Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Via Nalanda LGBT Buddhist Cultural and Resource Center / FB:

‎"Attachment constrains our vision so that we are not able to see things from a wider perspective."- His Holiness, the Dalai Lama
"Attachment constrains our vision so that we are not able to see things from a wider perspective."- His Holiness, the Dalai Lama

JMG HomoQuotable - Evan Wolfson

"With France and Britain poised to become the next countries to embrace the freedom to marry, it's clear that the momentum we see here in the United States for ending marriage discrimination is, in fact, a global movement toward greater freedom and equality for all - and the U.S. should be leading, not lagging. America cannot afford to fall behind its closest allies and trade partners in this global economy, and needs to do right by its families, as a right-of-center British prime minister and left-of-center French president have called on their parliaments to do, with resounding success." - Freedom To Marry head Evan Wolfson, in a press release noting this week's victories in Britain and France.

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Via Tricycle Daily Dharma:

Tricycle Daily Dharma February 6, 2013

No Time to Waste

This precious human body, supreme instrument though it is for the attainment of enlightenment, is itself a transient phenomenon. No one knows when, or how, death will come. Bubbles form on the surface of the water, but the next instant they are gone, they do not stay. It is just the same with this precious human body we have managed to find. We take all the time in the world before engaging in the practice, but who knows when this life of ours will simply cease to be? 
- Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, “A City of Dreams”
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Via Buddhism on Beliefnet:

Daily Buddhist Wisdom

As long as there is a lack of the inner discipline that brings calmness of mind, no matter what external facilities or conditions you have, they will never give you the feeling of joy and happiness that you are seeking. On the other hand, if you possess this inner quality of calmness of mind, a degree of stability within, then even if you lack various external facilities that you would normally consider necessary for happiness, it is still possible to live a happy and joyful life.
- His Holiness the Dalai Lama