Have reverence for yourself and you will walk with the angels. Explore inner landscapes and the journey of growing spirit will be one of immense blessings. Ours is a vast ocean of consciousness and if one colours outside the lines they will be embraced by light and love will shine upon them all their days. Be the master of your own life, live your dreams, explore the infinite and yours will be a magnificent voyage.
Source: Micheal Teal - Poet , Philosopher and Shaman
You may have seen people praying to an image as if it had special power. Perhaps they're wishing for the well-being of their family, for material prosperity, or to recover from illness. But this way of practicing faith only leads to a dead end. Buddha images should serve as inspirations to cultivate the infinite loving kindness latent in the buddha within us.
Dove that ventured outside, flying far from the dovecote: housed and protected again, one with the day, the night, knows what serenity is, for she has felt her wings pass through all distance and fear in the course of her wanderings.
The doves that remained at home, never exposed to loss, innocent and secure, cannot know tenderness; only the won-back heart can ever be satisfied: free, through all it has given up, to rejoice in its mastery.
Being arches itself over the vast abyss. Ah the ball that we dared, that we hurled into infinite space, Doesn’t it fill our hands differently with its return: heavier by the weight of where it has been.
Rainer Maria Rilke (1875 - 1926)
Source: Ahead of All Parting: The Selected Poetry and Prose of Rainer Maria Rilke (Modern Library) (English & German Edition)
How can infinite consciousness cease to be? The person is nothing but infinite consciousness. Who dies and when, to whom does this infinite consciousness belong and how? Even when millions of bodies die, this consciousness exists undiminished.
There is no need to mention the great difference between the amount of satisfaction there is in just oneself being happy and the amount of satisfaction there is in an infinite number of people being happy.