Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Flower of the Day: 10/21/14

“It is important to commit to becoming aware of your paradoxes, of your lack of integrity. When are you dishonest in life? How do you fake love to sustain the games of your lower nature? A certain kind of courage is needed in order to love, because you need to be whole and integral. To love, you need to be aligned with the truth because love is a fragrance of the truth. I am talking about the truth of the divine self, not the transitory truth of the small self that is sustained by the mask. The mask is not at all committed to the truth: it is merely a pretense.
Sri Prem Baba

Via Daily Dharma

The Insight of Impermanence | October 22, 2014

To those whose knowledge is developed, everything within and without oneself, within and without one’s house, within and without one’s village and town, is an object at the sight of which the insight of impermanence may spring up and develop. 
- Ledi Sayadaw, "Meditation en Masse"

Flower of the Day: 10/22/14

“It is necessary to have an ego to live in this realm. This is one of the laws of this world, just like gravity. We need to have a mediator between the inner and outer world, and the ego is this mediator. It is formed from the impressions we receive from the outer world which give us an idea about who we are. But it has a very important role within the game, because the ego is the one that makes the journey. The ego identifies the lower self and becomes identified with the divine self.”
Sri Prem Baba