Former Pen Names: TheAnonymous72447, Gintoki-sensei, 7Nexus21
"Why do you read many books? It is of no use. The great book is within your heart. Open the pages of this inexhaustible book, the Source for all knowledge. You will know everything. What is that knowledge of Brahman or the Source or Self? Close your eyes. Withdraw the senses. Merge deep in the Supreme Soul, the Light of lights, the Sun of suns. Complete knowledge will be revealed to you. You will have direct intuitional knowledge and divine wisdom by direct perception. All doubts will vanish now. All mental torments will disappear. All hot discussions, heated debates will terminate now. Peace and Jnana (Knowledge) alone will remain". ― Swami Sivananda
"You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you." ― James Allen
"I exist therefore I can think."
"If a genie ever appears before me, I would ask her: what is it do I desire?"
"Life isn’t divided into genres. It’s a horrifying, romantic, tragic, comical, science-fiction cowboy detective novel. You know, with a bit of pornography if you're lucky." ― Alan Moore
"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but, the moments that take our breath away." ― Unknown
"Remember, no stage of life is ever lost. Your child is still within you. It is not that the child becomes the young man, no. The child remains inside, the young man is imposed over it, then the old man is superimposed over the young man, layer by layer. The child never becomes the young man. The child remains there, a layer of young man comes over it. The young man never becomes the old; another layer, of old age, comes over it. You are just like an onion, layers upon layers, but if you peel the onion soon you will find fresher layers inside. Go on deeper and you find more and more, fresher layers. The same is true about man: if you go deep into him you will always find the innocent child, all the layers are still there, intact." Osho
"Ah, life... it's so full of infinite possibilities"
"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." ― Winston Churchill
"Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him." ― Aldous Huxley
"Artists use lies to tell the truth. Yes, I created a lie. But because you believed it, you found something true about yourself." ― V in V for Vendetta by Alan Moore
"Storytelling and creation are very close to what the center of what magic is about. I think not just for me, but for most of the cultures that have had a concept of magic, then the manipulation of language, and words, and thus of stories and fictions, has been very close to the center of it all." ― Alan Moore
"The most original authors are not so because they advance what is new, but because they put what they have to say as if it was never been said before" ― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"To wish that you were someone else is to waste what you are." ― Unknown
"If you don't know where you are going, any road will get you there." ― Lewis Caroll
"We're so busy watching out for what's just ahead of us that we don't take time to enjoy where we are." ― Calvin & Hobbes
"Heard joke once: Man goes to doctor. Says he's depressed. Says life seems harsh and cruel. Says he feels all alone in a threatening world where what lies ahead is vague and uncertain. Doctor says, "Treatment is simple. Great clown Pagliacci is in town tonight. Go and see him. That should pick you up." Man bursts into tears. Says, "But doctor... I am Pagliacci."― Rorschach, Watchmen
"Money can't buy you happiness, but it can buy you a yacht big enough to pull up right alongside it." ― David Lee Roth
"Money, if it does not bring you happiness, will at least help you be miserable in comfort." ― Helen Gurley Brown
"Just remember, the same as a spectacular Vogue magazine, remember that no matter how close you follow the jumps: Continued on page whatever. No matter how careful you are, there's going to be the sense you missed something, the collapsed feeling under your skin that you didn't experience it all. There's that fallen heart feeling that you rushed right through the moments where you should've been paying attention. Well, get used to that feeling. That's how your whole life will feel some day. This is all practice. None of this matters. We're just warming up." ― Chuck Palahniuk
"Good things comes to an end for new things to come."
"If death meant just leaving the stage long enough to change costume and come back as a new character... Would you slow down? Or speed up?" ― Chuck Palahniuk
"Thermodynamic miracles... events with odds against so astronomical they're effectively impossible, like oxygen spontaneously becoming gold. I long to observe such a thing.
But... if me, my birth, if that's a thermodynamic miracle... I mean, you could say that about anybody in the world!.
Yes. Anybody in the world. ..But the world is so full of people, so crowded with these miracles that they become commonplace and we forget... I forget. We gaze continually at the world and it grows dull in our perceptions. Yet seen from the another's vantage point. As if new, it may still take our breath away. Come...dry your eyes. For you are life, rarer than a quark and unpredictable beyond the dreams of Heisenberg; the clay in which the forces that shape all things leave their fingerprints most clearly.
Dry your eyes... and let's go home." ― Doctor Manhattan, Watchmen
"We have no right to ask when a sorrow comes, 'Why did this happen to me?' unless we ask the same question for every joy that comes our way." ― Unknown
"The formula for achieving a successful relationship is simple: you should treat all disasters as if they were trivialities but never treat a triviality as if it were a disaster" ― Quentin Crisp
"When a wife has a good husband it is easily seen in her face." ― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"The purpose of a relationship is not to have another who might complete you; but to have another with whom you might share your completeness." -- Neale Donald Walsch from Conversations with God
"Whenever you're in conflict with someone, there is one factor that can make the difference between damaging your relationship and deepening it. That factor is attitude." ― William James
"Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it." — Lou Haltz
"Whatever you cannot understand, you cannot possess." ― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be." ― Marcel Pagnol
"Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect. It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections." ― Unknown
"I laugh, I love, I hope, I try, I hurt, I need, I fear, I cry. And I know you do the same things too, So we're really not that different, me and you." ― Colin Raye
"They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel." ― Carl W. Buechner
"No one can make you jealous, angry, vengeful, or greedy / unless you let him." ― Napoleon Hill
"Your heart is my piñata." ― Chuck Palahniuk
"We feel suffering within. So, why do you seek happiness without?" ― Unknown
"You don't have to hold on to the pain, to hold on to the memory" ― Janet Jackson
"You need to be ignorant to be happy, and you still need to be ignorant to be miserable."
"The trick is in what one emphasizes. We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves happy. The amount of work is the same." ― Carlos Castaneda
"Life doesn't work that way; It is, because we make it work that way"
"When we go to a restaurant we have two choices, fill our stomach or have that experience."
"It isn't about the meaning of life, but the experience of being alive, you're looking for."
"How did you know you're alive, unless you'd once been dead." — Alan Watts
Life is without meaning, you bring the meaning to it. It isn't about finding yourself, but making yourself. The meaning of life is whatever you ascribe it to be. — Joseph Campbell
"Whether existence have a beautiful meaning or absolutely meaningless, is something that came from existence. It means it doesn't have meaning. We're the only one who put meaning and non-meaning to life. Life doesn't give a damn whatever you do, but we're the ones who do. It's an empty canvas and you can paint what you whatever you want on it."
