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Ayya Khema Quotes: Half the spiritual life consists of remembering what we are up against and where we are going.
         

Half the spiritual life consists of remembering what we are up against and where we are going.


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A truly happy person is someone who is joyfully independent of outer conditions.



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The Buddha compared anger with picking up hot coals with one's bare hands and trying to throw them at the person with whom one is angry. Who gets burned first? The one who is angry of course.



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"Wholeheartedly" means that we give our time, love, and energy unstintingly.



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From contact comes feeling. From feeling comes reaction. This is what keeps us in the cycle of birth and death. Our reactions to our feelings are our passport to rebirth.



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As long as we have practiced neither concentration nor mindfulness, the ego takes itself for granted and remains its usual normal size, as big as the people around one will allow.



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If we do not try, we will not know.



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Mindfulness is a mental activity that in due course eliminates all suffering.





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