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It's a beautiful journey, but focus on what
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Make a goal of putting in time for
meditation, instead of goals of achievements.
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It is not just what you do on the sitting
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meditator. It's the attitude of your mind,
both during meditation and while doing other
work, that makes you a successful meditator.
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Meditation is the ability to know, carefully
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The less you do, the more energy fows
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By doing nothing, Letting things be,
Being kind, Being gentle, Making peace.
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Meditators are like the birds that soar
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free from all their burdens and rise to the
beautiful peaks of their minds.
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Never wait in the future; wait in the present, in
the moment. Waiting in the future is: waiting for
something to happen, waiting with your mind
fxed on some goal, some achievement. Waiting
in the present is: seeing where these things come
from, serving the needs of this moment.
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It's the caring aspect of caring attention that
turns the present moment into the pleasant
moment, making it easy to stay with your
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Create the causes and the results come all by
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By giving 100% to whatever you are doing,
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becoming free from them. This gives you
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Whatever you are doing,
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When you care for the silence of the mind...
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You experience beauty. And because you
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Meditation is the art of letting things
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It's a movement towards emptiness.
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Being passive and receptive is not only a
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Where they become enlightened, is not in
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summits of silence, within their minds.
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Know the difference between letting go &
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Indulgence leads to dullness.
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Willing the mind to enlightenment is the wrong
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disturbing the present moment.
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Restlessness in meditation is a reaction to the
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Don't fght the deflements... or run away
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restlessness... Why do you fantasise? When
you fght, it strengthens your ego...
your sense of self.
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The alternative between fghting and
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Whatever you have to do in life,
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In the process of letting go of an attachment,
going through it, going past the fear,
understand that on the other side there is
always peace, freedom and bliss. Noticing this
connection, that bliss is born of letting go, can
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When you make a mistake, see it as a
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Attachment is always associated with wanting
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If you can't let things go that shows you
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It is amazing how free you can be when
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Life is what goes wrong. Once you
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Desire and ill will are what make you move,
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of the mind that disturbs and agitates you.
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Any experience you have–this one right
now or the worst you've ever had–becomes
delightful, if you can only stay with it. Don't
change it, move it, or try to get rid of it.
Don't have desire for it or ill will towards
it. Be with whatever is there, even pain,
boredom, or desperation.
Say "this is good enough."
When you learn to stay with what you have, it
grows in beauty, delight and profundity.
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If you just sit there, content, still and
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When you look at boredom, you see that it's
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arises because of the difference between your
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The way to overcome boredom is
to be patient with it, to leave it alone. Don't
try to fll that hole of boredom with activity.
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When you are restless, just be at peace with
it. Regard yourself as the passenger, not the
driver. Being the driver means you're driving
the restless mind. Being the passenger means
you're sitting in the back, not involved at all,
just observing where the journey takes you.
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When your mind gets restless...
when it goes crazy... when it wants to do
all sorts of stupid things... your job is to
let it go, with kindness and gentleness.
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Be careful not to own your sleepiness. It has
nothing to do with you. It's just an effect
stemming from a cause, that's all. If you get
sleepy, just stay with it, watch it, be kind and
gentle to it, investigate it.
What does it feel like? How long does it last?
What causes it? What sort of things make it
fade away? After it fades away, what's left? It's
not just about getting rid of sleepiness at all
costs; it's about overcoming it in a wise way
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Fault-fnding should be abandoned
by developing its opposite: accepting,
embracing, and looking for the delight and
beauty in things.
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The process of meditation happens when "you"
disappear. When you are demanding, you are
there! When you have ill will, you are there! When
you have craving, you are there! When you have
boredom, you are there! With all these things
there is a sense of self, which takes ownership
and gets involved. You are the problem.
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When you simply accept your experiences,
whatever they are, not only do you learn from
them, but suddenly, you're free from them.
When wisdom starts to bite,
the problems just disappear.
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You can only build stillness now, and the only way
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The measure of your insight and wisdom is
your ability to be still and let go.
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Unique features in your house probably started
out as mistakes. In the same way, what you take to
be faults in yourself, in your partner, or in life in
general, can become 'unique features', enriching
your life, once you learn to focus differently.
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The deeper meaning of simplifying goes beyond
renouncing one's "material possessions" to also
include one's "mental possessions": the old habits
and grudges, the old ways of looking at things,
ideas you hang on to and cherish. Abandon all
the things that wear you down, that confne and
limit you.
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The secret to life is... everything is out of control!
