The basic teachings of Buddha are about understanding what we are, who we are, why we are. When we begin to realize what we are, who we are, why we are, then we begin to realize what we are not, who we are not, why we are not. We begin to realize that we don’t have basic, substantial, solid, fundamental ground that we can exert anymore. We begin to realize that our ideas of security and our concept of freedom have been purely phantom experiences
Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche (via selim-al-tarin)
Macocha Gorge, Czech Republic
This evenings porch view. #nofilters #mountains (at Sparks Lake)
On the night I thought I died
my eyes closed in final slumber
I heard a mother’s voice speak to me
She said “wake child this is not your time”
I asked “do I have a destiny to fulfill?”
She replied “yes my darling, to live, just to live.”
When you are offended at any man’s fault, turn to yourself and study your own failings. Then you will forget your anger.
Epictetus (via panatmansam)
Pilgrimage to the Tigers Nest monastery.