A Quote by Adyashanti on buddha, middle way, enlightenment, nirvana, samsara, and extremes

The Buddha's insight into the middle way is not simply about a balance between extremes. This conventional understanding misses the deeper revelation of the middle way as being the very nature of unexcelled enlightenment. The middle way is an invitation to leap beyond nirvana and samsara and to realize the unborn Buddha mind right in the middle of everywhere.


Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Geshe Sonam Rinchen on samsara, attachment, craving, desire, ignorance, suffering, and dharma

Samsaric pleasures are like salt water, the more we indulge, the more we crave

Geshe Sonam Rinchen

Source: Thirty-Seven Practices of Bodhisattvas

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A Quote by Sage Vasishtha on samsara, brahma, vishnu, delusion, truth, inquiry, self, and bliss

 For when delusion is gone and the truth is realized by means of inquiry into self-nature, when the mind is at peace and the heart leaps to the supreme truth, when all the disturbing thought-waves in the mind have subsided and there is unbroken flow of peace and the heart is filled with the bliss of the absolute, when thus the truth has been seen in the heart, then this very world becomes an abode of bliss.

Sage Vasishtha

Source: The Concise Yoga Vasistha, Pages: 32

Contributed by: Meenakshi

A Quote by unknown on illusion, samsara, life, buddhism, sutra, and world

"Regard the fleeting world like this: like stars fading and vanishing at dawn, like bubbles on a fast moving stream, like morning dewdrops evaporating on blades of grass, like a candle flickering in a strong wind; echoes, mirages, and phantoms, hallucinations, and like a dream.


Source: The Eight Similes of Illusion, from the Prajna Paramita Sutras

Contributed by: Wings

A Quote by Osho on bhagwan, osho, nirvana, samsara, zorba, and buddha

Zorba the Buddha
...I really don't know from which Book of Bhagwan/Osho I caught the quote, but he used it frequently and I'm pretty sure it's a well known quote...


Source: Bhagwan, Osho

Contributed by: Alistair

A Quote by Herman Melville on samsara, samskara, flow, and let go

We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men; and along those fibers, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as causes, and come back to us as effects.

Herman Melville (1819 - 1891)

Source: m. t. g. Quotation Collatio Vol. II

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A Quote by Sakyong Mipham on samsara


Being fooled into trying to make things work out for "me" is called samsara.

Sakyong Mipham

Source: Ruling Your World : Ancient Strategies For Modern Life, Pages: 13

Contributed by: Brian

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