What is this mind?
Who is hearing these sounds?
Do not mistake any state for
but continue to ask yourself even more intensely,
what is it that hears?
Choose to be optimistic,
it feels better.
The XIV Dalai Lama
Purity or impurity depends on oneself,
no one can purify another.
Three things cannot be long hidden:
The sun, the moon, and the truth.
Man suffers only because he takes seriously
what the gods made for fun.
Alan W. Watts
People get into a heavy-duty sin and guilt trip, feeling that if things are going wrong,
that means that they did something bad and they are being punished.
That’s not the idea at all.
The idea of karma is that you continually get the teachings that you need to open your heart. To the degree that you didn’t understand in the past how to stop protecting your soft spot, how to stop armoring your heart, you’re given this gift of teachings in the form of your life, to give you everything you need to open further.