Karma

People get into a heavy-duty sin and guilt trip,

feeling that if things are going wrong,

that means that they did something bad

and they are being punished.

That’s not the idea at all.

The idea of karma is

that you continually get the teachings

that you need to open your heart.

To the degree that you didn’t understand in the past

how to stop protecting your soft spot,

how to stop armoring your heart,

you’re given this gift of teachings

in the form of your life,

to give you everything you need

to open further.

~Pema Chodron

(1936 to pres., American Tibetan Buddhist nun,

principal teacher at Gampo Abbey in Nova Scotia)

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Divine Love

Tune into divine love –

the center where you know

goodness dwells,

the place where you are truly alive

and from which you express calmly,

peacefully and with love.

When this process starts,

you are opening

the portals of your Soul.

~John-Roger Delano Hinkins

(1934-2014, American author, public speaker,

founder of the Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness)

Mirror Of Eternity

Place your mind

before the mirror of eternity!
Place your soul

in the brilliance of glory!
Place your heart in the figure

of the divine substance!
And transform your whole being

into the image of the Godhead Itself
through contemplation!
So that you too may feel

what His friends feel
as they taste the hidden sweetness
which God Himself has reserved
from the beginning
for those who love Him.

~Claire of Assisi

(1194 to 1253 Italian Saint,

founded the Order of Poor Ladies,

a monastic religious order

for women in the Franciscan tradition)

Meditation

In meditation we come in contact

with a divine power.

This power manifests itself

as a loving light.

When we contact this light within ourselves,

we experience a profound peace, bliss, and happiness

unlike any we can find in this world.

We are permeated with a divine love

which engulfs and fulfills us.
There is so much joy within us

that we do not want to leave that state.

The beauty of meditation is

that this intoxication remains with us

even after we resume our daily activities.

~Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj

(1946 to pres., Author, Scientist,

Mystic Adept of Light and Sound Current Yoga,

Leader of Science of Spirituality and

International Movements for World Peace)

Letting Go

Letting go

of incessantly measuring

and comparing ourselves to others

leads to spontaneous acts

of courage and compassion.

It’s like learning a dance step well enough

that we no longer need to keep looking down at our feet.

Eventually we feel the music and the movement,

and that’s enough to be perfectly in tune

with our partner and right on the beat.

~Gaylon Ferguson

(Cultural Anthropologist and Buddhist Teacher)

Deep Understanding

No one faces your past for you

or makes your choices for you.

It is not always easy—

but if what we really want

is deep understanding,

we have to go there,

into our own struggle.

No one can reveal my heart

to myself but myself.


~Sallie Jiko Tisdale

(1957 to pres., author, editor, Buddhist teacher)