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07-12-2008, 08:33 AM #1
"Whether humanity is to continue and prosper on spaceship Earth depends entirely on the integrity of the human individuals and not on the political and economic systems. The cosmic question has been asked, are humans a worthwhile invention?" - Buckminster Fuller
"Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited, whereas
imagination embraces the entire world stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution." -Albert Einstein
"Our earth is but a small star in a great universe. Yet of it we can make, if wechoose, a planet unvexxed by war, untroubled by hunger or fear, undivided by senseless distinctions of race, color or theory." -Stephen Vincent Benet
"Understand that a self-centered attitude is the source of all suffering, and concern for others is the source of all happiness and goodness."
-The Dalai Lama, The Way to Freedom
"The wind can blow one way but actually move you in another, and like sailing, you can use the wind in the wrong direction and still get somewhere you want to go." -Pete Seeger quoted in Whole Earth Review, spring 2001..
Visit the All Species Project
"I have just three things to teach:
simplicity, patience, compassion.
These three are your greatest treasures.
Simple in actions and in thoughts,
you return to the source of being.
Patient with both friends and enemies,
you accord with the way things are.
Compassionate toward yourself,
you reconcile all beings in the world."
"In art and dream
may you proceed with abandon.
In life may you proceed with
balance and stealth."
- Patti Smith
"God is the shortest distance from zero to infinity."
- Alfred Jarry
It is in the stillness, in the silence, that the word of God is to be heard. There is no better avenue of approach to this Word than through stillness, through silence. It is to be heard there as it is - in that unself-consciousness, for when one is aware of nothing, that word is imparted to him and clearly revealed.
- Meister Eckhart, from "The Sermons" in Meister Eckhart.
"Life's most persistent question is: What are you doing for others?"
-Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Show me a sane man and I will cure him."
"Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now.
"Buddha did not suffer from fear of success. He was one of those rare characters, like Joan of Arc or Lawrence of Arabia or Pablo Picasso, who know beyond a shadow of a doubt that their lives hold a particular destiny. For people like this, life is just a matter of waiting, patiently, for the appropriate moment to come before stepping, in sandals or boxer shorts, into the mythos."
-Jeff Greenwald, Shopping for Buddhas
"DNA is a master of transformation, just like mythical serpents. The cell-based life DNA informs made the air we breathe, the landscape we see, and the mind-boggling diversity of living beings of which we are part. In 4 billion years, it has multiplied itself into an incalculable number of species, while remaining exactly the same."
-Jeremy Narby, The Cosmic Serpent.
"Five mysteries hold the keys to the unseen: the act of love, and the birth of a baby, and the contemplation of great art, and being in the presence of death or disaster, and hearing the human voice lifted in song. These are the occasions when the bolts of the universe fly open and we are given a glimpse of what is hidden; an eff of the ineffable. Glory bursts upon us in such hours: the dark glory of earthquakes, the slippery wonder of new life, the radiance of...singing."
-Salmon Rushdie in The Ground Beneath Her Feet.
The Crossroads of Culture
"It is probably true quite generally that in the history of human thinking the most fruitful developments frequently take place at those points where two different lines of thought meet. These lines may have their roots in quite different parts of human culture, in different times or different cultural environments or different religious traditions: hence if they actually meet, that is, if they are at least so much related to each other that a real interaction can take place, then one may hope that new and interesting developments may follow."
"We are going to discover the plasticity, the mutability, the eternal nature of the mind and, I believe, release it from the monkey. My vision of the final human future is an effort to exteriorize the soul and internalize the body, so that the exterior soul will exist as a superconducting lens of translinguistic matter generated out of the body of each of us at a critical juncture of our psychedelic bar mitzvah."
"Honesty is the best policy in life, but it is essential in art."
"There is no situation that is not transfigurable,
there is no situation that has no hope."
"The final mystery is oneself. When one has weighed the sun in a balance, and measured the steps of the moon, and mapped out the seven heavens star by star, there still remains oneself. Who can calculate the orbit of his own soul?"
-Oscar Wilde, De Profundis
"All outer events in life are in a way only similes; they are only parables of an inner process, synchronistic symbolisations. You have to look at them from that angle to understand and integrated them, and that would be spiritualizing the physical. "
-Marie Louise von Franz, Alchemy
Fish don't hold the sacred liquid in cups! They swim the huge fluid freedom.
"Except during the nine months before he draws his first breath, no man manages his affairs as well as a tree does."
-George Bernard Shaw
"Knowing others is wisdom, Knowing the self is enlightenment."
"Money may be the husk of many things but not the kernel. It brings you food but not appetite; medicine, but not health; acquaintances, but not friends; servants, but not loyalty; days of joy, but not peace and happiness."
"The difference between scientific theory and reality is like the difference between reading the menu and eating dinner."
To the eye of the seer every leaf of the tree is a page of the holy book
that contains divine revelation, and he is inspired every moment of his
life by constantly reading and understanding the holy script of nature.
-Hazrat Inayat Khan, The Sufi Message
Initiation is simply a set of challenges presented to an individual so that he or she may grow. Consequently, the troubles we encounter in our paths in the modern world are, in essence, initiatory to the extent that each of them is life changing.
- Malidoma Patrice Some, The Healing Wisdom of Africa
" What's necessary is for us to understand that really, at the root of things is community. At the deepest level, that's the center of things. We come out of community. So how then can we organize our economics so that it's based on community, not accumulation? And how can we organize our religion to teach us about community? And when I say 'community,' I mean the whole earth community. That's the ultimate sacred domain-the earth community."
-Brian Swimme, mathematical cosmologist. The Universe is a Green Dragon.
"I think we're shaped by failure at least as much as we're shaped by our successesŐ. We're taught to be afraid of failure. But it's really not the worst thing if you're resilient enough to get up and keep going."
-Terry Gross, National Public Radio interviewer.
"I try to do what I call the three E's-educate, entertain and enlighten. If you don't entertain, no one will show up. But you also have to educate, because people want to discover specific things about a world unlike their own-whether it's how hard it is to go to the moon or how scary it is to be on Omaha Beach. A story also has the opportunity to enlighten us, because as we connect the extraordinary moments on film with the ordinary moments of our lives, we ask ourselves: What am I going to do the next time I'm scared? What would it be like to say goodbye to my family for the last time? Despite the fact that these movies are big engines of commerce, the characters remind us that we're part of a greater humanity and that we can actually affect the world by the choices we make once we leave the theater."
-Tom Hanks, movie actor.
"Our human awareness is so powerful that even if we tap only a small part of it we can accomplish more that we ever thought possible. Using our complete potential, we can soar to the height where our accomplishments have great and lasting value for both ourselves and for future generations."
-Tarthang Tulku, in Knowledge of Freedom.
When you were born, everyone around you was smiling and you were crying. Live your life so that when you die, you're smiling and everyone around you is crying
07-12-2008, 11:08 AM #2
07-12-2008, 12:10 PM #3
sveetu u have sweet thoughts
aww thanks payal, luv ya too.
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01-21-2009, 04:46 PM #4
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Thanks you so much for sharing
01-22-2009, 04:59 AM #5
great thoughts thank you so much for sharinggggg
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02-12-2009, 02:43 PM #7
Good job sveetu! TFS
02-17-2009, 09:52 PM #8
great post yar..very sweetHUGS N KISSES
02-18-2009, 06:58 PM #9
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04-18-2009, 03:51 PM #10
thnx a lot 4 sharing dear al thoughts r very nice
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