Within War, There is Peace

“One man believes he is the slayer, another believes he is the slain.  Both are ignorant; there is neither slayer nor slain.  You were never born; you will never die.  You have never changed; you can never change.  Unborn, eternal, immutable, immemorial, you do not die when the body dies.  Realizing that which is indestructible, eternal, unborn, and unchanging, how can you slay or cause another to slay?”

Bhagavad Gita

Chapter Two verse 19 through 21

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The Path to Peace

“The Tao never does anything, yet through it all things are done.  If powerful men and women could center themselves in it, the whole world would be transformed, by itself, in its natural rhythms.  People would be content with their simple every day lives,  and harmony, and free of desire.  When there is no desire, all things are at peace.”

Tao te Ching verse 37

Translation by Stephen Mitchell

What a Miracle

What a miracle
Beautiful sunlight
Trees and grass
Air to breathe

How amazing we are living
On such an oasis
A paradise among the stars
And we don’t even realize…

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This Time of Year

This time of year
The beginning of quiet
Feeling of change
Your colors are so vibrant
So varied
This gold is not coveted
But it is priceless
This is a beautiful, magical world
A presence is awakening
Look at the beauty when no one is looking
What a beautiful space for beauty

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The Mysterious Feminine

The spirit that never dies
Is called the mysterious feminine.
Although she becomes the whole universe,
Her immaculate purity is never lost.
Although she assumes countless forms,
Her true identity remains intact.

The gateway to the mysterious female
Is called the root of creation.

Listen to her voice,
Hear it echo through creation.
Without fail, she reveals her presence.
Without fail, she brings us to our own perfection.
Although it is invisible, it endures;
It will never end.

Tao te Ching verse 6
Translation by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

How to Save the World

“When we understand the true nature of things, we will see that our world is like a dream, and that everything exists as a mere appearance to mind. We will realize that we can change our world simply by changing our mind, and that if we wish to be free from suffering, all we need to do is purify our mind. Having purified our own mind, we will then be in a position to fulfill our compassionate wish by showing others how to do the same.”

Transform Your Life pg 188
By Geshe Kelsang

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True Beauty

Your body is only an expression
Of the blissful radiance within
Your body is only a mask

But when the inner beauty is shining strongly
It pervades your entire body
Making it glorious and beautiful
Shining with the light from within

There is beauty in everyone
We are foolish
When we see the beauty
Only on the outside

Not recognizing
Where it really comes from

Your skin is glowing
When the inner beauty is shining

Your eyes are filled with light
And there are no imperfections

Inner beauty is profoundly peaceful
When you recognize it
In another
Or in yourself

Only beauty can recognize beauty
So when you see beauty in another
Trace the beauty back to its source

There you will find peace
In the recognition of your Self

©2016 by Awakening Wisdom Light

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