desire

The reward in the struggle to find purpose

“Your purpose in life is to find your purpose and give your whole heart and soul to it.” ~ Buddha

Growing up, I used to envy those people who seemed to be shot out of the womb with a purpose, like they always knew what they wanted to do. But these days I think there’s a great reward in the struggle to find that purpose.

(I seriously doubt that the Buddha actually said that, but hey, it sounds impressive, whoever said it.)

In deep zazen our true desires are revealed alvin November 28, 2016 - 8:26pm

“During Zazen the ego-subject can look at the ego-object, and vice-versa. We can realize that we are not so wonderful, sometimes we’re even worse than other people, because in deep zazen our true desires are revealed and we can see them fully.”

~ Taisen Deshimaru, in the book, Questions to a Zen Master

What disturbs the mind? Wanting.

“What disturbs the mind? Wanting, wanting, wanting everything.”

~ Swami Satchidananda

Seven most wanted iPhone features alvin October 26, 2008 - 6:07pm

I know some of the following features are available through third-party iPhone apps, but I'd still like to see them as standard functions in a new iPhone software release: