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"People are strange when you’re a stranger. "

— Jim Morrison
“I am interested in the Buddhist view of depression and anxiety (you said they are viewed as diseases) but how are those diseases cured?”
-thesickghost

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Through Meditation, the Dali Lama says “If every child in the world would be taught meditation, we would eliminate violence from the world within one generation.

Namaste,

Forrest Curran

“"You cannot travel on the path until you become the path itself" what does this mean?”
-Anonymous

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Its in reference to the middle path, what Buddhism teaches us about. Its a space between the past and future called the present.

Namaste,

Forrest Curran

“Hello Forrest, i hit rock bottom in my life and im making my way back up. Im a very kind person and dont like confrontation but to meet people half way i become mean and cold and that it hurts knowing i was being mean and cold. What can i do or learn to go about my life with love and compassion?”
-Anonymous

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From zenmister

If you’re having problems feeling happy, you can forget about happiness. Worrying about what you’re not feeling serves no purpose at all. As you forget about happiness, try not to remember any experiences of happiness that you have had. Remembering happy moments, just brings about happiness, which you need to forget. Happiness is a distraction from the real work of feeling what you’re feeling. When you feel happy, then you can work on feeling happiness, until then put happiness out of your mind.

Happy is a natural way to be, so as you try to put happiness out of your mind, don’t worry that you won’t revert to happiness when you are finished with what you are experiencing instead. What you are experiencing instead is your self. If you’re not feeling happy, you’re imagining that you are something that you are not, so it is important to find out what you actually are. You don’t have to like your self or dislike your self when you experience your self. Liking and disliking just get in the way of knowing. Wishing for happiness also gets in the way. When you have the opportunity to explore your self, use that time to see what it is that you are.

The amazing thing about looking deeply into who and what you are, is that when you notice it, you will be absolutely pleased. You won’t see that you are something radically different from what you are now. You will see what you have always been.  Although this will make you feel happiness again, don’t worry, you will still be able to explore your Self when you are happy.

"if you are softer
than before
they came.
you
have been loved. "

— Nayyirah Waheed, salt. (

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"I came to a point where I needed solitude and just stop the machine of ‘thinking’ and ‘enjoying’ what they call ‘living’, I just wanted to lie in the grass and look at the clouds. "

— Jack Kerouac

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"I like people who dream or talk to themselves interminably; I like them, for they are double. They are here and elsewhere. "

— Albert Camus

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"Happiness consists in getting enough sleep. Just that, nothing more. "

— Robert A. Heinlein, Starship Troopers

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Namaste,
Forrest Curran

purplebuddhaproject:

Please also check out the Purple Buddha Project Facebook Page for daily motivational quotes.

Namaste,

Forrest Curran

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"If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man. "

— Mark Twain

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"We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams. "

— Arthur O’Shaughnessy, Poems of Arthur O’Shaughnessy

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"

Will I be something?
Am I something?

And the answer comes:
I already am.
I always was.
And I still have time to be.

"

— Anis Mojgani

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"Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth. "

— Alan Wilson Watts

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"Love who you love while you have them. That’s all you can do. Let them go when you must. If you know how to love, you’ll never run out. "

— Ann Brashares, My Name is Memory

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