Quote of the Day – To live a pure unselfish life

11 September, 2013 at 10:39 | Posted in quote of the day, Spirituality | Leave a comment
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Pure unselfish love

“To live a pure unselfish life, one must count nothing as one’s own
in the midst of abundance.”

Gautama Siddharta 563-483 B.C.

Quote of the Day – Be Good Anyway

12 January, 2013 at 10:49 | Posted in quote of the day, Spirituality | Leave a comment
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People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway. If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway. If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway. The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway. Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway.

Mother Teresa

Quote of the Day – What True Love Is

4 March, 2012 at 10:03 | Posted in quote of the day, Spirituality | Leave a comment
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“Love doesn’t look with the eyes but with the Soul”

And I would like to add -
True Love, a Higher Love …
A Love beyond feelings and desires …
The Soul’s Unconditional and Selfless Love …

Quote of the Day – Compassion; the True Essence of Life

22 June, 2011 at 08:16 | Posted in quote of the day, Spirituality | Leave a comment
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“Compassion is of little value if it just remains an idea. It must motivate how we respond to others and be reflected in all our thoughts and actions.”

Dalai Lama

Today’s Thoughts – Seize the Day

5 April, 2011 at 00:35 | Posted in Body & Mind, Spirituality, thoughts of the day | Leave a comment
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Carpe Diem – Seize the day. Today is the first day of the rest of your life.

Familiar words to most of us. Those words came to me today as I stood and washed the dishes this morning. Doesn’t that in fact mean appreciating the moment and being that what is called mindfulness? Mindfulness (living in the moment and experience the present moment), actually originated from the Eastern wisdom, the inborn nature of it is an Eastern concept. Carpe Diem in Latin, we in the West have our own wisdom.

Actually, isn’t everything universal? Everything is the same, but in different ways in the different cultures of West-East. In the West, we had the Christian mystics, and surely they had contact with their friends, the Eastern mystics. According to some sources was Jesus, during the years he “disappeared” and nothing was written down, living in the East . Then he came back, rescued people and created a world religion to lead people according to divine universal principles, in the West.

I think he became enlightened while he was away, I think he was taught in the East. Religion has in essence the aim to guide people so they can live in harmony with heavenly laws. When we go against these heavenly laws, we create karma. “As you sow, you reap,” said Jesus. It is a heavenly principle that people often seem to have forgotten. They think they are the crown of creation and can do whatever they want, without any consequences. I think it’s because of this we have so much cruelty. Imagine if all of them, who are cruel to other sentient beings, realized that one day they will face the same thing, directed against themself, would they choose being cruel then?

Seize the day; at every moment in the present choose to be a good, understanding, unselfish and compassionate human being, can we create something better than that during our day? Can we create something more important than that? I don’t think so, because then we give love, selfless love. And selfless love is the foundation of all life.  We can manifest  unselfish love within us by being a good being, understanding, forgiving, patient; thus staying in harmony with our innermost true essence. For THAT is your true divine nature, according to my way of looking at things.

And what if we could change our approach from “I want” to “I want to give” …

Quote of the Day – Cultivate Away the Dross and See the Bliss of the Soul

13 January, 2011 at 13:01 | Posted in quote of the day, Spirituality | Leave a comment
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“After every happiness comes misery; they may be far apart or near. The more advanced the soul, the more quickly does one follow the other. What we want is neither happiness nor misery. Both make us forget our true nature; both are chains – one iron, one gold; behind both is the Atman, who knows neither happiness nor misery. These are states, and states must ever change; but the nature of the Atman is bliss, peace, unchanging. We have not to get it, we have it; only wash away the dross and see it.”

Buddha

Quote of The Day- The Power of Compassion

17 December, 2010 at 09:58 | Posted in quote of the day, Spirituality | Leave a comment
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“Our sorrows and wounds are healed only when we touch them with compassion.” ~ Siddhārtha Gautama

Quote of the Day – We are Shaped by Our Thoughts

9 September, 2010 at 09:19 | Posted in quote of the day, Spirituality | 4 Comments
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“We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.” ~ Buddha

Quote of the Day – Virtues as a Counterforce

19 August, 2010 at 20:19 | Posted in quote of the day, Spirituality | Leave a comment
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There are so many precious quotes to share, that can follow oneself during the day and that you can return to in thought and get inspiration and insight from. I have chosen to include the quotations that are in line with my own spiritual development and faith and hope that they also will be enriching for you on your path in life.

“Patience acts as a counterforce to anger. In fact, for every negative state we can identify one which opposes it. Humility opposes pride; contentment opposes greed; perseverance opposes indolence. If we wish to overcome the unwholesome states which arise when negative thoughts and emotions are allowed to develop, cultivating virtue should not be seen as separate from restraining our response to afflictive emotion.”

Dalai Lama



Quote of the Day – Compassion brings Happiness

9 August, 2010 at 08:33 | Posted in quote of the day, Spirituality | Leave a comment
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There are so many precious quotes to share, that can follow oneself during the day and that you can return to in thought and get inspiration and insight from. I have chosen to include the quotations that are in line with my own spiritual development and faith and hope that they also will be enriching for you on your path in life.

“If indeed the qualities such as love, patience, tolerance, and forgiveness are what happiness consists in, and if it is also true that compassion, defined as concern for others, is both the source and the fruit of these qualities, then the more we are compassionate, the more we provide for our own happiness.”

Dalai Lama

More: Do Something for Others and Be Happy Yourself!

Quote of the Day – Transforming Your Mind

10 June, 2010 at 08:32 | Posted in quote of the day, Spirituality | Leave a comment
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There are so many precious quotes to share, that can follow oneself during the day and that you can return to in thought and get inspiration and insight from. I have chosen to include the quotations that are in line with my own spiritual development and faith and hope that they also will be enriching for you on your path in life.

“The most important thing is transforming our minds, for a new way of thinking, a new outlook: we should strive to develop a new inner world.”

“Consider that not only do negative thoughts and emotions destroy our experience of peace, they also undermine our health.”

“Compassion and love are qualities that are of tremendous importance for the individual, society, and the community at large.”

Dalai Lama

 

Quote of the Day – Cultivating the Positive Aspects within Us

4 June, 2010 at 10:20 | Posted in quote of the day, Spirituality | Leave a comment
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There are so many precious quotes to share, that can follow oneself during the day and that you can return to in thought and get inspiration and insight from. I have chosen to include the quotations that are in line with my own spiritual development and faith and hope that they also will be enriching for you on your path in life.

“It is not enough simply to wish that love and compassion should increase in us. We need to make a sustained effort, again and again, to cultivate the positive aspects within us – and the key here is constant familiarity. The nature of human thoughts and emotions is such that the more you engage in them, the more you consciously develop them, the more powerful they become.”

Dalai Lama

 

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