Inner authentic presence ~ Chögyam Trungpa
Inner authentic presence comes from exchanging yourself with others, from being able to regard other people as yourself, generously and without fixation. So the inner merit that brings inner authentic presence is the experience of nonfixed mind, mind without fixation. When you meet a person with authentic presence, you find he has an overwhelming genuineness, which might be somewhat frightening because it is so true and honest and real. You experience a sense of command radiating from the person of inner authentic presence. Although that person might be a garbage collector or a taxi driver, still he or she has an uplifted quality, which magnetizes you and commands your attention. This is not just charisma. The person with inner authentic presence has worked on himself and made a thorough and proper journey. He has earned authentic presence by letting go, and by giving up personal comfort and fixed mind.
from the book “Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior”
Look Carefully ~ 17th Karmapa
Look carefully at your experiences to recognize all the love you have received. Look carefully at your own actions and gestures to find ways to show love. Make room for that in your heart, and painful conflicts will lose their sting.
from the book “The Heart Is Noble: Changing the World from the Inside Out”
Simply about us ~ Ajahn Chah
The Dhamma is not far away. It’s right with us. The Dhamma isn’t about angels in the sky or anything like that. It’s simply about us, about what we are doing right now. Observe yourself. Sometimes there is happiness, sometimes suffering, sometimes comfort, sometimes pain … this is the Dhamma. Do you see it? To know this Dhamma, you have to read your experiences.
#ClippedOnIssuu from Frrresh19
Nineteenth issue of Frrresh, the online visual arts magazine
Keep looking ~ Tsoknyi Rinpoche
Look at your life. Look at the ways in which you define who you are and what you’re capable of achieving. Look at your goals. Look at the pressures applied by the people around you and the culture in which you were raised. Look again. And again. Keep looking until you realize, within your own experience, that you’re so much more than who you believe you are. Keep looking until you discover the wondrous heart, the marvelous mind, that is the very basis of your being.
from the book “Open Heart, Open Mind: Awakening the Power of Essence Love”
Our own responsibility ~ Lama Yeshe
We are not compelled to meditate by some outside agent, by other people, or by God. Rather, just as we are responsible for our own suffering, so are we solely responsible for our own cure. We have created the situation in which we find ourselves, and it is up to us to create the circumstances for our release.
from the book “Wisdom Energy: Basic Buddhist Teachings”