in it. As you gain inner strength, your positive actions will gain in profundity and scope

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From the point of view of karma, we usually behave contrary to our goals, because in order to receive what we want, we need to give others what they want. To avoid getting what we do not want, we should avoid giving others what they do not want and so on.

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His Holiness the Dalai Lama

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Do your best and do it according to your own inner standard - call it conscience - not just according to society's knowledge and judgment of your deeds


Chogyam Trungpa, from "Great Eastern Sun: The Wisdom of Shambhala"

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Please don't hurt others...
Please try to work with people and be helpful to them.
A fantastically large number of people need help.
Please try to help them, for goodness sake, for heaven and earth.
Don't just collect Oriental wisdoms one after the other.
Don't just sit on an empty zafu, an empty meditation cushion.
But go out and try to help others, if you can.
That is the main point...
Your help doesn't have to be a big deal.
To begin with, just work with your friends and work with yourself at the same time.
It is about time we became responsible for this world

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 Eternal Knot by Charles Huttner

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A scripture of mind-purification (mind-training) says, "Transform your inner viewpoint, but leave your external appearance as it is." This is important. Because the very purpose of practicing the Great Vehicle is service for others, you should not isolate yourselves from society. In order to serve, in order to help, you must remain in society

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Shakyamuni Buddha

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Once the Buddha addressed his diciples thus: "Monks, it may be that ascetics belonging to other sects will ask you what is the purpose of leading a spiritual life under the Buddha.?"
The monks remained silent.
Then the Buddha himself gave the answer: "You should answer them: it is to understand things that should be fully understood that we lead a spiritual life under the Buddha. So what things should be fully understood? They are the five aggregates of clinging: material form, feeling, perceptions, mental formations and consciousness

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