Monday, February 27, 2017

Via Ram Dass

People think, “Oh, you’re being here now, you’re not being responsible,” and it’s in the sense that responsible means ‘time’ binding over past and future. However, all the past and future, everything you always were is in this moment, and all of your commitments for the future are in this moment. The fullness of this moment includes everything. It does not exclude past and future.

All we’re dealing with is the problem that the human mind clings, and the clinging of the human mind takes it into time and into space. It takes it away from the fullness of the moment, so that the most exquisite practice becomes something like the practice of the pasha, in which one keeps extricating oneself from identification with thoughts about past and future, noting them and then coming back to the present moment, the breath, which is just right there. It becomes easy.

Via Sri Prem Baba

"The sexual orientation of a person does not determine the degree of their evolution. Both in homosexuality and heterosexuality, the search is the same; both seek their counterpart in the other. Sexuality is a stage in the evolutionary process of consciousness. Through sexuality we have the chance to integrate the opposing forces within ourselves and move from duality to unity. It doesn’t matter what our sexual preference is. What matters is that we become free from the games we play, the fantasies that blind us, and our own neediness. We need to transform ourselves, and stop wanting to change the other. What matters is the awakening of love.”
Sri Prem Baba

Via Daily Dharma / Impermanence

The foremost principle of Buddhism is that everything changes. It is a law that governs Buddhism, too.

—Seth Zuiho Segall, "A More Enlightened Way of Being"
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