Two Monks and a Scorpion

Two monks were washing their bowls in the river when they noticed a scorpion that was drowning. One monk immediately scooped it up and set it upon the bank. In the process he was stung. He went back to washing his bowl and again the scorpion fell in. The monk saved the scorpion and was again stung. The other monk asked him, “Friend, why do you continue to save the scorpion when you know its nature is to sting?””Because,” the monk replied, “to save it is my nature.”

Something To Remember

When asked “What thing about humanity surprises you the most?”, the Dalai Lama answered:

“Man…. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.”

A very big difference between Motivation and Inspiration

Image result for art inspirationMotivation means we have an idea and we are going to carry through on that idea. We work hard at it, and we are disciplined.
A highly motivated person takes an idea, goes out there, and won’t let anybody interfere with them.

Inspiration is exactly the opposite. If motivation is when you get hold of an idea and carry it through to its conclusion, inspiration is the reverse. An idea gets hold of you and carries you where you are intended to go. Continue reading

“ With Love Man is God” — Dr. Samuel Sandweiss

One morning early morning 1998,after a period of meditation, I finally saw the missing link that brought clarity and deeper meaning to my overview of Swami’s teachings. I suddenly understood more clearly process of the purification mind and heart and how it was a necessary and important part of the path.

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