This Compassionate Life

Allowing everything to be as it is

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Learning to live with your sanity ~ Chögyam Trungpahttp://bit.ly/1lFNyMP

Familiarization is one of the five strengths that allow us to practice our bodhisattva discipline of helping others throughout our whole life. This process is analogous to falling in love. When somebody mentions your lover’s name, you feel both pain and pleasure. You feel turned on to that person’s name and to anything associated with him or her. In the same way, the natural tendency of mindfulness-awareness, especially when egolessness has already evolved in your mind, is to flash on the dharma. You familiarize yourself with it. In other words, you no longer regard dharma as a foreign entity, but you realize that dharma is a household thought, a household word, and a household activity. Each time you uncork your bottle of wine or unpop your Coca-Cola can or pour yourself a glass of water — whatever you do becomes a reminder of the dharma. You cannot get rid of it; it becomes a natural situation. So you learn to live with your sanity.

Chögyam Trungpa

from the book “Training the Mind and Cultivating Loving-Kindness”http://amzn.to/1dhRznm

source: http://bit.ly/1lFNyMT

justdharmaquotes:

Learning to live with your sanity ~ Chögyam Trungpa
http://bit.ly/1lFNyMP

Familiarization is one of the five strengths that allow us to practice our bodhisattva discipline of helping others throughout our whole life. This process is analogous to falling in love. When somebody mentions your lover’s name, you feel both pain and pleasure. You feel turned on to that person’s name and to anything associated with him or her. In the same way, the natural tendency of mindfulness-awareness, especially when egolessness has already evolved in your mind, is to flash on the dharma. You familiarize yourself with it. In other words, you no longer regard dharma as a foreign entity, but you realize that dharma is a household thought, a household word, and a household activity. Each time you uncork your bottle of wine or unpop your Coca-Cola can or pour yourself a glass of water — whatever you do becomes a reminder of the dharma. You cannot get rid of it; it becomes a natural situation. So you learn to live with your sanity.

Chögyam Trungpa

from the book “Training the Mind and Cultivating Loving-Kindness”
http://amzn.to/1dhRznm

source: http://bit.ly/1lFNyMT

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What, concretely, is Enlightenment?”
“Seeing Reality as it is,” said the Master.
“Doesn’t everyone see Reality as it is?”
“Oh, no! Most people see it as they think it is.”
“What’s the difference?”
“The difference between thinking you are drowning in a stormy sea and knowing you cannot drown because there isn’t any water in sight for miles around.

—Anthony De mello (via lazylucid)

This made me laugh! I can see how I have done this over and over.

It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.

Jiddu Krishnamurti

Meditation Masters

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It’s often the imperfections that make something or someone so loveable, so beautiful, so memorable, and even so forgivable.

—Jeff Foster (via abiding-in-peace)

No matter how experienced you are, no matter how much more knowledge you have than everyone else, never be satisfied with the wisdom you have acquired or with the depths of insight you have had. Do not limit yourself; always leave the door wide open for new and deeper understandings.
Sayadaw U Tejaniya
Excerpt from - Don’t Look Down on your Defilements, They Will Laugh At You

You are this moment, introduce yourself to This,
do not attach your mind to any direction.
No sadhana, no past, no future,
not even emptiness of your heart, not even space.
To be free forever introduce yourself to this Moment.
This Moment is always this Moment, It will not change.
It is Freedom, free from mind and concepts,
and is your fundamental birthright.
The best use of this Moment is to drown in It.
Keep Quiet, you are inside of the inside,
do not dwell anywhere and make no effort.
The concept of effort and practice is bondage.
Just keep Quiet, Wherever you are, Just keep Quiet.

—Papaji (via oceanandwave)

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