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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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The heart is the only book worth reading.

Ajahn Chah

Looking for Peace

Looking for peace is like looking for a turtle with a mustache.
You won’t be able to find it.
But when your heart is ready,
it will come looking for you.

Ajahn Chah


Why are we bored, lonely and lazy?
Because we don’t have the will to totally open our hearts to others.
If you have the strength of will to totally open your heart to others,
you will eliminate laziness, selfishness and loneliness.
Actually, the reason you get lonely is that you are not doing anything.
If you were busy, you wouldn’t have time to get lonely.
Loneliness can only enter an inactive mind.
If your mind is dull and your body inactive, then you get lonely.
Basically, this comes from a selfish attitude, concern for yourself alone.
That is the cause of loneliness, laziness and a closed heart.

Lama Yeshe

Open our hearts

If we learn to open our hearts,
including the people who drive us crazy,
can be our teacher.

Pema Chodron