Facets of a Diamond – Blog

“Anguish Is Caused by Desire”

To desire to be free of anguish (the Buddha’s First Noble Truth) is actually to increase our anguish, for the Second Noble Truth is that the anguish is caused by desire. The answer would seem to be that we should be altruistic, with no desire to help the other, nor, of course, one’s self.

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“As the Buddha Taught”

As the Buddha taught, our lives our anguish, because, I am led to believe, we do not Know our Innate Perfection, our Buddha-Nature, our Soul.

One way to the Soul is through outwardly-directed, altruistic, acts of High Creativity – for these come from the Muse, the God within, the Soul.

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“A Birthday Is the Mother’s”

A birthday is not so much the child’s as the mother’s.

Today my paintings, new born, are being displayed to the world. Not my day but that of my painting guides. Through me, they are painting again.

Today is their re-birth day.

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“Meditation Outwardly Directed”

To be healed, to be whole, is to be one with one’s Soul. And it is my belief that we need to go out to come in: to find our mother’s Soul in order to then find our own: meditation outwardly directed. (Initially we may find the Soul of another – a person, a creature, a thing, nature, a piece of music, art, or whatever – as her, and go from the other to the mother.)

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“My Two Favorite Trees”

My two favorite trees:
one covered with lichen: eczema,
the other twisted: scoliosis.

Do I love them most
because they are like patients?

And is that why
I feel most loved by them?

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“The Karmic Plan Always Acts for All”

The Karmic Plan causes me to act for the evolution of the spirit within me. I am here for it.

Whatever I do affects others – and therefore the spirits within them, and what they do affects my spirit as well as their own.

Thus does the Karmic Plan always act for all.

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“Whatever I Do Affects the Spirit”

Whatever I do affects the spirit within me. And whatever is done to me by another affects my spirit, as well as his own. Also, of course, all my actions affect his spirit.

So whatever anyone does affects everyone’s spirit. There are no isolated, solitary actions – just one Action with infinite realizations.

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