“Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.” -Buddha
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Buddha is our inherent nature—our buddha nature—and what that means is that if you’re going to grow up fully, the way that it happens is that you begin to connect with the intelligence that you already have. It’s not like some intelligence that’s going to be transplanted into you. If you’re going to be fully mature, you will no longer be imprisoned in the childhood feeling that you always need to protect yourself or shield yourself because things are too harsh. If you’re going to be a grown-up—which I would define as being completely at home in your world no matter how difficult the situation—it’s because you will allow something that’s already in you to be nurtured. You allow it to grow, you allow it to come out, instead of all the time shielding it and protecting it and keeping it buried. Someone once told me, “When you feel afraid, that’s ‘fearful buddha.’” That could be applied to whatever you feel. Maybe anger is your thing. You just go out of control and you see red, and the next thing you know you’re yelling or throwing something or hitting someone. At that time, begin to accept the fact that that’s “enraged buddha.” If you feel jealous, that’s “jealous buddha.” If you have indigestion, that’s “buddha with heartburn.” If you’re happy, “happy buddha”; if bored, “bored buddha.” In other words, anything that you can experience or think is worthy of compassion; anything you could think or feel is worthy of appreciation.
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~Let’s chill in my Hippie Van~
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Happy Earth Day to All
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22nd April is an Earth Day.
As environmentalist, I believe that every day should be an Earth Day but 22nd April I consider to be the major celebration. I usually spend this day outdoors and watch 'Home' which is my favorite environmental documentary.
That’s what planet Earth is to all of us. Our home. And we treat our home with respect, right? Because it’s the only one we’ve got.
However, I see more and more people becoming more aware of current environmental issues and behaving in a way to make the world a better place. I believe that every act of kindness COUNTS and there is definitely a bright future ahead of us.
Happy Earth Day everyone!
God bless, and keep on smiling!
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