Posted March 9, 2014 at 8:42pm
Posted March 6, 2014 at 11:16am
We try to evade the question [of existence] with property, prestige, power, production, fun, and, ultimately, by trying to forget that we - that I - exist. No matter how often he thinks of God or goes to church, or how much he believes in religious ideas, if he, the whole man, is deaf to the question of existence, if he does not have an answer to it, he is marking time, and he lives and dies like one of the million things he produces. He thinks of God, instead of experiencing God.
— Erich Fromm
Posted March 4, 2014 at 12:19pm
Posted March 3, 2014 at 2:41pm
Everything is based on mind, is led by mind, is fashioned by mind. If you speak and act with a polluted mind, suffering will follow you, as the wheels of the oxcart follow the footsteps of the ox. Everything is based on mind, is led by mind, is fashioned by mind. If you speak and act with a pure mind, happiness will follow you, as a shadow clings to a form.
— The Buddha
Posted March 2, 2014 at 11:29am
Two monks were arguing about the temple flag waving in the wind. One said, ‘The flag moves.’ The other said, ‘The wind moves.’ They argued back and forth but could not agree. Hui-neng, the Sixth Patriarch, said: ‘Gentlemen! It is not the flag that moves. It is not the wind that moves. It is your mind that moves.’ The two monks were struck with awe.
— Zen koan
Posted February 28, 2014 at 5:59pm
Posted February 27, 2014 at 10:28am