about this site

“ I do not imagine that i can benefit others;
i have done this to perfume my own mind. ” ^

dharma is where you find it

As a voracious reader since childhood, i would see many themes repeated in writings by many people from many places. I came to see, both in literature and in life, that “good” is a universal, existing in all cultures and all people.

In later days, the more i study the dharma, the more i see the same teachings everywhere. … or, it’s just that i can now more satisfyingly name and categorise the ideas that i am seeing.

This site is my attempt to document some of what i see. The quotes are words chosen from all over the world and from all traditions, which to me say what Buddhism is saying. And that this can be, itself tells me that the world gives us what we need to overcome the world.

And also, maybe this site can help to show how very relevant to all of us are the precious teachings that Tibet has been taking care of. And therefore, a reason why Tibet, its culture, and its cause for freedom are all so important.

NOTE: I am not a professional student of Buddhism. The words i am saving here, and the tags i am saving them under, reflect only my own, of course woefully incomplete, knowledge and understanding of Buddhism. (I am expecting that understanding to be incomplete until i die :) ) As His Holiness/AA says:

Take what you like, and leave the rest!


The site structure

The “categories” are what i think of as the “boxes” of human culture from which i have drawn the different quotes.

The “tags” on the quotes are meant to mark either: A principle of Buddhism/universal good, or, A core teacher or teaching.

help?

If you would like to help me financially with this and other works, you can do so at Patreon.

Here is a very worthy person who deserves and needs financial help a lot more than i do: Lobsang Wangyal, and his historic work on getting passport for Tibetans in India.

Thank you.

Revised 6 july 2017 on the occasion of the birthday of his holiness XIV dalai lama of tibet