Saturday, August 30, 2014

Via Daily Dharma

Dharmic Darwinism | August 30, 2014

The Buddha intuited some type of evolutionary process that creates our bodies, and his essential point is that they are neither formed nor owned by us. We now have evidence that our bodies arise from the forces and elements that make up the entire universe, through a complex chain of interdependent events. Internalizing this understanding can help liberate us from the powerful sense of ownership and attachment we have to the body. 
-Wes Nisker, “Evolution’s Body”

Flower of the Day: 08/30/14

"Your entire day can become a sadhana, a spiritual practice, when everything you do transforms into selfless service. Each minute of action is turned into a prayer, and as such your life becomes yoga. Presence must permeate your actions, which is only possible when you are whole in your actions. In this way, your actions will become a puja, an offering to the Divine. Little by little, you will go beyond your self-interest and egotistical motives, and will surrender yourself to service."
- Sri Prem Baba