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  1. Xing and Ming cultivation

    Then indeed, you have assumed the role most needed!
  2. Xing and Ming cultivation

    I've been summoned! I only add that by virtue of the sage's loving view of those drawn to him as himself, he assumes the required roles that meet the needs which arise!
  3. Everyone post some favorite quotes!

    "Much of what was said did not matter, and that much of what mattered could not be said." ~Katherine Boo
  4. Everyone post some favorite quotes!

    "The truth is not always beautiful, nor beautiful words the truth." ~Lao Tzu
  5. Everyone post some favorite quotes!

    "He has no desire for fame. To become anything of a public figure would be deeply distasteful to him; and so it may be that he is satisfied to lead his chosen life and be no more than just himself. He is too modest to set himself up as an example to others; but it may be he thinks that a few uncertain souls, drawn to him like moths to a candle, will be brought in time to share his own glowing belief that ultimate satisfaction can only be found in the life of the spirit, and that by himself following with selflessness and renunciation the path of perfection he will serve as well as if he wrote books or addressed multitudes." ~W. Somerset Maugham
  6. Everyone post some favorite quotes!

    "Genius borrows nobly." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
  7. Everyone post some favorite quotes!

    "The true genius shudders at incompleteness - and usually prefers silence to saying something which is not everything it should be." ~Edgar Allan Poe
  8. Ego

    Here's a couple of my ancient musings on its dissolution... 187 and..
  9. Ego

    It lives and dies within each moment. Self permeates every frame of its flickering ever-changing flux. Art seems to imitate life, but talented acts only convince audiences by embracing fiction as truth. If truth could be expressed apart from an element of deception, why bother with the curtains and costumes? If lies could convince apart from an element of truth, none would buy tickets to come see the show. Locally speaking, ego consists of a clustered persona of... nurtured habits in the pursuit of survival. It allows for the experience of I me and mine. Universally, it's both within and one with its observations, primarily functioning as mind's holographic movie projector allowing for the impression of linearity within space and time. If and when there's a pop quiz on this, rest assured I'll have been far too busy enjoying the show to have studied for it.
  10. Everyone post some favorite quotes!

    “I’m not sure the kind of tired I am can be fixed by a vacation.” ~Harry Mitchell to Richardson in The Adjustment Bureau, 2011.
  11. Going against the grain if only to bear witness to the ensuing chaos. I've found nothing has revealed to me more of what I am, than wholeheartedly identifying with all of what I am not.
  12. Everyone post some favorite quotes!

    “We’re all seeking that special person who is right for us. But if you’ve been through enough relationships, you begin to suspect there’s no right person, just different flavors of wrong. Why is this? Because you yourself are wrong in some way, and you seek out partners who are wrong in some complementary way. But it takes a lot of living to grow fully into your own wrongness. And it isn’t until you finally run up against your deepest demons, your unsolvable problems - the ones that make you truly who you are - that we’re ready to find a lifelong mate. Only then do you finally know what you’re looking for. You’re looking for the wrong person. But not just any wrong person: it's got to be the right wrong person - someone you lovingly gaze upon and think, “This is the problem I want to have.” I will find that special person who is wrong for me in just the right way.” ~Andrew Boyd, Daily Afflictions: The Agony of Being Connected to Everything in the Universe
  13. Everyone post some favorite quotes!

    "I have heard that on the day the world was born, the bird of love was released to fly. It searched all the three worlds but could not find a fit resting place. So it turned and entered the inmost heart, favoured it and never flew elsewhere. The three worlds asked it then, 'Why are you attached to the human heart?' 'Suffering," it replied, "is the only hope for humans. Where there is sorrow, there I dwell.' Where there is grief in the world, love has its dwelling. ~Mir Sayyid Manjhan Shattari Rajgiri, Madhumalati: An Indian Sufi Romance
  14. The mechanism of Maya

    Also... and this one's pretty spot on.. oh maya!
  15. The mechanism of Maya

    Cool! Always nice to have somewhat of a map for exploring.. or at least a compass... that's not spinning non-stop. Some more to chew on. I'm not too big on pranayama, as I tend to lean toward intensely profound concentration and/or total surrender exclusively for practice.. but the following has some pretty good descriptive insights imo. This is from Layne Little's commentary on his English rendering of: SHAKING THE TREE: Kundalini Yoga, Spiritual Alchemy, & the Mysteries of the Breath in Bhogar's 7000. Enjoy.