Monday, September 8, 2014

Contemplative Monday



The following quote is from 'Heart Advice, Weekly Quotes from Pema Chodron'.

THE DHARMA SHOULD BE TAKEN TO HEART

* dharma....the teaching of the Buddha


"The dharma should really be taken to heart, not just used as a way to get cozy and secure


or to continue your habitual pattern of self-denigration or your habitual pattern
of striving for perfection.


Initially you may find that you use the dharma as you've always used everything else,


but then, because it's the dharma, it might occur to you that you're using it 
to denigrate yourself or to become a perfectionist----


'Oh my goodness! I'm using this to make the world into love and light


or to make it a resentful, harsh place.' "



8 comments:

  1. I use to all the time make the world a better place until i got sick, but I have a feeling that you are the kind of person who would make the world a happier and more peaceful place, keep on going Jim...:)

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  2. Thank you. YOU make the world a better place!

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  3. Pretty pictures, Jim.
    It's early for a change
    Going right over my head...

    BTW, You are a happy place.

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  4. Reading your blog is always like a refreshing breath of air...

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  5. Those shadows are so interesting. Long and pointy from round stones! Cool!

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  6. Monday is almost over, but I still appreciate the quotation. Your Monday posts help me get through the week, Jim.

    Love,
    Janie

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Hey, I really like your comments and appreciate the time you took to do so.

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