Sylvia Boorstein

Sylvia Boorstein

People are realizing that what seemed important to them in their lives-materialism and consumerism-doesn't work at all to make a happy heart. It actually makes an unhappy heart. And an unhappy world.More Sylvia Boorstein quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The prohibition of L'shon Hara is the Jewish equivalent of the Buddhist practice of Right Speech.More Sylvia Boorstein quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If I want to free myself from endless cycles of struggling with temptation, I need to keep rediscovering that the pain of the struggle is greater than the pain of the desire. If I develop the habit of restraining myself, I'll enjoy the relief of feeling the desires pass, and I'll remember that desires are not the problem. Feeling pushed around by them is. I'll continue to have desires, of course, because I'm alive, but they'll be more modest in their demands.More Sylvia Boorstein quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The voice of Thich Nhat Hanh-friendly, patient, steadfast, confident, contemporary, and often witty-seems, to me, an intermediary big brother talking directly to me on every page saying, 'Look! It's right there in you,' the very wisdom that leads to compassion.More Sylvia Boorstein quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I understood that the teacher was not eing dismissive, that the problem would be addressed. But, without extra upset. A noncombative response, the Buddha taught, assures that pain does not become suffering. And, unclouded by the tension of struggle, the mind is able to assess clearly and respond wisely.More Sylvia Boorstein quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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