"One of the first things that Munindra said to me when we met [in Bodh Gaya, 1967] was that if I wanted to understand the mind, I should sit down and observe it. The great simplicity and pragmatism of this advice struck a very resonant chord within me. There was no dogma to believe, no rituals to observe; rather, there was the understanding that liberating wisdom can grow from one’s own systematic and sustained investigation."

Joseph Goldstein (via the-starpilot-has-landed)

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Reliance on Inner Purity

rainbowtwo:

'In the broadest conception of the path, in the vast context of spiritual practice, we cultivate and nourish certain qualities that support and propel us forward into freedom. The Pali word parami refers to ten wholesome qualities in our minds and the accumulated power they bring to us:…

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Finding Solid Ground

rainbowtwo:

'In our daily lives, our fear causes us to lose ourselves. Our body is here, but our mind is all over the place. Sometimes we plunge ourselves into a book, and the book carries us far away from our body and the reality where we are. Then, as soon as we lift our head out of the book, we're back to…

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(Source: rainbowtwo)

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"Nothing has saddened me so much in life as the hardness of heart of educated people."

Mahatma Gandhi (via purplebuddhaproject)

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"Our wisdom is all mixed up with what we call our neurosis. Our brilliance, our juiciness, our spiciness, is all mixed up with our craziness and our confusion, and therefore it doesn’t do any good to try to get rid of our so-called negative aspects, because in that process we also get rid of our basic wonderfulness."

Pema Chodron (via dayannarra)

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"Every man is more than just himself; he also represents the unique, the very special and always significant and remarkable point at which the world’s phenomena intersect, only once in this way, and never again."

Hermann Hesse (via mimi-said)

(Source: cereal-chiller, via mimi-said)

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Change

I told the girl I like that I don’t recognize myself from a year ago. She understands because she’s doing the same things.

My best friend’s cousin said that I’m very different too. We’d only met twice before I got sober.

If you want what we have you gotta do what we do.

Easy does it but do it!

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"God didn’t give you the strength to get back on your feet so that you can run back to the same thing that knocked you down…"

fuck (via hopefulbelievers)

(Source: quotediary.me, via squattingsnoopy)

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unknowngenre:

Creative Street Art by OakOak

OakOak is a French artist who likes to play with urban elements.

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