Steve Hagen Quotes

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Steve Hagen Quotes

When we talk about others, we should be very careful to observe our motive—especially if were talking about a person who isnt present.
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This will never come again

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As we live out of such a mind, we become generous, with no sense of tolerance. We become patient, with no sense of putting up with anything. We become compassionate, with no sense of separation. And we become wise, with no sense of having to straighten anyone out.

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The Buddha encouraged people to "know for yourselves that certain things are unwholesome and wrong. And when you do, then give them up. And when you know for yourselves that certain things are wholesome and good, then accept them and follow them."
The message is always to examine and see for yourself. When you see for yourself what is true-and that's really the only way that you can genuinely know anything-then embrace it. Until then, just suspend judgment and criticism.

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If you point out the moon to a cat, she probably won't look at the sky; she'll come up and sniff your finger.

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We move through the world in a narrow groove, preoccupied with the petty things we see and hear, brooding over our prejudices, passing by the joys of life without even knowing that we have missed anything. Never for a moment do we taste the heady wine of freedom. We are as truly imprisoned as if we lay at the bottom of a dungeon, heaped with chains.

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[T]here is really nothing 'out there' to get because, already, within this moment, everything is whole and complete.

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[E]ven in getting the wonderful things we long for, we tend to live in want of something more[.]

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[H]ow can something cease to exist that has no solid existence in the first place?

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The moment that we hold some solidified idea about Reality- rather than relying on direct perception of the world- we inevitably give rise to anxiety and fear.

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By our very attempt to grasp an explanation, we leave things out.

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This desire to hold on, to somehow stop change in its tracks, is the greatest source of woe and horror and trouble in our lives.

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[A] book is not merely a book, it is the sun as well.

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[T]houghts will arise. Don't be bothered by them. Don't think they're bad or that you shouldn't be having them. ... If you leave them alone, they'll depart of their own accord. This is how to 'cease all movements of the conscious mind.' You cannot do it by the direct application of your will.

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Nothing holds us back but our thoughts.

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And here we are with our improved human world that we've spent a great deal of time and energy working on. We've improved the rivers and the lakes and the land and our society and our ways of living to the point where we now wonder if the human race will survive.

— Steve Hagen

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