Buddhas Little Book of Life
Daily Wisdom from the Great Masters, Teachers, and Writers of All Time
By Mark Zocchi
Inspired by teachings of the Buddha, great masters, teachers, and writers, this is a book designed to help people connect to their inner divinity and find their spiritual path. It is overflowing with profound quotes, sayings, and insights, each presented on its own to allow the reader to dip in randomly and consider one insight at a time. Each reading is guaranteed to immediately inspire or provide food for thought.
The quotations and sayings have been chosen from Gautama Buddha and other masters of spirituality and inspiration, such as Milarepa, Longchenpa, his Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Thich Nhat Hanh, Sogyal Rinpoche, and other greats such as Cicero, Rumi, Lao Tzu, Mother Teresa, and Shakespeare.
This book is designed to live on your desk, coffee table, or nightstand to provide you with daily comfort, wisdom, and spiritual nourishment.
“When my house burned down, I gained an unobstructed view of the moon.” –Zen
“There is no master, there is no instructor, there is no person to tell you what you must do.” –Krishnamurti
“To abandon what is harmful
To adopt what is wholesome
To purify the heart and mind:
This is the teaching of the Buddha.” –Buddha
As you develop spiritually, you enter into relationships with conscious awareness. Conscious relationship means looking at yourself from many aspects and authentically being present in the relationship. Due to a variety of previously experienced good and bad relationships, it often takes great courage to move beyond hurt or fear of failure and consciously move into relationship.
Fear is the absence of love. In order to move out of fear, you have to practice opening your heart and allowing love to flow. Be aware that you are practicing opening the heart. It takes a bit of the pressure off. The place to start practicing is within the self. Feel and be the love you are. Allow your light to shine fully and you will find the courage and support to have loving relationship experiences.
Allow yourself the gift of loving yourself enough to move forward into intimacy. Even the word “intimacy” sends the heartbeat racing for some. Show up more fully in life and be daring enough to reveal yourself. Intimacy is simply a way to truly know yourself better and to love yourself more deeply. Intimacy is really a relationship you have with yourself. As you observe yourself, you’ll see intimacy is really “into me see.” So the question really is “Can you trust yourself?” By trusting yourself, you open up your sacred heart.”