“All true artists, whether they know it or not, create from a place of no-mind, from inner stillness.”
— Eckhart Tolle

Manus Milaculorum 8 by  Joma Sipe


"Once upon a time, a Master was talking to a crowd of people, and his message was so wonderful that everyone felt touched by his words of love. In the crowd there was a man who had listened to every word the Master said. This man was very humble, and he had a great heart. He was so touched by…

“You have the right to perform your actions, but you are not entitled to the fruits of the actions. Do not let the fruit be the purpose of your actions, and therefore you won’t be attached to not doing your duty.”
—   Bhagavad Gita 


Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.
– Erich Fromm
#art #courage #creativity

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“Death is a stripping away of all that is not you. The secret of life is to “die before you die” —- and find that there is no death.”
— Eckhart Tolle 


The Fall of the Rebel Angels - 1866
Paul Gustave Louis Christophe Doré

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“How we see God is a direct reflection of how we see ourselves. If God brings to mind mostly fear and blame, it means there is too much fear and blame welled inside us. If we see God as full of love and compassion, so are we.”
— Shams Tabrizi 

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“Whatever religion you belong to, it doesn’t matter when you to come and sit with us. That is because our way of sitting, of practice, is for you to become yourself. When you become you, yourself, at that moment your practice includes everything. Whatever there is, it is a part of you.

So you practice with Buddha, you practice with Bodhidharma, and you practice with Jesus. You practice with everyone in the future or in past. That is our practice. But when you do not become yourself, it doesn’t happen in that way.

So if you come here and sit with us, you’re not only sitting with us, but you are also sitting with everything, including animate and inanimate beings. Dogen Zenji said, if your practice doesn’t include everything, that is not real practice.”
— Shunryu Suzuki Roshi