Monthly Archives: January 2017

Alice knew

That ole caterpillar had it right all along. When i fell down that hole, i should have listened.
 
The Caterpillar and Alice looked at each other for some time in silence: at last the Caterpillar 
took the hookah out of its mouth, and addressed her in a sleepy, languid voice.
 
‘Who are YOU?’ asked the Caterpillar. Not an encouraging opening for a conversation.
 
Alice replied rather shyly: ‘I – I hardly know, Sir. At least, I know who I was when I got up in the 
morning, but I think I must have been changed several times since then.’
 
‘What do you mean by that?’ asked the Caterpillar sternly. ‘Explain yourself!’
 
‘I can’t explain myself, I’m afraid, sir’, said Alice, ‘because I am not myself.’
 
~Lewis Carroll: “Alice in Wonderland”
~Dharma Grandmother, Daily Dharma

Insider Info

When a much larger number of people know the nature of their minds, they’ll know also the glorious nature of the world they are in, and will struggle urgently and bravely to preserve it. 
 
It’s interesting that the Tibetan word for “Buddhist” is nangpa . It means “insider”: someone who seeks the truth not outside but within the nature of his or her mind. All the teachings and training in Buddhism are aimed at that one single point: to look into the nature of mind, and so free us from the fear of death and help us realize the truth of life.” 
 
~Sogyal Rinpoche

Way to attract hundreds of people

“Start talking about your
problems. Then you’ll
soon be surrounded
by hundreds of people
who want to share
their problems
with you.
You see, you
opened the door
for them.
when you start
talking about the ‘divine
within you, however, it is
possible that people
will shy away from
you and you can find
yourself standing alone
because most humans
are afraid of looking
at their own beauty.”

~Guthema Roba