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Dada, Do we Use Thought, or Does Thought Use us?
Have you ever looked meditatively into the cause-and-effect of thought, into the birth and death of thought, the cycle that creates fear and conflict with resultant sorrow? Every expre...
Tenzin Palmo, Why Not Be Ready?
to moment to moment, day after day, year after year, and suddenly, there we are, faced with death, and what have we done? We don’t know when we are going to die. Every breath we take cou...
Thich Nhat Hanh, Fearlessness
acts that cause suffering to other living beings. All living beings want to live. All fear death. We must nurture a heart of compassion and protect the lives of all beings.” Startled, A...
Thich Nhat Hanh, Renaissance
of the night was pure and wondrous.  The tree had no idea of passing time, of birth and death.  It was there, as present as the sky and the earth. This morning, at dawn, I u...
Swami Vivekananda, Be Not a Beggar
and is continually filling up again. Bar not the exit into the ocean. The moment you do that, death seizes you. Be, therefore, not a beggar; be unattached. ...
Jeff Foster, A Walk in the Rain
more apparently fell away, and with it all separation and loneliness. And with the death of separation, I was everything that arose: I was the darkening sky, I was the middle aged man...
Daniel Gottlieb, Those Who Float
something inside herself.  Some people do that all the time.  They fight against fear of death, fear of being "found out", fear of losing their minds, fear of realizing they are n...
Adam Frank, Science As Spiritual Practice
of self. From there a commitment is established to explore for oneself matters of birth and death, the true and the real. Experience is the seed of aspiration, the deeply rooted commitment to ...
Fr. Thomas Keating, Seekers of Ultimate Mystery
class="MsoNormal">Every seeker of Ultimate Mystery has to pass through interior death and rebirth, perhaps many times over.  Our contemporary world desperately needs persons o...
Steve Bhaerman, Fool Realization
we have the numerous and often similar reports of “near death experiences,” where those who return report seeing blinding light, feeling overwhelming ...
Jerry Wennstrom, Difference Between Eah and Oh!
the difficulties in life become grist for the mill. Chaos, hopelessness, suffering, even death—everything may be placed on the altar for transformation in the eternal. What comes thro...
Duane Elgin, Make Death Your Ally
is an important ally for appreciating life. I am not referring to a morbid preoccupation with death. Rather, I mean the felt awareness of our finitude as physical beings -- an honest recognition...
Adyashanti, Rest and Be Taken
are only flashes of lightning illuminating the empty sky. Life and death becoming and begoing are only words. In order to save your life yo...
Andrew Cohen, Is Meditation Boring?
to penetrate the nature of nothingness, the more the mystery of being and non-being, of life and death and that which transcends both begins to reveal itself.  There is more to nothing than me...
Vimala Thakar, The Lovely State of Observation
Form and formlessness, sound and silence, motion and motionlessness, light and darkness, birth and death, the two together constitute the wholeness of life. Man has created a contradiction between th...
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross & David Kessler, When You Don't Choose Love You Choose Fear
If we could literally reach into you and remove all your fears – every one of them – how different would your life be? Think about it. If nothing stopped you from following your dreams...
John O'Donohue, Receiving Each Day as an Invitation
future in distilled form: that unprepared second when you looked in a parent’s eye and saw death already beginning to loom. Or the second you noticed a softening in someone’s voice and ...
Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, Death: the Key to the Door of Life
There is no need to be afraid of death. It is not the end of the physical body that should worry us. Rather, our concern must be to live while we’re...
Paul Fleischman, I Am Interested In My Mind
universals of life -- a gripping, unending project. Hopefully one I can use even when I look into death's funnel. For me, this knowing is a great force, and a great pleasure. I sit be...
Nicole Grasset, Plan of Life
part we leave ... to others.  It may be a painting, a sonata, a hospital, a vaccine defying death, a law improving justice, writings opening the minds of some, actions and words bringing comfo...
Paul Fleischman, The Endurance to Observe
that is necessary for me to really face it. Sitting rivets me on the psychological fact that death is life's door. No power can save me. Because I am aware of death, and afraid, I lean my shoul...
Rachel Naomi Remen, Impermanence is Not Fragility
tenacity toward life endures in all of us, undiminished, until the moment of our death. --Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D....
Thanissaro Bhikkhu, Beyond Being Present
All that past and all that future weigh down this one little moment here in the present: No wonder the present buckles under the weight. But if all the present has to support is just this one mo...
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, On Good and Evil
our present consciousness of individuality is preserved in some dimension of existence after death or disappears completely, the inalterable fact is that our being will forever remain part of t...
MJ Ryan, The Phenomenon of Boredom
the topic: "Oh, she's such a bore!" Now it is a state of being that is a fate worse than death. ...
Lao Tzu, No Illusions, No Resistances
life; therefore he is ready for death, as a man is ready for sleep...
Viktor E. Frankl, To Be Worthy of Our Suffering
I became acquainted with those martyrs whose behavior in [concentration] camp, whose suffering and death bore witness to the fact that the last inner freedom cannot be lost. It can be said that they ...
Satish Kumar, Indigenous Intelligence
waited for a little while longer but in the end they could not draw Adam away from his imminent death, and they left. The indigenous people are the angels of our time. They are calling on ...
Bill Dougherty, Beginning Right Here and Now
questions: Who am I? What am I to do with myself? What is the value and significance of life, and death? Honestly faced, such issues can so assail our self-satisfied preconceptions as to alter the e...
Eve Ensler, Real Security is a Process
/> But all of this offers only a false sense of security. Real security means contemplating death, not pretending it doesn’t exist. It means not running from loss, but feeling it, surren...
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