Thursday, May 27, 2010

I agree with the Dalai Lama. We need Compassion and Unconditional Love.

I agree with the Dalai Lama’s claim that “the essential message of all religions is very much the same.” – He calls it compassion.

Yes, Love your enemy and there is no enemy. Unconditional Love. It's what is needed.

Jesus did not come to die on the cross. He came to Live and he died because he said he was "yod heh", that He was One with Abwun.

The Nazorean came to remind us of 2 things. Love your Neighbor as yourself. Love "Abwun" with all your heart, mind and soul.

Something to read–> "Everything is God" -

There is “one truth” behind the “many faiths,” and that core truth, he argues, is compassion. – Dalai Lama (True)

My Favorite Henry Miller Quotes... How much Joy !

Heaven is Now:

One's destination is never a place but rather a new way of looking at things. - Henry Miller

The one thing we can never get enough of is love. And the one thing we never give enough is love. - Henry Miller

The moment one gives close attention to any thing, even a blade of grass it becomes a mysterious,awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself. - Henry Miller

The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware. - Henry Miller

If there is to be any peace it will come through being, not having. - Henry Miller

If men cease to believe that they will one day become gods then they will surely become worms. - Henry Miller

I have no money, no resources, no hopes. I am the happiest man alive. - Henry Miller

Honest criticism means nothing: what one wants is unrestrained passion, fire for fire. - Henry Miller

Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognize it as such. - Henry Miller

Plots and character don't make life. Life is here and now, .... Henry Miller

Fiction and invention are of the very fabric of life. - Henry Miller

The only way in which anyone can lead us is to restore to us the belief in our own guidance. - Henry Miller

Man has demonstrated that he is master of everything except his own nature. - Henry Miller

Instead of asking 'How much damage will the work in question bring about?' why not ask 'How much good? How much joy?' - Henry Miller

In the beginning was the Word. Man acts it out. He is the act, not the actor. - Henry Miller

In expanding the field of knowledge we but increase the horizon of ignorance. - Henry Miller

Imagination is the voice of daring. If there is anything Godlike about God it is that. He dared to imagine everything. - Henry Miller

Saturday, May 8, 2010

The Perennial Philosophy - Aldous Huxley

PHILOSOPHIA PERENNIS - the phrase was coined by Leibniz; but the thing - the metaphysic that recognizes a divine Reality substantial to the world of things and lives and minds; the psychology that finds in the soul something similar to, or even identical with, divine Reality; the ethic that places man's final end in the knowledge of the immanent and transcendent Ground of all being - the thing is immemorial and universal. - Introduction to The Perennial Philosophy by Aldous Huxley

The Perennial Philosophy is primarily concerned with the One, divine Reality substantial to the manifold world of things and lives and minds. But the nature of this one Reality is such that it cannot be directly and immediately apprehended except by those who have chosen to fulfil certain conditions, making themselves loving, pure in heart, and poor in spirit. Why should this be so ? We do not know. - Aldous Huxley

Do not ask whether the Principle is in this or that; it is in all beings - Chuang-Tzu

One Nature, perfect and pervading, circulates in all natures - Yung-chia Ta-shih

Behold but One in all things; it is the second that leads you astray. - Kabir

When the Ten Thousand things are viewed in their oneness, we return to the Origin and remain where we have always been. - Sen T'sen

Goodness needeth not to enter into the soul, for it is there already, only it is unperceived - Theologia Germanica

The Beloved is all in all; the lover merely veils Him; The Beloved is all that lives... Rumi

The Perennial Philosophy - Aldous Huxley

Friday, May 7, 2010

Living Buddha, Living Christ by Thich Nhat Hanh

What I'm reading this weekend.
Found this on the book shelf. Forgot I had it.

"True understanding comes from true practice. Understanding and love are values that transcend all dogma." — Thich Nhat Hanh (Living Buddha, Living Christ)

"Because you are alive, everything is possible."
— Thich Nhat Hanh (Living Buddha, Living Christ)

"As Buddhists or Christians... understanding is the most important component for transformation. If we talk to each other there is a possibility that we can understand the other person better. When we understand another person, we understand ourselves better. - Thich Nhat Hanh (Living Buddha, Living Christ)

Living Buddha, Living Christ - Thich Nhat Hanh