A True Learner of the Way

“If one is a true learner of the Way, one does not search for the faults of the world, but rather speedily applies oneself to attain genuine insight. If one only can see with perfect clarity, then all is completed.” ~ Rinzai

We Practice for Everyone

“To practice is not to practice for ourselves alone. We practice for everyone. We should be proud to say, Violence, it may come from somewhere else, but not from me. Hatred, discrimination, it may come from somewhere else, but not from me.”― Thich Nhat Hanh, The Ultimate Dimension: An Advanced Dharma Retreat on the Avatamsaka and Lotus Sutras

A Path of Your Own

“You create a path of your own by looking within yourself and listening to your soul, cultivating your own ways of experiencing the sacred and then practicing it. Practicing until you make it a song that sings you.” ~ Sue Monk Kidd, The Dance of the Dissident Daughter

Cultivate That Precious Sacred Nature

“When you reflect on the infinite number of happenstances that coalesced to produce you, then you understand how unique, how precious, how sacred you really are. Your task is to cultivate that precious, sacred nature and help it to flower.”― Robert Aitken, Encouraging Words: Zen Buddhist Teachings for Western Students

Fruit of our Spiritual Lives

“Our compassion is the fruit of our spiritual lives; it actually arises spontaneously when formed by intention in our spiritual practice. Love and compassion are always the goods of the spiritual journey, and they are guided by divine wisdom, which then shapes compassion in the concrete situations of our existence.”~ Wayne Teasdale