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|Sunday, 03 December 2023||Janet||“Nobody can give you fearlessness.Even if the Buddha were sitting right here next to you,he couldn’t give it to you.You have to practice and realise it yourself.If you make a habit of mindfulness practice, when difficulties arise, you will already know what to do”|
|Monday, 04 December 2023||Nicole||“I’m sorry,
Please forgive me,
I love you.”
|Thursday, 07 December 2023||Patrick||In an age where there is much talk about “being yourself” I reserve to myself the right to forget about being myself, since in any case there is very little chance of my being anyone else. Rather it seems to me that when one is too intent on “being himself” he runs the risk of impersonating a shadow.
Thomas Merton – Day of a Stranger
|Sunday, 10 December 2023||Gary||A person who is beginning to sense the suffering of life is, at the same time, beginning to awaken to deeper realities, truer realities. For suffering smashes to pieces the complacency of our normal fictions about reality and forces us to become alive in a special sense – to see carefully, to feel deeply, to touch ourselves and our worlds in ways we have heretofore avoided.|
|Monday, 11 December 2023||Jessica|
|Thursday, 14 December 2023||Claudia|
|Sunday, 17 December 2023||Janet|
|Monday, 18 December 2023||Shaku||“Magnanimous Mind is like a mountain, stable and impartial. Exemplifying the ocean, it is tolerant and views everything from the broadest perspective. Having a Magnanimous Mind means being without prejudice and refusing to take sides.”|
|Wednesday, 20 December 2023||Gary||“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”|
|Thursday, 21 December 2023||Noel|
|Sunday, 24 December 2023||Fozia|
|Monday, 25 December 2023||Vince||A Zen monk asked Master Yunmen,
“What are the teachings of a whole lifetime?”
Yunmen answered, “An appropriate response.”
|Thursday, 28 December 2023||Gary||“The true value of a human being is determined primarily by the measure and sense in which he has attained liberation from the self.”|
|Sunday, 31 December 2023||Vince||A student of Suzuki Roshi asked “I’ve been listening to your lectures for years but I just don’t understand. Could you just please put it in a nutshell? Can you reduce Buddhism to one phrase?” Everyone laughed. Suzuki laughed. “Everything changes”, he said. Then he asked for another question.|
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