"Life isn't about finding the meaning, its about making the meaning in life. Doing things isn't about making yourself happy but what makes you happy. Like a roller coaster, It isn't the destination but the journey that makes it worthwhile."
"In music, though, one doesn’t make the end of the composition the point of the composition. If that were so, the best conductors would be those who played fastest; and there would be composers who only wrote finales. People go to concerts only to hear one crashing chord - because that’s the end. Same way in dancing—you don’t aim at a particular spot in the room; that’s where you should arrive. The whole point of the dancing is the dance. Now, but we don’t see that as something brought by our education into our everyday conduct. We’ve got a system of schooling which gives a completely different impression. It’s all graded—and what we do is we put the child into the corridor of this grade system, with a kind of "c’mon kitty kitty kitty…". And yeah, you go to kindergarten, and that’s a great thing, because when you finish that, you’ll get into first grade. And then c’mon, first grade leads to second grade, and so on… And then you get out of grade school you go to high school—and it’s revving up, the thing is coming… Then you’re going to go to college, and by jove then you get into graduate school, and when you’re through with graduate school, you’ll go out to join the world. And then you get into some racket where you’re selling insurance. And they’ve got that quota to make. And you’re going to make that. And all the time, this thing is coming, it’s coming, it’s coming—that great thing, the success you’re working for. Then when you wake up one day about forty years old, you say "My God! I’ve arrived! I’m there!" And you don’t feel very different from what you always felt. And there's a slight letdown, because you feel there's a hoax. And there was a hoax. A dreadful hoax. They made you miss everything. By expectation. Look at the people who live to retire, and put those savings away. And then when they’re sixty-five, and they don’t have any energy left, they’re more or less impotent, they go and rot in an old people’s “senior citizens” community. Because we’ve simply cheated ourselves, the whole way down the line. We thought of life by analogy was a journey, was a pilgrimage, which had a serious purpose at the end. And the thing was to get to that end. Success, or whatever it is, or maybe heaven after you’re dead. But we missed the point the whole way along. It was a musical thing, and you were supposed to sing, or to dance, while the music was being played." ― Alan Watts
‘In terms of the great Oriental philosophies, man’s un-happiness is rooted in the feeling of anxiety which attends his sense of being an isolated individual or ego, separate from “life” or “reality” as a whole. On the other hand, happiness – a sense of harmony, completion, and wholeness – comes with the realization that the feeling of isolation is an illusion. [... This order of happiness] is not a result to be attained through action, but a fact to be realized through knowledge. The sphere of action is to express it, not to gain it.’‘The Meaning of Happiness explains that the psychological equivalent of this doctrine is a state of mind called is “total acceptance,” a ‘yes-saying to everything that we experience, the unreserved acceptance of what we are, of what we feel and know at this and every moment.’ ― Alan Watts
"Annie, we've been through this, anthropology is the study of humanity, nothing is off topic." — Ian Duncan (Community S02EP5)
Abed: I have arrived. I am watched as I am watching. I am audience and creations.
"I heard it's the same backwards as it is forwards. I heard the deleted scenes are the scenes and the scenes are the deleted scenes." (Community S02EP05)
Unknown: Abed, are we all in the movie right now?
Abed: We are all in a movie, even when there are no cameras.
Unknown: When will the movie be released?
Abed: When is life released? Every minute of our lives is a world premiere, and my father has already bought the popcorn.
"What makes us unhappy is to want. Yet if we would learn to cut our wants to nothing, the smallest thing we'd get would be a true gift" ― Carlos Castaneda
1 Peter 4:8: "Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins."
'Love' is making a shot to the knees of a target 120 kilometers away using an Aratech sniper rifle with a tri-light scope... Love is knowing your target, putting them in your targeting reticule, and together, achieving a singular purpose against statistically long odds. ― HK-47
"Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable." ― Bruce Lee
Loving and accepting someone, for who they are, is known as Unconditional Love. Now that does not mean accepting abusive behavior. But, it does mean loving and accepting the person (Soul), not the Soul's behavior. The behavior is not "who they are", the Soul within, is who they are. As such how you are not your clothes, but merely the wearer of your clothes.
"Once you started seeing the beauty of life, ugliness starts disappearing. If you start looking at life with joy, sadness starts disappearing. You cannot have heaven and hell together, you can have only one. It is your choice." ― Osho
"When you are happy be 120% absolutely pure happy. Don't give your doubts and fears, or any other negative emotion back seats."
"Happiness is a choice."
"Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence" ― Aristotle
"Always remember, a cat looks down on man, a dog looks up to man, but a pig will look man right in the eye and see his equal." ― Winston Churchill
"Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Just walk beside me and be my friend." ― Albert Camus
"When you praise someone you call yourself his equal" ― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"You can find wisdom in anyone. From your family, friends, strangers, lover, and even your own enemy."
"By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection, which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third, by experience, which is the most bitter." ― Confucius
"The first step in the acquisition of wisdom is silence, the second listening, the third memory, the fourth practice, the fifth teaching others." ― Solomon Ibn Gabriol
"Young people love what is interesting and odd, no matter how true or false it is. More mature minds love what is interesting and odd about truth. Fully mature intellects, finally, love truth, even when it appears plain and simple, boring to the ordinary person; for they have noticed that truth tends to reveal its highest wisdom in the guise of simplicity." ― Friedrich Nietzsche
"Stop looking at only sophistication or simplicity; Instead see sophistication express in simplicity, and simplicity express in sophistication."
