Surya's Byte-Sized Buddhas
Thirty-Three Potent Aphorisms
"1. Inter-meditation is shared spirituality beyond the polarities and dichotomies of self and other.
2. Fools seek from afar; the wise find truth beneath their feet.
3. When me, myself, and I get together in inter-meditation, no one and no thing is excluded.
4. I think you have to love first and see second.
5. Don't just let go, let come and go: let be.
6. The size of our heart directly correlates to the scope of our attention, receptivity, and intentions.
7. If you are not here now, you won't be there then.
8. Take a breath; you deserve it.
9. It's all about the we-ness, not just the penis or the vagina.
10. Don't overlook the profundity of ordinary people and everyday experiences and relationships.
11. It is always now. It's now or never, as always.
12. Life is chronic, but death is not necessarily final or even fatal.
13. To understand both the Big Self and the small self is to see beyond the limits of our egos and recognize that there is no separation between us and the rest of the cosmos.
14. Everything is subjective.
15. Just simply be lucidly aware, mindful rather than mindless.
16. Nowness-awareness is the authentic and unfabricated Buddha within.
17. One moment of brilliant illumination dispels the darkness of centuries.
18. Nobody can do it alone. Believe me, I've tried!
19. We need others to help get enlightened, for developing empathic compassion is as necessary and wise as wisdom itself.
20. Practice is perfect, and we just do it, just as practice does us, in the tides of spiritual activity.
21. We are like the mystics and holy ones, gods and goddesses walking on this altar of the earth — we're the ones we've been waiting for, so let's not waste time. Let's usher in the Kingdom of Heaven now.
22. We're all going to die, eventually; but who is going to truly live?
23. In this mysterious world, knowing takes second place to trusting, allowing, and flowing.
24. There definitely comes a time when we have to take it off the cushion or yoga mat, out of the therapist's office, home from the church, temple, or classroom, and into the real world where it truly counts. This is where the rubber meets the road on the spiritual path.
25. Fear of the dark can keep us from the light.
26. Essentially, we need to learn to love more genuinely, unselfishly, soulfully, and with warm compassion in our hearts — for that is why we're here.
27. We serve God and truth by serving each other. In time, we realize that the sacred space within us is just as vast as that which is outside of us.
28. Here it is, in a nutshell: The less full of myself I am, the more room there is for another, for others.
29. We is the new I. Easy to remember, harder to assimilate and make our own, yet not impossible. Join the we-volution!
30. Remember that our karma is not determined by what happens to us, but by what we do with what happens.
31. Things are not what they seem; nor are they otherwise.
32. Pain is inevitable; suffering is optional.
33. The world awaits; let's light it up."