~ Zen Moments ~
The Great Way is not difficult
for those who have no preferences.
When love and hate are both absent
everything becomes clear and undisguised.
Make the smallest distinction, however,
and heaven and earth are set infinitely apart.
Having this permission of “No matter what, I’m going to get better and so I’m going to look back and cringe on my earlier work” – I think this is really freeing.
“A lot of people enjoy being dead. But they are not dead really. They’re just backing away from life…”
It’s cracked like this because it’s perfectly in line with the Buddha’s teaching.
“My name is Joseph. I have been sent to give you a message.” She was confused, “What? Who has sent you?”
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When weird coincidences occur, I begin to wonder who’s in charge…
Sometimes when my world has developed a crack, I’ve remembered that day, only fifty years ago.
Tens of thousands of starlings flying in unison at dusk in England – a stunning and magical sight
National Geographic photographer deploys time-lapse cameras in the Arctic to capture the world’s changing glaciers.
Greening the world’s deserts – a surprising discovery may hold a key…
David Attenborough’s uplifting and beautiful view of nature…
Now I know why I’m here. Not for a closer look at the moon, but to look back at our home, the Earth.
A World In Love With Itself: Life in the Rainforest
The Sabbath isn’t necessarily a day, but a state of mind, a quiet time, a pit stop on the racetrack of life.
We need to help this amazing, idealistic, fantastic generation build their confidence, learn patience, learn the social skills, find a better balance between life and technology
After meeting Shams, Rumi was transformed from a bookish, sober scholar to an impassioned seeker of truth and love.
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When ascending Fuji, ‘walls of doubt’ appear before trekkers – steep ascents, volcano ash, ice and snow…
The goal I had reached was much richer for its difficulty and its elusiveness…
Language is changing all the time in surprising ways. Stephen Fry on the changing uses of our language.