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The dragon is before you, are you willing to snatch the pearl???

Quote By: Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche


Context: Unknown

Praying Is not about asking;
It's about listening...
It is just opening your eyes to see what was there all along!

Quote By: Lao Tzu


Context: Unknown

Create without claiming,
Doing without taking credit,
Guiding without interfering.

This is Primal Virtue.

Quote By: Steve Jobs


Context: Stanford commencement speech, June 2005

"No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life’s change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. Right now the new is you, but someday not too long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away. Sorry to be so dramatic, but it is quite true."

Quote By: Steve Jobs


Context: Stanford commencement speech, June 2005

"Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition."

Quote By: Mahatma Gandhi


Context: Unknown

The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.

Quote By: Winnie the Pooh


Context: Book: Pooh's Little Instruction Book

You can't stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.

Quote By: Winnie the Pooh


Context: Book: Pooh's Little Instruction Book

When you are a Bear of Very Little Brain, and Think of Things, you find sometimes that a Thing which seemed very Thingish inside you is quite different when it gets out into the open and has other people looking at it.

Quote By: Winnie the Pooh


Context: Unknown

The hardest part is what to leave behind, ... It's time to let go!

Quote By: Winnie the Pooh


Context: Book: Pooh's Little Instruction Book

Sometimes, if you stand on the bottom rail of a bridge and lean over to watch the river slipping slowly away beneath you, you will suddenly know everything there is to be known.

Quote By: Winnie the Pooh


Context: Book: Pooh's Little Instruction Book

Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.

Quote By: Roo


Context: Book: Pooh's Little Instruction Book

Just because an animal is large, it doesn't mean he doesn't want kindness; however big Tigger seems to be, remember that he wants as much kindness as Roo.

Quote By: Winnie the Pooh


Context: Book: Pooh's Little Instruction Book

If the person you are talking to doesn't appear to be listening, be patient. It may simply be that he has a small piece of fluff in his ear.

Quote By: Christopher Robin


Context: Unknown

If ever there is tomorrow when we’re not together.. there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we’re apart.. I’ll always be with you.

Quote By: Winnie the Pooh


Context: Unknown

I used to believe in forever . . . but forever was too good to be true.

Quote By: Piglet


Context: Book: Pooh's Little Instruction Book

Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can't hear, and not bothering.

Quote By: Winnie the Pooh


Context: Book: Pooh's Little Instruction Book,

Before beginning a Hunt, it is wise to ask someone what you are looking for before you begin looking for it.

Quote By: Winnie the Pooh


Context: Book: Pooh's Little Instruction Book,

Always watch where you are going. Otherwise, you may step on a piece of the Forest that was left out by mistake.

Quote By: Winnie the Pooh


Context: Book: Pooh's Little Instruction Book,

A little Consideration, a little Thought for Others, makes all the difference.

Quote By: Buddha Dude


Context: In Meditation

Mass bends time and space.
It is not the Physics that is Mind Bending,
It is the brain itself…
When you meditate on this, it has many many meanings.

Quote By: Muhammad Ali


Context: Unknown

The man who views the world at 50 the same as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life.

Quote By: Winston Churchill


Context: Unknown

Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.

Quote By: Winston Churchill


Context: Unknown

We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.

Quote By: Buddha Dude


Context: Meditation

Impermanence can be described as:

s=k Log W

Therefore, what I have just said is False!

S=k Log W can be described as:

Impermanence

Therefore, what I have just said is False!

Both statements are False, therefore, what I have said is True; Impermanence and Entropy are both empty of existence.

BD

(BTW… s=k Log W is the scientific notation for Entropy, the label for the “Arrow” of time.)

Quote By: Plato


Context: Book:Republic

If you can not define something, then you do not know what it is.

Quote By: Plato


Context: Unknown

Beauty of style and harmony and grace and good rhythm depends on simplicity.

Quote By: Larry and Andy Wachowski


Context: The First Matrix Movie

Tank: Door on your left.
[Neo goes right]
Tank: Your other left.

