Wednesday, May 25, 2016

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Via Ram Dass:

May 25, 2016

One doesn’t have to beat down one’s ego for God; that isn’t how it works. The ego isn’t in the way; it’s how we’re holding the ego. It’s much better to just do spiritual practices, open to God, love God and trust your intuitive heart. As the transformation happens, the ego becomes a beautiful instrument which is available to you to deal with the world.

Via Sri Prem Baba: Flor do dia - Flor del día - Flower of the day 25/05/2016

“O karma é um instrumento divino que nos ensina o caminho da liberdade. Certos karmas não podem ser evitados e não há o que possa ser feito; muito pelo contrário: muitas vezes, você precisa parar de fazer. Você precisa ampliar a percepção, manter-se aqui e agora, apenas observando. Dessa maneira você compreende que aquele que observa é isento de karma.”

“El karma es un instrumento divino que nos enseña el camino de la libertad. Ciertos karmas no pueden ser evitados y no hay nada que se pueda hacer, muy por lo contrario: muchas veces necesitas parar de hacer. Necesitas ampliar la percepción, mantenerte aquí y ahora, solo observando. De esa manera comprendes que aquel que observa estáexento de karma.”

“Karma is a divine tool that teaches us the path to freedom. Certain karmas cannot be avoided and there is nothing that can be done about them – to the contrary: we must stop with our incessant ‘doing’. We need to increase our awareness by placing ourselves in the present moment and simply observe. Thus we comprehend that the one who simply observes is freed from karma.”

Via Daily Dharma / May 25, 2016: Remembering Generosity

The dimension of generosity is hidden in plain sight, yet we can overlook it even if we spend every waking hour in a temple. Perhaps as a way of reminding us, Buddhist ceremonies often end with an invocation or, if you’d prefer, a prayer: “May all beings find happiness.”

—Kurt Spellmeyer, "Buddhism and the Market"