Thursday, August 16, 2018

Via Prince Ea / The Simple Secret to Happiness

The Buddha was once asked a question by a very frantic disciple.
He asked…

“Buddha! Buddha! Just give me the secret, just please,
just give me the answer; how do I become enlightened?
I gotta go, I just need something quick! Please, can you just
give it to me right now?”

The Buddha replied, “No, no, no. It can’t be done.”

The disciple begged, “I gotta go, I gotta go! Please, please just
tell me. Just tell me, I gotta go, please!”

Then the Buddha said, “Ok, I will give you the secret. Here it is:
When you eat, eat. When you drink, drink.”

That was it. The most powerful practice you can do every day.

To be here now. To only focus on what you’re doing. 

When you walk, walk. When you’re with somebody, be with them.

Don’t be thinking about a million things, don’t be stressing about
the past or the future, just be with them. 

Just be here now.


Prince Ea

Via Daily Dharma: Adopt a Sacred Outlook

When we discover the Buddha that we are, we realize that everything and everyone is Buddha... When we regard thoughts and emotions with humor and openness, that’s how we perceive the universe.

—Pema Chödrön, “Where is Buddha?