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 automatically.
"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 world."
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