Quote By: Larry and Andy Wachowski


Context: The First Matrix Movie

Neo: Okey dokey... free my mind. Right, no problem, free my mind, free my mind, no problem, right...

Quote By: Larry and Andy Wachowski


Context: The First Matrix Movie

Morpheus: You have to let it all go, Neo. Fear, doubt, and disbelief. Free your mind.

Quote By: Larry and Andy Wachowski


Context: The First Matrix Movie

Agent Smith: Did you know that the first Matrix was designed to be a perfect human world? Where none suffered, where everyone would be happy. It was a disaster. No one would accept the program. Entire crops were lost. Some believed we lacked the programming language to describe your perfect world. But I believe that, as a species, human beings define their reality through suffering and misery. The perfect world was a dream that your primitive cerebrum kept trying to wake up from. Which is why the Matrix was redesigned to this: the peak of your civilization.

Quote By: Larry and Andy Wachowski


Context: The First Matrix Movie

Morpheus: What is "real"? How do you define "real"?

Quote By: Larry and Andy Wachowski


Context: The First Matrix Movie

Morpheus: Neo, sooner or later you're going to realize just as I did that there's a difference between knowing the path and walking the path.

Quote By: Larry and Andy Wachowski


Context: The First Matrix Movie

Morpheus: I imagine that right now, you're feeling a bit like Alice. Hmm? Tumbling down the rabbit hole?

Neo: You could say that.

Morpheus: I see it in your eyes. You have the look of a man who accepts what he sees because he is expecting to wake up. Ironically, that's not far from the truth. Do you believe in fate, Neo?

Neo: No.

Morpheus: Why not?

Neo: Because I don't like the idea that I'm not in control of my life.

Morpheus: I know *exactly* what you mean. Let me tell you why you're here. You're here because you know something. What you know you can't explain, but you feel it. You've felt it your entire life, that there's something wrong with the world. You don't know what it is, but it's there, like a splinter in your mind, driving you mad. It is this feeling that has brought you to me. Do you know what I'm talking about?

Neo: The Matrix.

Morpheus: Do you want to know what it is?

Neo: Yes.

Morpheus: The Matrix is everywhere. It is all around us. Even now, in this very room. You can see it when you look out your window or when you turn on your television. You can feel it when you go to work... when you go to church... when you pay your taxes. It is the world that has been pulled over your eyes to blind you from the truth.

Neo: What truth?

Morpheus: That you are a slave, Neo. Like everyone else you were born into bondage. Into a prison that you cannot taste or see or touch. A prison for your mind.

Quote By: Larry and Andy Wachowski


Context: The First Matrix Movie

Morpheus: I'm trying to free your mind, Neo. But I can only show you the door. You're the one that has to walk through it.

Quote By: Einstein


Context: Unknown

“It’s not that I’m so smart; it’s that I stay with the problem longer.”

Quote By: L.M. Hinds


Context: Unknown

“Once you have learned to judge a person by their heart and personality, rather than by their outward appearances, you have learned to be a true friend.”

Quote By: Albert Einstein


Context: Unknown

“Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it”

Quote By: Even Walker


Context: Book - “The Physics of Consciousness”, page 54

“…What Heisenberg discovered was that the limit to our ability to observe the universe determines the boundaries of reality. Physical reality and observability are tied together.”

“ If you cannot observe it, it does not exists…Or is it perhaps, if it exists, it is because I have observed it???”

Quote By: Daron Malakian and Serj Tankian (System of a Down)


Context: Song, Aerial

Aerials, in the sky, when you lose small mind, you free your life.

Quote By: Shunryu Suzuki


Context: 2009 Zen Mind Calendar

When you become just yourself, you have real enlightenment.

If you try to hold onto what you attained previously, that is not enlightenment.

Quote By: Jason Mraz


Context: Talking about pressure and Mental block.

