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A Quote by Shantideva on love, kindness, buddhism, and quote

All the suffering in the world comes from seeking pleasure for oneself.  All the happiness in the world comes from seeking pleasure for others.

Shantideva

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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, 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 Geoffrey Shugen Arnold on buddhism, suffering, and awareness

Buddha nature is not something that we possess, nor is it something we can be. It is the nature of things, just as they are. To realize our buddha nature, to live in accord with this awakening, is the truth that alleviates suffering in the world.

Geoffrey Shugen Arnold

Source: The Best Buddhist Writing 2005 (Best Buddhist Writing), Pages: 88

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A Quote by Geoffrey Shugen Arnold on buddhism and attachment

Being attached is what prevents us from seeing, it is what clouds this miraculous awareness.

Geoffrey Shugen Arnold

Source: The Best Buddhist Writing 2005 (Best Buddhist Writing), Pages: 92

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A Quote by Geoffrey Shugen Arnold on buddhism and mind

Mind is buddha. This is not our brain; it's not our head.

Geoffrey Shugen Arnold

Source: The Best Buddhist Writing 2005 (Best Buddhist Writing), Pages: 92

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