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Pain is inevitable, suffering is not. -Bhante Henepola Gunaratana, Mindfulness in Plain English Copyright Wisdom Publications 2001. Reprinted from “Daily Wisdom: 365 Buddhist Inspirations,” edited by Josh Bartok, with permission of Wisdom Publications, 199 Elm St., Somerville MA 02144 U.S.A, […]

Another shortcoming of desire is that it leads to so much that is undesirable. -Lama Zopa Rinpoche, “The Door to Satisfaction” Copyright Wisdom Publications 2001. Reprinted from “Daily Wisdom: 365 Buddhist Inspirations,” edited by Josh Bartok, with permission of Wisdom […]

It is better to spend one day contemplating the birth and death of all things than a hundred years never contemplating beginnings and endings. -Buddha From “Sayings of the Buddha: Reflections for Every Day”, by William Wray, 2004. Reprinted by […]

Mind cannot see itself- Subject and object cannot be dual; Therefore, to see the mind You must look and probe with the eye of wisdom. When probed and examined analytically With such analytic investigation The mind is like the wick […]

Genuine compassion is unbiased. -His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Even as a great rock is not shaken by the wind, the wise man is not shaken by praise or blame. -Buddha From “Sayings of the Buddha: Reflections for Every Day”, by William Wray, 2004. Reprinted by arrangement with Arcturus […]

If there were any object, any doctrine, that could be given to you to hold on to or understand, it would reduce you to bewilderment and externalism. It’s just a spiritual openness, with nothing that can be grasped; it is […]

Enlightenment–that magnificent escape from anguish and ignorance–never happens by accident. It results from the brave and sometimes lonely battle of one person against his own weaknesses. -Bhikkhu Nyanasobhano, “Landscapes of Wonder” Copyright Wisdom Publications 2001. Reprinted from “Daily Wisdom: 365 […]

Even as a great rock is not shaken by the wind, the wise man is not shaken by praise or blame. -Buddha From “Sayings of the Buddha: Reflections for Every Day”, by William Wray, 2004. Reprinted by arrangement with Arcturus […]

Don’t strain. Don’t force anything or make grand, exaggerated efforts. Meditation is not aggressive. There is no place or need for violent striving. Just let your effort be relaxed and steady. -Bhante Henepola Gunaratana, “Mindfulness in Plain English” Copyright Wisdom […]