True happiness is found in peace. “Many people think excitement is happiness…. But when you are excited you are not peaceful. True happiness is based on peace.” – Thay At times, we’re happy because of something we have achieved. We are overjoyed, and we get excited about it. However, such happiness is short-lived. We celebrate… Continue reading True happiness is found in peace.
“In the short run, the stock market is a voting machine. In the long run, the stock market is a weighing machine.” –Benjamin Graham https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/article/john-bogle-the-train-wreck-awaiting-american-retirement/
“Removing wrong perceptions is the only way to Peace.” “Nirvana is the capacity of removing wrong notions, wrong perceptions. This is the practice of freedom. Nirvana can be translated as freedom. Freedom from views.”
Living Simply is Freedom. Freedom from fear, the foundation of Nirvana. For me, Living Simply means to have no debts, and ALSO MEANS (I just learned), to not be worried about income. To worry about being rich is to waste your actual life. To have enough is all that is required, that is Living… Continue reading Live Simply… Freedom
http://www.jkrishnamurti.org/about-krishnamurti/the-core-of-the-teachings.php Written by Krishnamurti in 1980 at the request of his biographer Mary Lutyens. The core of Krishnamurti’s teaching is contained in the statement he made in 1929 when he said, “Truth is a pathless land”. Man cannot come to it through any organization, through any creed, through any dogma, priest or ritual, not through… Continue reading Krishnamurti: The Core of the Teachings
“Attachment to self, is the core delusion.” – D. Wilbanks Lose the delusion of self, and you are left with the Truth. Peace, Joy, and Harmony become manifest naturally, with no effort. This is why we meditate. This is why we meet and support one another. Peace, Joy, Harmony, Love, it is the nature of… Continue reading Self: The Core Delusion
Based solely on my personal experience, meditation helps by: Eliminating the bullshit generated by the mind, and our culture, so that only the Truth remains. By eliminating false views, cravings are also eliminated. By wiping away all the false, all we are left with is the sacred Truth. The precious jewel of Dharma. That’s how… Continue reading How does mediation help us?
Christmas this year was the best. Jessie Jo was home all day Christmas Day, we had her all to ourselves. Her presence truly was the best gift I could have ever received. She really means so much to me, and I’ve missed her so. (Note: I see Josh regularly, but Jess is working and school,… Continue reading Christmas Awakening