Vihara on the Hill

Images and words for quiet contemplation by Stephanie Jane Mohan

Category Archives: Quotes

Life is one long training session

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Kindness

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Coming home

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“With the act of breathing in mindfully, you go inside.

Your body is breathing; and your body is your home.

In each breath, you can come home to yourself.”

– Thich Nhat Hanh

The only thing that really counts

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Stop being who you were and become who you are.

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“Stop being who you were and become who you are.”

Paulo Coelho

Some sound advice from Seneca

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“What I advise you to do is, not to be unhappy before the crisis comes; since it may be that the dangers before which you paled as if they were threatening you, will never come upon you; they certainly have not yet come.

Accordingly, some things torment us more than they ought; some torment us before they ought; and some torment us when they ought not to torment us at all. We are in the habit of exaggerating, or imagining, or anticipating, sorrow.”

Seneca (died 65AD)

Photo of crab peeking out from rock ledge by Stephanie J Mohan – Aug 2017

Finding peace

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“The location of the truth of the Great Perfection is the unfabricated mind of the present moment.”

~ Jigme Lingpa