"If you treat an individual as he is, he will stay as he is; but if you treat him as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could be" ― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"He who does not think too much of himself is much more esteemed than he imagines" ― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"Some people die at 25 and aren't buried until 75" ― Benjamin Franklin
"The man who views the world at 50 the same as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life." ― Muhammad Ali
"Cynics are disappointed romantics; they keep looking for someone to admire and can never find anyone." ― Len Deighton
"They masquerade as wisdom, but it is the farthest thing from it. Because cynics don’t learn anything. Because cynicism is a self-imposed blindness, a rejection of the world because we are afraid it will hurt us or disappoint us." ― Stephen Colbert
"Cynical realism is the intelligent man's best excuse for doing nothing in an intolerable situation." ― Aldous Huxley
"Thus, if you have found these lyrical pages unduly alarming, take comfort in the thought that, although human success is highly probable, there is still a small chance that we can blow ourselves up or that your favorite apocalyptic scenarios might still occur, despite the general trend toward higher coherence and higher intelligence. Meanwhile, of course, even if humanity seems condemned to overall success, you can still mess up your personal life. Nothing in this book is an attempt to prevent the really resolute misery addicts from continuing their pursuit of frustration and failure." ― Robert Anton Wilson
"Wealth lost is something lost, honor lost is something lost: Courage lost all is lost." ― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"Let others lead small lives, but not you. Let others argue over small things, but not you. Let others cry over small hurts, but not you. Let others leave their future in someone else's hands, but not you." ― Jim Rohn
"Magic is believing in yourself, if you can do that, you can make anything happen." ― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength." ― Unknown
"A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty." ― Winston Churchill
"Never give in, never give in, never; never; never; never - in nothing, great or small, large or petty - never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense" ― Winston Churchill
"Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tries, and a touch that never hurts." ― Charles Dickens
"Doubt is 100% trust in belief you don't prefer. You are never really actually in doubt, you are always trusting in something. The question is what do you trust in?" ― Bashar
"Whether you think that you can, or that you can't, you are usually right." ― Henry Ford
In order to succeed, your desire for success should greater than your desire for failure. ― Bill Cosby
"In order to be able to make it, you have to put aside the fear of failing and the desire of succeeding. You have to do these things completely and purely without fear, without desire. Because things that we do without lust of result are the purest actions we shall ever take." ― Alan Moore
"The most drastic and usually the most effective remedy for fear is direct action." ― William Burnham
"That some achieve great success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well." ― Abraham Lincoln
"The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark" ― Michaelangelo
"Excellence is not a singular act, but a habit. You are what you repeatedly do." ― Shaquille O'Neal
"It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope." ― Robert F. Kennedy
"To sit back hoping that someday, some way, someone will make things right is to go on feeding the crocodile, hoping he will eat you last — but eat you he will." ― Ronald Reagan
"Do as little harm to others as you can; make any sacrifice for your true friends; be responsible for yourself and ask nothing of others; and grab all the fun you can. Don't give much thought to yesterday, don't worry about tomorrow, live in the moment, and trust that your existence has meaning even when the world seems to be all blind chance and chaos. When life lands a hammer blow in your face, do your best to respond to the hammer as if it had been a cream pie." ― Dean Koontz
"Each of you, for himself, by himself and on his own responsibility, must speak. And it is a solemn and weighty responsibility, and not lightly to be flung aside at the bullying of pulpit, press, government, or the empty catchphrases of politicians. Each must for himself alone decide what is right and what is wrong, and which course is patriotic and which isn't. You cannot shirk this and be a man. To decide against your convictions is to be an unqualified and inexcusable traitor, both to yourself and to your country, let man label you as they may. If you alone of all the nation shall decide one way, and that way be the right way according to your convictions of the right, you have done your duty by yourself and by your country." ― Mark Twain
"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly. So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat." ― Theodore Roosevelt
"Human subtlety will never devise an invention more beautiful, more simple or more direct than does nature because in her inventions nothing is lacking, and nothing is superfluous." ― Leonardo da Vinci
"Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter." ― Mark Twain
"Experience only teaches the teachable" ― Aldous Huxley
"What is not started today is never finished tomorrow." ― Johann Wolfgang von Goeth
"And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years." ― Abraham Lincoln
"The ultimate ignorance is the rejection of something you know nothing about and refuse to investigate." ― Dr. Wayne Dyer
"He who possesses art and science has religion; he who does not possess them, needs religion." ― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"The realms of religion and science in themselves are clearly marked off from each other, nevertheless there exist between the two strong reciprocal relationships and dependencies. Religion may be that which determines the goal, it has, nevertheless, learned from science, in the broadest sense, what means will contribute to the attainment of the goals it has set up. But science can only be created by those who are thoroughly imbued with the aspiration toward truth and understanding. This source of feeling, however, springs from the sphere of religion. To this there also belongs the faith in the possibility that the regulations valid for the world of existence are rational, that is, comprehensible to reason. I cannot conceive of a genuine scientist without that profound faith. The situation may be expressed by an image: science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.Though I have asserted above that in truth a legitimate conflict between religion and science cannot exist, I must nevertheless qualify this assertion once again on an essential point, with reference to the actual content of historical religions. This qualification has to do with the concept of God. During the youthful period of mankind's spiritual evolution human fantasy created gods in man's own image, who, by the operations of their will were supposed to determine, or at any rate to influence, the phenomenal world. Man sought to alter the disposition of these gods in his own favor by means of magic and prayer. The idea of God in the religions taught at present is a sublimation of that old concept of the gods. Its anthropomorphic character is shown, for instance, by the fact that men appeal to the Divine Being in prayers and plead for the fulfillment of their wishes." ― Albert Einstein
"We live in succession, in division, in parts, in particles. Meantime within man is the soul of the whole; the wise silence; the universal beauty, to which every part and particle is equally related, the eternal ONE. And this deep power in which we exist and whose beatitude is all accessible to us, is not only self-sufficing and perfect in every hour, but the act of seeing and the thing seen, the seer and the spectacle, the subject and the object, are one. We see the world piece by piece, as the sun, the moon, the animal, the tree; but the whole, of which these are shining parts, is the soul." ― Ralph Waldo Emerson
"You are a function of what the whole universe is doing in the same way that a wave is a function of what the whole ocean is doing." ― Alan Watts
"This life of yours which you are living is not merely a piece of this entire existence, but in a certain sense the whole; only this whole is not so constituted that it can be surveyed in one single glance.This, as we know, is what the Brahmins express in that sacred, mystic formula which is yet really so simple and so clear; tat tvam asi, this is you. Or, again, in such words as "I am in the east and the west, I am above and below, I am this entire world." ― Erwin Schrodinger
"The Creator begins by manifesting itself as two polarities, namely the expanding force (the masculine) and the contracting force (the feminine). To the mind of Christ, these are simply two manifestations of the one, so they are not separate or opposite. They do not oppose or cancel out each other; they compliment each other and through their interaction, new life is created."
"Why does it matter if you are God, if you don't understand why you are God?"
