Friday, September 30, 2011

Friday Inspiration

Red Pythos Plant

"If a man speaks or acts with an impure mind, suffering follows him as the wheel of the cart follows the beast that draws the cart.
If a man speaks or acts with a pure mind, joy follows him as his own shadow."
_____ The Dhammapada

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Wednesday Inspiration

"Misfortune and experience are lost upon mankind when they produce neither reflection nor reformation."
_____ Thomas Paine

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Friday, September 23, 2011

Friday Inspiration

"How could drops of water know themselves to be a river? Yet the river flows on."
_____ Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Thursday Inspiration

"Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned."
_____ Buddha

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Tuesday Inspiration

"Nothing is more simple than greatness;
Indeed, to be simple is to be great."
_____ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Monday, September 19, 2011

Monday Inspiration

"Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened, but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm."
_____ Robert Louis Stevenson

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Weekend Inspiration

"It is a puzzling thing. The truth knocks on the door and you say, 'Go away, I am looking for the truth', and so it goes away. Puzzling."
_____ Robert M. Pirsig

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Thursday Inspiration

"From the passions arise worry, and from worry arises fear.
Away with the passions, and no fear, no worry."
_____ Sutra of Forty-two Chapters

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Wednesday Inspiration

"Many lifetimes of misunderstanding come from distrust, hindrance, and screens of confusion that we create in a scenario of isolation."
_____ Hongzhi Zhengjue

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Tuesday Inspiration

"Nature teaches more than she preaches. There are no sermons in stones.
It is easier to get a spark out of a stone than a moral."
_____ John Burroughs

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Weekend Inspiration

Sago Palm

"Vow to achieve the perfect understanding that the illusory body is like dew and lightning."
_____ Hsu Yun

Friday, September 9, 2011

Friday Inspiration

"There seems no plan because it is all plan;
There seems no center because it is all center."
_____ C. S. Lewis

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Thursday Inspiration

"You should draw inwardly and search for the ground upon which you stand; thereby you will find out what truth is."
_____ Yun-men Wen-yen

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Wednesday Inspiration

"For a deed to be totally pure, it must be done without any thought of reward, whether worldly or devine."
_____ Thich Thien-An

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Tuesday Inspiration

"Careful! Even moonlit dewdrops,
If you're lured to watch,
Are a wall before the truth."
_____ Sogyo

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Weekend Inspiration

"When we are not bored with here and longing to be there, when the life of things is breathed in and breathed out with every breath we take, when we live with the past of our world and into the unborn future without desiring to undo what is done, or avoid what must be, then we live in a timeless life now, a placeless life here."
_____ R. H. Blyth

Friday, September 2, 2011

Friday Inspiration

"When you are content to be simply yourself and don't compare or compete, everybody will respect you."
_____ Lao-tzu

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Thursday Inspiration

"Relaxation and concentration go hand in hand. But too much concentration defeats itself. If you are truly relaxed, and allow the body and the unconscious to do there share, instead of working the conscious mind overtime, concentration can become effortless effort."
_____ Joe Hyams