1. "The world is but the surface of the mind and the mind is infinite. What we call thoughts are just ripples in the mind. When the mind is quiet it reflects reality. When it is motionless through and through, it dissolves and only reality remains.
    This reality is so concrete, so actual, so much more tangible than mind and matter, that compared to it even diamond is soft like butter.
    This overwhelming actuality makes the world:
    Dreamlike,
    Misty,
    Irrelevant."
    Nisargadatta (via oceanandwave)

    (via redroseofcairo)

  2. "A paranoid is someone who knows a little of what’s going on."
    ― William S. Burroughs (via psych-quotes)

    (via redroseofcairo)

  3. "Be so full of Love and Light that nothing can bother your inner peace."
  4. "

    If one, yearning for sensual pleasure,
    achieves it, yes,
    he’s enraptured at heart.
    The mortal gets what he wants.

    But if for him, yearning,
    the pleasures diminish;
    he’s shattered,
    as if shot with an arrow.

    Whoever avoids sensual desires
    as he would, with his foot,
    the head of a snake,
    goes beyond, mindful,
    this attachment to the world.

    A man who is greedy
    for fields, land, gold,
    cattle, horses,
    servants, employees,
    many sensual pleasures,
    is overpowered with weakness,
    and trampled by trouble,
    for pain invades him
    like water; a cracked boat.

    So one, always mindful,
    should avoid sensual desires.

    Letting them go,
    he’d cross over the flood
    like one who, having bailed out the boat,
    has reached the far shore.

    "
    Buddha Shakyamuni (The Buddha of the Shakya Clan)
    Kama Sutta, Sensual Pleasure (via theperfectsolution144)
  5. "The moon does not fight. It attacks no one. It does not worry. It does not try to crush others. It keeps to its course, but by its very nature, it gently influences. What other body could pull an entire ocean from shore to shore? The moon is faithful to its nature and its power is never diminished."
    Deng Ming-Dao (via thecalminside)

    (via redroseofcairo)

  6. "We all have the seed of Buddhahood within our mental continuum, and we have the opportunity to practice the methods for ripening this seed, but our attainment of Buddhahood depends upon our own efforts. An intellectual understanding of Dharma is not sufficient to carry us to Buddhahood - we must also overcome our laziness and put our knowledge into practice."
    Geshe Kelsang Gyatso - “Living Meaningfully, Dying Joyfully” (via dancingdakini)
  7. Painting with a Purpose»

    icbuddhists:

    Gessen was an artist monk. Before he would start a drawing or painting he always insisted upon being paid in advance, and his fees were high. He was known as the “Stingy Artist.”

    A geisha once gave him a commission for a painting. “How much can you pay?” inquired Gessen.

    "Whatever you charge,"…

  8. "Once, Picasso was asked what his paintings meant. He said, ‘Do you ever know what the birds are singing? You don’t. But you listen to them anyway.’ So, sometimes with art, it is important just to look."
    Marina Abramovic (via aroseforalice)

    (via gnostix1)

  9. "Trust life, even if you cannot trust people. For human nature is unreliable, but life itself is ruled by immutable law. Right action leads always, in the end, to victory."
    Swami Kriyananda (via stardust-seedling)

    (via redroseofcairo)

  10. A hundred walked out of my lecture»

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