A Quote by unknown on living, letting go, and now

Nothing is permanent in this wicked world - not even our troubles.


Contributed by: Dan

A Quote by Alice Malsenior Walker on faith, buddhism, attachment, labels, and now

I'm not [a Buddhist].  The whole point of anything that is really, truly valuable to your soul, and your own growth, is not to attach to a teacher, but rather to find out what the real deal is in the world itself. You become your own guide. The teachings can help you, but really, we're all here with the opportunity the reality of hereness. We all have that. I trust that...I'm just not interested in labels. I find all of them  constrictive.  They're hard to wear.  And they're hard to wear because we're always - hopefully - growing.

Alice Walker (1944 -)

Source: Shambhala Sun - May 2007, pages 46-47

Contributed by: Ryan

A Quote by a lipede on heaven, now, love, and prayer

my brothers' and sisters' prayer
 my brothers and sisters who are in heaven . hallowed is your name our kingdom has come . may your good will be done here on earth as it is now done in heaven . give each other his and her daily love . and for-give each other their transparencies . as you expect others to for-give you your transparency . lead each other not into the temptation of death and deliver each other from the evil of fear . for NOW is our kingdom of heaven. NOW is our power to change our spiritual world . and NOW is our glory to live eternally . forever and forever are women . and forever and forever are men . amen

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Contributed by: primaldivine

A Quote by Shunryu Suzuki-roshi on perfection, changing the world, and now

Everything is perfect, but there is a lot of room for improvement.

Shunryu Suzuki-roshi (1905 - 1971)


Contributed by: Ryan

A Quote by Takuan Soho on now, impermance, and buddhism

Not twice this day

Inch time foot gem.

This day will not come again.

Each minute is worth a priceless gem.

Takuan Soho (1573 - ?)


Contributed by: Ryan

A Quote by Philip Kapleau on buddhism, now, death, living, and acceptance

Die while alive and be thoroughly dead. Then do what you will, and all will be well

Philip Kapleau


Contributed by: Ryan

A Quote by Thich Nhat Hanh on buddhism, heart sutra, being, purpose, now, happiness, and buddha

Does the rose have to do something? No, the purpose of a rose is to be a rose. Your purpose is to be yourself. You don't have to run anywhere to become someone else. You are wonderful just the way you are. This teaching of the Buddha allows us to enjoy ourselves, the blue sky, and everything that is refreshing and healing in the present moment. We already have everything we are looking for, everything we want to become. We are already a Buddha so why not just take the hand of another Buddha and practice walking meditation? Just be. Just being in the moment in this place is the deepest practice of meditation. The Heart Sutra says that there is "nothing to attain." We meditate not to attain enlightenment, because enlightenment is already in us. We don't need to search anywhere. We don't need to practice to obtain some high position. We can enjoy every moment. People talk about entering nirvana, but we are already there. Aimlessness and nirvana are one. We have everything we need to make the present moment the happiest in our life, even if we have a cold or a headache. We don't have to wait until we get over our cold to be happy. Having a cold is part of life. I am happy in the present moment. I do not ask for anything else. I do not expect any additional happiness. Aimlessness is stopping and realizing the happiness that is already available.

Thich Nhat Hanh

Source: Heart of the Buddha's Teaching: Transforming Suffering into Peace, Joy, & Liberation : The Four Noble Truths, the Noble Eightfold Path, & Other Basic Buddhist Teachings, Pages: 152-154

Contributed by: Ryan

A Quote by Eckhart Tolle on your life, life, and now

Forget about your life situation and pay attention to your life.  Your life situation exists in time.  Your life is now.  Your life situation is mind-stuff.  Your life is real.

Eckhart Tolle

Contributed by: Mary_C

A Quote by Shams-ud-din Muhammad (Hafiz) on hafiz, now, poems, and sufism

Now is the time to know that all that you do is sacred... Now is the time for you to deeply compute the impossibility that there is anything but grace.


Source: The Gift, Pages: 160

Contributed by: ahafiz

A Quote by Brad Warner on buddhism, punk, now, and doubt

Buddhism took what I thought were the truly worthwhile things about the hardcore punk movement to their logical conclusion. The hardcores questioned society’s values, but never really questioned their own. The hardcores knew the straight world was fucked, but didn’t seem to have any idea what to do about that. Buddhism was absolutely free of the kind of bullshit I’d found in every religion I’d looked into. The object of Buddhist worship is this world itself, the reality we are living in right now. No God, no angels, no Heaven or Hell, no Savior except yourself.

Brad Warner


Contributed by: Ryan

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