-"Perguntaram ao Buda: O que você ganhou com a Meditação? Ele disse: - Nada. Mas deixe-me dizer o que perdi com ela: ansiedade, raiva, depressão, insegurança, medo da velhice e da morte." #now #nowmaste #namaste
"May we, individually, be granted the spiritual vision to see the tests in our challenges and then have the strength to pass them. And may we, as a community of consciousness, bring a flood of positive energy to a world sorely in need of it.
Buddhist Lotus Flower (Padma) According to Buddhist principles, the heart of a person who has not attained enlightenment is the embodiement of a lotus that has not blossomed yet. Once enlightenment has been reached their heart becomes a lotus in bloom. This is why depictions of Buddha often show him seated upon an open lotus flower.
Let your love flow outward through the universe, To its height, its depth, its broad extent, A limitless love, without hatred or enmity. Then as you stand or walk, Sit or lie down, As long as you are awake, Strive for this with a one-pointed mind; Your life will bring heaven to earth. --Sutta Nipata ..*
Mindfulness is the aware, balanced acceptance of the present experience. It isn't more complicated that that. It is opening to or recieving the present moment, pleasant or unpleasant, just as it is, without either clinging to it or rejecting it. Sylvia Boorstein