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The Buddha denies the existence of any permanent entity either physical or mental. We call this theory about self as Anatmavada.

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I have never seen them satisfied

Hundreds of stupid flies gather
On a piece of rotten meat,
Enjoying, they think, a delicious feast.
This image fits with the song
Of the myriads of foolish living beings
Who seek happiness in superficial pleasures;
In countless ways they try,
Yet I have never seen them satisfied.

The XIV Dalai Lama

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with mindfulness, compassion, and joy in the heart .

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We have a mind

We don’t need more money,
we don’t need greater success or fame,
we don’t need the perfect body or even the perfect mate—right now.

At this very moment,
we have a mind,
which is all the basic equipment we need to achieve complete happiness.


The XIV Dalai Lama

Je Suis Paris

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.”

The Buddha

Je suis Paris

Conquer the angry man by love.
Conquer the ill-natured man by goodness.
Conquer the miser with generosity.
Conquer the liar with truth

But what should we do with terrorists?

Distracted Minds

People who really have their minds on the Way.
Do not forget work on the fundamental.
No matter what they are doing.

Yet if they still distinguish this work from ordinary activities,
even as they do them together, they will naturally be concerned
about being distracted by activities and forgetting the meditation work.

This is because of viewing things as outside the mind.


Muso Soseki

Where to find the real Buddha

Look for Buddha outside your own mind,
and Buddha becomes the devil.


Dogen Zenji