"It's like you took a bottle of ink and you threw it at a wall. Smash! And all that ink spread. And in the middle, it's dense, isn't it? And as it gets out on the edge, the little droplets get finer and finer and make more complicated patterns, see? So in the same way, there was a big bang at the beginning of things and it spread. And you and I, sitting here in this room, as complicated human beings, are way, way out on the fringe of that bang. We are the complicated little patterns on the end of it. Very interesting. But so we define ourselves as being only that. If you think that you are only inside your skin, you define yourself as one very complicated little curlique, way out on the edge of that explosion. Way out in space, and way out in time. Billions of years ago, you were a big bang, but now you're a complicated human being. And then we cut ourselves off, and don't feel that we're still the big bang. But you are. Depends how you define yourself. You are actually—if this is the way things started, if there was a big bang in the beginning— you're not something that's a result of the big bang. You're not something that is a sort of puppet on the end of the process. You are still the process. You are the big bang, the original force of the universe, coming on as whoever you are. When I meet you, I see not just what you define yourself as—Mr so-and- so, Ms so-and-so, Mrs so-and-so—I see every one of you as the primordial energy of the universe coming on at me in this particular way. I know I'm that, too. But we've learned to define ourselves as separate from it." ― Alan Watts
"What I'm saying is that everything is a creation from consciousness, it has neither a beginning nor end, it doesn't need form, it doesn't need meaning to exist, nor can it be defined, it doesn't need to explain itself, and cause and effect doesn't apply to it because those concepts must first exist through the existence of consciousness to come into place. Now I'm saying is that Consciousness is the creator, the God, the universe that mystics from all ages are talking about. And that the mind from our body is similar to to a radio device receiving the signals, which is consciousness. Or like an astronaut wearing a space suit in space, for the same reason. I doubt anyone would argue being inside the car means that I was a product of the car. In short, I'm saying that your mind is not in the body, but the body is in the mind. And that the universe is a creation of one big consciousness to experience itself."
It is Consciousness that creates reality that then creates and resides within a human body, and that human body gives object a form in our eyes when it is observed and does not when it is not observed.
A small child, who is eight or ten years old, asks his father, ‘What is God? How does He look like? Where is He?’
― Sri Ravi Shankar
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar:
I will answer this question but first you should tell me, where is the beginning point of a tennis ball? We have linear thinking, which means everything has to begin somewhere and end somewhere. Something begins and something ends. So the creation happened and one day everything is going to end. This is linear thinking.
But in the East, there is no linear thinking, it is spherical thinking.
They say three things are uncreated and they will never die or never end. What are they?
One is the Divine Energy which you may call God. It is not created and it is never going to end, like space. Can you tell me which is the beginning point of the space and where does it end? No.
Similarly, matter or this whole universe. The universe is ‘Anadi’, means without a beginning and ‘Ananta’, means without an end. So also the souls, the life has no beginning and no end. It appears to end but it is going to begin again. It is like the waves in the ocean. One wave comes and it appears to end, but it is coming back again. The same water goes and comes back again. So, souls have no beginning and no end, the Divine or God has no beginning or no end and the universe has no beginning or no end. In fact all three are one.
So if you want to see God you should stop seeing the world. If you want to see God, just see the whole Universe as energy and that is it.
Just like the space element is present everywhere, in the same way the Brahman or God is present everywhere. One who goes searching (for the Divine) outside of himself is a fool. The one who goes within himself attains the Self (Divine), and he is the intelligent one. ― Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
The twelfth century "Hymn of Glory" which says that God "surrounds all, and fills all, and is the life of all; You are in All." The aspect of memaleh, filling, we have already explored: it is that every particle of being is filled with God. As the Zohar continues: "He fills all worlds . . . He binds and unites one kind to another, upper with lower, and the four elements do not cohere except through the Holy Blessed One, as he is within them."
Another Zoharic passage favored by nondualistic Hasidim is the statement that leit atar panui mineha, "there is no place devoid of God." This phrase is found in the Tikkunei Zohar (57), a later addition to the Zoharic literature, but accorded great respect by subsequent generations of mystics. On a simple level, this sentence conveys the doctrine of omnipresence, and it was taken literally by Chabad Hasidism: "The meaning of He fills all the worlds and there is no place devoid of Him' is truly literal," says one text. Yet perhaps the simple is not so simple-if omnipresence truly includes every particle of being, every synapse in the brain, every place of beauty and ugliness.
Indeed, the entire circle of the Zohar is filled with panentheism. Rabbi Joseph Gikatilla, among the most prominent members of that circle, is recorded as saying "he fills everything and He is everything." Moshe de Leon wrote that his essence is "above and below, in heaven and on earth, and there is no existence beside him." And Rabbi Azriel of Gerona (1160-1238), arguably one of the founders of Kabbalah as we know it, presented one of the first clear expositions of nonduality in the Jewish context:
"If someone asks you 'What is God,' answer: He who is in no way deficient. If he asks you: 'Does anything exist outside of Him?' answer: nothing exists outside of Him. If he asks you, 'How did he bring being from nothingness, for there is a great difference between being and nothingness?' answer: He who brings forth being from nothingness is thereby lacking in nothing, for the being is in the nothingness after the manner of the nothingness and the nothingness is in the being after the manner of being . . . the being is the nought and the nought is the being . . . Do not take on too much in your speculation, for our finite intellect cannot grasp the perfection of the impenetrable which is one with Ein Sof."
