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
In the rest of Nirvana all sorrows surcease: Only Buddha can guide to that city of Peace Whose inhabitants have the eternal release.william r. alger
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
The first step of adoration of Buddha is shown in the formula of “Adoration to Buddha ( nama....sambuddhassa ).
Buddha became an object of adoration and also meditation . The term “buddhanusmriti” in early Buddhists scriptures had four meanings: (1)meditation on the virtues of Buddha ; (2) hearing the name of Buddha; (3) repetition of the name of Budddha; and (4) meditation in the figure of Buddha.
Two inscriptions found in Greco-Bactrian Cursive Script found in Afghanistan mention the Buddhist formula of Adoration ( namas ) to Buddha.
Buddha , the Blessed One, gives the parable of the blind men and the elephant to illustrate that partial knowledge always breeds bigotry and fanaticism .
Ardently do today what must be done. Who knows? Tomorrow, death comes.Buddha
Understanding is the heartwood of well-spoken words.Buddha
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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If all of the New Testament had been lost, it has been said, and only the Sermon on the Mount had managed to survive these two thousand years of history, we would still have all that is necessary for following the teachings of Jesus the Christ..... Buddhist scripture is much more voluminous than the Bible, but... if everything else were lost, we would need nothing more than the Dhammapada to follow the way of the Buddha.
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.
When Tibetans chant a mantra associated with a particular Buddha, they are not simply asking for the blessingsand aid of the Buddha – the final goal of the practice is to become buddhas themselves, since buddhas are sentient beings who have actualized the highest potential that we all possess.
India was the motherland of our race, and Sanskrit the mother of Europe's languages: she was the mother of our philosophy; mother, through the Arabs, of much of our mathematics; mother, through the Buddha, of the ideals embodied in Christianity; mother, through the village community, of self-government and democracy. Mother India is in many ways the mother of us all.will durant
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.
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