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"The practice I would like to show you is called Recollection of the Buddha and it is taught in every school of Buddhism.
Sit down quietly, breathe in and out for a few minutes to calm yourself, and then ask,
"Little Buddha, are you there?"
Ask the question very deeply and quietly. In the beginning you may not hear an answer. There is always an answer, but if you are not calm enough, you won't hear it.
"Little Buddha, are you there?"
And then one day you will hear the voice of your little Buddha answering,
"Yes, my dear, of course. I am always here for you."
Hearing this you smile. "I know, little Buddha, you are my calm. I know you are always there, and I need you to help me be calm... I shout and act as if I don't have A Buddha in me. Thank you little Buddha I need you to be there."
The little Buddha says, "Of course I'll be here for you all the time. Just come iniside and visit me when you need to."
That is the practice of touching the Buddha inside. It's a very important practice for all of us."
- Thich Nhat Hanh
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@crossingbridgewithsindi - couldn't help myself! ( photo) Thank you for today. You are a Blessing sent from Masters above, I hope you know that!

Buddha:
One who sees the Dhamma sees me.
One who sees me sees the Dhamma.

O monks and wise men, just as a goldsmith would test his gold by burning, cutting and rubbing it, so must you examine my words and accept them, not merely out of reverence for me.

My teaching is not a philosophy. It is the result of direct experience... My teaching is a means of practice, not something to hold onto or worship.
My teaching is like a raft used to cross the river.
Only a fool would carry the raft around after he had already reached the other shore of liberation.
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If you were to follow the Dharma purely out of love for me or because you respect me, I would not accept you as disciple. But if you follow the Dharma because you have yourself experienced its truth, because you understand and act accordingly - only under these conditions have you the right to call yourself a disciple of the Exalted One.
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"Word spread across the countryside about the wise Holy Man who lived in a small house atop the mountain. A man from the village decided to make the long and difficult journey to visit him. When he arrived at the house, he saw an old servant inside who greeted him at the door. "I would like to see the wise Holy Man," he said to the servant. The servant smiled and led him inside. As they walked through the house, the man from the village looked eagerly around the house, anticipating his encounter with the Holy Man. Before he knew it, he had been led to the back door and escorted outside. He stopped and turned to the servant, "But I want to see the Holy Man!" "You already have," said the old man. "Everyone you may meet in life, even if they appear plain and insignificant... see each of them as a wise Holy Man. If you do this, then whatever problem you brought here today will be solved."
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A Tibetan story tells of a meditation student who, while meditating in his room, believed he saw a spider descending in front of him. Each day the menacing creature returned, growing larger and larger each time. So frightened was the student, that he went to his teacher to report his dilemma. He said he planned to place a knife in his lap during meditation, so when the spider appeared he would kill it. The teacher advised him against this plan. Instead, he suggested, bring a piece of chalk to meditation, and when the spider appeared, mark an "X" on its belly. Then report back.
The student returned to his meditation. When the spider again appeared, he resisted the urge to attack it, and instead did just what the master suggested. When he later reported back to the master, the teacher told him to lift up his shirt and look at his own belly. There was the "X".
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“Am I going to add to the Aggression? Every day we could think about the aggression in the world, in New York, Los Angeles, Darfur, Iraq, everywhere. All over the world, everybody always strikes out at the enemy, and the pain escalates forever. Every day we could reflect on this and ask ourselves, ‘Am I going to add to the aggression in the world?’ Every day, at the moment when things get edgy, we can just ask ourselves, ‘Am I going to practice peace, or am I going to war?'” -Pema Chodron
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"The Buddha taught that this is like this, because that is like that.
You see?
Because you smile, I am happy.
This is like this, therefore that is like that.
And that is like that because this is like that.
This is called dependent co-arising.
Suppose you and I are friends. (In fact, I hope we are friends.) My well-being, my happiness depends very much on you, and your wellbeing, your happiness, depends upon me. I am responsible for you, and you are responsible for me. Anything I do wrong, you will suffer, and anything you do wrong, I have to suffer. Therefore, in order to take care of you, I have to take care of myself."
- Thich Nhat Hanh
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The Noble Heart; Bodhichitta is a Sanskrit word that means ‘noble or awakened heart’ It is said to be present in all beings. Just as butter is inherent in milk and oil is inherent in a sesame seed, this soft spot is inherent in you and me. It is said that in difficult times, it is only bodhichitta that heals. When inspiration has become hidden, when we feel ready to give up, this is the time when healing can be found in the tenderness of the pain itself. ”
- Pema Chodron
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"May we all learn that pain is not the end of the journey, and neither is delight.
We can hold them both-indeed hold it all-at the same time, remembering that everything in these quixotic, unpredictable, unsettled and unsettling, exhilarating and heart-stirring times is a doorway to awakening in a sacred world."
-Pema Chodron
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"Enlightenment does exist. It is possible to awaken. Unbounded freedom and joy, oneness with the Divine, awakening into a state of timeless grace - these experiences are more common than you know, and not far away. There is one further truth, however: They don't last.
Our realizations and awakenings show us the reality of the world, and they bring transformation,
but they pass. ... We all know that after the honeymoon comes the marriage.
After the election comes the hard task of governance.
In spiritual life it is the same: After the ecstasy comes the laundry."
- Jack Kornfield
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Making some noise at Lemongrass!Imagine the noise we could make if we all used our voices.
Only you can tell your story. Only you have the power to use your voice to change the world.
Make some noise!
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If I had the Buddha’s eyes and could see through everything, I could discern the marks of worry and sorrow you leave in your footprints after you pass, like the scientist who can detect tiny living beings in a drop of pond water with a microscope. Walk so that your footprints bear only the marks of peaceful joy and complete freedom. To do this, you have to learn to let go – let go of your sorrows, let go of your worries. That is the secret of walking meditation.
- Thich Nhat Hanh
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diana is away this weekend, we will have a sub for saturday 7 pm deep relax + monday 630 hatha ✨ Shanti
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