"If you awaken from this illusion, and you understand that black implies white, self implies other,life implies death — or shall I say, death implies life — you can conceive yourself. Not conceive, but feel yourself, not as a stranger in the world, not as someone here on sufferance, on probation, not as something that has arrived here by fluke, but you can begin to feel your own existence as absolutely fundamental. What you are basically, deep, deep down, far, far in, is simply the fabric and structure of existence itself. So, say in Hindu mythology, they say that the world is the drama of God. God is not something in Hindu mythology with a white beard that sits on a throne, that has royal perogatives. God in Indian mythology is the self, Satcitananda. Which means sat, that which is, chit, that which is consciousness; that which is ananda is bliss. In other words, what exists, reality itself is gorgeous, it is the fullness of total joy." ― Alan Watts
"I happen to believe that most of the important things in the material world start out as fiction. That everything around us was once fiction – before there was the table there was the idea of a table, and the idea of a table before tables was fiction. This is the most important world, the world of fictional things. That’s the world where all this starts." ― Alan Moore
"Through our eyes, the universe is perceiving itself. Through our ears, the universe is listening to its harmonies. We are the witnesses through which the universe becomes conscious of its glory, of its magnificence." ― Alan Watt
"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience" – Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
"Imagine a limitless expanse of water: above and below, before and behind, right and left, everywhere there is water. In that water is placed a jar filled with water. There is water inside the jar and water outside, but the jar is still there. The "I" is the jar." — Ramakrishna
Are the mystics and sages insane? Because they all tell variations on the same story, don't they? The story of awakening one morning and discovering you are one with the All, in a timeless and eternal and infinite fashion. Yes, maybe they are crazy, these divine fools. Maybe they are mumbling idiots in the face of the Abyss. Maybe they need a nice, understanding therapist. Yes, I'm sure that would help. But then, I wonder. Maybe the evolutionary sequence really is from matter to body to mind to soul to spirit, each transcending and including, each with a greater depth and greater consciousness and wider embrace. And in the highest reaches of evolution, maybe, just maybe, an individual's consciousness does indeed touch infinity — a total embrace of the entire Kosmos — a Kosmic consciousness that is Spirit awakened to its own true nature. It's at least plausible. And tell me: is that story, sung by mystics and sages the world over, any crazier than the scientific materialism story, which is that the entire sequence is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying absolutely nothing? Listen very carefully: just which of those two stories actually sounds totally insane? ― Ken Wilber
"The unreal is more powerful than the real, because nothing is as perfect as you can imagine it. because its only intangible ideas, concepts, beliefs, fantasies that last. stone crumbles. wood rots. people, well, they die. but things as fragile as a thought, a dream, a legend, they can go on and on." ― Chuck Palahniuk
"Ideas, unlike solid structures, do not perish. They remain immortal, immaterial and everywhere, like all Divine things." ― Alan Moore
"God is a presence not a person. Society's attempt to humanize God is due itself that they have no other way to represent it but through themselves. So, if we were an ant, we would see God as an ant, a rock if we were a rock. An old woman if women dominated the world. Which is why Spinoza concluded that God is formless, and yet all that is around us."
"You are it playing as a part of it."
"You are created in the image of God, a co-creator. Like a clone and its donor, you could say it is him, a part of him, and not him at the same time and still all the statements are true."
John 3:5–7 Jesus answered, "I tell you the truth, no one can enter the kingdom of God (Heaven) unless he is born of water and the Spirit. 6 Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit. 7 You should not be surprised at my saying, 'You must be born again.'
John 10:30 "I and the Father are one" Jesus Christ
"It's not blasphemous to say we are god, Shirley. 1 Corinthians 6:17 says, He who unites himself to the Lord is one with him in spirit. " Abed (Community S02EP05)
"The Son of God did said we are the Sons (and Daughters) of the most high (God)."
"Jesus Christ knew he was God. So wake up and find out eventually who you really are. In our culture, of course, they’ll say you’re crazy and you’re blasphemous, and they’ll either put you in jail or in a nut house (which is pretty much the same thing). However if you wake up in India and tell your friends and relations, 'My goodness, I've just discovered that I'm God,' they'll laugh and say, 'Oh, congratulations, at last you found out." ― Alan Watts
"Know you are God, don't think or believe you are God."
"You don't have an identity, you are simply the identifier that identifies to an idea that become its identity."
We are not defined by our names, gender, race, nationality, possessions, background, titles, degrees, records, past history, misdeeds, accomplishments, or even the choices that we had or will make.
We are defined by what we defined ourselves to be.
"God is like a mother birthing her child. She didn't made you exist to devote the entirety of your life to worship her, but instead to make you see and live the joyousness of life."
"You can force God to accept you by saying, "Look God, I am so good according to this standard defined by this religion." And of course, they all believed that God defined that standard. But the reality is that the standard they were trying to live up to is a graven image, created by their own consciousness—so they can do what they feel they're comfortable with, so they can hide their unresolved issues, so they don't have to resolved their own issues."
"You are saying then that, somewhere several thousand years into the world’s experience, I relented, saying that from then on you didn’t necessarily have to be good, you simply had to feel bad when you were not being good, and accept as your savior the One Being who could always be perfect, thus satisfying My hunger for perfection. You are saying that My Son—who you call the One Perfect One—has saved you from your own imperfection—the imperfection I gave you.
In other words, God’s Son has saved you from what His Father did." -- Conversations with God byNeale Donald Walsch
"Rituals have emerged throughout history in all kinds of religions because humanity never developed a true desire for spirituality, so people felt drawn more toward carrying out rituals and following laws and customs. But physical actions don't belong to spirituality.
The part that does belong to spirituality is our effort to correct ourselves from having an egoistic aim "for ourselves" to having an altruistic aim "for others." ― ARIfilms (youtube user)
"The shaman is not a priest, the shaman has no secret knowledge, he is equivalent to the hunter. He has a specific skill that is subjugated to the needs of the group. He is prepared to take drugs, go loopy, visit the underworld, bring back knowledge and tell everybody. He’s not keeping a secret knowledge. Originally priests were instructors, they passed out the mysteries and revelations to the masses. Increasingly, they say ‘you don’t need to have a religious experience, we are having that for you. That’s what we are here for.” Eventually, they start saying ‘you don’t need to have a religious experience, and neither do we. We’ve got this book about some people who – a thousand years ago – had a religious experience. And if you come in on Sunday, we’ll read you a bit of that and you’ll be sorted, don’t you worry.” Effectively a portcullis has slammed down between the individual and their godhead. ‘You can’t approach your godhead except through us now. We are the only path. Our church is the only path.’ But that is every human being’s birthright, to have an entry to their godhead." ― Alan Moore
"Whenever commandments are given they create difficulties for people, because by the time they are given they are already out of date. Life moves so fast; it is a dynamism, it is not static. It is not stagnant pool, it is Ganges, it goes on flowing. It is never the same for two consecutive moments. So one thing may be right this moment, and may not be right the next. Then what to do? The only possible thing is make people aware that they themselves can decide how to respond to a changing life." ― Osho
"When he said: I am the way, the truth, and the life; Have you not thought that he meant to act and be as he does? Follow not Christ but the ideas that he embodied, and follow not a religion about Christ but the religion of Christ.
