Friday, October 17, 2014

Flower of the Day: 10/17/14

“We see reality subjectively, since we look at it through colored lenses that distort our perception. These lenses are our mistaken ideas and false beliefs. For example, say that your mother was betrayed and therefore became resentful. She might have then transmitted her belief to you that ‘men cannot be trusted because they betray you.’ Consequently, you would end up attracting men who cheat on you, because your energy was vibrating at this frequency and these beliefs acted like magnets. When you look at men you always become suspicious, and this activates the worst in them. That’s how we confirm our beliefs and maintain our limited perception of reality.”
Sri Prem Baba

Via Daily Dharma

The Principle of Renunciation | October 17, 2014

The principle of renunciation is not to encourage a state of lack, but to establish as complete a state of simplicity as possible. 
- Ajaan Amaro, "Just Another Thing in the Forest"