electric rainbow yin yang

Creation itself is Holy

All Life is Sacred

Human beings can awaken into enlightenment

Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha,
gave his dharma to mankind.

To awaken one must only pay attention to daily life,
the middle way. Continually feeling gratitude and awe
in one's present existence brings enlightenment.

"As I sat there I saw more than I can tell
and I understood more than I saw

I was seeing in a sacred manner
the shapes of all things in the Spirit

the shape of all shapes as
they live together as One Being

Black Elk

Now at that time a certain priest had been killed by the bite of a snake, and when they announced the matter to The Blessed One, he said:

"Surely now, 0 priests, that priest never suffused the four royal families of the snakes with his friendliness. For if, 0 priests, that priest had suffused the four royal families of the snakes with his friendliness, that priest, 0 priests, would not have been killed by the bite of a snake. And what are the four royal families of the snakes?

The Virilpakkhas are a royal family of snakes;
the Erapathas are a royal family of snakes;
the Chabyaputtas are a royal family of snakes;
the Kanhagotamakas are a royal family of snakes.

Surely, now, 0 priests, that priest did not suffuse the four royal families of the snakes with his friendliness. For surely, 0 priests, if that priest had suffused the four royal families of the snakes with his friendliness, that priest, 0 priests, would not have been killed by the bite of a snake. I enjoin, 0 priests, that ye suffuse these four royal families of the snakes with your friendliness; and that ye sing a song of defense for your protection and safeguard. After this manner, 0 priests, shall ye sing:"

'Creatures without feet have my compassion,
And likewise those that have two feet,
And those that have four feet I care about,
And those, too, that have many feet.

'May those without feet harm me not,
And those with two feet cause no hurt;
May those with four feet harm me not,
Nor those who possess many feet.

'Let creatures all, all things that live,
All beings of whatever category,
See nothing that will bode them ill!
May naught of evil come to them!"

"Give ear, 0 priests ! The Eternal Life has been gained !"

"I will instruct you, and teach you the Doctrine. If you will live according to my instructions, in no long time, and in this present life, you shall learn to live for yourselves, and shall realize and live in the possession of that highest bliss to which the holy life conducts."

"Let The Blessed One teach the Doctrine.

There are some human beings having but little moral defilement, and through not hearing the Doctrine they perish.

Some will be found to understand the Doctrine and they will not perish."

-from the CullaVagga, Buddhist sacred text

buddhist quotes

Three Marks of Existence

(three basic truths about the condition of life)

Anicca (Sanskrit anitya) defined as "impermanence".

Dukkha (Sanskrit duhkha) defined as "suffering".

Anatta (Sanskrit anatman) defined as "egolessness".


"If you suffer, it is not because things are impermanent.

It is because you believe things are permanent.

Remaining aware of impermanence you become compassionate and wise.

Impermanence is an instrument for True Liberation.

It is safe to enjoy what is around you and within you as long as you are aware of its nature of impermanence.

When you are thirsty, there is nothing wrong in enjoying a glass of water.

In fact, to truly enjoy it, you have to dwell in the present moment.

When a flower dies, we don't cry. We know it is impermanent.

If we practice awareness of the nature of impermanence, we will suffer less and enjoy life more.

If we know things are impermanent, we cherish them in the present moment.

We know that our loved ones are of an impermanent nature, so we do our best to make them happy right now." - Thich Nhat Hanh

"It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.

Imagination grows by exercise and contrary to common belief is more powerful in the mature than in the young.

The only thing that makes life possible is permanent, intolerable uncertainty; not knowing what comes next." - Ursula K. LeGuin

The first mark of existence, impermanence, points to the fact that everything, every thought, emotion, relationship, or situation, everything that has a beginning, also has an ending.

Typically, in our search for happiness we do not live as if impermanence were true.

"When we attracted to something we tend to exaggerate qualities." - Dalai Lama

If we examine our motivation we find that we are always
attempting to hold onto what we adore and get rid of what we abhor.

