Sunday, April 16, 2017

Via Ram Dass

As we grow in our consciousness, there will be more compassion and more love, and then the barriers between people, between religions, between nations will begin to fall. Yes, we have to beat down the separateness.

Via Daily Dharma / Asking Questions

Because people try to conquer others instead of gaining victory over themselves, there are problems. The Buddha taught that one should simply gain victory over oneself.

—Sayadaw U Pandita, "The Best Remedy"

Via Sri Prem Baba – Awaken Love / Flower of the Day: 04/16/17

“I invite you to make a prayer, keeping in mind those people you know that are in need of comfort, health and clarity. I invite you to pray especially for those you consider to be your enemies. Focus with even greater attention on the people that awaken in you anger and the desire for revenge. Close your eyes and visualize yourself inside a circle of light and invite these people to enter it with you. As soon as you are able to visualize their face, you are automatically inviting them. If it isn’t possible to visualize their face, try to connect with their energy. Then, as sincerely as possible, say to them, ‘May you be happy. May existence fulfill all of your needs. May you be in peace. May love in all of its dimensions awaken in you.’ This is a concrete and real step towards becoming a channel of love and liberating your heart.”
Sri Prem Baba

Via Daily Dharma / Thou Shalt Not Covet

Not coveting a single thing is the greatest gift you can give to the universe.

—Kodo Sawaki Roshi, "To You"