It’s all about perception. “The more pressure they put on you, or you put on yourself, is just you creating a reason to block yourself.”

Quote By: Shunryu Suzuki


Context: 2009 Zen Mind Calendar

Calmness of mind is beyond the end of your exhalation. If you exhale smoothly, without even trying to exhale, you are entering into complete calmness of your mind.

Quote By: Elisabeth Kübler-Ross


Context: MSN Encarta

"There is no need to go to India or anywhere else to find peace. You will find that deep place of silence right in your room, your garden, or even your bathtub."

Quote By: Trevor Holdsworth


Context: MSN Encarta

"Most success comes from ignoring the obvious."

Quote By: Lin Yutang


Context: MSN Encarta

"Few men who have liberated themselves from the fear of God and the fear of death are yet able to liberate themselves from the fear of man."

Quote By: Shunryu Suzuki


Context: 2009 Zen Mind Calendar: June

Our practice is to help people,and to help people we find out how to practice our way on each moment.

Quote By: Yoda


Context: Book:Dark Rendezvous

"Honor life by living, Padawan. Killing honors only death: only the dark side."

Quote By: Yoda


Context: Movie:Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

"No! No different! Only different in your mind. You must unlearn what you have learned."

Quote By: Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


Context: I AM THAT

Your own self is your ultimate teacher (sadguru). The outer teacher (guru) is merely a milestone. It is only your inner teacher that will walk with you to the goal, for it is the goal.”

Quote By: Ezra Pound


Context: Book: A Dictionary of Scientific Quotations. Page 201

"You damn sadist," said Mr. Cummings, "You try to make people THINK."

Quote By: Francois Poullain de la Barre


Context: Book: A Dictionary of Scientific Quotations. Page 201

The mind has no sex.

Quote By: Pope John Paul II


Context: Book: A Dictionary of Scientific Quotations. Page 131

Fundamental science is a universal good that all people must be able to cultivate in complete freedom from every form of international servitude or intellectual colonialism.

Quote By: Unknown


Context: Sent In By Chris C.

Your mind is like an umbrella; I only works when it is OPEN!

P.S. It can also Collect water, not just repell it :)

Quote By: Søren Kierkegaard


Context: MSN Encarta

The supreme paradox of all thought is the attempt to discover something that thought cannot think.

Quote By: Nisargdatta Maharaj


Context: Unknown

When I see I am nothing, that is wisdom. When I see I am everything, that is love. My life is a movement between these two.

Quote By: Albert Einstein


Context: Unknown

The true value of a human being is determined primarily by the measure and the sense in which he has attained to liberation from the self.

Quote By: Carl von Ossietzky


Context: Unknown

We cannot appeal to the conscience of the world when our own conscience is asleep."

Quote By: Thomas Mann


Context: Book: Buddenbrooks, The Decline of a Family

We are not free, separate, and independent entities, but like links in a chain, and we could not by any means be what we are without those who went before us and showed us the way.

Quote By: Matthew Bortolin


Context: Book: The Dharma of Star Wars - Page 184

”Mindfulness is the way of observing that the past no longer exists and that the future has not yet arrived. It is the way of dwelling peacefully in the present moment, free from both desire and aversion. To live in mindfulness is to be free od anxieties, regrets, desires, and fears.”

Quote By: Matthew Bortolin


Context: Book: The Dharma of Star Wars - Page 181

”Control the mind. Hold it like a cup of water in the hand – still and calm.”

Quote By: Matthew Bortolin


Context: Book: The Dharma of Star Wars - Page 176

”Life is precious to all beings. All beings fear death. Knowing this, my young apprentice, and caring for others as you care for yourself, do not be eager to deal out death.”

Quote By: Matthew Bortolin


Context: Book: The Dharma of Star Wars - Page 173

Young pupil, Always remember:

  • Where there is anger, offer kindness.
  • Where there is selfishness offer generosity
  • Where there is despair, offer hope.
  • Where there are lies, offer truth.
  • Where there is injury, offer forgiveness.
  • Where there is sorrow, offer joy.
  • Where there is hatred, offer love.
  • Where there is evil, offer goodness.

