“Sincere Longing” | Anthony Satori
“Only the wise know just where predestination ends and free will begins. Meanwhile, you must keep on doing your best, according to your own clearest understanding. You must long for freedom as the drowning man longs for air. Without sincere longing, you will never find God.”
— Paramahansa Yogananda
“Hello” | Anthony Satori
“Some people talk to animals. Not very many listen, though. That’s the problem.”
— A. A. Milne
“Flow” | Anthony Satori
“To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue.”
“Steel Horse” | Anthony Satori
“The Buddha, the Godhead, resides quite as comfortably in the circuits of a digital computer or the gears of a cycle transmission as he does at the top of a mountain or in the petals of a flower. To think otherwise is to demean the Buddha — which is to demean oneself.”
— Robert M. Persig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
“Feline Soul” | Anthony Satori
“One who lives in harmony with oneself lives in harmony with the universe.”
— Marcus Aurelius
“Everness” | Anthony Satori
Strive to find happiness, gratitude, and inspiration in whatever good you may have in your life, right here, right now. This is the Everness of Zen.
There is no need to hurry to get there,
because there is only more here waiting there.
There is always more beauty in life when you love,
because even all becomes more when it’s shared.
There is no need to look too far forward or back,
because only now holds the essence of everness.
Find pleasure and calm in your presence of mind,
and your life won’t get lost into neverness.
“Golden” | Anthony Satori
“There was something undifferentiated and yet complete, which existed before Heaven and Earth. Soundless and formless, it depends on nothing and does not change. It may be considered the mother of the universe. I do not know its name; I call it Tao.”
— Lao Tzu
This week was the start of the Lunar New Year. Kung xi fa cai, everyone! (A wish for happiness and prosperity.) Cheers!
“Summer Nights” | Anthony Satori
“Only those who have cultivated the art of living completely in the present have any use for making plans for the future, for when the plans mature they will be able to enjoy the results.”
— Alan Watts
“Folded Umbrellas” | Anthony Satori
“Think in the morning. Act in the noon. Eat in the evening. Sleep in the night.”
— William Blake
“In the Night” | Anthony Satori
“Enlightenment is always there. Small enlightenment will bring great enlightenment. If you breathe in and are aware that you are alive — that you can touch the miracle of being alive — then that is a kind of enlightenment.”
— Thich Nhat Hanh