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Letter "B" » Buddhism
«We could say that meditation doesn't have a reason or doesn't have a purpose. In this respect it's unlike almost all other things we do except perhaps making music and dancing. When we make music we don't do it in order to reach a certain point, such as the end of the composition. If that were the purpose of music then obviously the fastest players would be the best. Also, when we are dancing we are not aiming to arrive at a particular place on the floor as in a journey. When we dance, the journey itself is the point, as when we play music the playing itself is the point. And exactly the same thing is true in meditation. Meditation is the discovery that the point of life is always arrived at in the immediate moment.»
Author: Alan Watts
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, The Discovery
«Buddhism holds that everything is in constant flux. Thus the question is whether we are to accept change passively and be swept away by it or whether we are to take the lead and create positive changes on our own initiative. While conservatism and self-protection might be likened to winter, night, and death, the spirit of pioneering and attempting to realize ideals evokes images of spring, morning, and birth.»
«We live in illusion and the appearance of things. There is a reality. We are that reality. When you understand this, you see that you are nothing, and being nothing, you are everything. That is all.»
«Neither from itself nor from another,Nor from both,Nor without a cause,Does anything whatever, anywhere arise.»
«There is nothing in Christianity or Buddhism that quite matches the sympathetic unselfishness of an oyster»
«You only lose what you cling to.»
«On the contrary, Subhuti, those Bodhisattvas who, when these words of the sutra are being taught, will find even one single thought of serene faith, will be such as have honoured many hundreds of thousands of Buddhas, such as have planted their roots»
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«Do not think of how big the universe is, it will merely hurt your head.»
«In Buddhism we have relative truth and absolute truth.»
«I am a simple Buddhist monk.»