Quote By: Jedi Master Yoda


Context: Movie: Star Wars - Attack of the Clones

“Meditate on this, I will.”

Quote By: Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jin


Context: Movie: Star Wars - The Phantom Menace

“Your focus determines your reality.”

Quote By: Jedi Master Yoda and Luke Skywalker


Context: Movie: Star Wars - The Emipe Strikes Back

“But how am I to know the good side from the bad?”

”You will know. When you are calm, at peace. Passive.”

Quote By: Padme Amidala and Padawan Anikin Skywalker


Context: Movie: Star Wars - Attack of the Clones

“Are you allowed to love? I thought that was forbidden for a Jedi..”

”Attachment is forbidden…Compassion, which I would define as unconditional love, is central to a Jedi’s life.”

”You might say that we are encouraged to love.”

Quote By: Jedi Master Yoda and Luke Skywalker


Context: Movie: Star Wars - The Emipe Strikes Back

“Master, moving stones around is one thing. This is totally different.”

”No! No different! Only different in your mind!”

”You must unlear what you have learned.”

Quote By: Jedi Padawan Obi-Wan Kenobi


Context: Movie: Star Wars - The Phantom Menace

“You and the Naboo form a symbiont circle What happens to one of you will affect the other. You must understand this.”

Quote By: Jedi Master Yoda and Luke Skywalker


Context: Movie: Star Wars - The Emipe Strikes Back

“There is something not right here. I feel cold, death.”

That place…is strong with the dark side of the Force.”

”A domain of evil it is. In you must go”

Quote By: Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jin


Context: Movie: Star Wars - The Phantom Menace

“Don’t center on your anxieties, Obi-Wan, keep your concentration here and now where it belongs.”

But Master Yoda said I should be mindful of the future.”

”But not at the expense of the moment, be mindful of the living Force, young Padawan.”

Quote By: John Makransky


Context: Book: Awakening Through Love

A moment of enlightenment is the moment that we newly notice such "blessings" as having been all around us, from the beginning. Whenever we are ready to notice, we can sense their healing, liberating energy pouring forth right here, right now.

Quote By: Liang Qichao


Context: MSN Encarta

Where there is dynamism there is interpenetration; where there is interpenetration there is universal love, so all mutually sympathetic things cannot remain apart.

Quote By: Kahlil Gibran


Context: The Heart and Science of Yoga

I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet, strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers.

Quote By: The Talmud


Context: The Heart and Science of Yoga

Who is wise? He who learns from all men.

Quote By: Buddha


Context: The Heart and Science of Yoga

As irrigators lead water where they want, as archers make their arrows straight, as carpenters carve wood, the wise shape their minds.

Quote By: Chinese Proverb


Context: The Heart and Science of Yoga

That the birds of worry and care fly over your head, this you cannot change; but that they build nests in your hair, this you can prevent.

Quote By: Swami Rama Of The Himalayas


Context: The Heart and Science of Yoga

It is your body, your mind and your thoughts. They should listen to you. When you become lazy and negligent, they begin to boss you. Remember, you are the master of yourself. Your body, mind, thoughts and everything else around you are gifts of nature. By using these gifts you can accomplish your highest purpose-to recognize that the infinite library of knowledge lies within you. And when you start studying the book of life, you start gaining that knowledge which dispels the darkness of ignorance and fear.

Quote By: Ferus Oli, Jedi Padawan.


Context: Book: Secret Weapon Page 71, Last of the Jedi

...What does that mean, to not be attached?

...It seems so hard, Master. To have so many beings who are important to me, but not to be attached to them. I don't understand what is meant by, "No Attachment."

...It's not so hard to explain, Siri had answered finally. To love without wanting to possess or influence. To cherish without keeping. To have without holding.

