SAT CHIT ANAND
- APRIL 2006 NEWSLETTER -
Retreat with Leela
Founder and director of SCA
Non-sectarian, Western Buddhism
There is honey in your eyes when you look without hunger.
There is sunshine in your face when your mind is pure.
Feathers in your hands when you touch without taking;
And petals on your feet when you walk with joy;
Music in your voice when you speak with laughter;
And moonlight in your sleep when your heart is free.
[SONG FOR THE PRACTICE OF MINDFULNESS]
“Without suffering, you cannot grow. Without suffering, you cannot get the peace and joy you deserve … The Buddha called suffering a Holy Truth, because our suffering has the capacity of showing us the path to liberation. Embrace your suffering, and let it reveal to you the way to peace.” [THICH NHAT HANH]
“If we touch the truth of suffering with our mindfulness, we will be able to recognise and identify our specific suffering, its specific causes, and the way to remove those causes and end our suffering.” [THICH NHAT HANH]
“Contemplation on interdependence is a deep looking into all dharmas in order to pierce through to their real nature, in order to see them as part of the great body of reality and in order to see that the great body of reality is indivisible. It cannot be cut into pieces with separate existences of their own.” [THICH NHAT HANH]
“I believe that the very purpose of our life is to seek happiness. That is clear. Whether one believes in religion or not, whether one believes in this religion or that religion, we are all seeking something better in life. The very motion of our life is towards happiness.” [DALAI LAMA]
J SAT CHIT ANAND namaste to you Buddha-to-be!
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