"Ancient cultures did not worship idols. Their god-statues represented ideal states which, when meditated constantly upon, one might aspire to. Science proves there never was a mermaid, blue-skinned Krishna or a virgin birth in physical reality. Yet thought is real, and the domain of thought is the one place where gods inarguably exist, wielding tremendous power. If Aphrodite were a myth and Love only a concept, then would that negate the crimes and kindnesses and songs done in Love's name? If Christ were only ever fiction, a divine Idea, would this invalidate the social change inspired by that idea, make holy wars less terrible, or human betterment less real, less sacred?" ― Alan Moore
We are all by nature so closely dependent on the heavens and the gods that are visible therein, that even if any man conceives of another god besides these, he in every case assigns to him the heavens as his dwelling-place; not that he thereby separates him from the earth, but he so to speak establishes the King of the All in the heavens as in the most honourable place of all, and conceives of him as overseeing from there the affairs of this world. ― Emperor Julian
"The Christianity of the first centuries recognized as productions of good art, only legends, lives of saints, sermons, prayers, and hymn-singing evoking love of Christ, emotion at his life, desire to follow his example, renunciation of worldly life, humility, and the love of others; all productions transmitting feelings of personal enjoyment they considered to be bad, and therefore rejected ... This was so among the Christians of the first centuries who accepted Christ teachings, if not quite in its true form, at least not yet in the perverted, paganized form in which it was accepted subsequently.
But besides this Christianity, from the time of the wholesale conversion of whole nations by order of the authorities, as in the days of Constantine, Charlemagne and Vladimir, there appeared another, a Church Christianity, which was nearer to paganism than to Christ's teaching. And this Church Christianity ... did not acknowledge the fundamental and essential positions of true Christianity — the direct relationship of each individual to the Father, the consequent brotherhood and equality of all people, and the substitution of humility and love in place of every kind of violence — but, on the contrary, having founded a heavenly hierarchy similar to the pagan mythology, and having introduced the worship of Christ, of the Virgin, of angels, of apostles, of saints, and of martyrs, but not only of these divinities themselves but of their images, it made blind faith in its ordinances an essential point of its teachings.
However foreign this teaching may have been to true Christianity, however degraded, not only in comparison with true Christianity, but even with the life-conception of the Romans such as Julian and others, it was for all that, to the barbarians who accepted it, a higher doctrine than their former adoration of gods, heroes, and good and bad spirits. And therefore this teaching was a religion to them, and on the basis of that religion the art of the time was assessed. And art transmitting pious adoration of the Virgin, Jesus, the saints, and the angels, a blind faith in and submission to the Church, fear of torments and hope of blessedness in a life beyond the grave, was considered good; all art opposed to this was considered bad." ― Leo Tolstoy
"In affirming my belief in Christ's teaching, I could not help explaining why I do not believe, and consider as mistaken, the Church's doctrine... Among the many points in which this doctrine falls short of the doctrine of Christ I pointed out as the principal one the absence of any commandment of non-resistance to evil by force. The perversion of Christ's teaching by the teaching of the Church is more clearly apparent in this than in any other point of difference." ― Leo Tolstoy
"It is important for you to remember the parable we gave you about the old scriptures, and how many of them described a Human who was sleeping. When the Human who is sleeping awakens, there has to be a new book of wisdom. How many of you carry around the books you used as children? Understand the metaphor here, and you will understand the place of old scriptural teachings in respect to the New Human Being. God never meant for instructions given in an old energy of yesterday to be carried around today, or used forever. Does it make sense to you that Humans would have great spiritual change, yet their spiritual manuals would remain the same?" ― Kryon.
"Laughter is more sacred than prayer, dancing more spiritual than chanting mantras, loving existence more cosmic than going to church." ― Osho
"Replace the word worship with love, repent with letting go of your sins and learning from you mistakes. Believe me, it would start to make sense."
"If I did, but it didn't satisfy your expectations then would you still take the implications for granted? Christ offers his perspective of truth based upon his experience and understanding of what he knows. Knowledge that you come across are conclusions of others thoughts and interpretations, again, based on their experience or assumptions. I'm asking you this because it is easy to tell the answers, but it mostly gives you what you need and not what you want. Do you think you are ready or do you know you are?
If I say to you that the most significant thing that he taught is love and compassion to others, the golden rule of do to others what you want to be done to you, then would you accept it?"
"You don't need a savior if you are a savior of yourself"
"A savior isn't here to save anyone, he is here to make those around him to realize they are only the savior of themselves."
"How can you recognize greatness, if greatness is not within you?"
"Be doers and leaders of yourself instead of mere followers"
"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader." ― John Quincy Adams
"Leaders don’t create followers, they create more leaders." — Tom Peters
"Religions have different names, and they all contain truth, expressed in different ways forms and times." ― Muhammad Ali
"All religion, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree. All these aspiration are directed toward ennobling man's life, lifting it from the sphere of mere physical existence and leading the individual towards freedom." ― Albert Einstein
"All religions are branches of one big tree. It doesn't matter what you call Him just as long as you call. Just as cinematic images appear to be real but are only combinations of light and shade, so is the universal variety a delusion. The planetary spheres, with their countless forms of life, are naught but figures in a cosmic motion picture. One's values are profoundly changed when he is finally convinced that creation is only a vast motion picture and that not in, but beyond, lies his own ultimate reality." ― George Harrison
"Religions are different roads converging to the same point. What does it matter that we take different road, so long as we reach the same goal. Wherein is the cause for quarreling?" ― Mahatma Gandhi
"We all have the same God, we just serve him differently. Rivers, lakes, ponds, streams, oceans all have different names, but they all contain water. So do religions have different names, and they all contain truth, expressed in different ways forms and times. It doesn't matter whether you're a Muslim, a Christian, or a Jew. When you believe in God, you should believe that all people are part of one family. If you love God, you can't love only some of his children." ― Muhammad Ali
"Religion is like witnesses in a crime scene. All the witnesses that saw how the crime happened would give different variations on what occurred. Because they look at it at different levels of perspectives and interpretations because of the differences of their individual thinking. But you know that to see the wholeness of the picture, you need to look at it not at the differences but at the similarities of their statements. Look at things not word for word literally but what the words integrated wants to say, the context of it, of what it represents, and you will see the truth."
