A Quote by Peter Matthiessen on meditation, nature, perception, self, and time

I meditate for the last time on this mountain that is bare, though others all around are white with snow.  Like the bare peak of the koan, this one is not different from myself.  I know this mountain because I am this mountain, I can feel it breathing at this moment, as its grass tops stray against the snows.  If the snow leopard should leap from the rock above and manifest itself before me - S-A-A-O! - then in that moment of pure fright, out of my wits, I might truly perceive it, and be free.

Peter Matthiessen

Source: The Snow Leopard

Contributed by: ingebrita

A Quote by Shinjo Ito on deep, self, awareness, buddha, buddha-nature, awakened nature, awaken, discover, loving, kindness, and compassion

What is most important is to go deep into ourselves and discover the loving kindness and compassion of the buddha within - the awakened nature we all possess.

Shinjo Ito

Source: Shinjo: Reflections, Pages: 9

Contributed by: Meenakshi

A Quote by Gary Snyder on nature and self

After weeks of watching the roof leak
          I fixed it tonight
by moving a single board

Gary Snyder

Source: Haiku Mind: 108 Poems to Cultivate Awareness & Open Your Heart

Contributed by: ingebrita

A Quote by Paul H. Ray, Sherry Ruth Anderson on connection, mystery, and self

Poets and mystics have been telling us for centuries: Wake up.  Wake to your true self.  Wake to your own connections to what is around you right now.  Gaze into someone's eyes, and discover who looks back.  Penetrate the mysteries where the worlds touch.  Don't go back to sleep.

Paul H. Ray, Sherry Ruth Anderson

Source: The Cultural Creatives: How 50 Million People Are Changing the World

Contributed by: ingebrita

A Quote by Micheal Teal on transformation, soul, spirit, self, and isnpiration

If we identify with the soul we awaken the authentic self , inspire the spirit and fuel the fire of transformation.

Micheal Teal

Source: Micheal Teal - Poet , Philosopher and Shaman

Contributed by: oldman

A Quote by Confucius on self and being


I want you to be everything that's you, deep at the center of your being.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

Contributed by: Ketutar

A Quote by Edna St. Vincent Millay on life, pain, and self

And must I then, indeed, Pain, live with you
All through my life? - sharing my fire, my bed,
Sharing - oh, worst of all things! - the same head? -
And, when I feed myself, feeding you, too?

Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892 - 1950)

Source: The New Anthology of American Poetry

Contributed by: ingebrita

A Quote by Sutta Nipāta 3.710 on self, others, and harm

"As I am, so are others;
as others are, so am I."
Having thus identified self and others,
harm no one nor have them harmed.

~~Sutta Nipāta 3.710

Sutta Nipāta 3.710

Contributed by: mimi

A Quote by E. E. Cummings on self and individuality

To be nobody but yourself--in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else--means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.

E. E. Cummings

Source: "To Be Nobody-But-Yourself" (1955)

Contributed by: Jeremy

A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on truth, masks, humanity, human nature, and self

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

Contributed by: Siona

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