Sharon Salzberg Quotes

Sharon Salzberg Quotes: The cultivation of generosity is the beginning of spiritual awakening. Generosity has tremendous force because it arises from an inner quality of letting go. Being able to let go, to give up, to renounce, and to give generously all spring from the same source, and when we practice generosity ... we open up these qualities within ourselves.
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Sharon Salzberg Quote: Vulnerability in the face of constant change is what we share, whatever our present condition.
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Quotes about Sharon Salzberg: To remember non-attachment is to remember what freedom is all about. If we get attached, even to a beautiful state of being, we are caught, and ultimately we will suffer. We work to observe anything that comes our way, experience it while it is here, and be able to let go of it.
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Quote about Sharon Salzberg: There's a famous quotation from the time the Buddha learned of the deaths of two of his greatest disciples:
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Sharon Salzberg Sayings: We can have skills training in mindfulness so that we are using our attention to perceive something in the present moment. This perception is not so latent by fears or projections into the future, or old habits, and then I can actually stir loving-kindness or compassion in skills training too, which can be sort of provocative, I found.
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Sharon Salzberg Saying: In Buddhist teaching, ignorance is considered the fundamental cause of violence - ignorance... about the separation of self and other... about the consequences of our actions.
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Sayings about Sharon Salzberg: We apply our effort to be mindful, to be aware in this very moment, right here and now, and we bring a very wholehearted effort to it. This brings concentration. It is this power of concentration that we use to cut through the world of surface appearances to get to a much deeper reality.
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Saying about Sharon Salzberg: Every single moment is expressive of the truth of our lives when we know how to look.
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Sharon Salzberg Quotes: Each decision we make, each action we take, is born out of an intention.
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Sharon Salzberg Quote: In a single moment we can understand we are not just facing a knee pain, or our discouragement and our wishing the sitting would end, but that right in the moment of seeing that knee pain, we're able to explore the teachings of the Buddha. What does it mean to have a painful experience? What does it mean to hate it, and to fear it?
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Quotes about Sharon Salzberg: Pure generosity emerges when we give without the need for our offering to be received in a certain way. That's why the best kind of generosity comes from inner abundance, rather than from feeling deficient and hollow, starved for validation.
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Quote about Sharon Salzberg: In those moments when we realize how much we cannot control, we can learn to let go.
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Sharon Salzberg Sayings: There is no 'thing' to let go of, but a concept, an idea of an ego that burdens us. As soon as we posit a 'thing' to let go of, we're in trouble. We need to change our view of reality, not attack a nonexistent entity.
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Sharon Salzberg Saying: Because the development of inner calm & energy happens completely within & isn't dependent on another person or a particular situation, we begin to feel a resourcefulness and independence that is quite beautiful
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Sayings about Sharon Salzberg: Mindfulness can play a big role in transforming our experience with pain & other difficulties; it allows us to recognize the authenticity of the distress & yet not be overwhelmed by it.
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Saying about Sharon Salzberg: As we look around, it's very clear that in this world people do outrageous things to one another all of the time. It's not that these qualities or actions make us bad people, but they bring tremendous suffering if we don't know how to work with them.
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Sharon Salzberg Quotes: Meditation has made me happy, loving, and peaceful-but not every single moment of the day. I still have good times and bad, joy and sorrow. Now I can accept setbacks more easily, with less sense of disappointment and personal failure, because meditation has taught me how to cope with the profound truth that everything changes all the time.
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Sharon Salzberg Quote: While you are meditating, if your mind wanders, gently bring it back to the present moment.
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