Buddhist Prayer of the Day
Gatha Before Eating
The joys and pains of all beings
are present in the gift of this food.
Let us receive it in love
And in mindfulness of our sisters and brothers
among living beings of every kind
who are hungry or homeless,
sick or injured,
or suffering in any way.
Source: Blue Iris Sangha
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Do not follow the ideas of others, but learn to listen to the voice within yourself. Your body and mind will become clear and you will realize the unity of all things. The Buddha meditated for six years, Bodhidharma for nine. The practice of meditation is not a method for the attainment of realizationit is enlightenment itself.
-Zen Master Dogen, "The Practice of Meditation"
From "Teachings of the Buddha," edited by Jack Kornfield, 1993. Reprinted by arrangement with Shambhala Publications, Boston, www.shambhala.com.
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