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Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not.  -- Thomas Jefferson

 

Presidents are selected, not elected. -- Franklin Delano Roosevelt 

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But tomorrow, dawn will come the way I picture her,

barefoot and disheveled, standing outside my window

in one of the fragile cotton dresses of the poor.

 

She will look in at me with her thin arms extended,

offering a handful of birdsong

and a small cup of light.

 

Billy Collins

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(The great man)  thinks of his enemy

as the shadow that he himself casts.

 

 

DDJ, Ch 61 (Mitchell)

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Consciousness minus conceptualization is the eternal Brahman the absolute; consciousness plus conceptualization is thought.  ~ Yoga Vasistha



Thinking and consciousness are not synonymous. Thinking is only a small aspect of consciousness. Thought cannot exist without consciousness, but consciousness does not need thought. ~ Eckhart Tolle

 

 

The thought process is an intermittent activity – Consciousness is always On. ~ Sadhguru

 

 

 

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“The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven..”


John Milton, Paradise Lost

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"An immigrant learns how to look at things with her eyes and the eyes of others at the same time, as if she were simultaneously in front of a mirror and inside of it.  In the US, an immigrant is someone who is simultaneously inside and outside the mirror called “America.” A “native” (in this case, an American-born person) is trapped inside the mirror.
Americanness: the privilege of never having had a mirror placed in front of your nose because you are always already inside the mirror. The privilege of never looking at yourself with the eyes of Others." -- Alta Ifland
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The end of the world is already here, it's just not evenly distributed.  -- A random sage on Reddit  

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“A pilgrimage can’t compare to a good laugh, and a good laugh can’t compare to simply letting yourself go. Once you’re at peace, letting yourself go and leaving change behind, then you enter the Solitary Mystery of Heaven.” -Zhaungzi 💙

 

“And when even your Sensei doesn’t understand you… it’s time to find a professional, a shaman, or a Pro Shaman”

-His Irreverence the 2nd Imitation of Zhaungzi / TT 😇

 

 

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Don't know about the people, but all the scarecrows are crooked. -- Issa 

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When the world

Disappears under your feet

Are you falling

or Flying?

 

The crow will

Say one

Thing.

 

The fox another.

 

And, Both are right

 

-Gary Lemons

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The mercy of the West has been social revoultion, the mercy of the East has been has been individual insight into the basic self/void. We need both

-Gary Snyder

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Everyone is a genius, but if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its life believing it is stupid.

—Albert Einstein 

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1 hour ago, zerostao said:

Everyone is a genius, but if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its life believing it is stupid.

—Albert Einstein 

 

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What type of genius is this fella?

 

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Probably the greatest and the most misunderstood of all time if he was asked! :lol:

 

 

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10 minutes ago, virtue said:

 

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What type of genius is this fella?

 

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Probably the greatest and the most misunderstood of all time if he was asked! :lol:

 

 

A very stable one I'd say! lol

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Each grass and each from itself is the entire earth. Each moment is the entire world. Reflect now whether any world is left out of the present moment. - Dogen

 

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One doesn't have to operate with great malice to do great harm.

The absence of empathy and understanding is sufficient.

~ Charles M. Blow ~

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I no longer underestimate the potency of small, or tiny actions,

for I have come to realize:

 

One spark can burn down an entire forest.

 

And the slow dripping of water can fill a reservoir.

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2 hours ago, silent thunder said:

I no longer underestimate the potency of small, or tiny actions,

for I have come to realize:

 

One spark can burn down an entire forest.

 

And the slow dripping of water can fill a reservoir.

 

 

only you can prevent forest fires

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Three things must be cultivated: Truth, wisdom, and understanding.

Three things must be governed: Character, language, and conduct

Three things are to be appreciated: Friendliness, Kindness, and Good Humor.

Three things must be defended: Dignity, Friendship and Freedom.

Three things must be abhorred: libel, cowardice, and envy.

Three things should be despised: weakness, leisure, and vanity

Three things must be shunned: slander, lies and deceit.

Three things should be avoided: error, mistake, and failure.

Three things must be imitated: work, perseverance and loyalty.

Three things must be achieved: success in life, sanity, and serenity.

 

Mejnour Hutulktu Jolp-Nor

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16 hours ago, Eduardo said:

Three things should be avoided: error, mistake, and failure.

 

Thank you Eduardo.  That is wonderful.

 

I was a little taken back by the mention of error, mistake, and failure to be avoided.  But upon further reflection, if a person is conducting their business by not-doing, they would not be prone to mistakes.  They will remain in the flow of the universe and things will always come out of the wash perfectly ironed.

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”In the future, we will eliminate the soul with medicine. Under the pretext of a ‘healthy point of view’, there will be a vaccine by which the human body will be treated as soon as possible directly at birth, so that the human being cannot develop the thought of the existence of soul and Spirit. To materialistic doctors, will be entrusted the task of removing the soul of humanity. As today, people are vaccinated against this disease or that disease, so in the future, children will be vaccinated with a substance that can be produced precisely in such a way that people, thanks to this vaccination, will be immune to being subjected to the “madness” of spiritual life. He would be extremely smart, but he would not develop a conscience, and that is the true goal of some materialistic circles. With such a vaccine, you can easily make the etheric body loose in the physical body. Once the etheric body is detached, the relationship between the universe and the etheric body would become extremely unstable, and man would become an automaton, for the physical body of man must be polished on this Earth by spiritual will. So, the vaccine becomes a kind of arymanique force; man can no longer get rid of a given materialistic feeling. He becomes materialistic of constitution and can no longer rise to the spiritual “. 

-- Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925)

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