Everything flows and nothing abides, everything gives way and nothing stays fixed.
The meaning of life is to see.
~ Hui Neng
The Tibetan word for mandala is kyilkhor. Kyil means ‘center,’ khor means ‘fringe,’ ‘gestalt,’ ‘area around’… Things exist interdependently, and that interdependent existence of things happens in the fashion of orderly chaos.
~ Chogyam Trungpa
Each person’s life is like a mandala — a vast, limitless circle. We stand in the center of our own circle, and everything we see, hear and think forms the mandala of our life.
~ Pema Chodron
When we look into the heart of a flower, we see cloud, sunshine, minerals, time, the earth, and everything else in the cosmos in it. Without clouds, there could be no rain, and there would be no flower. Without time, the flower could not bloom. In fact, the flower is made entirely of non-flower elements; it has no independent, individual existence. It “inter-is” with everything else in the universe.
~ Thich Nhat Hanh
Faith is not the clinging to a shrine but an endless pilgrimage of the heart.
~ Abraham Joshua Heschel
Stillness reveals the secrets of eternity
~ Lao Tzu
I love what I think, and I’m never tempted to believe it. Thoughts are like the wind or the leaves on the trees or the raindrops falling. They’re not personal, they don’t belong to us, they just come and go. When they’re met with understanding, they’re friends.
~ Byron Katie