Dharmic Atheist

“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”

—- R. Buckminster Fuller 

“Soul mates don’t exist, but that doesn’t mean love is a foreign concept to rational people. If you’re lucky, you’ll meet someone whom you care deeply for and who cares about you back, someone who will tolerate your flaws just enough to not run away screaming, someone you’ll build a wonderful life with together, and someone who stays with you when things get tough.”

— Hemant Mehta

“If you aren’t good at loving yourself, you will have a difficult time loving anyone, since you’ll resent the time and energy you give another person that you aren’t even giving to yourself.”

— Barbara De Angelis, best-selling author & personal growth specialist.

“Don’t Take Anything Personally. Nothings others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering.”

— Don Miguel Ruiz

“What should you do to put your body to good use? Most people have no idea. A craftsman who borrows some tools will try to make the best possible use of them while they are available. Your body, too, is actually on loan to you for the time being, for the brief period left before it is taken back from you by death. Had you better not use it to practice the dharma while you can?”

— Dilgo Khyentse, “The Day After You Die”

“The starting point is realizing that letting go is not a dramatic moment we build up to some time in the future. It is happening now, in the present moment—it is not singular but ongoing. Letting go is based on our present realization of the reality of impermanence.”

— Judy Lief, “Letting Go”

“One may sleep in the midst of fire; but by no means in the midst of poverty.”

—Thiru Valluvar