Water may be extremely dirty, yet its nature remains clear.
Much of our planning is like waiting to swim in a dry ravine. Many of our activities are like housekeeping in a dream. Delirious with fever, one does not recognize the fever. —PALTRUL RINPOCHE'S SACRED WORD IF.
Buddhism and science share a fundamental reluctance to postulate a transcendent being as the origin of all things.
Because dependent and independent are a dichotomy, when you see that something cannot be independent, or functioning under its own power, there is no other option but to see that it is dependent.
For those of us who profess to believe in a particular religious practice, it is extremely important that we try to help each other and cultivate a feeling of affection for each other. That is the source of happiness in our life.
The goal is not to be better than the other man, but your previous self.