Friday, June 23, 2006

Kindness - Enlightenment - Dharma

Kindness in words creates confidence.
Kindness in thinking creates profoundness.
Kindness in giving creates love.
Lao Tzu

Enlightenment is like the moon reflected on the water.
The moon does not get wet, nor is the water broken.
Although its light is wide and great,
The moon is reflected even in a puddle an inch wide.
The whole moon and the entire sky
Are reflected in one dewdrop on the grass.

Those who see worldly life as an obstacle to Dharma
see no Dharma in everyday actions.
They have not yet discovered that
there are no everyday actions outside of Dharma.

Monday, June 19, 2006


Loving Being

There are only two choices.
We are either fearing being
or we are loving being.

If you aren't loving being,
it's really quite easy to fix: become a loving being.
If you don't know how to become a loving being,
hang out with loving beings who are loving being.
You'll catch on!

© 1998 Bob Boyle

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Mystery and Wonder

The most beautiful thing we can experience
is the mysterious.
It is the source of all true art and all science.
He to whom this emotion is a stranger,
who can no longer pause to wonder
and stand rapt in awe,
is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.
To know that what is impenetrable to us really exists...
this knowledge, this feeling,
is the centre of true religiousness.
Albert Einstein

Friday, June 16, 2006

Stubborn Ounces

“Stubborn Ounces”
(To One Who Doubts the Worth of
Doing Anything If You Can’t Do Everything)
By Bonaro W. Overstreet

You say the Little efforts that I make
will do no good: they never will prevail
to tip the hovering scale
where Justice hangs in balance.

I don’t thinkI ever thought they would.
But I am prejudiced beyond debate
in favor of my right to choose which side
shall feel the stubborn ounces of my weight.