“You are a little soul carrying around a corpse.”

Epictetus



Tags: Death Life R.I.P.

“Eckhart saw Hell too. He said: The only thing that burns in Hell is the part of you that won’t let go of life, your memories, your attachments. They burn them all away. But they’re not punishing you, he said. They’re freeing your soul. So, if you’re frightened of dying and… and you’re holding on, you’ll see devils tearing your life away. But if you’ve made your peace, then the devils are really angels, freeing you from the earth.”

Louis, Jacob’s Ladder



“Do not regret getting older. It is a privilege denied to many.”



“I postpone death by living, by suffering, by error, by risking, by giving, by losing.”

Anaïs Nin



“Rest in peace now while you can enjoy it. Don’t wait until it’s too late.”

Ajahn Brahm



The mind’s original nature is like space; 
It pervades and embraces all things under the sun. 
Be still and stay relaxed in genuine ease, 
Be quiet and let sound reverberate as an echo, 
Keep your mind silent and watch the ending of all worlds.
Tilopa, Mahamudra Instructions to Naropa

The mind’s original nature is like space;
It pervades and embraces all things under the sun.
Be still and stay relaxed in genuine ease,
Be quiet and let sound reverberate as an echo,
Keep your mind silent and watch the ending of all worlds.

Tilopa, Mahamudra Instructions to Naropa

“Life is suffering.”

The Buddha



“I will love you forever; whatever happens. Until I die and after I die, and when I find my way out of the land of the dead, I’ll drift about forever, all my atoms, until I find you again.”

Phillip Pullman, The Amber Spyglass



“You might as well be dead. Seriously, if you always put limits on what you can do, physically or anything else, it’ll spread over into the rest of your life. It’ll spread into your work, into your morality, into your entire being. There are no limits. There are plateaus, but you must not stay there, you must go beyond them. If it kills you, it kills you. A man must constantly exceed his level.”

Bruce Lee