If anyone has harmed me, in any way, either knowingly or unknowingly through their own confusions, I forgive them.
And if there is a situation I am not yet ready to forgive, I forgive myself for that.
For all the ways that I harm myself, negate, doubt, belittle myself, judge or be unkind to myself through my own confusions, I forgive myself.
|—||Buddhist prayer (via yeshecholwa)|
iranian by -abdullahfoto- #flickstackr
|—||Carl Sagan (via thebiteofmynails)|
© Bob Parent
Key to happiness right here.
In the mirror of your mind images appear and disappear. The mirror remains. Learn to distinguish the immovable in the movable, the unchanging in the changing, till you realize that all differences are appearances only and oneness is a fact. This basic identity - you may call God, or Brahman, or the matrix (Prakriti), the words matter little - is only the realization that all is one. Once you can say with confidence born from direct experience: ‘I am the world, the world is myself’, you are fee from desire and fear on one hand and become totally responsible for the world on the other. The senseless sorrow of mankind becomes your sole concern.
Nisargadatta, I Am That, p 474
Kalighat painting on cardboard. Image of Sarasvati, Goddess of Music.
Date Made: 19th Century
|—||Heraclitus. Greek philosopher (via purplebuddhaproject)|