Weekly Wisdom Quotes
Converging Paths Meditation
Weekly Wisdom Quotes from some of the Fine Teachers:
Strength in Surrender:-Rob Preece, The Solace of Surrender
"It has often surprised me that in the process of surrender what I give up is fear and struggle.
A kind of strength comes from truly giving up. Something changes when I genuinely let go
and ask for help. The challenge is in maintaining this openness, rather than grasping at
solid forms or quick solutions to feel safe. It is not that I give up personal responsibility,
believing that some external entity is going to rescue me. Rather I realize that if I truly listen
to the innate wisdom of my Buddh-nature, it will guide me."
Quote from John Tranner on why and how we care:
"Whenever my thoughts turn toward greed, acquisitiveness, or stinginess, my shoulders
tense up, and it feels as if I’m holding my breath. To find a remedy, I don’t have to improve
my thoughts, though—just be generous with them. Then freedom seems to appear
"In the end, generosity doesn’t have reasons. Generosity might be strategically effective or
virtuous, but that’s not important. The point is that there is no good reason to love life or
each other, yet we do. Generosity keeps faith with our appreciation of each other, it stems
from a natural empathy with everything that, like us, has the courage to take a shape in the
Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate;
only love can do that. Hate multiplies hate, violence multiplies violence, and toughness
multiplies toughness in a descending spiral of destruction ...The chain reaction of evil --
hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars -- must be broken, or we shall be plunged
into the dark abyss of annihilation." Strength To Love, 1963