A body laboring at some piece of work keeps the thought close by, since the task of thought, like that of the eyes, is to watch over what is being done and to help the body act faultlessly.

–St. Nilus of Sinai

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Precious guru, embodiment of all buddhas of the three times;

Great bliss, the lord of all accomplishments;

Wrathful power, who dispels all hindrances and subdues demons;

Pray bestow your blessings.

Please remove the outer, inner, and secret obstacles and grant your blessings to accomplish wishes spontaneously.

Rinpoche, Lama Zopa

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Today we are engaged in a deadly global struggle for those who would intimidate, torture, and murder people for exercising the most basic freedoms. If we are to win this struggle and spread those freedoms, we must keep our own moral compass pointed in a true direction.

–Barak Obama

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