spiritualevolution1111:

“The eye with which I see God is the same eye with which God sees me.”
~ Meister Eckhart
Artist: Alex Grey

spiritualevolution1111:

“The eye with which I see God is the same eye with which God sees me.”

~ Meister Eckhart

Artist: Alex Grey

(Source: facebook.com, via cosmic-rebirth)

notesonascandal:

thekendroshow:

word up

Whoopi’s face is like "I’m glad that lil’ white girl said it cuz you know what would happen if I did…"

notesonascandal:

thekendroshow:

word up

Whoopi’s face is like "I’m glad that lil’ white girl said it cuz you know what would happen if I did…"

(via corporationsarepeople)

elephantjournal:

@waylonlewis leads a meditation for good times and explains why happiness can makes us miserable. Watch live right now on elephant journal’s Google+ or YouTube channel. #walkthetalkshow #meditation

elephantjournal:

@waylonlewis leads a meditation for good times and explains why happiness can makes us miserable. Watch live right now on elephant journal’s Google+ or YouTube channel. #walkthetalkshow #meditation

Fuck Yeah

Fuck Yeah

The Myth of Human Progress

"Friedrich Nietzsche in ‘Beyond Good and Evil’ holds that only a few people have the fortitude to look in times of distress into what he calls the molten pit of human reality. Most studiously ignore the pit. Artists and philosophers, for Nietzsche, are consumed, however, by an insatiable curiosity, a quest for truth and desire for meaning. They venture down into the bowels of the molten pit. They get as close as they can before the flames and heat drive them back. This intellectual and moral honesty, Nietzsche wrote, comes with a cost. Those singed by the fire of reality become ‘burnt children,’ he wrote, eternal orphans in empires of illusion."

~Chris Hedges

The Myth of Human Progress

theneverbird:

Me and Hannah.

theneverbird:

Me and Hannah.

(Source: revoltoftheflesh)

"Some people think that stringent rules and virtuous deeds are the essence of Buddhism, but these are only a small component of Buddha’s skillful and abundant methods. He knew that not everyone is able to understand ultimate truths right from the start. It is difficult for many of us to process concepts such as ‘hell is merely the perception of your own aggression’, let alone the concept of emptiness. Buddha doesn’t want Jack to be caught in a personal ‘hell’, but he can’t tell Jack to work with his perceptions and aggression either because Jack is an idiot. So for Jack’s sake, Buddha teaches that there is an external hell and that in order to avoid going there and being boiled in molten iron, Jack must stop entertaining his non-virtuous, negative actions and emotions. Such teachings pervade the Buddhist milieu; very often we see hell realms painted on the walls of Buddhist temples, complete with burning bodies and terrifying gorges of frigid water. These images can be taken literally or figuratively, depending on the capacity of the student. Those with superior faculties know that the source of everyday hell, our suffering, stems from our own perceptions. They know that there is no judgment day and there is no judge. Buddha’s final aim is to make Jack understand, like these superior students, that there is no hell realm apart from his own aggression and ignorance. By temporarily minimizing his negative actions, Jack is diverted from becoming more entangled with his perceptions, misgivings, and paranoia."~Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche What Makes You Not a Buddhist?

This is my favorite.

"Some people think that stringent rules and virtuous deeds are the essence of Buddhism, but these are only a small component of Buddha’s skillful and abundant methods. He knew that not everyone is able to understand ultimate truths right from the start. It is difficult for many of us to process concepts such as ‘hell is merely the perception of your own aggression’, let alone the concept of emptiness. Buddha doesn’t want Jack to be caught in a personal ‘hell’, but he can’t tell Jack to work with his perceptions and aggression either because Jack is an idiot. So for Jack’s sake, Buddha teaches that there is an external hell and that in order to avoid going there and being boiled in molten iron, Jack must stop entertaining his non-virtuous, negative actions and emotions. Such teachings pervade the Buddhist milieu; very often we see hell realms painted on the walls of Buddhist temples, complete with burning bodies and terrifying gorges of frigid water. These images can be taken literally or figuratively, depending on the capacity of the student. Those with superior faculties know that the source of everyday hell, our suffering, stems from our own perceptions. They know that there is no judgment day and there is no judge. Buddha’s final aim is to make Jack understand, like these superior students, that there is no hell realm apart from his own aggression and ignorance. By temporarily minimizing his negative actions, Jack is diverted from becoming more entangled with his perceptions, misgivings, and paranoia."

~Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche What Makes You Not a Buddhist?

This is my favorite.

"You are the sky; everything else is just weather."

— Pema Chodron (via graceandpranayam)

(via cosmic-rebirth)