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December 06 2017

15:32
Mudracu nije stalo da zna zašto živi. Niti mu je stalo da zna zašto umire. On čak ni ne zna šta od toga dolazi pre a šta posle. Sledeći prirodni tok preobražaja postao je jedna određena stvar, sada jednostavno čeka dalji preobražaj. Pored toga, kada čovek prolazi kroz preobražaj, kako može biti siguran ne biva preobražen? A kada ne prolazi kroz preobražaj, kako može biti siguran da već nije preobražen?
— Chuang tzu

December 04 2017

00:27
Fixing the mind firmly on Brahman, the point of concentration
— Sankara

November 20 2017

11:52
Cijeli zivot je pronalazenje sopstvene mjere.
Mudar i strpljiv biti, cekati. To je isto kao u zivotu na prvu prepreku ne reagujes nego je pustis i odjedanput ta prva prepreka ti se ucini kao totalna glupost, koja ti otvori mogucnost da ti uspijes proci. Poslje svake prepreke nagrada stize, ono sto nas je spustalo - sada nas dize.
11:24

Biti blag (soraćća) znači govoriti i postupati na brižan, prijatan i ljubazan način, koji ne čini nikakvu štetu drugome. Pāḷi reč dolazi od sorata, što znači i tiho ili meko. U kanonu se često pominje kolika ja vrednost blagosti. "Oni koji vole plemenitu Dhammu, čije su reči, misli i dela čisti, uvek mirni, blagi, sabrani i svesni, oni ovim svetom idu na pravi način" (Ja.III,442). Buda je obično blagost povezivao sa nežnošću (maddava) i strpljenjem (khanti), jer je sasvim jasno da ovo troje potpomažu jedno drugo. Blagost daje naročitu dimenziju našoj praksi ispravnog govora i ispravnog postupanja. Ponekad je neophodno kritikovati ili ispraviti nekoga, i mada to možemo uraditi sa najboljom namerom, time možemo povrediti drugu stranu. Ako takve reči izgovorimo na blag način, lagano i mirno, ta povreda može biti manja, a naše reči imaju veću šansu da budu prihvaćene. Moguće je postupati sa dobrom namerom, a ipak učiniti to na grub, nepažljiv ili brz način. No, ako umesto toga delujemo sa blagošću samo će doprineti da taj postupak bude još korisniji i bolje shvaćen. Blagost može postati deo našeg ponašanja na dva načina: (1) razmišljanje o Budinoj blagosti deluje na nas kao opomena i kao inspiracija da i sami budemo blaži. (2) Govoriti i postupati sa dobrim namerama, ali raditi to i sa svesnošću, pomoći će nam da uvidimo gde je to što radimo moguće još poboljšati uz pomoć blagosti.

Na nesreću, na blagost se nekada gleda sa visine, zato što se povezuje sa slabošću, strahom i pomanjkanjem hrabrosti, što naravno nekada i može biti slučaj. Ali ako je neko blag zato što je sam odlučio da takav bude, zato što u tome vidi vrednost i lepotu, onda to ne mora biti tačno. Blaga osoba može biti snažnija, iako se naizgled čini slabom (Th.501). Buda je rekao da je osoba koja je blaga, nežna i strpljiva, a ipak odlučna (ađđava) i stvari obavlja bez oklevanja (java), vredna najvišeg poštovanja (AN V.203).

November 02 2017

23:07
I abstain from the night-time meal.[1] As I am abstaining from the night-time meal, I sense next-to-no illness, next-to-no affliction, lightness, strength, & a comfortable abiding. Come now. You too abstain from the night-time meal. As you are abstaining from the night-time meal, you, too, will sense next-to-no illness, next-to-no affliction, lightness, strength, & a comfortable abiding.
— Buddha, Kitagiri Sutta
23:04
For a disciple who has conviction in the Teacher's message & lives to penetrate it, what accords with the Dhamma is this: 'The Blessed One is the Teacher, I am a disciple. He is the one who knows, not I'... For a disciple who has conviction in the Teacher's message & lives to penetrate it, what accords with the Dhamma is this: 'Gladly would I let the flesh & blood in my body dry up, leaving just the skin, tendons, & bones, but if I have not attained what can be reached through human firmness, human persistence, human striving, there will be no relaxing my persistence
— Buddha's advice to the Kalamas.

