If the sun keeps shining on the bud, the flower will open. When the light on the sun penetrates the flower bud, the flower will open. When the light of the sun penetrates the flower bud, the photons transform it, and the flower opens. Our mindfulness has the same function as the light of the sun. If we shine the light of full awareness steadily on our state of mind, that state of mind will transform into something better.
There is something refreshing, renewing and sacred about dew early in the morning….
The Heavens descend to greet the Earth…
the Sun comes up … and everything is Golden.
All Blessings Be
Compassion is that which makes the heart of the good move at the pain of others. It crushes and destroys the pain of others; thus, it is called compassion. It is called compassion because it shelters and embraces the distressed.
What ever situations appear now be a neutral witness, be honest and have a closer look. Issues that we think we may have internalized and finished with, now appear from the deepest level of our being propelled by the increasing high energies bringing everything to the surface. Things that we may have internalized on a certain evolutionary level, are now demanded to be understood on even higher levels of awareness…. even minuscule feelings of separation, victimhood etc. can trigger what seem like extreme situations, as this is the only way we will “get”, that there is a higher level of understanding to be gained. Trust the higher plan, trust your soul “knows” what it does…. though it may seem “insane”, injust or too much for you to handle…. it knows exactly what you need to move forward. We are being given opportunities that in some cases appear in form of heavy challenges right now to move up the evolutionary ladder, so be open to move onwards to greater truths and levels of awareness. Trust that you can do far more, than you would grant yourself. You are a miracle here to unfold and live in the unlimitness of boundless joy.
Buddha has defined compassion as love plus meditation.
When your love is not just a desire for the other,
when your love is not only a need, when your love is a sharing,
when your love is not that of a beggar but an emperor,
when your love is not asking for something in return
but is ready only to give – to give for the sheer joy of giving
- then add meditation to it and the pure fragrance is released.
That is compassion; compassion is the highest phenomenon.
My disciples, the teachings that I have given you are never to be forgotten or abandoned. They are always to be treasured, they are to be thought about, they are to be practiced. If you follow these teachings you will be happy.
The point of the teachings is to control your own mind. Keep your mind from greed, and you will keep your behavior right, your mind pure and your words faithful. By always thinking about the transiency of your life, you will be able to resist greed and anger, and will be able to avoid all evils.
If you find your mind tempted and so entangled in greed, you must suppress and control the temptation; be the master of your own mind.
A man’s mind may make him a Buddha, or it may make him a beast. Misled by error, one becomes a demon; enlightened, one becomes a Buddha. Therefore, control your mind and do not let it deviate from the right path.
It is the individual who can effectuate change. When I change, I can help produce change in you. Because you have the seed of understanding, compassion, and insight in you. What I say can water that seed, and the understanding and compassion are yours and not mine. My compassion, my understanding can help your compassion and understanding to manifest.
The greatest achievement is selflessness.
The greatest worth is self-mastery.
The greatest quality is seeking to serve others.
The greatest precept is continual awareness.
The greatest medicine is the emptiness of everything. The greatest action is not conforming with the worlds ways.
The greatest magic is transmuting the passions.
The greatest generosity is non-attachment.
The greatest goodness is a peaceful mind.
The greatest patience is humility.
The greatest effort is not concerned with results.
The greatest meditation is a mind that lets go.
The greatest wisdom is seeing through appearances.