Wednesday, June 21, 2017

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Via NPR: Pride Events Honor Memory Of Gilbert Baker And His Rainbow Flag



http://www.npr.org/2017/06/21/533844029/pride-events-honor-memory-of-gilbert-baker-and-his-rainbow-flag

Via Ram Dass / Words of Wisdom - June 21, 2017



Miracles and gatherings of Satsang, reading or hanging out with holy books, chemicals, they’re all traps, but they are useful because they keep strengthening your faith. Faith can touch that place inside, which is called the Atman. It’s naive to think that any one route will bring you faster than any other route, other than what is supposed to be your route. In Zen, they say, “The journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step.”

Your work on yourself starts exactly where you are at this moment. Like, at this moment, if you’re thinking about the future or the past, if you’re planning, if you’re collecting this for later, what about right here? Now. This is what it’s all about. Everything you’ve ever done in your life and all your incarnations are for this moment. This isn’t for that, this is it – this is what it’s about.

- Ram Dass -

Via Sri Prem Baba – Awaken Love / Flower of the Day: 06/21/17

“If you discover that your soul wishes to live in the Himalayas and you are living in New York, you may face severe challenges ahead. After all, this would amount to a radical change of lifestyle. However, it is necessary to understand that when becoming conscious of the purpose of life, what is important is the internal change of focus. Often, it is not necessary to change the country or lifestyle, it is just a matter of acting from your truth, the truth of your Being, and not from your mask.”
Sri Prem Baba

Via Daily Dharma: You Need Both Wisdom and Compassion

Both wisdom and compassion shift our sense of identity away from ourselves toward the wider human, biotic, and cosmic community to which we belong. But where wisdom involves a cognitive grasp of this fact, compassion operates viscerally.

—Venerable Bhikkhu Bodhi, “The Need of the Hour