It Is The Universe

“The world is a totality, with its brain, circulation, muscles and limbs. We are not talking about the totality in the sense that everything should be good and perfect and fantastic. We are talking about reality, in which good is made out of bad and bad is made out of good. Therefore, the world can exist in its own good/bad level, its black and white, dark and light. Whatever is there, favorable or unfavorable, is workable: it is the universe.”

~ Chögyam Trungpa

Now Is Everything

“Now is everything. Whatever you do in this very moment is everything: it’s the past, it’s the future, it’s now. So you develop tremendous confidence that what you are doing is honest. Whether we can make absolutely realistic choices or not, it depends on how accurately we are in the now.”

~ Chögyam Trungpa

Practice

“What is the definition of practice? Taming our mind. We carefully examine ourselves and become mindful of what we are doing. It is like learning how to dance – we practice in a room full of mirrors, seeing our reflection directly, we work on taming our mind, body, and speech.”

~ 17th Karmapa