Inspiration

Reflections on Truth

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Whatever a yogi observes,
He should view it as like an illusion.
Similar to a reflection in a mirror,
A dream, a mirage, a water-bubble,
Or a trick of the eye, so should he see it.
[The Buddha] said that is the main [insight].

—Arya Nagarjuna

This post is an excerpt from The Woman’s Book of Prayer by Becca Anderson, which can be found at Amazon and Mango Media.

Inspiration

The Buddha’s Guide to Happiness

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When Buddha spoke about suffering,
he meant that we have unsatisfactory experiences.
Even the happiness we have does not last forever,
and that situation is unsatisfactory.
The causes of our problems lie not
in the external environment and those inhabiting it,
but in our own mind.
The disturbing attitudes and negative emotions,
such as clinging attachment, anger, and ignorance,

are the real source of our unhappiness.

—Thubten Chodron

This post is an excerpt from The Woman’s Book of Prayer by Becca Anderson, which can be found at Amazon and Mango Media.

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Growing Old

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I am of the nature to grow old.
There is no way to escape growing old.

I am of the nature to have ill-health.
There is no way to escape having ill-health.

I am of the nature to die.
There is no way to escape death.

All that is dear to me and everyone I love
are of the nature to change.
There is no way to escape being separated from them.

My actions are my only true belongings.
I cannot escape the consequences of my actions.
My actions are the ground on which I stand.

Buddha

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This post is an excerpt from Prayers for Hard Times by Becca Anderson, which can be purchased at Amazon and Mango Media.