a little down in your dog
the musings and inspirations that help me get down in my dog on a daily basis. music, philosophy, art, words.
  • Silent warriors 
Knee deep
Walk the path of many footprints 
But travel alone

#shambhala #pawo
  • Silent warriors
    Knee deep
    Walk the path of many footprints
    But travel alone

    #shambhala #pawo

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  • People have difficulty beginning a spiritual practice because they put a lot of energy into looking for the best and easiest way to get into it. We might have to change our attitude and give up looking for the best or easiest way. Actually, there is no choice. Whatever approach we take, we will have to deal with what we are already. We have to look at who we are.

    -Chögyam Trungpa

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  • (Source: self-assassin)

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  • Some say that spirituality is a way of attaining a better kind of happiness, transcendental happiness. Others see it as a benevolent way to develop power over others or as a way to acquire magical powers so we can change our bad world into a good world. All of these points of view are irrelevant to the Buddhist approach. According to the buddhadharma, the Buddhist teachings, spirituality means relating with the working basis of one’s existence, which is one’s state of mind.

    Chögyam Trungpa

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  • Today’s sit: cloudy with the sun peeking through. Brief rain shower.
  • Today’s sit: cloudy with the sun peeking through. Brief rain shower.

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  • basava:

Spring
(c) Dmitri Symin
  • basava:

    Spring

    (c) Dmitri Symin

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  • Anytime Buddhism talks about peace, we should be quite clear and precise as to how it differs from other usages of the word. In Buddhism, peace has nothing to do with pleasure. Peace is just simply peace. It is nonaggression. Nothing takes place. We simply quiet down, and in doing so, things become very clear. Peace refers to an absence of chaos. Holding on to your particular philosophy creates pain because you cherish your beliefs so much, and when your particular beliefs do not match what you are told, that also creates pain. Nirvana transcends the pain of fixation, of holding on to ideas. You begin to feel that the rug is being pulled out from under your feet—but at the same time, the pain of fixation is also pulled out. So the basis of peace is cutting through fixed views.

    -Chögyam Trungpa

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  • let it go - the 
    by e.e. cummings

    let it go – the
    smashed word broken
    open vow or
    the oath cracked length
    wise – let it go it
    was sworn to
    go

    let them go – the
    truthful liars and
    the false fair friends
    and the boths and
    neithers – you must let them go they
    were born
    to go

    let all go – the
    big small middling
    tall bigger really
    the biggest and all
    things – let all go
    dear

    so comes love

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  • nevver:

Philip Seymour Hoffman, Charles Burns
  • nevver:

    Philip Seymour Hoffman, Charles Burns

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  • basava:

Andy Goldsworthy
  • basava:

    Andy Goldsworthy

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  • (Source: souljaboy2007, via ephe)

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  • thechapterfourblog:

Pete Seeger by Annie Leibovitz.
  • thechapterfourblog:

    Pete Seeger by Annie Leibovitz.

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