Todays Thought, Ride a Bicycle

Thought for Today

“It is by riding a bicycle
that you learn the contours of a country best,
since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them.
Thus you remember them as they actually are,
while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you,
and you have no such accurate remembrance of country
you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.”

~ Ernest Hemingway


Thought for Today July 13 2008

The Four Reliances

First, rely on the spirit
and meaning of the teachings,
not on the words;

Second, rely on the teachings,
not on the personality of the teacher;

Third, rely on real wisdom,
not superficial interpretation;

And fourth, rely on the essence
of your pure Wisdom Mind,
not on judgmental perceptions.

Traditional Buddhist teaching