Tag Archives: Impermanence

“Do you want to enjoy a symphony? Don’t hold on to a few bars of the music. Don’t hold on to a couple of notes. Let them pass, let them flow. The whole enjoyment of a symphony lies in your readiness to allow the notes to pass.”

16 Nov

Anthony de Mello in “Awareness”

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“Your depressions and your thrills have nothing to do with happiness. Those are the swings of the pendulum.”

16 Nov

Anthony de Mello in “Awareness”

P. 111 “Understand another illusion, too, that happiness is not the same as excitement, it’s not the same as thrills”

“I am delighted!’ You are certainly not delighted. Delight may be in you right now, but wait around, it will change; it won’t last; it never lasts; it keeps changing; it’s always changing. Clouds come and go: some of them are black and some are white, some of them are large, others small. If we want to follow the same analogy, you would be the sky, observing the clouds. You are a passive, detached observer. – Watch! Observe!”

1 Nov

– Anthony de Mello in “Awareness”

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“If you realize that all things change, there is nothing you will try to hold onto.”

1 Jul

Tao Te Ching on Attachment, Impermanence, Change, Clinging

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“The path to the light seems dark, the path forward seems to go back, the direct path seems long, true power seems weak, true purity seems tarnished, true steadfastness seems changeable, true clarity seems obscure, the greatest art seems unsophisticated, the greatest love seems indifferent, the greatest wisdom seems childish.”

25 Jun

Tao Te Ching on Love, Wisdom, Impermanence, Truth, Purity, Leadership/Power, Illusion

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Buddhism // An Organization Chart

15 Jun
Buddhism Org Chart

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Vipassana Meditation

9 Jun

On May 7th, I embarked no a 10-day Vipassana.

This includes all day meditation sittings with no talking, no reading, no writing, no exercise, 4a wake up bells.

Below are my notes:

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