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
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
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 ).
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.
Ardently do today what must be done. Who knows? Tomorrow, death comes.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.
Political leaders are never leaders. For leaders we have to look to the Awakeners! Lao Tse, Buddha , Socrates, Jesus , Milarepa, Gurdjiev, Krishnamurti.