Sunday, July 01, 2012

Where I Wish to Be

If we feel joy in our hearts as we encounter every person, and if we dedicate ourselves unconditionally to helping people to transform their lives so they can have peace and happiness, then in that moment, ours is the heart of a Buddha...

If we harbor the sincere aspiration to seek enlightenment and to help guide all living beings, ours is the heart of a bodhisattva.  Bodhisattvas work to bring people joy and free them from suffering.
 from "Traveling the Ten Realms," from Dharma Master Cheng Yen's talks, Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation

I grow so slowly, but in fleeting moments every day, I feel the Buddha that lives in my heart.

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