Everything you see has its roots in the unseen world.
The forms may change, yet the essence remains the same.
Every wonderful sight will vanish, every sweet word will fade,
But do not be disheartened,
The source they come from is eternal, growing,
Branching out, giving new life and new joy.
Why do you weep?
The source is within you,
And this whole world is springing up from it.
If I wanted to quench my thirst from the first pond, the tenth one or the thirtieth one, I would have never made my way to the pure fountainhead, If I wanted to believe the charm of river and the beautiful scenes of mountains and valleys I would have never realize where I belong, My friend, in the darkest nights may love remain, in the lonely moments of life may it remain, in those lands that no god walked may love remain and at the depth of your being may it remain. in the forest of demons, passing the world of spirits, in pain or pleasure may love remain, In the heart of those, who know the language of silence, may it remain. Yazdan \ Friend
The ego is a monkey catapulting through the jungle: fascinated by the realm of the senses it swings from one desire to the next, one conflict to the next. Let this monkey go. Let desires go. Let conflicts go. Let ideas go. Just remain in the center, watching. ~ Lao Tzu
Noble one said: Universe is the love story of mind and matter falling so deeply that they loose themselves in one another constantly. Matter is being born knowing she will destroy herself for the mind, Mind is being born knowing he will loose himself for the creation of matter. Yogi who maintains this wisdom in the heart is humble and brave. Yazdan \ Friend
If you do not seek the great way to leave the path of delusion, even if you are intelligent and talented you are not great. A hundred years is like a spark. A lifetime is like a bubble. If you only crave material gain and prominence, without considering the deterioration of your body. I ask you, even if you accumulate a mountain of gold can you buy off impermanence?
- Chang Po-tuan
If there is beauty, there must be ugliness;
If there is right, there must be wrong.
Wisdom and ignorance are complimentary,
And illusion and enlightenment cannot be separated.
This is an old truth, don't think it was discovered recently.
"I want this, I want that"
Is nothing but foolishness.
I'll tell you a secret -
"All things are impermanent!"
Noble one said: As there are beings visible or invisible there are realities, for each reality there are perspectives and angles that through them universe is seen. the only way to understand the ultimate reality, meaning to understand the whole universe, meaning awareness of all the perspectives of observation is to observe our own being with a silent mind (mind that does not judge the events in various forms of being) and let realities flow as they are into our being. here is important the presence of a teacher who is already aware of lots of different perspectives and angles and do not take his/her eyes of this ultimate truth so (s)he can guide the seeker faster and safer towards the ultimate goal. presence of 3 things are import, 1.presence of the ultimate truth (reality in whole), 2.presence of the sage who is constantly aware of this truth and 3.the space dedicated to this awareness. Yazdan \ Friend
The Emptiness of One Thing
Whoever has a perfect vision of one thing,
Has the perfect vision of all things,
For the emptiness of one thing
Is the emptiness of all things.
quoted in the book "Mahamudra: The Moonlight: Quintessence of Mind and Meditation"
"If you understand, things are just as they are... If you don't understand, things are just as they are..."
The past is already past.
Don't try to regain it.
The present does not stay.
Don't try to touch it.
From moment to moment.
The future has not come;
Don't think about it
Whatever comes to the eye,
Leave it be.
There are no commandments
To be kept;
There's no filth to be cleansed.
With empty mind really
Penetrated, the dharmas
Have no life.
When you can be like this,
The ultimate attainment.
- Layman P'ang
Humans grow, humans observe each other, humans judge their observations, humans build their realities based on judgments, humans get stuck in each other, humans define themselves with what they can't let go, humans start to believe themselves, humans fight for their beliefs, humans can't escape change, humans start to evaluate new nothing with the old everything, humans collapse, humans must sleep, humans grow, humans observe each other, humans judge their observations, humans build their realities based on this judgments, humans get stuck in each other, humans define themselves with all they can't let go, humans start to believe it, humans fight for their beliefs, humans can't escape change, humans start to evaluate new nothing with the old everything, humans collapse, humans must sleep.. -Yazdan (Friend)
One day Chuang Tzu and a friend were walking by a river. "Look at the fish swimming above," said Chuang Tzu, "They are really enjoying themselves."
"You are not a fish," replied the friend, "So you can't truly know that they are enjoying themselves."
"You are not me," said Chuang Tzu. "So how do you know that I do not know that the fish are enjoying themselves?"
When Buddha got enlightened on that full moon day in the month of May, he maintained silence for a whole week. All the angels in the heaven got frightened. They knew that it was only once in a millennium that someone blossoms like Buddha. They requested him to say something. He said, “Those who know, know even without my saying it and those who do not know will not know even by my saying it."
Buddha said, "Words cannot convey it. As many scriptures in the past have revealed, truth begins where words end.” The angels said, “What you say is right. But consider those who are in between, who are neither fully enlightened nor totally ignorant. For them, a few words will give a push. Please speak for their sake. Every word of yours will create silence.” The purpose of words is to create silence. If words create more noise, they have not reached their goal.
From 'Buddha, Manifestation of Silence' by Sri Sri
49th Verse - Tao Te Ching
The sage has no mind of his own.
He is aware of the needs of others.
I am good to people who are good.
I am also good to people who are not good.
Because Virtue is goodness.
I have faith in people who are faithful.
I also have faith in people who are not faithful.
Because Virtue is faithfulness.
The sage is shy and humble - to the world he seems confusing.
Others look to him and listen.
He behaves like a little child.
Gia Fu-Feng and Jane English Translators
If someone has compassion, he is a Buddha;
Without compassion, he is a Lord of Death.
With compassion, the root of Dharma is planted,
Without compassion, the root of Dharma is rotten.
One with compassion is kind even when angry,
One without compassion will kill even as he smiles.
For one with compassion, even his enemies will turn into friends,
Without compassion, even his friends turn into enemies.
With compassion, one has all Dharmas,
Without compassion, one has no Dharma at all.
With compassion, one is a Buddhist,
Without compassion, one is worse than a heretic.
Even if meditating on voidness, one needs compassion as its essence.
A Dharma practitioner must have a compassionate nature.
Compassion is the distinctive characteristic of Buddhism.
Compassion is the very essence of all Dharma.
Great compassion is like a wish-fulfilling gem.
Great compassion will fulfill the hopes of self and others.
Therefore, all of you, practitioners and laypeople,
Cultivate compassion and you will achieve Buddhahood.
May all men and women who hear this song,
With great compassion, benefit all beings!
Shabkar Tsokdruk Rangdrol