Monday, March 14, 2016

Via Ram Dass

March 13, 2016

Whether you are a parent or a teacher, anything; whatever your gig is, the only thing you can offer to another being is your consciousness. You are an environment for everyone you meet, in which they can become as conscious as they are ready to become. Offer your most conscious being to others.

Via Sri Prem Baba: Flor do dia - Flor del día - Flower of the day - 14/03/2016

“Se o planeta Terra é uma escola e o principal curso é criar uma cultura de paz e prosperidade, nós estamos de recuperação. Só haverá paz se houver união, só haverá união se houver amor e só haverá amor se desaprendermos a odiar. E para desaprendermos a odiar, precisaremos ter coragem de perdoar. Isso é matéria básica nesse curso. Parece tão óbvio, mas o ser humano ainda não aprendeu.”

“Si el planeta Tierra es una escuela y el principal curso es crear una cultura de paz y prosperidad, nosotros estamos en recuperatorio. Solo habrá paz si hay unión, solo habrá unión si hay amor y solo habrá amor si desaprendemos a odiar. Y para desaprender a odiar, necesitamos tener coraje de perdonar. Esto es materia básica en este curso. Parece tan obvio, pero el ser humano aún no aprendió.”

"If planet Earth is a school and the main course is to create a culture of peace and prosperity, we are failing the course. There will only be peace if there is unity. There will only be union if there is love. We will only have love if we learn how not to hate. To stop the hate short in its tracks, we need to have the courage to forgive. This is the basic school material for this course. It seems so obvious, but we humans have not yet learned it.”

Via Daily Dharma: Testing the Truth

So what is the test of truth? The Buddha offers a simple formula: Test things in terms of cause and effect. Whatever is unskillful, leading to harm and ill, should be abandoned; whatever is skillful, leading to happiness and peace, should be pursued.

—Larry Rosenberg, "The Right to Ask Questions"