"We have, for the first time in history, easy access to all of the world's great religions. Examine the many great traditions — from Christianity to Buddhism, Islam to Taoism, Paganism to Neoplatonism — and you are struck by two items: there are an enormous number of differences between them, and a handful of striking similarities.
When you find a few essential items that all, or virtually all, of the world's great religions agree on, you have probably found something incredibly important about the human condition" — Ken Wilber
"Amid this life based on coercion, one and the same thought constantly emerged among different nations, namely, that in every individual a spiritual element is manifested that gives life to all that exists, and that this spiritual element strives to unite with everything of a like nature to itself, and attains this aim through love." — Leo Tolstoy
"Attunement could occur through any of the great religions, but would be tied exclusively to none of them. A person could be attuned to an "integral spirituality" while still be a practicing Christian, Buddhist, New-Age advocate, or Neopagan. This would be something added to one's religion, not subtracted from it. The only thing it would subtract (and there's no way around this) is the belief that one's own path is the only true path to salvation." ― Ken Wilber
"That is like saying that because someone doesn't know how to use a very efficient gun then it must therefore be useless. Religion is not the problem, but the religious followers themselves. They perverted their own religion by the dogmas that they imposed based upon their interpretation of something that had happened, takes those who opposed them as an enemy than doesn't stand with their side."
Beliefs can be used for both good and evil purposes. Religion itself has nothing to do with it. Religion has been used to justify war, however, patriotism, nationalism, resources, economic ideology, race, ext. have also been used to justify war. If fact, the need to eliminate religion has caused just as many deaths (Stalin's regime, Pol Pot, Mao, ext). It doesn't mean non-religion is bad, it just means it has been used to justify killing. That is the objective truth.
It is not an argument for religion nor is it a rationalization for religion. It is an argument against the notion that religion is somehow a "poison" that needs to be eliminated from this world. I find it funny, when people say they despise the "lies" of religion and equally argue for human innovation. By saying religion is man made, they are conceding to the fact that religion is a human innovation! I have no problem with questioning the validity of religion, but to call it poison..not so much
That is why you should not have a government based on hard line ideologies. We must all be tolerant of each other's beliefs. My point is, these hard line ideological beliefs would still exist without religion. Are you not acting hard line yourself by claiming that 80% of the world is completely "false"? Much wisdom has come from Buddhism, Hinduism, Christianity, Islam, and even smaller religious groups in Africa and the Americas. As a secular humanist, you should celebrate their achievements.
―Thunder9987999 (youtube user)
If you have a problem with religion then you need to eliminate the root cause: Humanity.
If you looking at what unites all religions and what they have in common. You would find that they are all talking about UNION to God or the self that is done through different kind of rituals or following different kinds of doctrines that would fulfill this desire. If we think about it, it is not different from those that are outside of religion seeking union or unity, the state of balance and harmony, through people, nature, themselves, or in relationships with each other.
"Don't fear god, Don't worry about death; What is good is easy to get, and what is terrible is easy to endure." ― Philodemus
"Words are just pointers to the truth, they explain they but they are not it. The truth itself is the experience of those words,not the mind holding concepts and believes about what is right and wrong."
"All form is language. …We dress these basic ideas in language we can understand. Sometimes there are sizable errors of translation." ― Alan Moore
"Perspective changes everything."
"A conflict arises when a religious community insists on the absolute truthfulness of all statements recorded in the Bible. This means an intervention on the part of religion into the sphere of science; this is where the struggle of the Church against the doctrines of Galileo and Darwin belongs. On the other hand, representatives of science have often made an attempt to arrive at fundamental judgments with respect to values and ends on the basis of scientific method, and in this way have set themselves in opposition to religion. These conflicts have all sprung from fatal errors." ― Albert Einstein
"There are books that have devastated continents, destroyed thousands. What war hasn’t been a war of fiction?All the religious wars certainly, or the fiction of communism versus the fiction of capitalism – ideas, fictions, shit that people make. They have made a vast impression on the real world. It is the real world. Are thoughts not real? I believe it was Wittgenstein who said a thought is a real event in space and time. I don’t quite agree about the space and time bit, Ludwig, but certainly a real event. It’s only science that cannot consider thought as a real event, and science is not reality. It’s a map of reality, and not a very good one. It’s good, it’s useful, but it has its limits. We have to realize that the map has its edges. One thing that is past the edge is any personal experience. That is why magic is a broader map to me, it includes science. It’s the kind of map we need if we are to survive psychologically in the age that is to come, whatever that is. We need a bigger map because the old one is based on an old universe where not many of us live anymore. We have to understanding what we are dealing with here because it is dangerous. It kills people. Art kills." ― Alan Moore
"You were able to see the truth because you didn't studied what the Church say the teachings of Jesus Christ about God, but that you studied the teachings of Jesus Christ about God. The point on this being that you seen the truth not because someone said so, but that is a choice that you decided for yourself to know and not because some conceding person in youtube told you what to do. When they truly are ready then they will find a way to look, decide, piece it together, and see the truth themselves."
"What can a human being do — what can you and I do — to create a completely different society? We are asking ourselves a very serious question. Is there anything to be done at all? What can we do? Will somebody tell us? People have told us. The so-called spiritual leaders, who are supposed to understand these things better than we do, have told us by trying to twist and mold us into a new pattern, and that hasn't led us very far; sophisticated and learned men have told us and that has led us no further. We have been told that all paths lead to truth — you have your path as a Hindu and someone else has his path as a Christian and another as a Muslim, and they all meet at the same door — which is, when you look at it, so obviously absurd. Truth has no path, and that is the beauty of truth, it is living. A dead thing has a path to it because it is static, but when you see that truth is something living, moving, which has no resting place, which is in no temple, mosque or church, which no religion, no teacher, no philosopher, nobody can lead you to — then you will also see that this living thing is what you actually are — your anger, your brutality, your violence, your despair, the agony and sorrow you live in. In the understanding of all this is the truth, and you can understand it only if you know how to look at those things in your life. And you cannot look through an ideology, through a screen of words, through hopes and fears." — Jiddu Krishnamurti
"You cannot depend upon anybody. There is no guide, no teacher, no authority. There is only you — your relationship with others and with the world — there is nothing else. When you realize this, it either brings great despair, from which comes cynicism and bitterness, or, in facing the fact that you and nobody else is responsible for the world and for yourself, for what you think, what you feel, how you act, all self-pity goes." — Jiddu Krishnamurti
"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." ― Ralph Waldo Emerson
"The heart is always right — if there's a question of choosing between mind and the heart - because mind is a creation of society. It has been educated. You have been given it by society, not by existence. The heart is unpolluted. ― Osho
"Look at every path closely and deliberately, then ask ourselves this crucial question: Does this path have a heart? If it does, then the path is good. If it doesn't, it is of no use." ― Carlos Castaneda
"Progress imposes not only new possibilities for the future but new restrictions" Norbert Wiener
"Progress has not followed a straight ascending line, but a spiral with rhymes of progress and retrogression, of evolution and dissolution." ― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"The right man is the one who seizes the moment." ― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"All I know is that I know nothing" ― Socrates
"Sixty years ago I knew everything. Now I know nothing. Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance." ― Will Durant
"Everybody wants to be somebody; nobody wants to grow." ― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing." ― Aristotle
"I don't want to be somebody, I want to be nobody... to be myself." ― Unknown
"Who are you. Is that an important question? Or, would you say, who am I? Not who you are, but who am I. And if I tell you who I am, what does it matter? It would be out of curiosity, wouldn't it? It is like reading a menu at the window, you have to go into the restaurant and eat food. But when you are standing outside and reading the menu, it won't satisfy your hunger. So to tell you who I am is really quite meaningless.