...I understand Master.

...Siri had looked at him then smiled. No, you don't. It is not something to understand. It's something to strive for...

Quote By: Buddha


Context: Book: The Wise Heart

Consciousness is colored by the states that visit it.

Quote By: Thomas Carlyle


Context: Book: Sartor Resartus

It is a mathematical fact that the casting of this pebble from my hand alters the centre of gravity of the universe.

Quote By: Alan Watts


Context: Book: The Way of Zen

Zen...does not confuse spirituality with thinking about God while one is peeling the potatoes. Zen spirituality is just to peel the potatoes.

Quote By: Mark Twain


Context: Unknown

I am an old man and have had many troubles, most of which never happened.

Quote By: Yevgeny Yevtushenko


Context: Unknown

Leaves-we cannot have, sky-we cannot have, but there is so much we can have-to embrace tenderly in a darkened room.

Quote By: Helen Keller


Context: Unknown

What I am looking for is not out there, it is in me.

What we have once enjoyed we can never lose.

All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.

Keep your face to the sunshine and you will never see the shadow.

Quote By: Charles Dickens


Context: Unknown

A loving heart is the truest wisdom.

Quote By: Buddha Dude


Context: 2008

Only ultimate mind sees ultimate reality. A conventional mind projects/reflects conventional reality.

Quote By: Aristotle, Philosopher


Context: Unknown

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence therefore, is not an act but a habit.

Quote By: Various


Context: Various

When the mind TRYs consciousness flickers. ~ The Buddha

Do or do not, there is no TRY. ~ Yoda speaking to Luke, The Empire Strikes Back

Stop TRYing to hit me and hit me!. ~ Morpheus speaking to Neo in the Dojo, The Matrix

Quote By: The Dalai Lama


Context: Book: The Wise Heart

Buddhist teachings are not a religion, they are a science of mind.

Quote By: Mother Teresa


Context: Book: The Wise Heart

The problem with the world is that we draw our family circle too small.

Quote By: William Shakespeare


Context: Hamlet

There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.

Quote By: Master Hina-Tyana Dhamma Loka


Context: Book: The Wise Heart

We take things very personally. The more tightly we hold self, the more problem.

No self, well...(laughing)...no problem.

Quote By: Jack Kornfield


Context: Book: The Wise Heart

There is no separation between inner and outer self and other. Tending ourselves, we tend the world. Tending the world, we tend ourselves.

Quote By: Digha Nikaya


Context: Book: The Wise Heart

With wisdom let your mind full of love pervade one-quarter of the world, and so too the second, third and fourth quarter. Fill the whole world, above, below, around, pervade the world with love filled thought, free from any ill will, love abounding, sublime, beyond measure.

Quote By: Buddha


Context: Book: The Wise Heart

Whatever a person frequently thinks and reflects on, that will become the inclination of their mind.

Quote By: Jack Kornfield


Context: Book: The Wise Heart

Thoughts are often one-sided and untrue.Learn to be mindful of thought instead of being lost in it.

Quote By: Ajahn Buddhadasa


Context: Book: The Wise Heart

How does the modern world look to a meditation master?

Lost in thought.

Quote By: Buddha


Context: Book: The Wise Heart

Who is your enemy?

Mind is your enemy.

Who is your friend?

Mind is your friend.

Learn the ways of the mind. Tend the mind with care.

Quote By: Buddha


Context: Book: The Wise Heart

My friends, it is through the establishment of the lovely clarity of mindfulness that you can let go of grasping after past and future, overcome attachment and grief, abandon all clinging and anxiety, and awaken an unshakable freedom of heart, here, now.

Quote By: Time magazine, 2002


Context: Book: The Wise Heart

After more than a century of looking for it, brain researchers have long since concluded that there is no conceivable place for a self to be located in the physical brain, and that it simply does not exist.

Quote By: Jack Kornfield


Context: Book: The Wise Heart

The middle way is found between all opposites. Rest in the middle and find well-being wherever you are.

