Do not mock a pain that you haven’t endured.
Who sees the human face correctly: the photographer, the mirror, or the painter?
Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time. Never make your most important decisions when you are in your worst moods. Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass. The spring will come.
prayerglyph asked: where do you find the truth? and how are you sure its the truth? this question applies to anything that people say from politicians to doctors.
Do your research. Check the sources. Evaluate those sources based on stringent criteria for the field. Trust your gut. Never take anything at face value. Ask hard questions. Above all, discuss the idea with people who are skeptical of that position or idea and take intelligent criticism or questions seriously - give that criticism hard thought and repeat.
March on. Do not tarry. To go forward is to move toward perfection. March on, and fear not the thorns, or the sharp stones on life’s path.
When she transformed into a butterfly, the caterpillars spoke not of her beauty, but of her weirdness. They wanted her to change back into what she always had been. But she had wings.
You will recognize that you have returned to your natural state by a complete absence of all desire and fear.
In general, ‘Buddha’ means ‘Awakened One’, someone who has awakened from the sleep of ignorance and sees things as they really are. A Buddha is a person who is completely free from all faults and mental obstructions. There are many people who have become Buddhas in the past, and many people will become Buddhas in the future.
The American people know what’s going on. They’re not as dumb as the jowly, stuffed-shirt pundits on CNBC and Bloomberg think. They can see beyond the lies and political bloviating. They know their goose is cooked. That’s why they’re so depressed, because they feel powerless. Pessimistic, frustrated and powerless.
The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it.