Heart of a Gentleman

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True understanding is to see the events of life in this way: ‘You are here for my benefit, though rumor paints you otherwise.’ And everything is turned to one’s advantage when he greets a situation like this: You are the very thing I was looking for. Truly whatever arises in life is the right material to bring about your growth and the growth of those around you. This, in a word, is art — and this art called ‘life’ is a practice suitable to both men and gods. Everything contains some special purpose and a hidden blessing; what then could be strange or arduous when all of life is here to greet you like an old and faithful friend?

—Marcus Aurelius (via soul-discovery) #stoics

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Praise and blame, gain and loss, pleasure and sorrow come and go like the wind. To be happy, rest like a giant tree in the midst of them all.

—Buddha (via dralas)

Ashé!

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Buddha was asked, “What have you gained from meditation?”
He replied “Nothing! However, let me tell you what I have lost: anger, anxiety, depression, insecurity, fear of old age and death.”

Buddha was asked, “What have you gained from meditation?”

He replied “Nothing! However, let me tell you what I have lost: anger, anxiety, depression, insecurity, fear of old age and death.”

(Source: spiritualbuddhist, via empower-within)

It took many years of vomiting up all the filth I’d been taught about myself, and half-believed, before I was able to walk on this earth as though I had a right to be here.

—James Baldwin (via hyacinthine)

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One of the deepest feminine pleasures is when a man stands full, present, and unreactive in the midst of his woman’s emotional storms. When he stays present with her, and loves her through the layers of wildness and closure, then she feels his trustability, and she can relax…

Osho (via ajna-aakhu)

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Only what you think is possible, is possible.

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All that is born, all that is created, all the elements of nature are interwoven and united with each other. All that is composed shall be decomposed—everything returns to its roots; matter returns to the origins of matter…

The Gospel of Mary Magdalene (via cosmic-rebirth)

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For Tantra, everything is holy. Remember this: for Tantra, Everything is holy, nothing is unholy. For an irreligious person, everything is unholy and for so-called religious persons something is holy and something else is unholy. Tantra says everything is holy, that is why we cannot understand it. It is the deepest non-dual standpoint - if we can call it a standpoint. Because any standpoint is bound to be dual and Tantra is not against anything, it is not any standpoint. It is a felt unity, a lived unity.

There are two paths, Yoga and Tantra. Tantra could not be as appealing because of our crippled minds. But for someone who is healthy inside, not in chaos, Tantra has a beauty. Only such a person can understand what Tantra is. Yoga has an easy appeal because of our disturbed minds. Remember, it is ultimately your mind that makes anything attractive or unattractive. You are the deciding factor.

- Osho, Tantra: The Way Of Acceptance

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