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#1 Informer

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 11:14 PM

Please post some of your favorite quotes!

We are what we think.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts we make the world.
Buddha
Dhammapada.
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Posted 17 September 2011 - 12:18 AM

This existence of ours is as transient as autumn clouds.
To watch the birth and death of sentient beings is like looking at the movements of a dance.
A lifetime is like a flash of lightning in the sky,
rushing by, like a torrent down a steep mountain.


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Indeed, the truth has never been preached by the Buddha,
seeing that one has to realize it within oneself.

Edited by CowTao, 17 September 2011 - 12:24 AM.

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Om svabhava shuddha sarva dharma svabhava shuddho 'ham!
Om shunyata jnana vajra svabhava atmako 'ham! 
Om ah hum hra phat!
Om muni muni mahamuni Shakyamuniye svaha! 
  
Appearances are mind, mind is emptiness, emptiness is spontaneous presence, spontaneous presence is self-liberation.
(9th Karmapa)
 

The objects perceived by sentient beings 

are like the appearance of illusions;

Sentient beings themselves are in the nature of illusion

they all arise through dependent origination. - Nagarjuna


#3 XieJia

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 02:10 AM

Regarding
the highest, most fulfilled, awakened mind,
I have not attained anything,
That is why it is called
the highest, most fulfilled, awakened mind.
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Posted 17 September 2011 - 07:12 AM

The wise man who sees the world as illusion,
Does not act as if it is real,
Therefore he does not suffer


And

Holding onto anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burnt


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Posted 18 September 2011 - 06:19 PM

Do not believe in anything (simply)
because you have heard it.
Do not believe in traditions because they
have been handed down for many generations.
Do not believe in anything because it is
spoken and rumoured by many.
Do not believe in anything (simply) because
it is found written in your religious books.
Do not believe in anything merely on the authority
of your teachers and elders.
But after observation and analysis,
when you find that anything agrees with reason
and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all
then accept it and live up to it.
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Posted 18 September 2011 - 08:11 PM

As a mother would risk her life
to protect her child, her only child,
even so should one cultivate a limitless heart
with regard to all beings.
With good will for the entire cosmos,
cultivate a limitless heart:
Above, below, & all around,
unobstructed, without hostility or hate.
Whether standing, walking,
sitting, or lying down,
as long as one is alert,
one should be resolved on this mindfulness.
This is called a sublime abiding
here & now.
Buddha
Karaniya Metta Sutta.
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#7 Seth Ananda

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Posted 19 September 2011 - 12:19 AM

"Here in this body are the sacred rivers;
Here are the Sun and the Moon,
As well as all the pilgrimage places.
I have not encountered another Temple
as Blissful as my own Body."

Saraha.

Edited by Seth Ananda, 19 September 2011 - 12:19 AM.

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Posted 19 September 2011 - 05:09 PM

"there is suffering"

my favorite one :lol:

Abandon all hope ye who enter here


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Posted 21 September 2011 - 02:14 AM

sarva kalikalaha vigraha vivada prasamanim
sarva bhuta graha nivaranim
sarva paravidya chedanim
akala mrtyu paritryayanim
sarva sattva bandhana moksanim


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Posted 21 September 2011 - 02:52 AM

When asked, “what is the answer to life the universe and everything” the Buddha replied,
“Don’t ask silly questions”.

LOL

Edited by Patrick Brown, 21 September 2011 - 03:12 AM.

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Getting closer to the one is divine madness,

Getting closer to the self is divine bliss.


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Posted 21 September 2011 - 07:19 AM

I love the one on anger and hot coals, thank you for streaming it into my awareness.

"This is my child, this is my wealth": such thoughts are the preoccupations of fools. If we are unable to own even ourselves, why make such claims?


There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth—not going all the way, and not starting.


Edited by Soulthriller, 21 September 2011 - 07:20 AM.

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#12 Seth Ananda

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 03:01 PM

When asked, “what is the answer to life the universe and everything” the Buddha replied,
“Don’t ask silly questions”.

LOL

Holy Cow! or should I say Patrick Brown! wow, good to see you back here buddy :)
I nearly fell of my seat when I saw that can of pudding lol
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Posted 21 September 2011 - 10:17 PM

Holy Cow! or should I say Patrick Brown! wow, good to see you back here buddy :)
I nearly fell of my seat when I saw that can of pudding lol


:lol: Cheers Seth. Yes I’ve done my time and now I’m back in the mad house!
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Getting closer to the one is divine madness,

Getting closer to the self is divine bliss.


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Posted 28 September 2011 - 08:21 PM

Reasoning is harmful
To fools;
It ruins their good fortune
And splits open their heads.

The Dhammapada
At first it will come out of your eyes,
Like a stream of water in slow motion.
This water is crystal clear, brighter than the surrounding air.
The water fills all.
It is silent, filled with love, joy and light.
It comes from the heart on the wings of love.
You are everything, everything is you.
All is Love.

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 10:05 PM

I really love this conversation:

Vimalakirti Nirdesa Sutra:

....Then the venerable Sariputra said to the Brahma Sikhin, "As for me, O Brahma, I see this great earth, with its highs and lows, its thorns, its precipices, its peaks, and its abysses, as if it were entirely filled with ordure."

Brahma Sikhin replied, "The fact that you see such a buddha-field as this as if it were so impure, reverend Sariputra, is a sure sign that there are highs and lows in your mind and that your positive thought in regard to the buddha-gnosis is not pure either. Reverend Sariputra, those whose minds are impartial toward all living beings and whose positive thoughts toward the buddha-gnosis are pure see this buddha-field as perfectly pure."

Thereupon the Lord touched the ground of this billion-world-galactic universe with his big toe, and suddenly it was transformed into a huge mass of precious jewels, a magnificent array of many hundreds of thousands of clusters of precious gems, until it resembled the universe of the Tathagata Ratnavyuha, called Anantagunaratnavyuha. Everyone in the entire assembly was filled with wonder, each perceiving himself seated on a throne of jeweled lotuses.

Then, the Buddha said to the venerable Sariputra, "Sariputra, do you see this splendor of the virtues of the buddha-field?"

Sariputra replied, "I see it, Lord! Here before me is a display of splendor such as I never before heard of or beheld!"

The Buddha said, "Sariputra, this buddha-field is always thus pure, but the Tathagata makes it appear to be spoiled by many faults, in order to bring about the maturity of the inferior living beings. For example, Sariputra, the gods of the Trayastrimsa heaven all take their food from a single precious vessel, yet the nectar which nourishes each one differs according to the differences of the merits each has accumulated. Just so, Sariputra, living beings born in the same buddha-field see the splendor of the virtues of the buddha-fields of the Buddhas according to their own degrees of purity."

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 08:00 PM

I think trans must be wrong at a point.

"The Buddha said, "Sariputra, this buddha-field is always thus pure, but the Tathagata makes it appear to be spoiled by many faults, in order to bring about the maturity of the inferior impure living beings. For example, Sariputra, the gods of the Trayastrimsa heaven all take their food from a single precious vessel, yet the nectar which nourishes each one differs according to the differences of the merits each has accumulated. Just so, Sariputra, living beings born in the same buddha-field see the splendor of the virtues of the buddha-fields of the Buddhas according to their own degrees of purity." "

I would cross out everything malevolent or violent, because it is likely distorted interpretations vying for power stemming from greed.

Edited by Informer, 09 May 2012 - 08:19 PM.





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