This Compassionate Life

Allowing everything to be as it is

Quietness

Inside this new love, die.
Your way begins on the other side.

Become the sky.
Take an axe to the prison wall.

Escape.

Walk out like somebody suddenly born into color.

Do it now.
You’re covered with thick cloud.
Slide out the side.

Die,
and be quiet. Quietness is the surest sign
that you’ve died.

Your old life was a frantic running
from silence.

The speechless full moon
comes out now.

- Jelaluddin Rumi

and i said to my body. softly. ‘i want to be your friend.’ it took a long breath. and replied, ‘i have been waiting my whole life for this.’

—nayyirah waheed (via roserosetyler)

(Source: nayyirahwaheed, via meditrinavermont)

justdharmaquotes:

Transformative power of bodhicitta ~ Khunu Rinpochehttp://bit.ly/1o2FVpG

Bodhicitta transforms
afflictive emotions, suffering and fear,
and sickness and death
into a path to enlightenment.

Khunu Rinpoche

from the book “Vast As the Heavens, Deep As the Sea: Verses in Praise of Bodhicitta”http://amzn.to/1dOZby0

translated by Gareth Sparham

justdharmaquotes:

Transformative power of bodhicitta ~ Khunu Rinpoche
http://bit.ly/1o2FVpG

Bodhicitta transforms
afflictive emotions, suffering and fear,
and sickness and death
into a path to enlightenment.

Khunu Rinpoche

from the book “Vast As the Heavens, Deep As the Sea: Verses in Praise of Bodhicitta”
http://amzn.to/1dOZby0

translated by Gareth Sparham

(via yoga9vipassana)

The Truth Liberates

rainbowtwo:

'When the mind is silent, not seeking anything, it is possible to see what is true.

And it is the truth that liberates, not your efforts to be free.’

- J. Krishnamurti, source unknown.

(via lookupcollection)

Meditation means to gently notice what is already here, without trying to change it in any way.

—Jeff Foster (via abiding-in-peace)

(via yoga9vipassana)

Sometimes we don’t need to eat or drink as much as we do, but it has become a kind of addiction. We feel so lonely. Loneliness is one of the afflictions of modern life. It is similar to the Third and Fourth Precepts—we feel lonely, so we engage in conversation, or even in a sexual relationship, hoping that the feeling of loneliness will go away. Drinking and eating can also be the result of loneliness. You want to drink or overeat in order to forget your loneliness, but what you eat may bring toxins into your body. When you are lonely, you open the refrigerator, watch TV, read magazines or novels, or pick up the telephone to talk. But unmindful consumption always makes things worse.

—Thich Nhat Hanh (via culturejolt)

good reminder

(via livememphismusic)

We are alive and we need to take risks, and if we fail, so what? Who cares? It doesn’t matter. We learn and we move on without judgment.

don Miguel Ruiz

—(via primordialsoundmeditation)

Beautiful

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