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bookspaperscissors:

Oxygen Keeps You Alive written by Franklyn M. Branley, illustrated by Don Madden (1971).

(Source: sosuperawesome, via teachingliteracy)

buddhadoodles:


Buddha Doodle - ‘Illusion’by Mollycules♥ please share ♥Buy the Buddha Doodles Book (volume 1) for the price of a good lunch over at Mollycules’ online bookstore:https://www.createspace.com/3913829

buddhadoodles:

Thoughts are addictive, and especially when they’re about things that are bad. We remember them long and think of them often. This is delusion, one of the camp-followers of unawareness. For this reason, we have to drive this kind of delusion from our hearts by making ourselves mindful and self-aware, fully alert with each in-and-out breath. This is what awareness comes from. When awareness arises, discernment arises as well. If awareness doesn’t arise, how will we be able to get rid of craving? When awareness arises, craving for sensuality, craving for possibilities, and craving for impossibilities will all stop, and attachment won’t exist.

Thoughts are addictive, and especially when they’re about things that are bad. We remember them long and think of them often. This is delusion, one of the camp-followers of unawareness. For this reason, we have to drive this kind of delusion from our hearts by making ourselves mindful and self-aware, fully alert with each in-and-out breath. This is what awareness comes from. When awareness arises, discernment arises as well. If awareness doesn’t arise, how will we be able to get rid of craving? When awareness arises, craving for sensuality, craving for possibilities, and craving for impossibilities will all stop, and attachment won’t exist.

sayadawutejaniya.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/Dhamma-Everywhere-Ashin-Tejaniya.pdf

How do you know that there is a mind?

Do you know that you have a mind? How do you know that you have a mind? You can see or

observe the mind through its workings/functions e.g. knowing, thinking, experiencing, feeling, 

wanting, focusing, etc. Now, put your hands together and look at your clasped hands. You know 

that your hands are touching, right? How do you know this touching sensation? What is the mind 

doing that you are able to know this? You know because the mind is aware and paying attention 

to it now.

buddhadoodles:

Buddha Doodle - ‘I have arrived’by MollyculesOne of my favorite mantras ♥

buddhadoodles:

Buddha Doodle - ‘I have arrived’
by Mollycules

One of my favorite mantras ♥

dhammaeverywhere:

Interest in the activity of the mind (9)
Why are you aware? Don’t forget what you are doing, don’t forget why you are doing this. What is the state of your observing mind? You are cultivating awareness and watching continuously. This is moment-to-moment cultivation. The meditating mind must have the right attitude. The practice must be done the right way. Experience is always happening. What [background] idea do you have in your practice? What state of mind are you watching it with? What point of view are you looking at it with? When you are not expecting anything, when you don’t want anything, at that time, understanding can arise.
—Sayadaw U Tejaniya, Dhamma Everywhere (p. 99)
(photo by Malaysian Yogi)

dhammaeverywhere:

Interest in the activity of the mind (9)

Why are you aware? Don’t forget what you are doing, don’t forget why you are doing this. What is the state of your observing mind? You are cultivating awareness and watching continuously. This is moment-to-moment cultivation. The meditating mind must have the right attitude. The practice must be done the right way. Experience is always happening. What [background] idea do you have in your practice? What state of mind are you watching it with? What point of view are you looking at it with? When you are not expecting anything, when you don’t want anything, at that time, understanding can arise.

Sayadaw U Tejaniya, Dhamma Everywhere (p. 99)

(photo by Malaysian Yogi)

Anger is the result of your views being different than the reality
Simple Living and High Thinking – Lessons from Mahatma Gandhi’s Life | PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement

According to Mahatma Gandhi “If one has wealth, it does not mean that it should be thrown away and wife and children should be turned out of doors. It simply means that one must give up attachment of these things!”

The meditative view is that it is only through the acceptance of the actuality of the present, no matter how painful or frightening or undesirable it may be that change and growth and healing can come about. New possibilities can be thought of as already contained within present-moment reality. They need only be nurtured in order to unfold and be dis-covered

If this is true, then you don’t need to try to get anywhere when you practice meditation. You only need to really be where you already are and realize it (make it real). In fact in this way of looking at things there is no place else to go, so efforts to get anywhere else are ill conceived. They are bound to lead to frustration and failure. On the other hand, you cannot fail to be where you already are. So you cannot ‘fail’ in your meditation practice if you are willing to be with things as they are.

Jon Kabat-Zinn, Full Catastrophe Living (via sharanam)


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