aversion

A Quote by Adolf Hitler on faith, knowledge, love, change, respect, hate, aversion, impetus, upheaval, earth, fanaticism, and hysteria

Faith is harder to shake than knowledge, love succumbs less to change than respect, hate is more enduring than aversion, and the impetus to the mightiest upheavals on this earth has at all times consisted less in a scientific knowledge dominating the masses than in a fanaticism which inspired them and sometimes in a hysteria which drove them forward.

Adolf Hitler (1889 - 1945)

Source: Mein Kampf

Contributed by: bajarbattu

A Quote by jack Kornfield on jack kornfield, awakening, liberation, clinging, aversion, craving, spirit, and enlightenment

In spiritual life there is no room for compromise. Awakening is not negotiable; we cannot bargain to hold on to things that please us while relinquishing things that do not matter to us. A lukewarm yearning for awakening is not enough to sustain us through the difficulties involved in letting go. It is important to understand that anything that can be lost was never truly ours, anything that we deeply cling to only imprisons us.

Jack Kornfield

Source: Stories of Spirit (with Christina Feldman)

Contributed by: David

A Quote by S.N. Goenka on suffering, sensation, moment, craving, aversion, reaction, mind, meditation, habit, and practice

A sensation appears, and liking or disliking begins. This fleeting moment, if we are unaware of it, is repeated and intensified into craving and aversion, becoming a strong emotion that eventually overpowers the conscious mind. We become caught up in the emotion, and all our better judgment is swept aside. The result is that we find ourselves engaged in unwholesome speech and action, harming ourselves and others. We create misery for ourselves, suffering now and in the future, because of one moment of blind reaction.

But if we are aware at the point where the process of reaction begins–that is, if we are aware of the sensation–we can choose not to allow any reaction to occur or to intensify… in those moments the mind is free. Perhaps at first these may be only a few moments in a meditation period, and the rest of the time the mind remains submerged in the old habit of reaction to sensations, the old round of craving, aversion, and misery. But with repeated practice those few brief moments will become seconds, will become minutes, until finally the old habit of reaction is broken, and the mind remains continuously at peace. This is how suffering can be stopped.

S.N. Goenka

Source: The Art of Living

Contributed by: deepsurface

A Quote by Allen Ginsberg on suffering and aversion

The suffering itself is not so bad, it's the resentment against suffering that is the real pain.

Allen Ginsberg

Source: http://sentientdevelopments.blogspot.com/2007/04/buddha-break-20070405.html

Contributed by: Ryan

A Quote by Baba Ram Dass on aversion, attachment, obsession, addiction, and disinterest

A feeling of aversion or attachment toward something is your clue that there's work to be done.

Ram Dass

Contributed by: myster.E

A Quote by Seng-ts'an on buddhism, attachment, desire, chan, aversion, and chan buddhism

The great Way has no impediments;
It does not pick and choose.
When you abandon attachment and aversion
You see it plainly.
Make a thousandth of an inch distinction,
Heaven and earth swing apart.
If you want it to to appear before your eyes,
Cherish neither for nor against.

To compare what you like with what you dislike,
That is the disease of the mind.
You pass over the hidden meanings;
Peace of mind  is needlessly troubled.

It is round and perfect like vast space,
Lacks nothing, never overflows.
Only because we take and reject
Do we lose the means to know its Suchness.

Don't get tangled in outward desire
Or get caught within yourself.
Once you plant deep the longing for peace
Confusion leaves of itself.

Return to the root and find meanings;
Follow sense objects, you lose the goal.
Just one instant of inner enlightenment
Will take you far beyond the emptiness of the world....

Seng-ts'an

Source: The Essential Mystics : Selections from the World's Great Wisdom Traditions, Pages: 82..83

Contributed by: Ryan

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