WordPress, my deeear, I am trying my b-e-s-t to get along with you. Oh, I will, you can be sure of that!! You and I, we shall find common ground and be comfy with our quirks and habits. We shall get to know each other, as new friends do, sheepish and gawky and slightly reluctant at first, then slowly engaging and liking, until soon enough – trusting.
I live and thrive and am’ my own me in Roselle Quin blogger land for almost 10 years! Yes, 10 years of writing, silently, quietly, solitary it may seem, but priced with a number of long time loving friends for company. I am set in my ways out there in my ROSELLE QUIN cyber home — but my muse, she is insistent and I am endearingly enticed to try new thrills and pulled in to even more colorful concepts + creative endeavors. My cerebral is syrupy drippy with the idea of bliss. I will spread my wings and expand. Welcome me here where I am!
Waking up this morning I was suffused with the idea of Dharma. This beautiful inspiring meditative way of living has given my inner being a wonderful settlement. I expounded on the graciousness of this path in writing my current blogpost –> “BODHICITTA LADY ~REALIZATIONS TO A PATH OF BLISS”
Here are a few of my favorite inspired quotes lifted from that post:
1. Bodhicitta, mindful & ripe with the juiciness of awakened existence, is a semantic energy I hooked from a Buddhist book my husband recently gifted me. The concept of going through life’s motions in meditated movements dedicated to the conscience of lifting every act holy for the good of “one, some and all” is very precise in its Christian notion of renunciation… of “doing unto others” and offering unto God all the dutiful, mundane tasks that at times even inwardly cause suffering.
2. All actions, however simple, however ordinary, however piddling becomes a stepping stone to N-I-R-V-A-N-A if consummated through gratitude and generosity. The whole of man’s existence becomes suffused with majesty & regal with meaning — the meaning one endows by the charity one devotes to all sentient beings.
3. For what is heaven, but the state of being free, truly free from ignorance and loathing! Hate is vulgarity of living, while Heaven is to exist in uncomplicated rapture – easy joy – metta. “For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy,” Romans 14:17 ~
4. Our destiny is not far yonder a mythical physical material hope in an afterlife of moneyed riches, but the attainment of a present imperturbable stillness of mind after the hell fires of intemperate desire, aversion, delusion have been extinguished.