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Enlightenment can be measured by how compassionately and wisely you interact with others—with all others, not just those who support you in the way that you want. How you interact with those who do not support you shows how enlightened you really are.
Perception vs. Reality
"A coiled rope’s speckled color and coiling are similar to those of a snake, and when the rope is perceived in a dim area, the thought arises, ‘This is a snake.’ As for the rope, at that time when it is seen to be a snake, the collection and parts of the rope are not even in the slightest way a snake. Therefore, that snake is merely set up by conceptuality.”—Dalai Lama (Quoting Tsongkhapa)
http://www.shambhalasun.com/index.php?option=content&task=view&id=1672

Artist: Edgar Mueller

Perception vs. Reality

"A coiled rope’s speckled color and coiling are similar to those of a snake, and when the rope is perceived in a dim area, the thought arises, ‘This is a snake.’ As for the rope, at that time when it is seen to be a snake, the collection and parts of the rope are not even in the slightest way a snake. Therefore, that snake is merely set up by conceptuality.”

—Dalai Lama (Quoting Tsongkhapa)


http://www.shambhalasun.com/index.php?option=content&task=view&id=1672


Artist: Edgar Mueller

At no point is anger or hate required. It’s optional. People who intend to harm create their own consequences. Why add to an already unfortunate situation?
Yoga Nine Vipassana

At no point is anger or hate required. It’s optional. People who intend to harm create their own consequences. Why add to an already unfortunate situation?

Yoga Nine Vipassana

(Reblogged from bodhisattva-within-deactivated2)
(Reblogged from tobywan)
We don’t ever see what actually exists. We see what we expect to see because the mind is constructing its version of reality on a second-by-second basis. Pictures like this exploit some of the mind’s habitual tendencies to show us this fact. Western psychologists call this top-down processing, but they haven’t recognized the implications of it. 

Through training the mind with meditation, we can come to recognize all experience as nothing more than mind representations of whatever actually exists. The more we do this, the more we cease to engage in manufacturing suffering and dwell in peace and joy.

We don’t ever see what actually exists. We see what we expect to see because the mind is constructing its version of reality on a second-by-second basis. Pictures like this exploit some of the mind’s habitual tendencies to show us this fact. Western psychologists call this top-down processing, but they haven’t recognized the implications of it. 

Through training the mind with meditation, we can come to recognize all experience as nothing more than mind representations of whatever actually exists. The more we do this, the more we cease to engage in manufacturing suffering and dwell in peace and joy.

(Reblogged from iamshanti)

“If you don’t become the ocean

you’ll be seasick

every day.”


—Leonard Cohen

Cohen, L. (2000). Good advice for someone like me. http://leonardcohenfiles.com/goodadvice.html