"Your Mind is Your Religion" http://www.tricycle.com/weekly-teaching/your-mind-your-religion?page=0,0&offer=dharma
Trent Gilliss, senior editor
The Tumblr wire delivers with this thoughtful quote from Lama Thubten Yeshe (1935–1984) in Tricycle Magazine's weekly teaching. What a great way to kick off a workin’ Friday:
"You are intelligent; you know that material objects alone cannot bring you satisfaction, but you don’t have to embark on some emotional, religious trip to examine your own mind. Some people think that they do; that this kind of self-analysis is something spiritual or religious. It’s not necessary to classify yourself as a follower of this or that religion or philosophy, to put yourself into some religious category. But if you want to be happy, you have to check the way you lead your life. Your mind is your religion."
This quote also reminds me of our ongoing project to give some shape to the whole "spiritual but not religious" data being reported. Share your story about how you look to your tradition(s) and other sources outside of your upbringing to give deeper meaning to your life.
Portrait of Lama Yeshe taken at the Kopan Monastery in Nepal in 1981. (photo: Merry Colony/©Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive)
(A big thanks to it’s all dhamma for the post.)