Even offering three hundred bowls of food three times a day does not match the spiritual merit gained in one moment of love.— Nagarjuna
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Buddha Shakyamuni said “I shall prostrate to the new moon and not to the full moon.” The new moon refers to the first realizations that we develop and the full moon refers to the advanced and qualified realizations of Superior beings. Buddha’s meaning is that since great realizations arise in dependence upon small ones we should protect and honor our first experiences of Dharma.
- Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
An old man walking along a beach at dawn noticed a young man ahead of him picking up starfish and flinging them into the sea. Catching up with the youth he asked what he was doing.
“The starfish will die if they are still on the beach when the sun roasts them with its mid-morning heat,” came the answer.
“But the beach goes on for miles, and there are millions of starfish,” countered the old man. “How can your effort make any difference?”
The young man looked at the starfish in his hand and threw it safely in the waves.
“It makes a difference to this one,” he said.
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“It is not more surprising to be born twice than once.” Voltaire