awakening

A Quote by Sol Luckman on fiction, robot, corporate world, education, excess, mfa, publishing, publishing house, bottom line, plot, language, awakening, reader, beginners luke, writing, and purpose

If we’re to avoid becoming fiction robots in a corporate world, we must stop adding to our educational excesses, eschew the assembly line of MFAs and bottom-line publishing houses, commit ourselves to a way of writing that engages in a valiant struggle to push the limits of plot and language so as to awaken, not anaesthetize, the reader.

Sol Luckman

Source: Beginner's Luke: Book I of the Beginner's Luke Series, Pages: 9

Contributed by: Alyce

A Quote by Muso Kokushi on compassion, awakening, buddhism, and enlightenment

Those who seek liberation for themselves alone cannot become fully enlightened. Though it
may be said that one who is not already liberated cannot liberate others, the very process of
forgetting oneself to help others is in itself liberating

Muso Kokushi

Source: http://www.aucklandzen.org.nz/Action_and_Contemplation.pdf

Contributed by: Ryan

A Quote by St. Thomas Aquanis on awakening and journey

If you bring out what is inside you, what is inside you will save you. If you fail to bring out what is inside you, what is inside you will destroy you.

Thomas Aquanis

Contributed by: mithka

A Quote by Maura O'Halloran on awakening, buddhism, and energy

Once renunciation and the awakened mind have been fully realized, the way to Buddhahood is clear. Liberation is complete and such liberated beings are then Bodhisattvas and Buddhas: "enlightened ones," or "empty dwellers." Their usefulness to others both before and after their physical death, is impossible to conceive. They are nothing but useful energy leading to liberation for all beings still caught in conditioned existence.

Maura O'Halloran

Source: Pure Heart, Enlightened Mind

Contributed by: Jessica

A Quote by Shantideva on awakening, miracles, consciousness, immortality, compassion, kindness, and dharma

 

As a blind man feels when he finds a pearl in a dustbin, so am I amazed by the miracles of awakening rising in my consciousness. It is the nectar of immortality that delivers us from death, the treasure that lifts us from death, the treasure that lifts us above poverty into the wealth of giving to life, the tree that gives shade to us when we roam about scorched by life, the bridge that takes us across the stormy river of life, the cool moon of compassion that calms our mind when it is agitated, the fun that dispels darkness, the butter made from the milk of kindness by churning it with the dharma. It is a feast of joy to which all are invited.

Shantideva

Source: adapted from the Bodhicharyavatara

Contributed by: Antara

A Quote by Thich Nhat Hanh on peace, abundance, happiness, joy, and awakening

We can smile, breathe, walk, and eat our meals in a way that allows us to be in touch with the abundance of happiness that is available. We are very good at preparing to live, but not very good at living. We know how to sacrifice ten years for a diploma, and we are willing to work very hard to get a job, a car, a house, and so on. But we have difficulty remembering that we are alive in the present moment, the only moment there is for us to be alive. Every breath we take, every step we make, can be filled with peace, joy, and serenity. We need only to be awake, alive in the present moment.

Thich Nhat Hanh

Source: Peace Is Every Step : The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Thich Nhat Hanh on peace, smiling, living, life, and awakening

If a child smiles, if an adult smiles, that is very important. If in our daily lives we can smile, if we can be peaceful and happy, not only we, but everyone will profit from it. If we really know how to live, what better way to start the day than with a smile? Our smile affirms our awareness and determination to live in peace and joy. The source of a true smile is an awakened mind.

Thich Nhat Hanh

Source: Peace Is Every Step : The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj on awakening, desire, and seeking

When you demand nothing of the world, nor of God, when you want nothing, seek nothing, expect nothing, then the Supreme State will come to you uninvited and unexpected

Nisargadatta Maharaj

Source: I Am That: Talks with Sri Nisargadatta

Contributed by: Gaia Team

A Quote by Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj on mind, thoughts, stillness, and awakening

A quiet mind is all you need. All else will happen rightly, once your mind is quiet. As the sun on rising makes the world active, so does self-awareness affect changes in the mind. In the light of calm and steady self-awareness, inner energies wake up and work miracles without any effort on your part.

Nisargadatta Maharaj

Source: I Am That: Talks with Sri Nisargadatta

Contributed by: Gaia Team

A Quote by Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj on meaning, awakening, and mind

The world is like a sheet of paper on which something is typed. The reading and the meaning will vary with the reader, but the paper is the common factor, always present, rarely perceived. When the ribbon is removed, typing leaves no trace on the paper. So is my mind - the impressions keep on coming, but no trace is left.

Nisargadatta Maharaj

Source: I Am That: Talks with Sri Nisargadatta

Contributed by: Gaia Team

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