Sunday, May 1, 2016

Via Ram Dass

May 1, 2016

The predicament with loving is the power of the addiction of the practice of loving somebody; of getting so caught in the relationship that you can’t ever arrive at the essence of dwelling in love.

When you say “I’m in love with you,” what you’re really saying is that you are the key stimulus that is opening me to the place in myself where I am love, which I can’t get to except through you. Can you hear that one?

Via Sri Prem Baba: Flor do dia / Flor del dia / Flower of the Day – 01/05/2016

"Tenho te inspirado a servir, pois compreendo que o serviço é a forma mais rápida de transformar o sofrimento em alegria. Através dele, você se sente ocupando seu lugar no mundo. E somente quando encontra seu lugar no mundo, você pode sentir alegria ao levantar pela manhã. Mas, para que o serviço tenha esse poder de iluminar sua vida, ele precisa ser verdadeiro, ou seja, ele precisa ser desinteressado."
“Vengo inspirándote a servir, porque comprendo que el servicio es la forma más rápida de transformar el sufrimiento en alegría. A través de él, te sientes ocupando tu lugar en el mundo. Y solo cuando encuentras tu lugar en el mundo, puedes sentir alegría al levantarte por la mañana. Pero para que el servicio tenga este poder de iluminar tu vida, debe ser verdadero, es decir, debe ser desinteresado.”

“I encourage people to serve, for I understand that service is the fastest way to transform suffering into joy. Through service, we feel that we have found our place in the world, which brings us the joy of waking up in the morning. In order for service to have the power to illuminate our lives, the service needs to be authentic: it must be selfless service.”

Via Daily Dharma / May 1, 2016: Practice Is Circular

A circle is both a forward movement, a step on the path, and a constant return to the place of origin.

—Emily Strasser, "Beneath the Eyes of the Buddha"