metaxu ~= "in between"

Archive for April, 2015

stirring up the dust

If anything is to be done, do it with sustained vigour. A lax religious life stirs up the dust of passions.

The Dhammapada

all we hear, all we see

Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.

Marcus Aurelius

how to be a better person

  1. Getting Started
    1. Become more self-aware.
    2. Set goals for yourself.
    3. Find a role model.
  2. Exercising Compassion
    1. Learn to love yourself.
    2. Learn to control anger and jealousy.
    3. Practice empathy.
    4. Show people that you care.
    5. Be appreciative.
    6. Give to others.
  3. Choosing the Right Path
    1. Explore your talents.
    2. Do what you love.
    3. Practice self-control.
    4. Thank people who help you along the way.

why celibacy? [2]

They are the door to every pain i have.

Tsongkhapa

awareness

In the sunlight of awareness,
everything becomes sacred.

Thich Nhat Hanh

“Others before self”

Being happy is about self feeling good.
Meaning is derived from contributing to others in a bigger way.

And a life of meaning seems to be healthier than a “happy” one.

so much in us

There’s so much good in the worst of us,
And so much bad in the best of us,
That it ill behooves the most of us
To stand and judge the rest of us.