Chattering Mind

Western Buddhist meditation teacher Lama Surya Das
publishes a newsletter of inspirational quotes. The most recent ones contained Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s nine requisites for contented living:

Health enough to make work a pleasure. Wealth enough to support our needs. Strength to battle with difficulties and overcome them. Grace enough to confess your sins and forsake them. Patience enough to toil until some good is accomplished. Charity enough to see some good in your neighbor. Love enough to move you to be useful and helpful to others. Faith enough to make real the things of God. Hope enough to remove all anxious fears of the future.

Interesting to note that Rudolf Steiner labored for years as a Goethe scholar. To subscribe to the newsletter and keep up with the activities and retreats of the Dzogchen Center, click here.

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