Quote By: Thomas Mann


Context: Essay on Freud 1937

A great truth is a truth whose opposite is also a great truth.

Quote By: Shunryu Suzuki


Context: 2009 Zen Mind Calendar

It is not a matter of what you study, but a matter of seeing “Things as it is,” and accepting “things as it is."

Quote By: Georg Christoph Lichtenberg


Context: Unkown

Nothing is more conducive to peace of mind than not having an opinion.

Quote By: Athenagoras


Context: Unkown

If the world were a well-tuned instrument played in rhythm, I would not worship the instrument but him who made it and played it.

Quote By: Shunryu Suzuki


Context: 2009 Zen Mind Calendar

To study the Way, is to study the self.

To study the self is to forget the self.

To forget the self is to enlightened by all things.

To be enlightened by all things is to remove the barriers between one’s self and others.

Quote By: Thomas Nage (Philosopher)


Context: Book: The View from Nowhere

Philosophy is the childhood of the intellect, and a culture that tries to skip it will never grow up.

Quote By: Mariama Bâ


Context: Unkown

One imagines the birth of happiness to be accompanied by some great spectacular upheaval. One can imagine it flowering in the most luxurious setting. Yet happiness is born of a trifle, feeds on nothing.

Quote By: Carol Burnett


Context: Unkown

Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me!

Quote By: Namu Myoho Renge Kyo


Context: Talk given at the San Jose Nichiren Buddhist Temple on February 25, 2001.

One day, the famous poet Bai Juyi asked the monk Niaowo about Buddhism: “How must I live my life so that I am completely at one with the Way?”

Niawo replied: “Avoid all evil and perform all good.”

Bai Juyi was not impressed by this and said, “Even a three-year-old knows that much.”

To which Niaowo retorted with: “A three-year-old may know it. But not even a one-hundred-year-old can do it.”

Quote By: Pearl Buck


Context: Unkown

Inside myself is a place where I live all alone and thats where you renew your springs that never dry up.

Quote By: The Buddha


Context: Unknown

If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.

Quote By: Kung Fu Panda


Context: The master telling Po to stay in the moment

Yesterday is History

Tomorrow is a mystery

But today...today is a gift, that is why it is called the present.

Quote By: Anne Bradstreet


Context: Unkown

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: If we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.

Quote By: Doris Lessing


Context: Unkown

That is what learning is. You suddenly understand something you have understood all your life, but in a new way.

Quote By: William James


Context: Unkown

Human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives.

Quote By: Albert Einstein


Context: Book: The Human Side, Page 70

What humanity owes to personalities like Buddha, Moses, and Jesus ranks for me higher than all the achievements of the enquiring and constructive mind.

Quote By: Shunryu Suzuki


Context: 2009 Zen Mind Calendar

Just sit and see what happens.

Quote By: Albert Einstein


Context: Awakening The Buddha Within, Part One

The religion of the future will be a cosmic religion. It should transcend personal God and avoid dogma and theology. Covering both the natural and the spiritual, it should be based on a religious sense arising from the experience of all things, natural and spiritual as a meaningful unity. Buddhism answers this description.

…If there is any religion that could cope with modern scientific needs it would be Buddhism.

Quote By: Arnold Toynbee (Historian)


Context: Awakening The Buddha Within, Part One

The coming of Buddhism to the West may well be prove to be the most important event of the Twentieth Century.

Quote By: Manjusri


Context: The Wisdom Deity

One instant of total awareness is one instant of perfect freedom and enlightenment.

Quote By: Buddha Dude


Context: Observing two people arguing.

Big Mind; it is impossible for two small minds to be one.

Quote By: King Whitney Jr.


Context: Unkown

Change has considerable psychological impact on the human mind. To the fearful, it is threatening because it means that things may get worse. To the hopeful, it is encouraging because things may get better. To the confident, it is inspiring because the challenge exists to make things better.