karma

A Quote by Lena Lees on kuan yin quotes, suffering, creativity, and karma


"People who've never suffered haven't yet developed an ability to utilize their own creativity to solve a challenging situation. An analogy would be that of a person who has fallen into a well. After many attempts of trying to climb out of the well, they develop strength, ingenuity. That is what many are doing on this earth. However, devastating struggle is always karmic. It might seem karmic if one has had a bad day or week. However, "little suffering" is for the purpose of building character and inner trust. On the other hand, "extreme suffering" for no apparent reason is an indication one is dealing with big karma."

Lena Lees

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

Contributed by: Hope

A Quote by Pema Chodron on buddhism, patterns, karma, and practice

Our patterns are well established, seductive, and comforting. Just wanting for them to be ventilated isn’t enough. Those of us who struggle with this know.

Pema Chodron

Source: The Places that Scare You : A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times (Shambhala Classics)

Contributed by: Jessica

A Quote by Bodhidharma on buddhism, anger, joy, karma, and emptiness

Once you know the nature of anger and joy is empty and you let them go, you free yourself from karma.

Bodhidharma (c. 440 AD - 528 AD)

Source: The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma: A Bilingual Edition

Contributed by: Jessica

A Quote by Pema Chodron on buddhism, patterns, karma, habits, and practice

Ordinarily we are swept away by habitual momentum and don’t interrupt our patterns slightly. When we feel betrayed or disappointed, does it occur to us to practice?

Pema Chodron

Source: The Places that Scare You : A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times (Shambhala Classics)

Contributed by: Jessica

A Quote by Bodhidharma on karma, buddhism, emptiness, delusion, and wisdom

Still others commit all sorts of evil deeds, claiming karma doesn’t exist. They erroneously maintain that since everything is empty, committing evil isn’t wrong. Such persons fall into a hell of endless darkness with no hope of release. Those who are wise hold no such conception.

Bodhidharma (c. 440 AD - 528 AD)

Source: The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma: A Bilingual Edition

Contributed by: Jessica

A Quote by Elizabeth Gilbert on suffering, hell, karma, and heaven

Take care of the problems now, or else you'll just have to suffer again later when you scew everything up the next timeAnd that repetition of suffering - that's hell.  Moving out of that endless repetition to a new level of understand - there's where you'll find heaven.

Elizabeth Gilbert

Source: Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia, Pages: 262

Contributed by: Beansprout

A Quote by Sharma on worship, prayer, and karma

Puja (worship) is offering to God, prathana (prayer) is demanding from God. When we pray by offering all our karma and even ourselves to God, the prayer fruitifies.

Mahesh

Source: My Blog

Contributed by: Sharma

A Quote by milarepa on meat, vegetarianism, buddhism, karma, and killing

How pitiful are sentient beings in Samsara ...
How foolish and sad it is to indulge in killing;
How sad to commit an act that in the end will hurt oneself;
How sad to build a sinful wall of meat, made of one's dying parents' flesh;
How sad to see meat eaten and blood flowing!

milarepa

Source: http://www.hermitary.com/articles/milarepa.html

Contributed by: Ryan

A Quote by Frederick Douglas on freedom, karma, pay, and life

Men may not get all they pay for in this world; but they must certainly pay for all they get.

Frederick Douglas (1817? - 1895)

Source: Speech, The Significance of Emancipation in the West Indies

Contributed by: Kyo

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