If our situation is basically acceptable to us we feel secure and good.

We feel betrayed by our relationships or life itself when our situation changes in a way we didn't want or expect it to.

We feel circumstances are preventing us from being happy.

Every moment brings arising thoughts and feelings and then they fall away.

The simple truth is that the only certainty following gain is eventual loss.

The happiness or joy we expect to experience in life cannot depend on holding onto gain if it is to be a true sustainable gain.

True sustainable gain we need to find within.

awakened heart


"Heaven is made of the smoke of hearts that burn away." - Rumi

"To undertake the journey to God the heart must be burned with the fire of divine compassion." - Juan de Yepes Alvarez

We age, we become sick, we die. Pain is unavoidable.

When we refuse to embrace emotional pain, we unwittingly screen out a large portion of the range of emotional experiences that occur in the process of living.

A person who is alive and sensitive will feel sorrow.

This is so, not only because of the amount of unnecessary suffering produced by the imperfection of our social arrangements but because of the reality of human existence.

As living sentient beings we are aware of the gap between our aspirations and what can be achieved.

In this light we understand that emotional pain is inevitable.

We tend to believe that the opposite of feeling good is not feeling bad.

To keep ourselves from not feeling bad we condition ourselves to not feel.

The emotional pain we experience in everyday life, the open wound in our hearts, is where compassion is born.

When compassion awakens in Sanskrit it is called Boddhicitta or Awakened Heart.

The greatest miracle that can ever occur is to have your heart inflamed with compassion melting away the ice of cold hard hearts.

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posers see egolessness as a depersonalization disorder

"When we take a step on the green earth,
we are aware that we are made of air, sunshine,
minerals, and water, that we are a child of earth and sky,
linked to all other beings." - Thich Nhat Hanh

You have endured many terrible griefs

but you're still under a veil -

because dying to yourself

is the fundamental principle

and you haven't adhered to it.

Your suffering cannot end

before this death is complete:

You cannot reach the roof

before climbing up the whole ladder.

How could you ever experience

your boat's total shipwreck

before you've loaded it

with the final weight?

This final weight's essential;

it's a star that summons night

and it shipwrecks the boat of error.

When your boat of self-centeredness

is finally broken and sunk,

reality becomes like a sun

flooding a cloudless sky with light.


There is a moment to moment recognition of ego caused by the struggle to stay happy by holding onto that which we adore and attempting to prevent that which we abhor.

We perpetuate our emotional suffering by believing that we are a fixed entity who needs to be saved, protected, and freed from emotional suffering.

Emotional suffering will persist as long as we avoid at all costs the fear at the heart of it - we may not be saved or protected and may suffer emotionally.

Rather than experience the fear directly we attempt to dismantle the fear by con-vincing ourselves that the fear is unjustified - that we will be saved, protected, and freed from emotional suffering.

People are terrified that they may be unable to tolerate a reality that they have so very little control over - the culture, nature and the course of events.


two stages of egolessness

"The one to whom the Mystery is unveiled exists no longer but is annihilated in compassion." - Rumi

"No man shall attain the shores of the ocean of true understanding except he be detached from all that is in heaven and on earth. The flame of utter detachment consumest veils of idle learning, that are current amongst men, canst thou behold the resplendent sunrise of true knowledge." - Bahá'u'lláh

The first stage of egolessness is characterized by the recognition of "the Observer" signified by a sense of emotional detachment from passing thoughts and feelings.

In the second stage of egolessness the notion of "the Observer" is dropped and there is no longer any effort to detach from our impotence in the face of the awesome power of what is.

Here is where the quality of being undone or "burned up" by the fire emerges - the moment of redemption and renewal.

We experience life "vividly" by direct immersion in the process of living.

We cultivate a practice of living based on direct and immediate feeling.

We can tolerate a tremendous range of emotion, and ultimately we must.

This understanding marks the transition from using spiritual knowledge as a remedy or cure for emotional suffering to developing the courage to experience life as it is.

