There is a simple way to become buddha: When you refrain from unwholesome actions, are not attached to birth and death, and are compassionate toward all sentient beings, respectful to seniors and kind to juniors, not excluding or desiring anything, with no designing thoughts or worries, you will be called a buddha. Do not seek anything else.
|—||Taitetsu Unno, “Number One Fool” (via wordslessspoken)|
from The Tao Te Ching
|—||Lao Tzu (via lazyyogi)|
To make enlightenment unabashedly your aim in life, you must walk the path like a warrior. This means becoming effortlessly impeccable. Your life may depend on it.
You know what it means to be a warrior.
You don’t remember? You knew it long ago…but I’ll refresh your memory.
1) A warrior…
Your enlightenment is perfect only when silence has come to be a celebration. Hence my insistence that after you meditate you must celebrate. After you have been silent you must enjoy it, you must have a thanksgiving. A deep gratitude must be shown towards the whole just for the opportunity that you are, that you can meditate, that you can be silent, that you can laugh.