A Quote by Sogyal Rinpoche on body, buddhism, compassion, direction, ignorance, journeys, kindness, life, magic, miracles, nature, practice, teachers, time, truth, trying, understanding, wisdom, work, and world

Our buddha nature, then, has an active aspect, which is our "inner teacher." From the very moment we became obscured, this inner teacher has been working tirelessly for us, tirelessly trying to bring us back to the radiance and spaciousness of our true being. . . . When we have prayed and aspired and hungered for the truth for a long time, for many, many lives, and when our karma has become sufficiently purified, a kind of miracle takes place. And this miracle, if we can understand and use it, can lead to the end of ignorance forever: The inner teacher, who has been with us always, manifests in the form of the "outer teacher," whom, almost as if by magic, we actually encounter. . . . He or she is nothing less than the human face of the absolute. . . , the crystallization of the wisdom of all the buddhas, and the embodiment of their compassion directed always toward you. . . . . . . For me, my masters have been the embodiment of living truth, undeniable signs that enlightenment is possible in a body, in this life, in this world, even here and even now, the supreme inspirations in my practice, in my work, in my life, and in my journey toward liberation. . . .

Sogyal Rinpoche

Source: Sogyal Rinpoche in The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, HarperCollins Publishers, 1993, p. 134

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A Quote by Sir Kingsley William Amis on trying


Outside every fat man there is an even fatter man trying to close in.

Sir Kingsley William Amis (1922 - 1995)

Source: One Fat Englishman, Ch. 3

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A Quote by Sherwood Eddy on belief, consequences, faith, and trying

Faith is not trying to believe something regardless of the evidence; faith is daring something regardless of the consequences.

Sherwood Eddy (1871 - 1963)

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A Quote by Shelley Winters on happiness, problems, and trying

All marriages are happy. It's trying to live together afterwards that causes all the problems.

Shelley Winters (1920 -)

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A Quote by Shakti Gawain on conformity, genius, learning, nature, people, and trying

We will discover the nature of our particular genius when we stop trying to conform to our own or to other people's models, learn to be ourselves, and allow our natural channel to open.

Shakti Gawain

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A Quote by Scott Raymond Adams on efficiency, life, people, and trying

Few things in life are less efficient than a group of people trying to write a sentence. The advantage of this method is that you end up with something for which you will not be personally blamed.

Scott Raymond Adams (1957 -)

Source: Dogbert, in Building a Better Life by Stealing Office Supplies: Dogbert's Big Book of Business, 1991

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A Quote by Sanjay Singh on goals, justice, life, obsession, rest, and trying

Life is just a game, roll the dice, spin the wheel. Whatever comes up is what you get, if you take the game seriously you become obsessed by it, always trying to find a goal, but in the game of life, there is no colourful square that says finish. Only a select few will find it, and the rest will just wither away when they realize that their number never came up. Do not pass go, do not collect $200

Sanjay Singh

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A Quote by Robert Penn Warren on trying and writers

Most writers are trying to find what they think or feel. . . . not simply working from the given, but toward the given, saying the unsayable and steadily asking, "What do I really feel about this?"

Robert Penn Warren (1905 -)

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A Quote by Robert Nozick on argument, behavior, belief, desires, goals, motivation, niceness, originality, people, philosophy, police, proof, study, thought, trying, and understanding

Philosophical argument, trying to get someone to believe something whether he wants to believe it or not, is not, I have held, a nice way to behave towards someone; also it does not fit the original motivation for studying or entering philosophy. That motivation is puzzlement, curiousity, a desire to understand, not a desire to produce uniformity of belief. Most people do not want to become thought-police. The philosophical goal of explanation rather than proof not only is morally better, it is more in accord with one's philosophical motivation.

Robert Nozick

Source: Philosophical Explanations, (from the Introduction) Nozick

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A Quote by Robert James McCracken, D.D. on brevity, cities, day, difficulty, fatigue, life, quiet, suffering, trying, and worth

It is an experiment worth trying to be alone and to be quiet for a brief period every day. Under city conditions it may be difficult to carry out, but most of us could do it if we tried. At any rate, we should moderate the pace at which we are living. If we remain at high gear, at top pressure, we are bound to suffer from fatigue and strain.

Robert McCracken

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