Marcus Thomas (via panatmansam)
You’re all Buddhas, pretending not to be. You’re all the Christ, pretending not to be. You’re all Atman, pretending not to be. You’re all love, pretending not to be. You’re all one, pretending not to be. You’re all Gurus, pretending not to be. You’re all God, pretending not to be. When you’re ready to stop pretending, then you’re ready to just be the real you. That’s your home.
Black oolong tonight ^_^
Cultivating an attitude of acceptance in regards to things which are in the past or otherwise out of your control is much easier than you might imagine. Just practice it. It is what it is. The more you do it the easier it gets and before you know it … no worries.
Within yourself is a stillness, a sanctuary to which you can retreat at any time and be yourself.
Hermann Hesse (via kkdas)
Someone who is training in the Path in our times needs to have self confidence and not go looking for the Buddha outside of himself.
Master Linji (via proverbwolf)
For as long as space endures, and for as long as living beings remain, until then may I, too, abide to dispel the misery of the world.
Kuan Yin - also Quan Yin. Chinese Goddess of Mercy. Worshipped throughout the world, Kuan Yin is the mother of compassion. Her name translates as She Who Hears the Weeping World, and she accepts and responds to all prayers. Kuan Yin cares for the souls of the deceased, and relieves sinners from purgatory. As the patroness of healers, Kuan Yin cures ailments of mind, body and spirit. Though she is sometimes depicted as a male deity, she is usually seen as an attractive woman carrying a jug of healing water; at times she is pictured as a figure with many arms and eleven heads. Kuan Yin is also considered to be a bodhisattva.
- text taken from the Goddess Guide by Brandi Auset
All the joy the world contains has come through wishing happiness for others.
All the misery the world contains has come through wanting pleasure for oneself.
Shantideva (via ayarunas)