Archive for November, 2011

November 30th

November 30, 2011
"Imagination is the eye of the soul."-Joseph Joubert

"Imagination is the eye of the soul." - Joseph Joubert

Poetic Universe  in a Prayer Wheel is now  now available for iPhone and iPad :
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/poetic-universe/id477083789?mt=8 

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November 29th

November 29, 2011

Once you 'got' Pop, you could never see a sign again the same way again. And once you thought Pop, you could never see America the same way again.
-Andy Warhol

 

November 28th

November 28, 2011
“Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country.”  Anais Nin

“Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country.” - Anais Nin

November 27th

November 27, 2011

"Who gave the leopard spots and taught the birds to sing?" - Tim Booth.

November 26, 2011

November 26th

November 26, 2011

“Barn’s burnt down– Now I can see the moon.” - Masahide

November 25th

November 25, 2011

Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you riding through the ruts, don't complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy. Don't bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality . Wake Up and Live! - Bob Marley

 

November 24th

November 24, 2011

Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself. They come through you but not from you, and though they are with you, they belong not to you. You may give them your love, but not your thoughts. For they have their own thoughts. You may house their bodies but not their souls, for their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams. You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you. For life goes not backward, nor tarries with yesterday. --Kahlil Gibran

 

Screen shots of Poetic Universe prayer wheel iPhone app available in app store now. Click to go to app store.

Poetic Universe – the prayer wheel version is now an iPhone app – Click the image below!

November 23, 2011

Click on the icon above to to purchase A Poetic Universe - the prayer wheel version - from the app store now ! What's different? You get to spin a prayer wheel before you receive your wisdom A virtual pilgrimage of monks, monasteries, yaks, nomads, holy mountains matched to quotes that will shift your mood to peace and serenity.

November 23rd

November 23, 2011

When you plant lettuce, if it does not grow well, you don't blame the lettuce. You look for reasons it is not doing well. It may need fertilizer, or more water, or less sun. You never blame the lettuce. Yet if we have problems with our friends or family, we blame the other person. But if we know how to take care of them, they will grow well, like the lettuce. Blaming has no positive effect at all, nor does trying to persuade using reason and arguments. That is my experience. No blame, no reasoning, no argument, just understanding.
- Thich Nhat Hahn

November 22

November 22, 2011

"One reaches dawn by the path of the night." - Khalil Gibran.

November 21

November 21, 2011

"All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveller is unaware." Martin Buber

November 20th

November 21, 2011

"When it's rainy, I am in the rain. When it's windy I am in the wind."
- Mitsuo Aida

November 19th

November 19, 2011

"Dear friends, when a raindrop falls into a still pond, It dissolves inseparably in its own nature, And nothing has occurred. But when the same raindrop falls into the same pond, Ripples shine and dance on the water's skin. From these two ways of seeing one thing Come the true magic that raises and destroys kingdoms, That increases joy or misery, brilliance or degradation." - King Gesar

November 18th

November 18, 2011

"My legacy - What will it be? Flowers in spring. The cuckoo in summer. And the crimson maples of autumn."
- Ryokan

November 17th

November 17, 2011
Do the thing you fear most and the death of fear is certain. -- Mark Twain

"Do the thing you fear most and the death of fear is certain."
- Mark Twain.

November 16th

November 16, 2011
Banzan's best meat

"One day Banzan was walking through a market. He overheard a customer say to the butcher. 'Give me the best piece of meat you have.' 'Everything in my shop is the best,' replied the butcher. 'You cannot find any piece of meat that is not the best.' At these words, Banzan was enlightened."
- Zen Koan

– Zen Koan

November 15th

November 15, 2011
You've no idea how hard I've looked for a gift to bring You.  Nothing seemed right. What's the point of bringing gold  to the gold mine, or water to the Ocean. Everything I came  up with was like taking spices to the Orient. It's no good  giving my heart and my soul because you already have these.  So- I've brought you a mirror. Look at yourself and  remember me. Jalaluddin Rumi.

