Monday, 27 February 2012

Live in the present moment

"To live in the present moment is to balance the reality that it could be our last moment of life with the understanding that it is also the basis of the next moment of life."

p121, Spacious Passion, Ngakma Nor'dzin, Aro Books worldwide, 2009, 978-1-898185-07-9

Monday, 20 February 2012

Clarity is Inherent

"We do not have to begin with clarity, because clarity is inherent in every situation. We simply have to begin with that which presents itself."

p3, Emailing the Lamas from Afar, Ngakpa Chögyam and Khandro Déchen, Aro Books, 2009, 978-0-9653948-5-7

Monday, 13 February 2012

Rituals are Irrelevant

"If your awareness is integrated with the nature of the elements then rituals are irrelevant"."

p399 Wisdom Eccentrics, Ngakpa Chögyam, Aro Books, Inc, 2011, 978-0965394864

Monday, 6 February 2012

Marvellous to attend Buddhist courses

"Marvellous to attend Buddhist courses and listen to teachings but with a bigoted mind, Teachings are merely collections of complex information delivered in an unusual syntax. Whatever you hear, you'll only have to hear it again-and-again and write it down in notebooks To which you're never likely to refer - better go wherever; and listening with awareness and kindness At any theatre you please - to hear any play - with an open heart - as if it were for the first time."

p473 Wisdom Eccentrics, Ngakpa Chögyam, Aro Books, Inc, 2011, 978-0965394864