"The experience of psychospiritual death and rebirth reallows the conscious connection with positive memories of living life which reduces irrational drives and ambitions. Psychospiritual death and rebirth causes a shift of focus from the past and future to the present moment thus enhancing élan vital and joi de vivre – the ability to enjoy and draw satisfaction from simple circumstances of life, such as everyday activities, food, love-making, nature, music while supporting the emergence of authentic spirituality of a universal and mystical nature based on the deeply personal experience of living life fully in the present." - Stanislav Grof

"There is a magnet in your heart that will attract true friends. That magnet is unselfishness. When you learn to live for others, they will live for you." - Paramahansa Yogananda

"The way the Eternal Soul goes forth from itself is comparable to what happens when a fire is burning and flaming as it becomes a forceful blaze. The flame shoots very high in this divine union." - Teresa Sanchez de Cepeda y Ahumada

light of compassion and understanding

"When we think about what real silence is, we have to look at it from two angles; the first is to see silence through human eyes and the second is to see silence through Buddha's eyes or the universal eye.

The opportunity to experience real silence occurs when we have been driven into a corner and simply cannot move an inch.

This seems like a situation of complete despair, but this silence is quite different from despair, because in this state of despair, the conscious flame of human desire is still burning.

Real silence is the state of human existence that passes through this despair.

How can we experience this silence?

Without everyday life it is impossible to experience silence." - Katagiri Roshi

When we imagine what spiritual awakening must be like we tend to imagine a dramatically relieving experience.

Sometimes this occurs but more often what usually occurs is a humbling, a wearing down of the ego.

When we acknowledge that we are in emotional pain and simultaneously acknowledge that we are whole, we become available to others and are able to meet them compassionately.

Great emotional pain creates great tenderness leaving the ego peeled raw reminding us to let go of a need to control things which are beyond control.

Great emotional pain is not punishment for being bad.

This is a potent opportunity to have hearts open up and burn with fire.

Finding that we can tolerate more emotional pain than we imagined possible we find a previously unrealized depth and breadth of being.

Siddhartha Guatama

"When compassion beckons follow him,

though his ways are hard and steep.

And when his wings enfold you yield to him,

though the sword hidden among his pinions wounds.

And when he speaks believe in him,

Though his voice shatter your dreams.

As compassion crowns you so shall he crucify you.

As he is for your growth so is he for your pruning,

as he ascends and caresses your tenderest branches,

so shall he descend to your roots and free them of clinging earth.

Like sheaves of millet he gathers you unto himself.

He threshes you to make you naked.

He sifts you to free you from your husks.

He slaps you to Thinness.

He kneads you until you are pliant;

And then he assigns you to his Sacred Fire,

that you may become sacred bread.

All these things shall compassion do unto you

that you may know the secrets of your heart,

and become a fragment of Life's Heart." - Khalil Gibran


four noble truths of suffering


birth is suffering;

illness is suffering;

aging is suffering;

death is suffering;

desire thwarted is suffering;

union with what is displeasing is suffering;

separation from what is pleasing is suffering;

in brief, these are seven amalgamates of tenacious suffering.


the origin of suffering

desiring renewed existence

seeking delight in sensual pleasure


the cessation of suffering

relinquish desire

cessation of desire

freedom from desire

nonreliance on desire


Eightfold Path = Cessation of Suffering

moral action

altruistic intention

honest livelihood

respectful speech

conscientious opinion

virtuous effort

laudable mindfulness

meritorious concentration

Right understanding: Understanding the Four Noble Truths.

Right thought: Determining and resolving to practice Buddhist faith.

Right speech: Abstaining from slander, gossip, lying, and all untrue speech.

Right conduct: Adherence to nonviolence (ahimsa).

Right livelihood: Not engaging in activity that violates life.

Right mental attitude: Bypassing combustible thoughts and emotions.

Right mindfulness: A clear sense of mental state and bodily health.

Right concentration: Meditation to reach the integral consciousness.

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