1. Morning Verse

    Comment

    With the wish to help all beings,
    May all my thoughts, words and actions
    be void of attachment and ego.
    May they arise
    from compassion and wisdom.
    May they be imbued
    with patience and joy.

    ~ Venerable Wuling

  2. Everyone needs a prayer

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    Everyone needs a friend,
    everyone needs a love,
    everyone needs a wish,
    everyone needs a prayer.
    When you need it,
    look up at the night,
    and see the stars.
    And just pray to them.
    We’re all here,
    some of us are listening.
    And sometimes,
    the biggest prayer you need,
    is there for you,
    but you need to see it for yourself.

    ~Alex Clark

     

  3. Prayer of the Stages of the Path

    Comment

    The path begins with strong reliance
    On my kind Teacher, source of all good;
    O Bless me with this understanding
    To follow him with great devotion.

    This human life with all its freedoms,
    Extremely rare, with so much meaning;
    O Bless me with this understanding
    All day and night to seize its essence.

    My body, like a water bubble,
    Decays and dies so very quickly;
    After death come results of karma,
    Just like the shadow of a body.

    With this firm knowledge and remembrance
    Bless me to be extremely cautious,
    Always avoiding harmful actions
    And gathering abundant virtue.

    Samsara’s pleasures are deceptive,
    Give no contentment, only torment;
    So please bless me to strive sincerely
    To gain the bliss of perfect freedom.

    O Bless me so that from this pure thought
    Come mindfulness and greatest caution,
    To keep as my essential practice
    The doctrine’s root, the Pratimoksha. Continue reading

  4. When you pray

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    Prayer is only another name for good, clean, direct thinking. When you pray, think well what you are saying, and make your thoughts into things that are solid. In that manner, your prayer will have strength, and that strength shall become part of you, mind, body, and spirit. ~Richard Llewellyn

    The Areng Valley in Koh Kong province. Environmental impact assessments on a dam project there are pushing ahead. International Rivers

  5. Quality of your thoughts

    Comment

    Prayer is not an attempt to change God’s mind. But it’s an attempt to let God change our mind. Once you accept someone for what they really are, they will really surprise you by being better than you ever expected. Those who speak rude cannot sell honey, but those who speak sweet can sell chillies. ~Santabanta sms

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  6. May you walk gently through the world

    Comment

    May the sun bring you new energy by day, may the moon softly restore you by night.
    May the rain wash away your worries, may the breeze blow new strength into your being.
    May you walk gently through the world and know its beauty all the days of your life.

    ~Unknown

    Icy Start to the Day. Photo credit. Randy Neufeldt

    Icy Start to the Day. Photo credit. Randy Neufeldt

  7. A Prayer

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    God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can and wisdom to know the difference. Living one day at a time, enjoying one moment at a time; accepting hardship as a pathway to peace. Taking, as Jesus did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it. Trusting that You will make all things right if I surrender to Your will; so that I may be reasonably happy in this life and supremely happy with You forever in the next.
    Amen.

    ~by Reinhold Niebuhr
    Source: Memorial Print

     


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Just the way it is

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2. Do not seek pleasure for its own sake.
3. Do not, under any circumstances, depend on a partial feeling.
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