Ryokan, a Zen master, lived the simplest kind of life in a little hut at the foot of a mountain.
“It’s The Same World” Quote Title & Theme: Loving People Live In A Loving World. Hostile People Live In A Hostile World. But, It’s The Same World. (Wayne Dyer) What is your view of the world Do you think it’s a terrible place? Full of hostility, dangerous crime Neglect, greed and waste Or do you see…
Is a state of being, in which your soul
reaches beyond material needs or goals.
In order to move forward along your soul’s ascended path,
it is necessary to deconstruct your current existing life.
But refusing to release past and outdated issues,
or resisting to let go of accumulated material frivolity,
sadly leads to being bound by tight bonds felt as inner strife.
There comes a time in everyone’s life,
when this question stabs at the heart like a knife.
Some call it growing pains as you well know,
others call it change, a mid-life crises or so.
You may line with the rarest of marble each hall,
And with gold you may tint it; but then
It is only a building if it, after all,
Isn’t filled with the spirit of men.
A father sees his son nearing manhood.
What shall he tell that son?
When I had money, money, O!
I knew no joy till I went poor;
Sing out, my soul, thy songs of joy;
Sing as a happy bird will sing
Beneath a rainbow’s lovely arch
In the spring.
Higher far, Upward, into the pure realm,
Over sun or star,
A young man was getting ready to graduate college. For many months he had admired a beautiful sports car in a dealer’s showroom,
An emperor was coming out of his palace for his morning walk when he met a beggar.