O mind, my friend, what’s the good of so much speaking?

O mind, my friend, all of this has been made quite clear.

I’ve told you what I know to be true;

You’re the ultimate Reality.

You’re unbounded, like space.

– From The Song of Avadhut

It’s better having one true friend than having false relatives.

Good things happen when you distance yourself from negative people.

Do not let people’s opinions of you mold your destiny.
Let unhappy people have their unhappy thoughts.
Continue on your path courageously.

— Haemin Sunim

The only evil is inattention. It is the father of stupidity and the grandfather of the twins, suffering and sorrow.

— Wu Hsin

Now is just what’s happening because it is the only reality.

everyday life koan: the unanswerable questions of our lives are the greatest teachers.


“It is in the present moment that life, peace, joy, happiness, and well-being are possible.”
— Thich Nhat Hanh

“Everything is changing. Whatever you pass, don’t cling to it. Eventually the mind will reach its natural balance where practice is automatic. All things will come and go of themselves.”
― Ajahn Chah

“To the degree that you condemn and find evil in others, you are to that degree unconscious of the same thing in yourself.”
— Alan Watts

little things that matter

“Only those who have cultivated the art of living completely in the present have any use for making plans for the future. For when the plans mature they will be able to enjoy the results.”
— Alan Watts

five liner dzogchen teachings:

prolong not the past
invite not the future
do not alter your innate wakefulness
don’t fear appearances
there is nothing more than that

it’s interesting that a five lines like that is an entire teaching, we could spend our life with just those five lines.

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