"You've no idea how hard I've looked for a gift to bring You. Nothing seemed right.
What's the point of bringing gold to the gold mine, or water to the ocean.
Everything I came up with was like taking spices to the Orient.
It's no good giving my heart and my soul because you already have these.
So - I've brought you a mirror. Look at yourself and remember me."
- Jalaluddin Rumi.

November 14th

November 14, 2011
A book of verse beneath the bough,-A loaf of bread, a jug of wine, and thou-Beside me singing in the Wilderness –-Ah, wilderness were paradise enow!-—Omar Khayyam, in his 12th century Rubaiyat

"A book of verse beneath the bough, - A loaf of bread, a jug of wine, and thou -Beside me singing in the Wilderness –-Ah, wilderness were paradise enow!" - Omar Khayyam.

November 13th

November 13, 2011
“Where there is joy there is creation. Where there is no joy there is no creation Know the nature of joy. Upanishads quote.jpg

“Where there is joy there is creation. Where there is no joy there is no creation. Know the nature of joy." - The Upanishads

November 12th

November 12, 2011
know thyself

"Know Thyself." - Temple of Adelphi (Greece)

November 11th

November 11, 2011
We're our own dragons as well as our own heroes, and we have to rescue ourselves from ourselves. Tom Robbins.jpg

"We're our own dragons as well as our own heroes, and we have to rescue ourselves from ourselves." - Tom Robbins.

November 10th

November 10, 2011
never have I heard anything more devine

"What if a demon were to creep after you one night, in your loneliest loneliness, and say, 'This life which you live must be lived by you once again and innumerable times more; and every pain and joy and thought and sigh must come again to you, all in the same sequence. The eternal hourglass will again and again be turned and you with it, dust of the dust!' Would you throw yourself down and gnash your teeth and curse that demon? Or would you answer, 'Never have I heard anything more
divine'?"  
- Friedrich Nietzsche.

November 9th

November 9, 2011
May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds. Edward Abbey

"May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds." - Edward Abbey.

November 8th

November 8, 2011
“From the solemn gloom of the temple children run out to sit in the dust, God watches them play and forgets the priest”.jpg

From the solemn gloom of the temple children run out to sit in the dust, God watches them play and forgets the priest. Rabindranath Tagore.

November 7th

November 7, 2011
God is the experienece of looking at a tree and saying Ahh. Joseph campbell.

God is the experienece of looking at a tree and saying Ahh. Joseph campbell.

November 6th

November 6, 2011
Two come about because of one, but don't cling to the one either! So long as the mind does not stir, the ten thousand things stay blameless: no blame, no phenomena, no stirring, no mind.

Two come about because of one, but don't cling to the one either! So long as the mind does not stir, the ten thousand things stay blameless: no blame, no phenomena, no stirring, no mind.

November 5th

November 5, 2011
Let your best be for your friend. Kahlil Gibran.

Let your best be for your friend. Kahlil Gibran.

November 4th

November 4, 2011
in the East, they still preserve the once universal concept-  that wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe.- Bruce Chatwin (The Songlines)-

in the East, they still preserve the once universal concept - that wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe. Bruce Chatwin (The Songlines)

November 3rd

November 3, 2011
Teaism is a cult founded on the adoration of the beautiful among the sordid facts of everyday existence. It is essentially a worship of the Imperfect, as it is a tender attempt to accomplish something possible in this impossible thing we know as life. Okukura.

Teaism is a cult founded on the adoration of the beautiful among the sordid facts of everyday existence. It is essentially a worship of the Imperfect, as it is a tender attempt to accomplish something possible in this impossible thing we know as life. Okukura.

November 2nd

November 2, 2011
Every day a new picture is painted and framed, held up for half an hour, in such lights as the Great Artist chooses, and then withdrawn, and the curtain falls.  And then the sun goes down, and long the afterglow gives light. Henry David Thoreau

Every day a new picture is painted and framed, held up for half an hour, in such lights as the Great Artist chooses, and then withdrawn, and the curtain falls. And then the sun goes down, and long the afterglow gives light.Henry David Thoreau


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