Have you ever looked at a candle?
No, not just a glance, but deeply into
its being?
If you look deeply, you will see that
its burning as brightly as it can be
without worrying about its gradual
reduction of lifespan.
Once its flame is lit its dharma is
to shine and help others see things
clearly. It doesn’t say how, it just
does.
We are like candles.
Our dharma is to shine and help
others see things clearly without
getting worried about our lifespan.
No matter how old or young you are,
your dharma is to shine and help people.
Don’t ask how. Just do!

Nothing to say, Sayantan Sen. (via thisoldsoul-me)

kadampapenny:

If we cherish others, we shall naturally perform actions that will cause them to be happy. This will make our daily life peaceful, happy, harmonious, and meaningful. - Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, The New Meditation Handbook

kadampapenny:

If we cherish others, we shall naturally perform actions that will cause them to be happy. This will make our daily life peaceful, happy, harmonious, and meaningful. - Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, The New Meditation Handbook

I wouldn’t coax the plant if i were you.
Such watchful nurturing may do it harm.
Let the soil rest from so much digging
and wait until its dry before you
Water it.
The leaf’s inclined to find its own
direction.
Give it a chance to seek the sunlight
for itself.
Much growth is stunted by too much
prodding,
Too eager tenderness.
The things we love we have to learn
to leave alone.

Naomi Long Madgett

Have you ever looked at a candle?
No, not just a glance, but deeply into
its being?
If you look deeply, you will see that
its burning as brightly as it can be
without worrying about its gradual
reduction of lifespan.
Once its flame is lit its dharma is
to shine and help others see things
clearly. It doesn’t say how, it just
does.
We are like candles.
Our dharma is to shine and help
others see things clearly without
getting worried about our lifespan.
No matter how old or young you are,
your dharma is to shine and help people.
Don’t ask how. Just do!

Nothing to say, Sayantan Sen.