Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Yes 2 Love - The Nualas

Via hubpages: The Verdict is in: Guess Who's The Worst President in US History?

There is much debate about who was the best or worst president in US history. It's too important of a subject to rely on opinion polls which are skewed by the influence of individual bias and political views. Yet It's difficult to quantify how good or bad any president may have been in comparison to another. However, a careful look at the facts shows one president failed in virtually every aspect of the job to a degree unrivaled by any other president.
When you review the facts below and consider his impact on our economy, foreign policy and domestic policy, by almost any standard, it’s difficult to find any president who did more harm and left the country in worse shape than George W. Bush.

Via Sri Prem Baba: Flor do Dia- Flor del Día- Flower of the day 05/05/2015

“Se você carrega dentro de si um pacto de vingança em relação a uma pessoa, de certa forma, ela fica presa também. Se essa pessoa ainda não é iluminada, esses sentimentos e pensamentos acabam exercendo influência sobre ela. Mas o mesmo acontece quando você perdoa. Ao libertar-se do ódio, você libera a outra pessoa também.”

“Si llevas dentro de ti un pacto de venganza en relación a una persona, en cierto modo, ella queda atrapada también. Si esa persona no está iluminada, estos sentimientos y pensamientos terminan ejerciendo influencia sobre ella. Pero lo mismo sucede cuando perdonas. Al liberarte del odio, liberas a la otra persona también.”

"If we carry within us a pact of revenge pact towards someone, in some way, this person gets stuck as well. If that person is not yet enlightened, our feelings and thoughts end up influencing them. The same thing happens when we forgive someone: by freeing ourselves of our hatred, we also liberate the other person.”

Via Daily Dharma

What Determines Our Character | May 5, 2015

It is not what happens to us that determines our character, our experience, our karma, and our destiny, but how we relate to what happens.

- Lama Surya Das, "Practicing with Loss"

Via Daily Dharma

Purify Negativity with Compassion | May 4, 2015

Instead of looking at others, telling yourself your usual story about who people are, visualize every person you see as the Bodhisattva of Compassion, the very embodiment of compassion. Deeply doing this, there’s no way you can feel negative toward them. It’s impossible. Instead of misery, they give you blissful energy.

- Lama Yeshe, "Visualizations"

Via Daily Dharma

Simple Joy | May 3, 2015

What is it that opens the gate to joy in our ordinary, day-to-day lives? I’ve been calling it awakeness and awareness: the simple practice of sitting quietly, breathing in and out, dropping our obsessive thoughts and resistance to the freshness of the moment that is exactly here. It is amazing, our resistance to tapping into the joy that is like the blue sky surrounding this earth.

- Roshi Pat Enkyo O’Hara, "Simple Joy"