buddhist

A Quote by Mevlana Jelalu'ddin Rumi on buddhist, elements, eve, hindu, jew, muslim, religion, twoworlds, and zen

Not Christian or Jew or Muslim, not Hindu, Buddhist, sufi, or zen. Not any religion
or cultural system. I am not from the East or the West, not out of the ocean or up
from the ground, not natural or ethereal, not composed of elements at all. I do not exist,
am not an entity in this world or the next, did not descend from Adam or Eve or any
origin story. My place is placeless, a trace of the traceless. Neither body or soul.
I belong to the beloved, have seen the two worlds as one and that one call to and know,
first, last, outer, inner, only that breath breathing human being.

Mevlana Rumi (1207 - 1273)

Source: Rumi

Contributed by: foundation

A Quote by Bodhidharma on bodhidharma, zen, buddhism, buddhist, buddha, and enlightenment

"But people of the deepest understanding look within, distracted by nothing. Since a clear mind is the Buddha, they attain the understanding of a Buddha without using the mind." - Bodhidharma

Bodhidharma (c. 440 AD - 528 AD)

Source: The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma

Contributed by: jsab0

A Quote by Anon on jesus, issa, isa, yahshua, yeshua, death, cross, israel, and buddhist

The Earth trembled and the Heavens wept at the great crime just committed in the Land of Israel. For there was tortured and murdered the great, just Issa in whom dwelt the soul of the Universe

Anon

Source: The Life of Saint Issa, the Best of the Sons of Men, 1st century Buddhist manuscript

Contributed by: Lion

A Quote by Dalai Lama on kindness and buddhist

Be Kind whenever possible. It is always possible.

Dalai Lama

Contributed by: Amy

A Quote by Lena Lees on kuan yin quotes, buddhist, buddhism, buddhist parable, and wisdom of the heart

"I'm recalling a Buddhist parable," mentions Lena. "It involves an individual who climbs the mountain to receive wisdom from a monk. If one comes to the monk with an empty container, that individual can be filled with wisdom. On the other hand, if one comes filled with preconceptions, their mind already made up; any new knowledge or wisdom will simply spill over."
"Yes", agrees Kuan Yin. "The best state of meditation is to come to these sessions with an "empty cup". Then you can receive new information without any forced structure or chronology. Hope learned not to "jam her cup" with too much intellectualism. It closes off the heart. Think of the head as the top of the bottle. If it is too tightly, firmly "screwed on", it closes off the entire vessel. The message, then, is to not lose your head. If the head is "lost", true wisdom, knowledge cannot reach the heart"

Lena Lees

Source: The Living Word of Kuan Yin: The Teachings & Prophecies of The Goddess of Compassion & Mercy

Contributed by: Hope

A Quote by unknown on buddhist, healing, and blessing

Just as the soft rains fill the streams,
pour into the rivers and join together in the oceans,
so may the power of every moment of your goodness
flow forth to awaken and heal all beings,
Those here now, those gone before, those yet to come.
By the power of every moment of your goodness
May your heart's wishes be soon fulfilled
as completely shining as the bright full moon,
as magically as by a wish-fulfilling gem.

By the power of every moment of your goodness
May all dangers be averted and all disease be gone.
May no obstacle come across your way.
May you enjoy fulfillment and long life.

For all in whose heart dwells respect,
who follow the wisdom and compassion, of the Way,
May your life prosper in the four blessings
of old age, beauty, happiness and strength

unknown

Contributed by: Tracy Phaup

A Quote by Ven Payutto on production, consumption, economics, and buddhist

The word "production" is misleading. We tend to think that through production new things are created, when in fact it is merely changes of state which are effected. One substance or form of energy is converted into another. These conversions entail the creation of a new state by the destruction of an old one. Thus production is always accompanied by destruction. In some cases the destruction is acceptable, in others it is not. Production is only truly justified when the value of the thing produced outweighs the value of that which is destroyed. In some cases it may be better to refrain from production. This is invariably true for those industries whose products are for the purpose of destruction. In weapons factories, for example, non-production is always the better choice. In industries where production entails the destruction of natural resources and environmental degradation, non-production is sometimes the better choice. To choose, we must distinguish between production with positive results and production with negative results; production that enhances well-being and that which destroys it.

Ven Payutto

Source: Buddhist Economics: A Middle Way for the Market Place

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by huang-po on buddhist and emptiness

Men are afraid to forget their minds, fearing to fall through the Void with nothing to stay their fall. They do not know that the Void is not really void, but the realm of the real Dharma.

huang-po

Contributed by: Ryan

Syndicate content