Saturday, November 8, 2014

Via Janis Ian / FB:

Flower of the Day: 11/07/14

“Let us continue spreading the perfume of peace, love and prosperity to all corners of the world, inspiring all to sing the names of the Supreme. It doesn’t matter in what language or what form of the Divine is revered because we know that God is one. The Eternal manifests in different ways according to the needs of each group of people. When we pay homage to the different forms of the Supreme, we invoke the Supreme that lives in each and every one of us.”

Sri Prem Baba

Via Barack Obama

Barack Obama

Daniel, the hardest thing in politics is changing the status quo. The easiest thing is to get cynical.

The Republicans had a good night on Tuesday, Daniel -- but believe me when I tell you that our results were better because you stepped up, talked to your family and friends, and cast your ballot.

I want you to remember that we're making progress. There are workers who have jobs today who didn't have them before. There are millions of families who have health insurance today who didn't have it before. There are kids going to college today who didn't have the opportunity to go to college before.

So don't get cynical, Daniel. Cynicism didn't put a man on the moon. Cynicism has never won a war, or cured a disease, or built a business, or fed a young mind. Cynicism is a choice. And hope will always be a better choice.

I have hope for the next few years, and I have hope for what we're going to accomplish together.

Thank you so much, Daniel.

Barack Obama

Flower of the Day: 11/08/14

“In short, it is necessary to surrender to love. If love is the juice of life, then love is leading us and giving us our commands. Love is breaking our attachments and our control so that we can return back to love itself. Love is awakening the love that pulsates inside of us. But we must have a certain type of courage in order to love and to surrender. Pray for this courage, call for it. Implore the universal principle of love to give you the strength and firmness to follow its commands.”
Sri Prem Baba

Via Daily Dharma

A True Path | November 8, 2014

I try to understand the teachings of the Buddha, of enlightenment, and to put my understanding into practice. It’s a slow path, rarely an easy path, but it is a true path.

- Pamela White, "A Slow, True Path"