October 29 2017

21:52
I don't feel like I converted in a way that I switched religion; i feel like i stayed in the same belief but a different form
20:09
Bog je taj koji vodi, ali to ne znaci da ne treba nista raditi. Ako mislimo da smo autori rezultata, to je sirk.
Isus kao Boziji sin, kao i sve druge price o poslanicima su metafora. Tako je i s konceptom bezgrijesnosti - to je metafora, Bog vodi mudrace, vodi njihovu sustinu, medjutim to ne znaci da ne zaboravljaju, da ne dozivljavaju razlicita stanja i sl.
19:25

O ljudi, ne osjecajte se usamljenim na stazi Upute zato sto je mali broj sljedbenika njezinih, jer se ljudi okupljaju oko stola na kome je jela malo, a glad je nezasitna.

O ljudi, ono što okuplja ljude jest zadovoljstvo ili mrznja...
— Hz. Ali, NB: 200
19:10
On ozivljava um svoj a umrtvljuje strasti svoje, sve dok mu tijelo ne postane tanahno, dok oporost njegova ne postane blaga i dok mu se ne pojavi svjetlost sjaja izuzetnog, pa mu osvijetli stazu i povede ga Putem pravim. Razne ga kapije provode prema kapiji sigurnosti i mjestu boravka vjecnog. Njegove noge sa smirenošcu tijela njegova postaju ucvršcene u polozaju sigurnosti i ugodnosti zato što on srce svoje koristi i Gospodara svoga zadovoljava.
— Hz. Ali, Svojstva onoga koji je svjestan Boga i krjepostan (NB: 218)
18:30
Do not evade me as the people of passion are (to be) evaded, do not meet me with flattery and do not think that I shall take it ill if a true thing is said to me, because the person who feels disgusted when truth is said to him or a just matter is placed before him would find it more difficult to act upon them. Don’t stop saying the Truth, or Just Advice, As I am not above making Mistakes, and I am not safe from making Mistakes in my Actions. Therefore, do not abstain from saying a truth or pointing out a matter of justice because I do not regard myself above erring (1). I do not escape erring in my actions but that Allah helps me (in avoiding errors) in matters in which He is more powerful than I. Certainly, I and you are slaves owned by Allah
— Hz. Ali, NB 216

October 28 2017

21:53
A Bektashi was praying in the mosque. While those around him were praying "May God grant me faith," he muttered "May God grant me plenty of wine." The imam heard him and asked angrily why instead of asking for faith like everyone else, he was asking God for something sinful. The Bektashi replied, "Well, everyone asks for what they don't have."

A Bektashi was a passenger in a rowing boat travelling from Eminönü to Üsküdar in Istanbul. When a storm blew up, the boatman tried to reassure him by saying "Fear not—God is great!" the Betktashi replied, "Yes, God is great, but the boat is small."

An imam was preaching about the evils of alcohol and asked "If you put a pail of water and a pail of rakı in front of a donkey, which one will he drink from?" A Bektashi in the congregation immediately answered. "The water!" "Indeed," said the imam, "and why is that?" "Because he's an ass." [10]
Reposted byzvr zvr

October 23 2017

14:49
Does life run smoother after awakening?

Yes, at first. A sense of bliss, ease, and unconditional peacefulness can stabilize for long periods of time. What can gradually happen after that honeymoon phase however, is that massive amounts of repressed unconscious content floods into consciousness. When this happens, massive anxiety, depression, disillusionment, alienation, and feelings of purposelessness, meaninglessness, and futility can overwhelm people. These Dark Nights of the Soul are not to be taken lightly. People feel as though the beautiful bliss has abandoned them and they are plunged into misery and this can and does sometimes lead people to commit suicide. It's no joke. This is why it becomes necessary to reground oneself in the concrete practical dimensions of one's human life, set goals, forage for meaning, work on processing these issues, develop solutions for practical problems in one's life like housing, income, work, and so on, and basically learn how to live an ordinary, functional human life in light of a very radical change in perspective. Few Neo-Advaita teachers talk about this issue, which is a tremendous disservice to their students and dangerous if not unethical. These are the trials and tribulations of embodiment and fully embracing our humanness and ordinary life after realization of what's beyond and prior to humanness.
— Adam Pearson fb

October 22 2017

09:59
Who sends the mind to wander afar? 
Who first drives life to start on its journey? 
Who impels us to utter these words? 
Who is the Spirit behind the eye and the ear?
It is the ear of the ear, the eye of the eye, and the Word of words, the mind of mind, and the life of life. 
Those who follow wisdom pass beyond and, on leaving this world, become immortal.  

