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April 18, 2019

I don’t know anything

about consciousness.
I just try to teach my students
how to hear the birds sing.

~Shunryu Suzuki Roshi

(1904 to 1971, Soto Zen Master)


Grateful Heart

April 17, 2019

The grateful heart

is a manifestation

of one’s true self.

Nothing sidelines the ego

more effectively

than a grateful heart.

~Albert Nolan

(1934 to pres., South African Dominican Priest)


April 16, 2019

The reason that remarkable stories

of forgiveness

take our breath away

is that we instantly feel

the liberation

in the lifting of boundaries,

the end of separation,

of “inside” and “outside.

~Roshi Nancy Mujo Baker

(Zen teacher in the White Plum Asanga,

member of the Zen Peacemakers)



April 15, 2019

Do not be afraid

of your difficulties.

Do not wish you could be

in other circumstances than you are.

For when you have made the best

of an adversity,

it becomes the stepping stone

to a splendid opportunity.

~Helena Petrovna Blavatsky

(1831 – 1891, Philosopher, Mystic

Co-founder of the Theosophical Society)


April 14, 2019

Your freedom

from the suffering the ego causes

does not come by strengthen

your self-image

and your attachment to it;

your freedom comes

by loosening your attachments

and by removing the blocks

to the awareness of love.

~Jack Kornfield

(1945 to pres., Clinical Psychologist

and Buddhist Teacher)

Scientific Path

April 13, 2019

The spiritual path is a scientific path.

It is one in which we need

to test spiritual truths for ourselves.

Rather than parrot what we read or hear,

we should test everything for ourselves.

If we read that there is God

and the soul and higher regions,

it is not enough until we find a way

to see for ourselves if they exist.

Meditation is a way in which

we can experience these truths for ourselves.

We should go within,

see the inner Light of God for ourselves,

and hear the inner Music of God for ourselves.

~Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj

(1946 to pres., Author, Scientist, Mystic,

Leader of Science of Spirituality and

International Movements for World Peace)


April 12, 2019

Being deeply loved by someone
gives you strength,
while loving someone deeply
gives you courage.

~Lao Tsu

(circa 6th Century BC, Chinese philosopher)