The way is not in the sky, the way is in the heart.

— Buddha

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Every appearance and every event are the mind’s miraculous display. In the spacious expanse, I see nothing to fear. It is just reflexive radiance of mind’s clear light, and nothing else. Hence there’s no reason to react. All activity is my adornment. Therefore, better to rest silently in meditative absorption.

–Yeshe Tsogyal

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It is not the case that one would live the spiritual life by virtue of holding the view that the world is eternal. Nor is it the case that one would live the spiritual life by virtue of holding the view that the world is not eternal. Whether one holds the view that the world is eternal, or whether one holds the view that the world is not eternal, there is still birth, ageing, death, grief, despair, pain, and unhappiness – whose destruction here and now I declare.

— Buddha

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The best spiritual friend is one who attacks your hidden faults. The best instructions are the ones that hit those faults. The best friends are mindfulness and vigilance. The best incentives are enemies, obstacles, and sufferings of illness. The best method is not to fabricate anything.

— Atisha

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Following the Noble Path is like entering a dark room with a light in the hand; the darkness will all be cleared away, and the room will be filled with light.

— Buddha

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To find a buddha, all you have to do is see your nature. your nature is the buddha. And the buddha is the person who’s free, free of plans, free of cares. If you don’t see your nature and run around all day looking somewhere else, you’ll never find a buddha. The truth is, there’s nothing to find. But to reach such an understanding you need a teacher. And you need to struggle to make yourself understand.

— Bodhidharma

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“Modern education is premised strongly by materialistic values. It is vital that when educating our children’s brain that we do not neglect to educate their hearts, a key element of which has to be the nurturing of our compassionate nature.”

— Dalai Lama

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