Friday, July 8, 2016


Via Sri Prem Baba: Flor do dia - Flor del día - Flower of the day - 08/07/2016

“Se estamos realmente querendo um mundo melhor; se realmente estamos comprometidos com uma mudança; se queremos, de fato, interromper os ciclos viciosos de sofrimento, precisamos conhecer o funcionamento da mente e do ego. Porque só haverá mudança lá fora se houver mudança dentro. Só haverá uma mudança na sociedade se houver uma mudança na nossa consciência.”

“Si realmente estamos queriendo un mundo mejor; si realmente estamos comprometidos con un cambio; si queremos, en verdad, interrumpirloscírculos viciosos de sufrimiento, necesitamos conocer el funcionamiento de la mente y del ego. Porque solo habrá cambio allá afuera si hay un cambio adentro. Solo habrá un cambio en la sociedad si hay un cambio en nuestra conciencia.”

“If we really want a better world and we are really committed to a change; if we want, in fact, to break the vicious cycles of suffering, we need to understand the function of the mind and the ego. We will only have external change when we have changed within. We will only have a change in society once we have had a change in our consciousness.”

Via Daily Dharma / July 8, 2016: Don't Try Hard, Try Soft

There’s no switch that turns on enlightenment. You move toward it with your effort. It’s an effort that might be unrecognizable to those who think “effort” means trying hard. You have to try soft—to be curious and open to whatever it is that results.

—Nancy Thompson, "Being Held by the Dharma"