November 23, 2015

Thought of the Day:

Lama Surya Das on the Essence of Buddhism

“The more truthful I am with myself and others, the more my conscience is clear and tranquil. Thus, I can more thoroughly and unequivocally inhabit the present moment and accept everything that happens without fear, knowing that what goes around comes around (the law of karma). Ethical morality and self-discipline represent the good ground, or stable basis. Mindful awareness is the skillful and efficacious grow-path, or way. Wisdom and compassion constitute the fruit, or result. This is the essence of Buddhism.”

— Lama Surya Das, Buddha Is as Buddha Does: The Ten Original Practices for Enlightened Living

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