Some Buddha pictures and quotes

Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.
Buddha

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There is a light

There is a light that shines beyond all things on Earth

Beyond the highest, the very highest Heavens,

This is the light that shines in your heart.

~ The Upanishads 8th-4th Century BC

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Buddha ~ blessing

The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past,
not to worry about the future, or not to anticipate troubles,
but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.
Buddha

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follow the heart ~

Look at every path closely and deliberately. Try it as many times as you think necessary. Then ask yourself, and yourself alone, one question . . . Does this path have a heart? If it does, the path is good; if it doesn’t it is of no use. Both paths lead nowhere; but one has a heart, the other doesn’t. One makes for a joyful journey; as long as you follow it, you are one with it. The other will make you curse your life. One makes you strong; the other weakens you.
Carlos Castaneda

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inner silence

Be the witness of your thoughts.
You are what observes, not what you observe.
Buddha

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The Buddha

We live in the world of illusion.
Don’t forget that it is you creating the illusion.
Endeavor, therefore, not to get lost in it.
Buddha

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full moon

You yourself,
as much as anybody in the entire universe,
deserve your love and affection.
Buddha

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Buddha everywhere

Life can only take place in the present moment.
If we lose the present moment, we lose life.
Buddha

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Dream of the Buddha

Know all things to be like this:
A mirage, a cloud castle,
A dream, an apparition,
Without essence, but with qualities
that can be seen.

Know all things to be like this:
As the moon in a bright sky
In some clear lake reflected,
Though to that lake the moon has
never moved.

Know all things to be like this:
As an echo that derives
From music, sounds, and weeping,
Yet in that echo is no melody.

Know all things to be like this:
As a magician makes illusions
Of horses, oxen, carts and other things,
Nothing is as it appears.

Samadhi Raja Sutra

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