Ajahn Amaro quotes

  • The best way to deal with excessive thinking is to just listen to it, to listen to the mind. Listening is much more effective than trying to stop thought or cut it off.
    -- Ajahn Amaro

    #Cutting #Thinking #Listening

  • That which is threatening to the ego is liberating to the heart.
    -- Ajahn Amaro

    #Heart #Ego #Threatening

  • If you have time to breathe you have time to meditate. You breathe when you walk. You breathe when you stand. You breathe when you lie down.
    -- Ajahn Amaro

    #Lying #Meditation #Breathe

  • There is no way that we can understand it all. So the heart's response to that mystery is faith - a trust in the fundamental orderliness of the universe.
    -- Ajahn Amaro

    #Heart #Way #Fundamentals

  • I'm the complete opposite of every clean cut, decent-looking guy you could ever think of. Yet, I have the biggest heart in the world.

  • If i get 8 hours to cut a tree i'll spend 7 hours to sharp my knife.

  • Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.

  • Well," said Pooh, "what I like best," and then he had to stop and think. Because although Eating Honey was a very good thing to do, there was a moment just before you began to eat it which was better than when you were, but he didn't know what it was called.

  • I don't think that when Zionism began there was a claim that we were losing - even in part - our capacity to contribute to other peoples.

  • My goal has been to encourage jointness, to push people to think of affiliations rather than to operate as solo entrepreneurs.

  • The past is so often unknowable not because it is befogged now but because it was befogged then, too, back when it was still the present. If we had been there listening, we still might not have been able to determine exactly what Stanton said. All we know for sure is that everyone was weeping, and the room was full.

  • The art of life is loving and listening to one another.

  • All I want to see from an actor is the intensity and accuracy of their listening.

  • John Coltrane - I've been listening to the 'Trane again. It blows you away, because I know more now and I hear more now and I had a life that I've lived!