Words to live by

photo credit CSea Perkins

Being compelled to ‘pay it forward’ by sharing a REPRINT of today’s “Positive Thoughts”…

Famous Quotes & Sayings.

Posted: 27 Oct 2010 02:53 PM PDT

§ Neither fire nor wind, birth nor death can erase our good deeds.

§ You only lose what you cling to.

§ Fill your mind with compassion.

§ We live in illusion and the appearance of things. There is a reality. We are that reality. When you understand this, you see that you are nothing, and being nothing, you are everything. That is all.

§ The Four Reliances
First, rely on the spirit and meaning of the teachings, not on the words;
Second, rely on the teachings, not on the personality of the teacher;
Third, rely on real wisdom, not superficial interpretation;
And fourth, rely on the essence of your pure Wisdom Mind, not on judgmental perceptions.

§ We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make our world.

§ To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life; foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent.

§ Pay no attention to the faults of others,
things done or left undone by others.
Consider only what by oneself is done or left undone.

§ What we think, we become.

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

§ Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others.

§ He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.

§ Words have the power to both destroy and heal. When words are both true and kind, they can change our world.

§ Anger will never disappear so long as thoughts of resentment are cherished in the mind. Anger will disappear just as soon as thoughts of resentment are forgotten.

§ Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.

§ Words have the power to both destroy and heal. When words are both true and kind, they can change our world.

On life’s journey Faith is nourishment,
Virtuous deeds are a shelter,
Wisdom is the light by day and Right mindfulness is the protection by night.
If a man lives a pure life nothing can destroy him;
If he has conquered greed nothing can limit his freedom.

The Greatest Goal and Purpose of Life


The Greatest Goal and Purpose of Life
by Darren Hardy

Whenever I am asked what I believe the goal and purpose of life is, my answer is the same, and it’s the theme of this issue. Of all the great pursuits in life, to me this is the most important. Every virtue, treasure and reward in life is obtained only through this quest. What is it? It is living your potential.

Robert Louis Stevenson said it more than a hundred years ago: “To become what we are capable of becoming is the only end in life.” Unfortunately, many people don’t dare to dream about what they can achieve. They lock their greatness away, afraid of their own vast potential. Instead of stepping out of their comfort zone, they deny life’s possibilities and choose to live safe… and small. It is said that the greatest waste in the world is the difference between what we are and what we are capable of becoming.


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