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THE DALAI LAMA ON BEING INSPIRED BY THE BUDDHA
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The difference in how the Pāli and Sanskrit traditions describe the Buddha need not confuse us. We don’t have to choose one view over the other. Rather, we can see which view inspires us at a particular time. When we feel discouraged, thinking of Siddhartha Gautama as having been an ordinary being who faced the same difficulties on the path as we do is helpful. Just as he diligently practiced the path and attained awakening, so can we.

—The +Dalai Lama, Buddhism: One Teacher, Many Traditions

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Being happy in spite of our difficulties ~ Maha Ghosananda
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If we cannot be happy in spite of our difficulties, what good is our spiritual practice?

Maha Ghosananda

quoted in the book "The Art of Forgiveness, Lovingkindness, and Peace"
ISBN: 978-0553381191 - http://amzn.to/15CimGe
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You bet, +Melody Peters.  I was just thinking that I wish I could blow it up to be super large then place it in my sacred space.  It's SUCH a keeper!!!   :)   
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All children should have the chance to lose themselves in the wonderful world's in books

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You are the business of your meditation ~ Lama Yeshe
http://justdharma.com/s/nljtd

Meditation is not on the level of the object but on that of the subject - you are the business of your meditation.

Lama Yeshe

from the book "The Essence of Tibetan Buddhism: The Three Principal Aspects to the Path and Introduction to Tantra"
ISBN: 978-1891868085 - http://amzn.to/1ghVqEW
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Samsara is not the planet, the planet is perfectly in sync, it’s the minds of the beings that inhabit the planet that makes it samsara or nirvana. When you enter nirvana you don’t suddenly disappear you’re still living on the same planet but the planet itself has transformed because the mind has transformed. It all depends on the mind, everything depends on the mind.

~Tenzin Palmo
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Powerful... says it all, it seems.   oxo
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The Pain of Caregiving & the Privilege of Suffering by Sharon Salzberg

There is something about just "being with" that is such a fundamental part of sustainable caregiving. Recognizing our fundamental inability to fix, and being able to simply make ourselves available, is something we can learn to do — and to be OK with — as a result of tapping into the power of self-compassion. Acceptance is the energetic opposite of aversion, anger, and fear. It is expansive and warm as opposed to restrictive, imploding, and frozen —, all qualities that we typically encounter when we fixate on the need to fix, to control

Read Sharon's Weekly On Being Blog:
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To constantly grow and serve and change, Sharon Salzberg says, we must be resilient with ourselves and the effort that it takes to care for oneself and the others in our lives.
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Being with...  I like that.   oxo
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Going beyond our prisons ~ Tenzin Palmo
http://justdharma.com/s/dzply

Everything which we see and everyone we relate to, we relate to from this tight box of our very limited judgements, prejudices, ideas, conceptions. It's like we're in a very small prison cell, dungeon really. And so we begin to start a new kind of direction in our lives ... but the important thing is not to end up going from one prison cell into another prison cell. Even if the new prison cell has nice decoration on the wall and burns incense. It's still a prison cell. And always the question is how to go beyond the prison, how to get out, how to be liberated.

Tenzin Palmo

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I really love this, +Melody Peters, even as I sit in my prison cell.  It offers me possibilities and heightens my awareness.  Thanks so much.
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The wonders of life ~ Thich Nhat Hanh
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Life is filled with suffering, but it is also filled with many wonders, like the blue sky, the sunshine, the eyes of a baby. To suffer is not enough. We must also be in touch with the wonders of life. They are within us and all around us, everywhere, any time.

Thich Nhat Hanh

from the book "Being Peace"
ISBN: 978-1888375404 - http://amzn.to/19RFS7z
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Just observing ~ Mingyur Rinpoche
http://justdharma.com/s/36uar

A more constructive approach to negative emotions, similar to working with negative thoughts, is simply to rest your attention on the emotion itself rather than on its object. Just look at the emotion without analyzing it intellectually. Don’t try to hold on to it and don’t try to block it. Just observe it. When you do this, the emotion won’t seem as big or powerful as it initially did.

Mingyur Rinpoche

from the book "The Joy of Living: Unlocking the Secret and Science of Happiness"
ISBN: 978-0307347312 - http://amzn.to/12JaSjo
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