David Loy quotes

  • I remember a Buddhist teachers reflections on the Holocaust...What terrible karma those Jews mustve had... This kind of fundamentalism, which blames the victims and rationalizes their horrific fate, is something no longer to be tolerated quietly. It is time for... modern Buddhism to outgrow it by accepting social responsibility and finding ways to address such injustices.
    -- David Loy

    #Karma #Teacher #Buddhist

  • There are as many types of non-dualities as there are dualities.
    -- David Loy

    #Type #Duality

  • The mind needs stories as much as the body needs food. There are junk stories and more nourishing ones. The food we eat becomes our bodies, assimilated stories form our identities
    -- David Loy

    #Mind #Identity #Junk

  • Never Try To Ruin Someone.. That's Bad Karma.. Let Them Ruin Themselves The Victory Is That Much Sweeter. You Reap What You Sow!

  • It is your karma to fight evil. It doesn't matter if the people that evil is being committed against don't fight back. It doesn't matter if the entire world chooses to look the other way. Always remember this. You don't live with the consequences of other people's karma. You live with the consequences of your own

  • I would never disrespect any man, woman, chick or child out there. We're all the same. What goes around comes around, and karma kicks us all in the butt in the end of the day.

  • The law is simple. Every experience is repeated or suffered till you experience it properly and fully the first time.

  • If the person you are talking to doesn't appear to be listening, be patient. It may simply be that he has a small piece of fluff in his ear.

  • I am sure it is one's duty as a teacher to try to show boys that no opinions, no tastes, no emotions are worth much unless they are one's own. I suffered acutely as a boy from the lack of being shown this.

  • I should prefer to have a politician who regularly went to a massage parlour than one who promised a laptop computer for every teacher.

  • Teach the children so it will not be necessary to teach the adults.

  • Right now, I'm following the Buddhist principle: Smile as abuse is hurled your way and this too shall pass.

  • Suttas are not meant to be 'sacred scriptures' that tell us what to believe. One should read them, listen to them, think about them, contemplate them, and investigate the present reality, the present experience with them. Then, and only then, can one insightfully know the truth beyond words.