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A quote that is worth repeating often. Happiness cannot be decreased when shared. ~~dru~~
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Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.

~ Unknown

Have a blessed day all. ❤

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When you do something, you should burn yourself completely, like  a good bonfire, leaving no trace of yourself*

Shunryū Suzuki

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Shunryu Suzuki by Robert Boni

Shunryu Suzuki (鈴木 俊隆 Suzuki Shunryū, dharma name Shōgaku Shunryū 祥岳俊隆, often called Suzuki Roshi) (born May 18, 1904, Kanagawa Prefecture of Japan; died December 4, 1971 in San Francisco, California, U.S.A.) was a Sōtō Zen monk and teacher who helped popularize Zen Buddhismin the United States, and is renowned for founding the first Buddhist monastery outside Asia (Tassajara Zen Mountain Center). Suzuki founded San Francisco Zen Center, which along with its affiliate temples, comprises one of the most influential Zen organizations in the United States. A book of his teachings, Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind, is one of the most popular books on Zen and Buddhism in the West.

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*This is the last quote from my CyAnt’s, my brother, Notebook   ~~dru~~

Since I exploring my “Zen” for the coming year and since I’ve posted this 17th Century Water Color on eBay again; I’m reblogging my own post.

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Monks

The practice of Zen entails the unraveling of a koan: a master’s statement, anecdote, or question, designed to provoke a student and test their progress.

Koan, Japanese Kōan, in Zen Buddhism of Japan, a succinct paradoxical statement or question used as a meditation discipline for novices, particularly in the Rinzai sect. The effort to “solve” a koan is intended to exhaust the analytic intellect and the egoistic will, readying the mind to entertain an appropriate response on the intuitive level. Each such exercise constitutes both a communication of some aspect of Zen experience and a test of the novice’s competence.

A characteristic example of the style is the well-known koan “When both hands are clapped a sound is produced; listen to the sound of one hand clapping.” Sometimes the koan is set in question-and-answer form, as in the question “What is Buddha?” and its answer, “Three pounds of…

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I am revisiting my few posts from “My Brother’s NoteBook” to help me find serenity at the end of this hectic year. Here is a reblog from my most recent post and probably last since the book seems to be repeating the quotes now; in the Category CyAnts. A fitting beginning I believe to the End of the Old Year. ~~dru~~

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dalailama“Mutual respect is the foundation of genuine Harmony”  ~The Dalai Lama

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“The planet does not need more ‘successful’ people. The planet desperately needs more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers and lovers of all kinds. It needs people to live well in their places. It needs people with moral courage willing to join the struggle to make the world habitable and humane and these qualities have little to do with ‘success’ as our culture is the set.”
-Dalai Lama

Tenzin Gyatso
The 14th Dalai Lama
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Reign 17 November 1950 – present
Predecessor Thubten Gyatso
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Tibetan བསྟན་འཛིན་རྒྱ་མཚོ།
Wylie bstan ‘dzin rgya mtsho
Pronunciation [tɛ̃ ́tsĩ càtsʰo]
THDL Tenzin Gyatso
Father Choekyong Tsering
Mother Diki Tsering
Born 6 July 1935 (age 81)
Taktser, Amdo, Tibet
Signature 14th Dalai Lama's signature

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MEDITATIONS

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WITHOUT ENLIGHTENMENT THERE IS ONLY DARKNESS

by  ~~dru~~

 

BUT THE SEED OF HOPE

WILL GROW AND BEAR FRUIT AMONGST

THE DESOLATION  

by Bobby Fairfield

 

GRANT ME THE SERENITY TO ACCEPT THE THINGS I CANNOT CHANGE, THE COURAGE TO CHANGE THE THINGS I CAN AND THE WISDOM TO KNOW THE DIFFERENCE

by Reinhold Niebuhr

 

KNOWING THE OTHERS IS WISDOM, KNOWING YOURSELF IS ENLIGHTENMENT

by Lao Tzu

 

FORGIVENESS IS THE FINAL FORM OF LOVE

by Reinhold Niebuhr

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