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When life is really easy,
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It is better to light a candle,
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A self need not be defned by some philosophical
idea, but simply by what it does and what it owns.
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There are no right or wrong decisions.
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If it really is insight... if it really is wisdom...
it will give rise to upasama, a calm state.
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Pushing the wheelbarrow is easy.
It's the thinking about it that is hard.
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Do service as an act of renunciation, not as an
act of will. Don't do things your way, but the way
others want it to be.
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This too will pass.
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When you expect less, you appreciate more.
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Never allow your knowledge to stand
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Secrets to Happiness
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The quieter you become,
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Kindness creates calm since it carries with it the
quality of samatha, of calming and
pacifying things.
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When you are calm, you are free from the tyranny
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Happiness is having fun in this moment,
appreciating what we have. Unhappiness is when
we keep wanting something else.
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The intelligent gardener enjoys their ffteen
minutes of peace in the perfect imperfection of
nature: not thinking, not planning, and not feeling
guilty. Once we understand how to fnd peace
in our garden, we will know how to fnd peace
anywhere, anytime. Especially we will know how
to fnd peace in the garden of our heart.
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It is not success that creates happiness...
Happiness creates success!
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Real happiness is born from: acts of gratitude,
acts of service,
and acts of giving selfessly to others.
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Don't allow others to control your happiness.
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Happiness is part of the path to liberation.
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Conquering the Diffcult Emotions
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The irritations in life teach the most.
They allow us to be more tolerant, more peaceful
& more compassionate.
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When we stop fghting the world and start to
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nibbidá...
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Suffering is asking the world for something it can
never give you. Don't try to control suffering;
rather, try to understand it by investigating the
causes.
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Diffcult times are wonderful opportunities to
sit down and face suffering. Understand it fully;
don't take the easy option of always running
away.
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When you don't judge and measure yourself,
you tend to disappear. When your sense of self
disappears, It's impossible to get upset and angry
at other people.
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Any place you don't want to be is a prison.
Wherever you want to be, even inside prison cell,
there you're free. You can be completely free in a
prison, or you can be in prison in a fve-star hotel!
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It's very hard to change a person, a situation,
or a place–but you don't have to. Instead you
can change the way you look at things. You just
need a new perspective, a moment of wisdom,
and you see it all differently. Suffering fades and
disappears, then and there!
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The possibilities for the future are infnite.
When we focus on the unfortunate possibilities,
what we have is fear. When we remember the
other possibilities, which are usually more likely,
what we have is freedom from fear.
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Thinking often degenerates into negativity and
fault-fnding. So discourage the habit of thinking.
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Fear is fnding fault with the future. If only we
could keep in mind how uncertain our future
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wrong. Fear ends right there!
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Fear is the main ingredient of pain.
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When you learn how to relax and not be afraid of
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When it gets too heavy to bear, give it a rest for
a minute or two. The burdens will feel lighter.
Stress is not about having responsibilities or
many things to do. Stress is when it's all too heavy
to bear, but we don't know how to rest.
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A busy person is not someone who has lots to
do. A busy person is someone who does too
many things at the same time.
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All anger comes from frustration,
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Anger comes from frustrated plans.
Less expectation, means less anger...
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It's not anyone's fault when you get angry.
It's stupidity's fault. It's not your fault, not their
fault, but avijja (delusion).
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How many times should you forgive someone?
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You don't have to be perfect, to love yourself.
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Being kind to yourself and accepting yourself is
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Loving ourselves is called forgiveness: It's
stepping free from the prison of guilt...
It's being at peace with oneself...
It's as if a part of ourselves that had been
rejected, that had been living outside in the cold
for so long, has now come home...
We feel unifed, whole, and free to be happy...
Only when we love ourselves in such a way can
we know what it means to really love another, no
more and no less.
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Learn to be more kind, more sensitive, less
demanding, a more beautiful person to live with.
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Death teaches us the importance of being
grateful. They are not going to be here all that
long... so be grateful for the people around you
and the people you care for.
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Have no fxed plans. Be completely adaptable. Be
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saísára.
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Gratitude is valuing what is really worthy of
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A mind of gratitude is one that sees the good in
things, that values things, and that relishes even
the diffcult parts of life. Such a mind tends to
grow in freedom, happiness and energy!
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If you are grateful then faunt it, show it, express
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When you see how your actions affect others, it
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If you are sick, you are giving a wonderful gift to
other people. You give them the opportunity
to serve and show kindness to you.
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Read little, Eat little, Sleep little, Talk little,
That's how you REST.
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Don't just read Dhamma, but live it!

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