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Archive for the ‘Intention, Choice, Action’ Category

Some Quotes Worth Quoting

Monday, December 22nd, 2008

My friend and student, Jennifer Lomeli, sent me this quote by Gary Snyder, one I had not read or heard of before, but I really like it and it does reflect a Buddhist truth, as well as a universal one:

“TRUE AFFLUENCE IS NOT NEEDING ANYTHING.”

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My Guru Gandhi: A Personal Recollection

Wednesday, July 16th, 2008

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“At the time of writing I never think of what I have said before. My aim is not to be consistent with my previous statements on a given question, but to be consistent with truth as it may present itself to me at the given moment. The result has been that I have grown from truth to truth.”
-Mohandas K. Gandhi (1869-1948)

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Skillful Choices Lead to Happier Lives

Sunday, December 9th, 2007

The dharma of Buddhism teaches that our future, as well as our evolutionary journey through life, is determined by the actions we take. And our actions are based on our intentions and the choices we make in an effort to realize those intentions. Further, one’s life experiences play an important role in determining what our intentions are, how skillfully we choose the methods or actions we take to realize those intentions, followed by the actions themselves. This process is the law of cause and effect . . . or in the words of Buddhism’s dharma . . . the law or truth of karma.

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