Category: On Living

“Never allow yourself to mistake outward appearances for reality.”-Huang Po All we can say about any particular thing or experience is but a heap of generalizations and partial descriptions.   Take, for example, what we say is a mountain. On …

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“If you have a problem that can be fixed, then there is no use in worrying. If you have a problem that cannot be fixed, then there is no use in worrying.” –Buddhist proverb All problems breed, multiply, and thrive in …

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“Here is my secret: I don’t mind what happens.”  -Krishnamurti Knowing when to not care is a path to inner peace. Learn how to live by studying nature. Birds fly, find food and eat, roost up safely for the night, …

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“Just be aware, mirrorlike, right now.”-Pai-chang “Turn your attention back upon yourself and observe.”-Lin-chi As children,We ask.And quickly, are told.Unknowingly acceptingWords from another,Belief replaces wonder.Endlessly tortured by the alphabet,We imagine,Somehow –Things can be different (from how they are).Eventually,Driven to doubtAll …

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“Shift your attention from words to silence and you will hear.”  -Nisargadatta Maharaj There is no relationship between learned and insight knowledge.  Learned knowledge is received from others; initially, from parents and schooling. Everything we think we know is only …

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“In mindfulness one is not only restful and happy, but alert and awake. Meditation is not evasion; it is a serene encounter with reality.” -Thich Nhat Hanh  The secret to peaceful living is hidden in all the routine things you …

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“To know what you are doing is the most important thing.”  -Shunryu Suzuki Living is more fun the less you think about it. When the light turns red, you step on the brake pedal without thinking. To catch a ball, …

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“All that you have to do is to be aware from the beginning to the end, not become inattentive in the middle of it.” -Krishnamurti I was a born doubter. I felt that all the so called knowledge dispensed were …

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