Muddy

August 30, 2019

Muddy waters help to catch fish.

– Chinese saying


Dihydrogenmonoxide

August 28, 2019

Dihydrogenmonoxide is water.


Do not act in a way opposed to your deepest wishes

August 26, 2019

If you want to totally free yourself from suffering, it is important to distinguish what to do from what not to do since you can not hope to taste the fruit of beneficial actions that you have not done, nor escape the consequences of your own harmful actions. After death, you will follow the course traced by your actions, good and bad. Now that you have a choice between two paths, one that leads up and one that leads down, do not act in a way opposed to your deepest wishes. Practice all possible beneficial actions, even the smallest. Doesn’t the accumulation of little drops end up filling a large jar?

~ Jetsun Mingyur Paldron


No Words

August 25, 2019

No words can describe it
No example can point to it
Samsara does not make it worse
Nirvana does not make it better
It has never been born
It has never ceased
It has never been liberated
It has never been deluded
It has never existed
It has never been nonexistent
It has no limits at all
It does not fall into any kind of category.

~ Dudjom Rinpoche


Memory Palace

August 25, 2019

“Four corners, four walls, the ceiling, the floor. Ten spots right there.”


Drills

August 22, 2019

Drillers make killers.

– Echo Charles


Gun Barrel

August 22, 2019

Whoever controls the barrel of a gun, controls the gun.

– Dan Crenshaw talking about grabbing an AR-15 from a shooter


Swadhisthana

August 21, 2019

Swadhisthana experience: sleepiness or unconsciousness


Sensation

August 18, 2019

Sensation is the link between the object and the mind; and part of mind training his becoming aware of the subtler sensations – connecting the mind with them and seeing how they influence us. Then we can get some distance on our reactivity and this leads to liberation.

Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche


Bridge

August 13, 2019

We’ll cross that bridge when we burn it.