Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Spiritual - Food For Thought

Compassion hurts. When you feel connected to everything, you also feel responsible for everything. And you cannot turn away. Your destiny is bound with the destinies of others. You must either learn to carry the Universe or be crushed by it. You must grow strong enough to love the world, yet empty enough to sit down at the same table with its worst horrors. - Andrew Boyd

Make no mistake about it – enlightenment is a ‘destructive process’. It has nothing to do with becoming better or being happier. Enlightenment is the crumbling away of untruth. It’s seeing through the fa├žade of pretense. It’s the complete eradication of everything we imagined to be true. - Adyashanti

Since there is no way we can succeed in our spiritual practice while our mind is tense and unhappy, we should always practice in moderation, allowing our mind to remain joyful and relaxed. Then our mediation will work, our mind will become clearer, and our memory will improve. - Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

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