Taitetsu Unno quotes

  • Buddhism is a path of supreme optimism, for one of its basic tenets is that no human life or experience is to be wasted or forgotten, but all should be transformed into a source of wisdom and compassionate living.
    -- Taitetsu Unno

    #Buddhism #Optimism #Path

  • Awakening is dynamic, Constantly evolving in accordance with life's realities
    -- Taitetsu Unno

    #Reality #Awakening #Evolve

  • Dharma has several connotations in South Asian religions, but in Buddhism it has two basic, interrelated meanings: dharma as 'teaching' as found in the expression Buddha Dharma, and dharma as 'reality-as-is' (abhigama-dharma). The teaching is a verbal expression of reality-as-is that consists of two aspects-the subject that realizes and the object that is realized. Together they constitute 'reality-as-is;' if either aspect is lacking, it is not reality-as-is. This sense of dharma or reality-as-is is also called suchness (tathata) or thatness (tattva) in Buddhism.
    -- Taitetsu Unno

    #Teaching #Buddhism #Reality

  • Such sorrow— The cry of true compassion Sinks into my hard ego.
    -- Taitetsu Unno

    #Compassion #Ego #Sorrow

  • When we mistake words for reality, we are subject to the tyranny of words.
    -- Taitetsu Unno

    #Mistake #Reality #Tyranny

  • To die or not to die ... we really don't have a choice. We can therefore only take care of our life-body, until the fullness of time and being ends our existence on earth.
    -- Taitetsu Unno

    #Funeral #Choices #Body

  • Such sorrow— The cry of true compassion Sinks into my hard ego.
    -- Taitetsu Unno

    #Compassion #Ego #Sorrow

  • It just seemed like Buddhism, especially Tibetan Buddhism - because that's mainly what I've been exposed to - was a real solid organization of teachings to point someone in the right direction. Some real well thought out stuff. But I don't know, like, every last detail about Buddhism.

  • I was also built from delusional optimism and folly.

  • My view is that at a younger age your optimism is more and you have more imagination etc. You have less bias.

  • I like my coffee with cream and my literature with optimism.

  • I’m always about optimism and exuberance. It’s what I feel about fashion.

  • Pessimism of the spirit; optimism of the will.

  • I do what I feel is right. I do not fear to walk on a new path and take risk.

  • Follow the way of life, which the Holy Prophet has shown you, for verily that is the right path.

  • Actually, all paths lead away from the truth...how's that? All paths. There's no such thing as a path to the truth. The truth's already here, where are you going?

  • One recognises one's course by discovering the paths that stray from it.