You are a tiny world within yourself

You are a tiny world within yourself.
When there is peace, harmony, love and
understanding deep within, it will be
reflected in the outer world all around you.
~ Eileen Caddy

Kids in Satsang with Mooji

Ordinary Buddha

... Master Linji invented the term the "businessless person," the person who has nothing to do and nowhere to go. This was his ideal example of what a person could be. In Theravada Buddhism, the ideal person was the arhat, someone who practiced to attain enlightenment. In Mahayana Buddhism, the ideal person was the bodhisattva, a compassionate being who, on the path of enlightenment, helped others.

According to Master Linji, the businessless person is someone who doesn't run after enlightenment or grasp at anything, even if that thing is the Buddha. This person has simply stopped. She is no longer caught by anything, even theories or teachings. The businessless person is the true person inside each one of us. This is the essential teaching of Master Linji.


Insight can't be found in sutras, commentaries, or dharma talks. Liberation and awakened understanding can't be found by devoting ourselves to the study of the Buddhist scriptures. This is like hoping to find fresh water in dry bones. Returning to the present moment, using our clear mind which exists right here and now, we can be in touch with liberation and enlightenment, as well as with the Buddha and all his disciples as living realities right in this moment.


The person who has nothing to do is sovereign over herself. She doesn't need to put on airs or leave any trace behind. The true person is an active participant, engaged in her environment while remaining unoppressed by it. Although all phenomena are going through the various appearances of birth, abiding, changing, and dying, the true person doesn't become a victim of sadness, happiness, love, or hate. She lives in awareness as an ordinary person, whether standing, walking, lying down, or sitting. She doesn't act a part, even the part of a great Zen master. This is what Master Linji means by "Be sovereign wherever you are and use that place as your seat of awakening."

We may wonder, "If a person has no direction, isn't yearning to realize an ideal, and doesn't have an aim in life, then who will help living beings be liberated? Who will rescue those who are drowning in the ocean of suffering?" A buddha is a person who has no more business to do and isn't lookin for anything. In doing nothing, in simply stopping, we can live freely and true to ourselves and our liberation will contribute to the liberation of all beings.

~ Thich Nhat Hanh

Ur artikeln Ordinary Buddha i Buddhadharma winter 2007, byggd på boken Nothing to do, nowhere to go

The Love of God

Foto: LovingLiving

The love of God, unutterable and perfect,
flows into a pure soul the way that light
rushes into a transparent object.

The more love that it finds, the more it gives
itself; so that, as we grow clear and open,
the more complete the joy of heaven is.

And the more souls who resonate together,
the greater the intensity of their love,
and, mirror-like, each soul reflects the other.

~ Dante Alighieri

Awakening quotes

Only the Truth is and you are That!
~ Papaji

The only obstacle to your enlightenment is the belief that you are not enlightened.
~ Ramana Maharshi

Nothing was ever born but a dream. Nothing ever dies but a dream.
 ~ Byron Katie

The little things? The little moments? They aren't little.
~ Jon Kabat-Zinn

If you knew your own beauty, you'd be the idol of yourself.
~ Rumi

If the day and the night are such that you greet them with joy, and life emits a fragrance like flowers and sweet-scented herbs - that is your success.
~ Henry David Thoreau

Like water, which can clearly mirror the sky and the trees only so long as its surface is undisturbed, the mind can only reflect the true image of the Self when it is tranquil and wholly relaxed.
~ Indra Devi

What we are looking for - is what is looking.
 ~ Saint Francis of Assisi

You are the truth from foot to brow. Now what else would you like to know?
~ Rumi

Take off your shoes. The ground where you stand is holy ground.
~ Exodus 1:5-6

Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.
~ Jalal ad-Din Rumi

Awakening is not an event, it's an ever-deepening unfoldment into living and embodying our divine essence in a fully human way.
~ Karen McPhee

If there are six billion people, then there are six billion ways to awaken.
~ Anandamayi Ma

Liberation is not liberation from life. It's a liberation to live more fully.
~ Dorothy Hunt

...the very act of seeking keeps us from resting, and it is only when we are at rest that our true nature reveals itself.
~ Rita Marie Robinson

We can all relax, and let life do all the work.
~ Pamela Wilson

...the thing I thought I wanted, I really don't want and the thing I do need, I already have. ~
 D. at State Prison, California

You are wanted totally, completely, by your own self. Freedom wants you as its own.
~ Gangaji

Miten & Deva Premal sing-along - textade klipp

Deva Premal and Miten live 2008 with Manose

Brahma Nandam

Your inner sky

Your inner sky is not less rich than the outer sky:

it has its own stars and its own moon and

its own planets and its own immensity.

~ Osho

Be natural and you will flower

Be natural and you will flower

If this understanding enters you,
deeper and deeper and deeper,
then all effort becomes meaningless.
Then you are not constantly making
arrangements for the future,
then you live here and now...
then this moment is all,
then this moment is eternity.

~ Chuang Tzu


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