Like Gandhi, like the Buddha, like all great spiritual teachers, Easwaran had no use for beliefs unless they generated actions. Doing, not saying, is what counts.
We are told that if you are not occupied with the mind all the time, then you will invite the devil. It is such a heightened misconception that people are going crazy just because of this. An empty mind is not the devil’s home but an empty mind is the home of the Buddha.anandmurti gurumaa
Our tragic age demands poetry of courage and not whimpers about the inevitable end of all maya. People still extract pain of each other even after Buddha , Nanak and Gandhi have been preaching peace .
The age in which true history appeared in India was one of great intellectual and spiritual ferment. Mystics and sophists of all kinds roamed through the Ganga Valley, all advocating some form of mental discipline and asceticism as a means to salvation; but the age of the Buddha , when many of the best minds were abandoning their homes and professions for a life of asceticism, was also a time of advance in commerce and politics. It produced not only philosophers and ascetics, but also merchant princes and men of action.
The Buddha, the Godhead, resides quite as comfortably inthe circuits of a digital computeror thegears of a cycle transmission ashe does at thetop of a mountainor in the petals of a flower.
He preached what the Buddha preached, but without the preaching... "Don't take your thoughts too seriously." He called it a thought attack. What you need to do is live in the present.richard carlson
People walking? Karma walking … Buddha nature walking..!frederick franck
Innumerable Buddhas Enlightened… innumerable Christs crucified… always the same Christ, the same Buddha!frederick franck
Even if there had never been a Buddha nor a Christ CHRIST NATURE IS! Buddha NATURE IS!frederick franck
"Nothing burns in hell but ego" says Tauler. Does anything live but Buddha Nature, Christ Spirit?frederick franck
Most of us balk at her soporific rigmaroles, her echolaliac incantations, her half-witted-sounding catalogues on numbers; most of us read her less and less. Yet, remembering especially her early work, we are still always aware of her presence in the background of contemporary literature and we picture her as the great pyramidal Buddha of Jo Davidson's statue of her, eternally and placidly ruminating the gradual developments of the process of being, registering the vibrations of a psychological country like some august human seismograph whose charts we haven't the training to read.Gertrude Stein
Every time that a man has, with a pure heart, called upon Osiris, Dionysus, Buddha, the Tao, etc., the Son of God has answered him by sending the Holy Spirit. And the Holy Spirit has acted upon his soul, not by inciting him to abandon his religious tradition, but by bestowing upon him light [-] It is, therefore, useless to send out missions to prevail upon the peoples of Asia, Africa or Oceania to enter the Church.Simone Weil
The first step of adoration of Buddha is shown in the formula of “Adoration to Buddha ( nama....sambuddhassa ).
A man is not called wise because he talks and talks again; but if he is peaceful, loving, and fearless then he is in truth called wise.Buddha
Better than a thousand useless words is one useful word, hearing which one attains peace.Buddha
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Political leaders are never leaders. For leaders we have to look to the Awakeners: Lao Tse, Buddha, Socrates, Jesus, Milarepa, Gurdjiev, Krishnamurti.henry miller
The lesson Buddha and Aurelius had taught centuries earlier: "Nothing is miserable unless you think it so; and on the other hand, nothing brings happiness unless you are content with it".
The use of Mantras is deeply rooted in [[w:Tibetan Buddhism|Tibetan Buddhism. They are short prayers that are thought to subtly alter one’s mind and and make a connection with a particular Buddha.
Plato is the essential Buddha -seeker who appears again and again in each generation, moving onward and upward toward the "one." Aristotle is the eternal motorcycle mechanic who prefers the "many."
Political leaders are never leaders. For leaders we have to look to the Awakeners! Lao Tse, Buddha , Socrates, Jesus , Milarepa, Gurdjiev, Krishnamurti.