There will come time when your demons turn into angels and your fears become a stairway to heaven. When Night turns to an eternal sunrise and all that you thought was real fades into this light of wisdom. As this time approaches hold everything lightly and lucidly as if you were in a dream. Hold on to no experience. Hope for no other experience than what is. Look at all of experience with loving and compassionate eyes, as the divine dissolving creation into itself.
A shout out to the local buddhist temple for having an amazing fundraiser this weekend. The fundraiser is for a new driveway. Right now the current driveway is gravel/dirt road. They have been fund-raising for nearly a year. Original estimates was around 20k. With Khmer New Years /Sonkran coming around I'm sure 20K shouldn't be a problem. If y'all have time stop by an Support the local Khmer Community.
Lotus emerging from chaos. Lotus thriving in chaos. Lotus still blooming, no matter the envoriment/chaos. 🙏🙏🙏#សាធុសាធុសាធុ
Spring has sprung - thank-you for these gorgeous flowers! 🌼 🌷
And - it’s International Day of Happiness 😊 - what does happiness mean to you?
This beautiful and profound ‘poem’ was given spontaneously by Gendun Rinpoche, a late Tibetan Buddhist rinpoche (teacher), during a talk to his disciples. 🙏🏽
“Happiness can not be found through great effort and willpower, but is already present, in open relaxation and letting go.
Don’t strain yourself, there is nothing to do or undo. Whatever momentarily arises in the body-mind has no real importance at all, has little reality whatsoever. Why identify with, and become attached to it, passing judgment upon it and ourselves?
Far better to simply let the entire game happen on its own, springing up and falling back like waves without changing or manipulating anything and notice how everything vanishes and reappears, magically, again and again, time without end.
Only our searching for happiness prevents us from seeing it. It’s like a vivid rainbow which you pursue without ever catching, or a dog chasing its own tail.
Although peace and happiness do not exist as an actual thing or place, it is always available and accompanies you every instant.
Don’t believe in the reality of good and bad experiences; they are like today’s ephemeral weather, like rainbows in the sky.
Wanting to grasp the ungraspable, you exhaust yourself in vain. As soon as you open and relax this tight fist of grasping, infinite space is there – open, inviting and comfortable.
Make use of this spaciousness, this freedom and natural ease. Don’t search any further looking for the great awakened elephant, who is already resting quietly at home in front of your own hearth.
Nothing to do or undo, nothing to force, nothing to want, and nothing missing – Emaho! Marvellous! Everything happens by itself.”
A book titled Heart Advice from a Mahamudra Master teaches all the essentials of Tibetan Buddhism from someone who has a genuine experience of the truth that lies behind the words. Thanks @stienefrans for sharing 🙏🏽😊
One of the deepest truths in Buddhism is the only permanence is impermanence
Life in the internal and external has seasons
Whatever level of safety we try to create in life to give us the illusion of having control....this will change....
But we can choose to grow and flow with this
We can see it as a chance to expand
We can accept the gifts within our seasons
Acknowledge the duality and contrast in life
And truly come into gratitude as we be with each breath...present with what is infront of us....but not attaching to tightly to it's permanence or meaning....not judging it as right or wrong
You may here things like 'be in the moment'
But when we truly embody this
We accept each moment whether it's good or bad, we honor it beyond labels
We enjoy the pleasure
We embrace the pain
Knowing that in the next breath things will be different...Let it change as life is here to take you where you need to go...if you allow it
There is a peace in accepting this truth to its core
And how we can flow with the tide of change rather than trying to grip on to what has passed...as it keeps us from the now...
Embrace the change
Let it break you open
Blossom in its void
And just...breathe ❤❤❤
Once you are enlightened, it is impossible to be miserable! I have tried and it simply is impossible. When there is no reason for your happiness, how can it be taken away? When you love somebody, you become happy but you become unhappy when they are not there. The meditator is therefore happy 24/7 but there may be discomfort but it’s not misery. 😊💕🌈💜