Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Tuesday's Smile

"There's a statue of the Buddha, very equanimous, except that at the edge of the mouth there's a tiny smile. It's called the "Smile of Unbearable Compassion". That's the place we embrace. If we stretch, we can see the perfection of the universe. Because we can see that we can keep our hearts open.

We do what we can do, without getting burned out by what we can't do. We appreciate the perfection of it - including what we can't do."

Baba Ram Dass


Blogger trinitystar said...

Yes, that is all that is required of us to do our best ... and should we fail today ... tommorrow is a new day. Thank you for the reminder to keep one's heart open.
hugs for you :o)

5:14 AM  
Blogger isaiah said...

Yes, all that is required...keep the heart open...

9:03 AM  
Blogger Trev Diesel said...

I love that man, his work, his smile, his spirit. What a teacher and a human being.

10:18 AM  
Blogger Kathleen said...

Ram Dass was the beginning for so many of us... I Love him too!

an open heart... that's it... that's everything, really...


7:59 PM  
Anonymous Irving said...

What a beautiful post :) It is filled with the truth, as the sun fills the sky, another smile of unbearable compassion.

Ya Haqq!

9:29 PM  
Blogger isaiah said...

Yes, Ram makes me smile too!

5:22 PM  

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