Buddhist quotes...

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Buddhist quotes...

Postby appicchato » Fri Jan 22, 2010 8:59 am

Having found much inspiration, as well as instruction (among other things), from 'quotes'...I'd like to pass this link on for those who like them as well...enjoy...

http://buddhistlinks.org/Quotations.htm
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Re: Buddhist quotes...

Postby Ben » Fri Jan 22, 2010 10:18 am

Thanks Bhante!
I might just stick this thread in the 'shrine room' forum.
metta

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Re: Buddhist quotes...

Postby BlackBird » Fri Jan 22, 2010 8:15 pm

i was gonna add it to the resource guide too, if that's okay?
"And so, because this Teaching is so different from what Westerners are accustomed to, they will try to adapt the Teaching to their own framework. What they need to learn to do is not to adapt the Teaching to their own point of view but to adapt their own point of view to the Teaching. This is called saddhá, or faith, and it means giving oneself to the Teaching even if the Teaching is contrary to one’s own preconceived notions of the way things are."- Ven Bodhesako

Nanavira Thera's teachings - An existential approach to the Dhamma | Ven. Bodhesako's essay on anicca
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Re: Buddhist quotes...

Postby Fede » Fri Jan 22, 2010 8:20 pm

(It's already in the Shrine Room forum..... :?(I'm kidding.....)

Thank you Bhante.... I love quotations, and am an avid collector. This is wonderful.....!
"Samsara: The human condition's heartbreaking inability to sustain contentment." Elizabeth Gilbert, 'Eat, Pray, Love'.

Simplify: 17 into 1 WILL go: Mindfulness!

Quieta movere magna merces videbatur. (Sallust, c.86-c.35 BC)
Translation: Just to stir things up seemed a good reward in itself. ;)

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