"To be spiritual is to be broad, to understand, and be a friend to all."
— Paramahansa Yogananda
This collection of wisdom, designed to be used daily, includes sayings from Gautama Buddha and other "Buddhas" or masters of spirituality, including Thich Nhat Hanh, Sogyal Rinpoche, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Rumi, Lao Tzu, Thomas Merton, Mother Teresa, and many others. Mark Zocchi has gathered the words of some of the world’s deepest thinkers and spiritual teachers and made them accessible to all of us. The brevity of these inspirational and enlightening passages make them adaptable to a variety of uses in preaching, teaching, and lifelong learning. The black-and-white line and brush drawing illustrations by Zocchi add to the reflective nature of the book.
Here is a sampler of the kind of material you will find in this paperback:
- "You don’t have to reform yourself
or abandon yourself,
but work with yourself.
That your passion, aggression, ignorance,
and everything is workable,
part of the path."
— Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche
- "It is under the greatest adversity that there exists the greatest potential for doing good, both for oneself and others."
— His Holiness the Dalai Lama
- "There are thousands of lives in one single life."
— Svami Prajnanpad
- "Pain in life is inevitable, but misery is optional."
— Henry Ward Beecher