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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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A Quote by Geoffrey Shugen Arnold on buddhism, mind, and clarity

We might think we can find a buddha or enlightenment somewhere beyond this mind; we might think we can find serenity, clarity, and meaning beyond this mind, but such place does not exist. Everything that appears is this mind, Bodhidharma says.

Geoffrey Shugen Arnold

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

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A Quote by Pema Chodron on heart, save the world, buddhism, and pema chodron

It isn't that we say, "It doesn't matter about me all that much, but if I changed the world, it would be better for other people." It's less complicated than that. We don't set out to save the world; we set out to wonder how other people are doing and to reflect on how our actions affect other people's hearts.

Pema Chodron

Source: When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times, Pages: 100

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A Quote by Shunryu Suzuki Roshi on shunryu suzuki, soto zen, and buddhism

Our tendency is to be interested in something that is growing in the garden, not in the bare soil itself. But if you want to have a good harvest, the most important thing is to make the soil rich and cultivate it well.

Shunryu Suzuki

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

We ache at the violence, pain, and hunger in our world, and inside us is a will to help. But 'help' only helps if it is an active expression of love. Otherwise our attempts to help, limited by narrow self-concern, become rigid and too easily discouraged.

John Makransky

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

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

If our motivation for serving others is tied to a strong desire for specific outcomes or for praise, our potential is limited. Because we can never completely control the results of our efforts, we may become easily frustrated and disheartened.

John Makransky

Source: Awakening Through Love: Unveiling Your Deepest Goodness, Pages: 6

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A Quote by John Makransky on love, compassion, altruism, society, fear, violence, buddhism, and dzogchen

When individuals and groups do not experience being loved -- when whole communities lose hope that anyone cares -- fear and violence are often seized upon as seeming protectors in the form of gangs, mobs, and communal hostility.

John Makransky

Source: Awakening Through Love: Unveiling Your Deepest Goodness, Pages: 9

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