John Makransky

A Quote by John Makransky on love, wisdom, buddhism, dzogchen, meditation, and spiritual practice

Someone may first take interest in spiritual practice to improve her life. But practice doesn’t just improve your life — it also newly defines the meaning of your life…. When anyone, anywhere, learns to abide in such loving wisdom, they generate a zone of refuge and protection that encircles all those around them. They become a force to remake this world into a place of deep mutual reverence and appreciation. To learn to embody such wise love, and to act from there for the sake of all, is the greatest gift we can give to our families, communities and world.

John Makransky

Source: Awakening Through Love: Unveiling Your Deepest Goodness, Pages: 226, 203

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A Quote by John Makransky on love, wisdom, buddhism, dzogchen, and perception

We are learning to take off the Coke bottle-like glasses that have hidden the sacred truth that each person is seen accurately only through eyes of wisdom and love, the eyes of the Buddha in us, the eyes of God. Such pure vision is not some ideal from on high. It is our own inmost vision.

John Makransky

Source: Awakening Through Love: Unveiling Your Deepest Goodness, Pages: 132

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A Quote by John Makransky on love, wisdom, buddhism, dzogchen, perception, equanimity, and meditation

To find refuge in our capacity for unwavering, impartial love is to find a stable refuge for all persons, to bless them as sacred beings worthy of love. It is to extend refuge to the many — to encircle all in a zone of healing and protection. We can sense this emerging within the meditation and we can learn to carry its protective power into every part of our world.

John Makransky

Source: Awakening Through Love: Unveiling Your Deepest Goodness, Pages: Chapter 4

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A Quote by John Makransky on love, family, buddhism, and dzogchen

Let all the rituals of family life be rediscovered as gestures of wise love.… Commune with your children through the energy of love as they deal the cards, take a turn on the game board, or toss a ball. In that spirit, when you look into their eyes, your gaze mirrors their fundamental goodness without even speaking.

John Makransky

Source: Awakening Through Love: Unveiling Your Deepest Goodness, Pages: 214

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A Quote by John Makransky on love, wisdom, buddhism, dzogchen, meditation, compassion, and suffering

Through these meditations, we discover that our suffering is not just a personal problem. It need not isolate us from others into narrow confines of personal pain. We can rediscover the meaning of our own suffering as a profound connection to countless others and to the dignity and sacredness of all our lives.... Such compassion doesn't just share the sorrow of beings in their suffering. It is also a resolute will and liberating energy which communes with others at the level of their deepest freedom. And it is joy at participating in their freedom now.

John Makransky

Source: Awakening Through Love: Unveiling Your Deepest Goodness, Pages: 174, 176

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A Quote by John Makransky on love, compassion, altruism, and social service

Compassion that knows others in all levels of their suffering motivates service for them on all levels of their need. Such service is not easily discouraged at disappointing temporal outcomes, because it holds others in their deepest potential of freedom, which is always present…. We are learning how to hold our clients in the vision of their positive potential, confirming their essential goodness, even when confronting their harmful behaviors or limiting thoughts of themselves and others.

John Makransky

Source: Awakening Through Love: Unveiling Your Deepest Goodness, Pages: 178, 182

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A Quote by John Makransky on love, compassion, altruism, social service, burnout, buddhism, and dzogchen

Through the wisdom of letting be, we learn that we don't have to react to the shifting contents of our experiences but can 'lean into' their unchanging essence of knowing emptiness. We can let be and find deep rest right there.... Wise compassion keeps our mind on realities that transcend self-centeredness, so our best intentions can be realized instead of being overwhelmed by emotional reactions to fallible people or disappointing outcomes.

John Makransky

Source: Awakening Through Love: Unveiling Your Deepest Goodness, Pages: 151, 180

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A Quote by John Makransky on love, kindness, buddhism, dzogchen, society, and media

As we grow older, we learn to pay attention to things that society considers more real and significant than the loving care of all those people. According to the social discourse around us, it seems much more important to identify those whom we should hate, fear, or compete with for affirmation, power, and wealth. Meanwhile, television news and magazines focus our communal attention each day on the horrible things that some people have done to others, as if that is all that happened throughout the entire world that day.

John Makransky

Source: Awakening Through Love: Unveiling Your Deepest Goodness, Pages: 17

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A Quote by John Makransky on love, kindness, buddhism, and dzogchen

The claim that love pervades this world may not sound real to you, but not because it isn't true. Rather, many of us haven't learned to pay much attention to countless moments of love, kindness, and care that surround us each day: a child at the store reaching for her mother's hand, an elderly stranger at the park who smiles upon a young family, a grocery clerk or waitress who beams at you with kindness as she hands you the change.

John Makransky

Source: Awakening Through Love: Unveiling Your Deepest Goodness, Pages: 15..16

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A Quote by John Makransky on religion, love, self-help, spiritual growth, buddhism, and dzogchen

Whatever the strategies for a successful life promulgated in self-help books, and no matter how hard someone may thump a holy book to declare a particular belief as the answer to all life's problems, none of these approaches works if the basic motive of genuine love, of actual care for persons, is not present.

John Makransky

Source: Awakening Through Love: Unveiling Your Deepest Goodness, Pages: 8

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