Monthly Archives: March 2011

The Dhammapada – The Elephant

Silently shall I endure abuse as the elephant in battle endures the arrow sent from the bow: for the world is ill-natured. They lead a tamed elephant to battle, the king mounts a tamed elephant; the tamed is the best … Continue reading

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Buddha

“We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.”

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His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Under the bright sun, many of us are gathered together with different languages, different styles of dress, even different faiths. However, all of us are the same in being humans, and we all uniquely have the thought of “I,” and … Continue reading

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Rumi

The Guest House   This being human is a guesthouse Every morning a new arrival A joy, a depression, a meanness Some momentary awareness Comes as an unexpected visitor Welcome and entertain them all! Even if they’re a crowd of … Continue reading

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Rumi

Lord, the air smells good today, straight from the mysteries within the inner courts of God. A grace like new clothes thrown across the garden, free medicine for everybody. The trees in their prayer, the birds in praise, the first … Continue reading

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Gautama Buddha

“‘Greater in battle than the man who would conquer a thousand-thousand men, is he who would conquer just one… himself.’”

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