If in your relationships you experience both “love” and the opposite of— attack, emotional violence, and so on— then it is likely you are confusing ego attachment and addictive clinging with love.
Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.
If your mind is empty, it is always ready for anything;
it is open to everything. In the beginner’s mind there are
many possibilities, in the expert’s mind there are few.
Smile, breathe and go slowly.
Thich Nhat Hanh
Have a mind that is open to everything, and attached to nothing.
There are five billion human beings and in a certain way I think we need five billion different religions.
The Dalai Lama
Controlling anger and repressing anger are two very different things. Repression occurs when anger has developed fully in our mind but we fail to acknowledge its presence. We pretend to our self and to others that we are not angry - we control the outward expression of anger but not the anger itself. This is very dangerous because the anger continues to seethe below the surface of our mind, gathering in strength until one day it inevitably explodes.
Geshe Kelsang Gyatso - “How to Solve Our Human Problems” (via dancingdakini)
What kind of living can be out of fear? Once the armor is dropped you can live out of love, you can live in a mature way. The fully matured man has no fear, no defense; he is psychologically completely open and vulnerable.
In the East we call this state meditation: no belief, no thought, no desire, no prejudice, no conditioning — in fact, no mind at all. A state of no-mind is meditation. When you can look without any mind interfering, distorting, interpreting, then you see the truth. The truth is already all around; just you have to put your mind aside.
The subject tonight is Love
And for tomorrow night as well.
As a matter of fact,
I know no better topic
For us to discuss
Until we all die!