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Examining your course of experience ~ Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Thayehttp://bit.ly/1nSrFeB
You must find freedom from disturbing emotions and ego-clinging by constantly examining and investigating your course of experience. Therefore, turn your attention to an object that gives rise to disturbing emotions. Examine carefully whether they arise or not. If they do arise, apply remedies vigorously. Again, look at ego-clinging to see what it is like. If it appears that no ego-clinging is present, examine it again in reference to an object of attachment or aversion. If ego-cherishing then arises, immediately stop it with the remedy of exchanging yourself for others.
Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Thaye
from the book “The Great Path of Awakening”http://amzn.to/1cJenkj
translated by Ken McLeod

justdharmaquotes:

Examining your course of experience ~ Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Thaye
http://bit.ly/1nSrFeB

You must find freedom from disturbing emotions and ego-clinging by constantly examining and investigating your course of experience. Therefore, turn your attention to an object that gives rise to disturbing emotions. Examine carefully whether they arise or not. If they do arise, apply remedies vigorously. Again, look at ego-clinging to see what it is like. If it appears that no ego-clinging is present, examine it again in reference to an object of attachment or aversion. If ego-cherishing then arises, immediately stop it with the remedy of exchanging yourself for others.

Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Thaye

from the book “The Great Path of Awakening”
http://amzn.to/1cJenkj

translated by Ken McLeod

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Parc Badés, Arbúcies, Santiago Rusiñol

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“It’s your road…and yours alone… Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you. No matter what path you choose, really walk it.”
— Buddha

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“Doing as others told me, I was Blind.
Coming when others called me, I was Lost.
then I left everyone, myself as well.
then I found Everyone, Myself as well.”
— Rumi

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“And men go abroad to admire the heights of mountains, the mighty waves of the sea, the broad tides of rivers, the compass of the ocean, and the circuits of the stars, yet pass over the mystery of themselves without a thought.”
— Saint Augustine

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lucifelle:

Maybe when leaves whistle in the breeze, plants are really speaking to each other. A study published today in this week’s Science journal unearths a new language spoken by plants. Jim Westwood, professor of pathology, physiology and weed science at the Virginia Tech’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences discovered that parasitic and host plants have a dialogue by sharing genetic information with one another.

For the study, Westwood studied how the parasitic dodder plant, and two host plants, Arabidopsis (a small flowering plant in the mustard family) and tomatoes, interacted with each other. In his previous research Westwood had discovered that during the plants’ exchange, the two species transported RNA (ribonucleic acid, molecules that help code and decode genetic data) back and forth.

This time around, Westwood examined the plants’ messenger RNA, or mRNA, the molecule in cells that instructs organisms how to code certain proteins that are key to functioning. MRNA helps to regulate plant development and can control when plants eventually flowers. He found that the parasitic and the host plants were exchanging thousands of mRNA molecules between each other, thus creating a conversation.

"The discovery of this novel form of inter-organism communication shows that this is happening a lot more than any one has previously realized," Westwood said. "Now that we have found that they are sharing all this information, the next question is, ‘What exactly are they telling each other?’"

Westwood speculates that the plants communicate about their relationship; for example, the parasitic plant might command the host plant to lower its defenses, that way it can attack it more easily. This discovery could result in potentially groundbreaking further discoveries about the host-parasite relationship in plants. Scientists hope to examine other organisms, like fungi and bacteria, to see if they communicate with each other in a similar way.

Westwood’s next project will be an attempt to uncover what exactly the plants are saying to each other when they exchange mRNA information. For now, we can assume they’re as baffled by global warming as we are.

“Give up defining yourself - to yourself or to others. You won’t die. You will come to life. And don’t be concerned with how others define you. When they define you, they are limiting themselves, so it’s their problem. Whenever you interact with people, don’t be there primarily as a function or a role, but as the field of conscious presence. You can only lose something that you have, but you cannot lose something that you are.”
— Eckhart Tolle 

fleurdulys:

Sally and Paul, Reds and Greens - John Sloan

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