Fasting in the monastic community is considered an ascetic practice, a “dhutanga” practice. Dhutanga means “to shake up” or “invigoration”. The Buddha, as is well known, emphasized moderation, the Middle Way that avoids extremes, in all things. Fasting is an additional method that one can take up, with supervision, for a time.
- A Spiritual Leader
What a person believes is not as important as how a person believes.
Hostile attitude only serve to heat up the situation, whereas a true sense of respect gradually cools down what otherwise could become explosive.
- Dalai Lama Xiv
Life is only the present. And in the present, neither there is room for memories of the past nor worries of the future. The root cause of all the miseries of life is the effort to accommodate the past or future in the present.
- Deep Trivedi
Poets utter great and wise things which they do not themselves understand.
Time is a storm in which we are all lost.
- William Carlos Williams
What makes resisting temptation difficult for many people is they don't want to discourage it completely.
- Franklin P. Jones
Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip.
- Will Rogers
Why does a human being have to be a Hindu, Muslim, Christian or Buddhist? Because lacking individuality, he is afraid of standing alone in the crowd... Whereas, being a "Hindu" he feels a sense of security that one billion people are there with him. The same is the psychology of Muslims, Christians and Buddhists too.
- Deep Trivedi
If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability.
- Henry Ford
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