“A genuinely good heart is a heart that is open and alight with understanding. It listens to the sorrows of the world. Our society is wrong to think that happiness depends on fulfilling one's own wants and desires. That is why our society is so miserable...” (Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo, Into the Heart of Life, Snow Lion: 2011, Chapter 9 ‘Practicing the good heart’)
Thursday, October 15, 2009
"God forgive you, Brother Juan,
for having painted me,
and for having painted me ugly and bleary-eyed."
"May nothing disturb you,
nothing astonish you. Everything passes. God does not go away. Patience can attain anything. The one who has God within, lacks nothing. God is enough!"
Memorial to Santa Teresa outside Puerta del Alcázar,
across from Plaza de Santa Teresa, Ávila
Baptismal font in Iglesia de San Juan Bautista
in which Santa Teresa was baptized
Convento de San José (Convento de las Madres)
Santa Teresa's first foundation, 1562
Convento de la Encarnación, Ávila,
where Santa Teresa fully took on monastic life and began her reform movement.
Teresa lived here for 27 years, three as Prioress.