Thursday, May 4, 2017

Via Sri Prem Baba – Awaken Love / Flower of the Day: 05/04/17

“It is still very common for people to bring children into this world in a very unconscious way. Often, we don’t want children but are driven by beliefs and conditionings that make us believe that a relationship and a family will bring lasting happiness. This is a great illusion. Only when we are able to recognize this mistake will we be able to break this vicious cycle in which ignorance breeds ignorance.”
Sri Prem Baba

Via Daily Dharma / Finding Religion

[The] drive for future accomplishment just builds up the habit of always striving for something other than what we have right here and now. The result is that even when we reach our goal, we’re still being driven by those habits to look for the next thing.

—Friedrich Schleiermacher quoted in Thanissaro Bhikkhu’s “Romancing the Buddha”