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On 2/15/2019 at 12:57 PM, liminal_luke said:

Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip.

 

Winston Churchill

you remind me of one of my favorite exchanges between Churchill and Lady Astor:

 

 

Lady Nancy Astor:
"Winston, if you were my husband, I'd put poison in your coffee."
Winston Churchill:
"Nancy, if you were my wife, I'd drink it."

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Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without one.- very old Chinese proverb

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Silence is a true friend who never betrays.-- Confucius

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The only folks who don't thoroughly enjoy saying,  "I told you so.." 

are those who never have anything to tell us. 

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"Certitude is seized by some minds, not because there is any philosophical justification for it, but because such minds have an emotional need for certitude."

 

"My own opinion is that belief is the death of intelligence. As soon as one believes a doctrine of any sort, or assumes certitude, one stops thinking about that aspect of existence."

 

Robert Anton Wilson

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How many times... have you encountered the saying, 'When the student is ready, the Master speaks?' Do you know why that is true? The door opens inward. The Master is everywhere, but the student has to open his mind to hear the Masters Voice.

Robert Anton Wilson

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We must beware of the word real which, when we us it, simply corresponds to an idea that we ourselves develop, to a manner of understanding which is peculiar to us or which we have adopted on the suggestion of others.  In any case, no experimenting can put us in touch with Absolute Reality for it is with his senses that the experiementer perceives the progression of the experiment he carries out, and its results; now his senses, as has just been explained, only gives him various series of sensations which he interpretes in his own way.  It is probable that this way of understanding is always very different from the reality.  ~ Alexandra David-Neel and Lama Yongden (pg 25): The Secret Oral Teachings In Tibetan Buddhist Sects

 

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All that we "know" is what registers on our brains, so what you perceive (your individual reality-tunnel) is made up of nothing but thoughts"as Sir Humphrey Davy noted when self-experimenting with nitrous oxide in 1819, and as Buddha noticed by sitting alone until all his social imprints atrophied and dropped away. ~ Robert Anton Wilson

 

Intriguing how these observations mirror each other, one from a sixties counter-culturist and the other steeped in the deepest oral traditions of Tibetan Buddhist realization.

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"If you want to be a more spiritual person, you don't achieve that by doing MORE of whatever activity you consider spiritual. If you want to be more spiritual, expand the definition of what you call spiritual, to include more of the activities you do in a day." -Wu De (Global tea hut)

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