Saturday, January 31, 2009

skill is compassion that is yet another skillful method to undermine ego-fixation.

-Machik's Complete Explanation

Tuesday, January 27, 2009


Monday, January 26, 2009


We reject as false the choice between our safety and our ideals.

-President Barack Obama

orange tree

circa 1992 - 2nd Station

Sunday, January 25, 2009


The fruit of frequent and deep reflection on death will be that you will find yourself emerging, often with a sense of disgust, from your habitual patterns. You will find yourself increasingly ready to let go of them, and in the end you will be able to free yourself from them as smoothly, the masters say, “as drawing a hair from a slab of butter.”

-Glimpse of the Day

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

remembering Malcolm

Inauguraton Day

Saturday, January 17, 2009


from the archives


Stillness within one individual can affect society beyond measure.

-Bede Griffiths


from the archives

Monday, January 12, 2009


Sunday, January 11, 2009


I've seen the promised land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight, that we, as a people will get to the promised land. And I'm happy, tonight. I'm not worried about anything.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
(address in Memphis the night before Dr. King's assassination)

Thursday, January 08, 2009



To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else.

-Emily Dickinson

Tuesday, January 06, 2009


Do not be daunted by the enormity of the world's grief. Do justly, now. Love mercy. Walk humbly. You are not obligated to complete the work, but neither are you free to abandon it.

The Talmud

Thursday, January 01, 2009


The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them.

-Albert Einstein