How we see

Consumed with anger,
The world is an ugly place.


Bathed in happiness,
The world is a wonderful place.


But….aha! It’s the same world.

Taitetsu Unno, 1929 – 2014, scholar and author on Pure Land Buddhism, Shin Buddhism: Bits of Rubble turn into Gold

Daily prayers

What I know in my bones is that I forgot to take time to remember what I know.

The world is holy. We are holy. All life is holy.

Daily prayers are delivered on the lips of breaking waves, the whisperings of grasses, the shimmering of leaves.

Terry Tempest Williams, 1955 – American writer, educator, conservationist, Talking to God: Portrait of a World at Prayer.

Want, don’t want

The more likes and dislikes we have, the more physical and psycho-somatic problems we are likely to develop, worst of all, the more turmoil we will feel inside.

People with strong likes and dislikes go about with a sign that says ‘upset me.’

Everywhere they go, they meet a lot of other people wearing the same sign who are only to happy to oblige

Eknath Easwaran, 1910 – 1999, Indian-born spiritual teacher, author, The  Bhagavad Gita for Daily Living