उपनिषद्
— Kena Upanishad
09:57
Čovjek koji ima duboka iskustva širit će oko sebe samopouzdanje i hrabrost. Drugi će također djelovati inspirirani njime i steći vlastito iskustvo rođeno iz djelovanja. Verbalno učenje ima svoju korist jer priprema Um na otpuštanje svega što se nagomilalo.


Radi ono u što vjeruješ i vjeruj u ono što radiš. Sve drugo uzaludno je gubljenje vremena.


Promatraj samog sebe u potpunoj tišini i nemoj se opisivati.


Sve što nas stiska, ograničava, izaziva psihičku bol, savršeno točno nam pokazuje što nam više nije potrebno u životu. Ne možemo se oslobodit onog čega nismo svjesni da postoji. Kada ga prepoznamo i odustanemo od toga da pronalazimo opravdanja kako bismo se zadržali, još jedan korak smo bliže totalnoj Slobodi.


Postati Oslobođen znači ići bez straha pravo u Nepoznato, jer na kraju krajeva, nemaš što da izgubiš.
Treba da rastvoriš vjerovanja koja si stvorio o sebi, da bi mogao da otkriješ tko stvarno Jesi.



— Nis

October 21 2017

10:19
Patience ensures victory.


He who trusts the world, the world betrays him.


When the world pushes you to your knees, you're in the perfect position to pray.


The best deed of a great man is to forgive and forget.
— Imam Ali
10:00

— “Your remedy is within you, but you do not sense it. Your sickness is from you, but you do not perceive it. You presume you are a small entity, but within you is enfolded the entire Universe. You are indeed the Evident Book, by whose alphabet the Hidden becomes Manifest. Therefore you have no need to look beyond yourself. What you seek is within you, if only you reflect .
— Imam Ali
09:43

Some Ways to Improve your Self-Confidence

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1. Don’t compare yourself to others. You are totally unique, and have different talents, abilities and strengths.

2. Never criticise or put yourself down. There are plenty of others who will do that for you. You need to be your biggest, and you greatest, fan. Be understanding, gentle and kind to yourself.

3. Consciously accept every compliment you get and see them as accurate and genuinely meant. Don’t brush them off as stupid, wrong, or meaningless.

4. Keep affirming yourself until it changes how you feel. It may feel false at first when you say something like “I accept myself completely– and believe I’m valuable”. But as you constantly repeat it you’ll find that, over time, you do accept and value the person that you are.

5. Surround yourself with positive, encouraging people. If you hang out with people who always put you down, and never seem to like or approve of your ideas, then you’ll soon stop believing in yourself as well (and it will also crush your creativity).

6. Make a list of your successes and accomplishments – like playing an instrument, learning how to cook, passing an exam, graduating from high school, or getting into college, or receiving an award. Review this list often – and be proud of yourself!

7. Make a list of your positive qualities and traits. Are you an honest, reliable and caring friend? Do you make time for others? Do you try to do your best? Again, review this list often, and get into the habit of focusing on your positive qualities and traits.

8. Spend your time doing things that you are good at, and enjoy. We become more alive when we’re doing things we love - and that naturally increases our self-confidence (as we’re being our true selves and not just acting out a role).   

9. Get involved. If you sit on the sidelines and avoid all challenges then you won’t be able to achieve much in life. But if you push through the feelings of anxiety and fear, then you’ll grow, be successful, and have higher self esteem.

10. Be true to yourself; live a life that’s really “you”. Don’t let other people decide what you should do, or what is best for you, or who they think that you should be. You only have one life – choose your own path – just be you!

All of this stuff is true, true, true, and I cannot advocate it enough. 

ESPECIALLY the stuff about surrounding yourself with positive people. it’s not even just about your immediate social circle, it’s about the magazines you read, the actresses you like, the tv shows you watch. ALL of those affect the way you feel about yourself. This is why I so strongly advocate surrounding yourself with tumblr followers who are positive, kind, and lovely. If you spend a lot of time on tumblr, seeing bodies that look like yours, opinions that are like yours, people who agree that people outside the ‘norm’ ARE normal, beautiful, worthy, it helps so much!

09:28
Beyond our ideas of right-doing and wrong-doing, 
there is a field. I’ll meet you there.
When the soul lies down in that grass, 
the world is too full to talk about.
Ideas, language, even the phrase ‘each other’
doesn’t make sense anymore.
— Rumi
Reposted byvoydhash

October 14 2017

15:45
...King Bimbisara remains calm and unshaken due to practice of vipassana, when his son imprisons and tortures him.
— The Origin and Spread of Vipassana yt
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