“Buddha is our inherent nature—our buddha nature—and what that means is that if you’re going to grow up fully, the way that it happens is that you begin to connect with the intelligence that you already have. It’s not like some intelligence that’s going to be transplanted into you.”—Pema Chodron
“It is a good viewpoint to see the world as a dream. When you have something like a nightmare, you will wake up and tell yourself it was only a dream. It is said that the world we live in is not a bit different from this.”—Yamamoto Tsunetomo, from Hagakure - The Book of the Samurai
“What’s happening is that each year our old flat earth of conventional reason becomes less and less adequate to handle the experiences we have and this is creating widespread feelings of topsy-turviness. As a result we’re getting more and more people in irrational areas of thought - occultism, mysticism, drug changes and the like - because they feel the inadequacy of classical reason to handle what they know are real experiences.”—Robert Pirsig, from Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
I just got my DNA results back from Enterolab.com. I found out that I should avoid soy, gluten, corn and sesame. Wish I would have known that when I was a teenager. If you can afford it, I highly recommend ordering a test kit based on your diet.
“The Free State Project stands out as one of few ideas that could produce tangible change in our lifetime. The vision of Christian gun enthusiasts buying hand-painted targets from pot-smoking artists, laughing together while they give the tax man the finger, is beautiful enough to make the move.”—Doug Stanhope