A rare combination of ancient Hindu and Buddhist symbols: the solar disc, related to the deity Vishnu, the trident of Shiva, representing the unity of past, present and future, and the eightfold lotus, alluding to Enlightenment and the Path.
"Sitting quietly, doing nothing,
And the grass grows by itself."
"When you get out of the driver’s seat, you find that life can drive itself, that actually life has always been driving itself. When you get out of the driver’s seat, it can drive itself so much easier—it can flow in ways you never imagined."
"You are an aperture through which the universe is looking at and exploring itself."
"Happiness or sorrow— Whatever befalls you, Walk on Untouched, unattached."
"Animals can teach you the state of no-mind. Silence is an incredible teacher. Silence, when you are at home… silence out in nature. Simply to become aware of that dimension… there is a shift inside you. Stillness arises the moment you become aware of silence, because the mind is noise. So you use that as your teacher. Silence teaches you that state. You only have to be open to it."
"Melt like snow, wash yourself from yourself,
and let love grow in your soul, silent as a lily."
"Be still and stay relaxed in genuine ease, be quiet and let sound reverberate as an echo, keep your mind silent and watch the ending of all worlds."
"All know that the drop merges into the ocean, but few know that the ocean merges into the drop."
"How, in the contemporary period, can we evoke the imagery that communicates the most profound and most richly developed sense of experiencing life? These images must point past themselves to that ultimate truth which must be told: that life does not have one absolutely fixed meaning. These images must point past all meanings given, beyond all definitions and relationships, to that really ineffable mystery that is just the existence, the being of ourselves and of our world. If we give that mystery an exact meaning we diminish the experience of its real depth. But when a poet carries the mind into a context of meanings and then pitches it past those, one knows that marvellous rapture that comes from going past all categories of definition. Here we sense the function of metaphor that allows us to make a journey we could not otherwise make …"
— Joseph Campbell, Thou Art That, p. 8-9
where we live
is no place
to lose your wings.
So love, love,
"Around us, life bursts with miracles—a glass of water, a ray of sunshine, a leaf, a caterpillar, a flower, laughter, raindrops. If you live in awareness, it is easy to see miracles everywhere."
"Buddha is our inherent nature — our buddha nature — and what that means is that if you’re going to grow up fully, the way that it happens is that you begin to connect with the intelligence that you already have. It’s not like some intelligence that’s going to be transplanted into you."
"Never forget that the universe is a single living organism possessed of one substance and one soul, holding all things suspended in a single consciousness and creating all things with a single purpose that they might work together spinning and weaving and knotting whatever comes to pass."
"People get into a heavy-duty sin and guilt trip, feeling that if things are going wrong, that means that they did something bad and they are being punished. That’s not the idea at all. The idea of karma is that you continually get the teachings that you need to open your heart. To the degree that you didn’t understand in the past how to stop protecting your soft spot, how to stop armouring your heart, you’re given this gift of teachings in the form of your life, to give you everything you need to open further."