Saturday, December 25, 2010

solitude in the sky

The grass seeks her crowd in the earth,
The tree seeks his solitude in the sky.

R. Tagore

Thursday, December 23, 2010

eternal silence

What language is thine, O sea?
The language of eternal question.
What language is thy answer, O sky?
The language of eternal silence.

R. Tagore

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

The Buddha via the Bible

New essay by Thanissaro Bhikkhu:

How western Buddhists read the Pali Canon

here at Dhammatalks

Saturday, December 04, 2010


I have come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element. It is my personal approach that creates the climate. It is my daily mood that makes the weather. I possess tremendous power to make life miserable or joyous. I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration, I can humiliate or humor, hurt or heal. In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis is escalated or de-escalated, and a person is humanized or de-humanized. If we treat people as they are, we make them worse. If we treat people as they ought to be, we help them become what they are capable of becoming. - Goethe