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5 More Quotes From Alan Watts

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phasing2bspheres“The source of all light is in the eye.”

“Just as true humor is laughter at oneself, true humanity is knowledge of oneself.”

“Peace can be made only by those who are peaceful, and love can be shown only by those who love. No work of love will flourish out of guilt, fear, or hollowness of heart, just as no valid plans for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for living now.”

“This is the real secret of life – to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.”

“The meaning of life is just to be alive. It is so plain and so obvious and so simple. And yet, everybody rushes around in a great panic as if it were necessary to achieve something beyond themselves.”

Source: 15 Profound Awakening…

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phasing2bspheres“The source of all light is in the eye.”

“Just as true humor is laughter at oneself, true humanity is knowledge of oneself.”

“Peace can be made only by those who are peaceful, and love can be shown only by those who love. No work of love will flourish out of guilt, fear, or hollowness of heart, just as no valid plans for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for living now.”

“This is the real secret of life – to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.”

“The meaning of life is just to be alive. It is so plain and so obvious and so simple. And yet, everybody rushes around in a great panic as if it were necessary to achieve something beyond themselves.”

Source: 15 Profound Awakening…

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Source: Sogyal Rinpoche Quotes (Author of The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying)

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“Above all, be at ease, be as natural and spacious as possible. Slip quietly out of the noose of your habitual anxious self, release all grasping, and relax into your true nature. Think of your ordinary emotional, thought-ridden self as a block of ice or a slab of butter left out in the sun. If you are feeling hard and cold, let this aggression melt away in the sunlight of your meditation. Let peace work on you and enable you to gather your scattered mind into the mindfulness of Calm Abiding, and awaken in you the awareness and insight of Clear Seeing. And you will find all your negativity disarmed, your aggression dissolved, and your confusion evaporating slowly like mist into the vast and stainless sky of your absolute nature.”

Sogyal Rinpoche, The Tibetan…

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“Praise and blame, gain and loss, pleasure and sorrow come and go like the wind. To be happy, rest like a giant tree in the midst of them all. ” ~Buddha

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Sogyal Rinpoche, author of The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, discusses the Tibetan view of mind as a clear space encompassing the entire universe. He describes how the experience of deep compassion is cultivated in Tibetan Buddhism. Then he presents the Tibetan view of rebirth and the afterlife, maintaining that this understanding stems from the experience of meditation masters.

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“See simplicity in the complicated,
Seek greatness in small things.
In the Universe, the difficult things
are done as if they were easy.”

~Lao Tsu~
Tao Te Ching

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“At any moment, you have a choice, that either leads you closer to your spirit or further away from it. Letting go gives us freedom, and freedom is the only condition for happiness. If, in our heart, we still cling to anything – anger, anxiety, or possessions – we cannot be free.”

~Thich Nhat Hanh~

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