First of all, I am nobody - right? That's all. It's very simple as that. I am nobody. What is important is: who you are, what are you? When they ask who you are, there, in that question is implied that you are somebody very great therefore I am going to imitate you, the way you walk, the way you talk, the way you brush your teeth, or whatever it is. There is the hero, or the man who is enlightened, or the guru. You say I am going to imitate you, which is part of our pattern, you understand? "I am going to copy everything you do" which becomes so absurdly silly - you understand? Childish to imitate somebody. And are we not the result of a lot of imitations? The religions have said — they don't use the word imitate, but give yourself over, surrender yourself, follow me. I am this. I am that. Worship, right? All this is — what you are. In school you imitate. Please, acquiring knowledge is a form of imitation. And of course there is the fashion — short dress, long dress, long hair, short hair, beard, no beard - imitate, imitate, imitate. And also we imitate inwardly, so we all know that. But to find out who you are, who you are, not who the speaker is, that is far more important, and to find out who you are you have to inquire. You are the story of mankind. If you really see that it gives you tremendous vitality, energy, beauty, love because it is no longer a small entity struggling in the corner of the earth. You are part of this whole humanity. It has a tremendous responsibility, vitality, beauty, love, but most of us won't see this, as most of us are concerned with ourselves, with our particular little problem, particular little sorrow and so on. And to step out of that narrow circle seems almost impossible because we are so conditioned, so programmed, like the computers, that we cannot learn something new; the computer can, but we can't.
See the tragedy of it. The machine that we have created, the computer, can learn much faster, infinitely more than I can, than the brain can, and the brain which has invented that, that has become ultra intelligent machine - right? Whereas our brain is sluggish, slow, dull because we have conformed, we have obeyed, we have followed. Where there is the guru, there is the priest, there is the ritual. Do you you follow? And when you do revolt, as the revolutionaries and the terrorists do, it is still very superficial, changing the pattern of politics, of so-called society, society being merely the relationship between people, and we are talking of a revolution not physical but the psychological revolution in which there is no — at the depth — conformity. You may put on trousers because you are in this country and in India it is different clothes, that is not conformity, that is nothing, childish. But inwardly, not a feeling of conformity. Conformity exists when there is comparison. For a mind to be totally free from comparison, that is, to observe the whole history which is embedded in you. ― Jiddu Krishnamurti
"Everybody is special. Everybody. Everybody is a hero, a lover, a fool, a villain. Everybody. Everybody has their story to tell." ― V in V for Vendetta by Alan Moore
"The purest action you could take is doing things, not because others do it or tell you to, but because you decide for yourself you want to."
"I’m not in this world to live up to your expectations and you’re not in this world to live up to mine." ― Bruce Lee
"To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting." ― E. E. Cummings
"There is nothing of such force as the power of a person content merely to be himself, nothing so invincible as the power of simple honesty, nothing so successful as the life of one who runs alone." — Louis Bromfield
"My mother said to me, 'If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.' Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso." — Pablo Picasso
"We are the only one who lets others dictate what we think, what to feel, do, and be."
"The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions." — Leonardo da Vinci
"People have judged you; you have accepted their idea without any scrutiny. And you are suffering from all kinds of people's judgments, and you are throwing those judgments on other people. All this game has become out of proportion. The whole humanity is suffering from it. If you want to get out of it, the first thing is: Don't judge yourself." ― Osho
"Advice? I don’t have advice. Stop aspiring and start writing. If you’re writing, you’re a writer. Write like you’re a goddamn death row inmate and the governor is out of the country and there’s no chance for a pardon. Write like you’re clinging to the edge of a cliff, white knuckles, on your last breath, and you’ve got just one last thing to say, like you’re a bird flying over us and you can see everything, and please, for God’s sake, tell us something that will save us from ourselves. Take a deep breath and tell us your deepest, darkest secret, so we can wipe our brow and know that we’re not alone. Write like you have a message from the king. Or don’t." ― Alan Watts
"Be yourself. Above all, let who you are, what you are, what you believe, shine through every sentence you write, every piece you finish." ― John Jakes
"The more you know, the less you need to know. It is from realizing and understanding the difference between what you want to what you need. Acquiring wisdom is about what is important, relates, interpersonal with yourself, having pure personal value, and helps your being. Not something that doesn't have a relation to you and no interest in." Unknown
"Ignorant men raise questions that wise men answered a thousand years ago" ― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"If you have unanswered questions, there can be only one explanation. The answers to your questions cannot be found within the context of the doctrines and interpretations that you currently know and believe. So if you truly want answers to your questions, you have to be willing to look beyond your current beliefs. You must be willing to think outside the box. "
"If at first the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it." ― Albert Einstein
"Truth is stranger than fiction" ― Mark Twain
"What make sense is from your belief system of reality."
"Truth is greater than man, so it will not bow down to your social needs, personal needs, or insecurities. It is not a function of human emotions, nor is it catered to the complex dynamics of human culture, interaction, or relationships. So, if the truth makes you feel "embarrassed" or "awkward," then that is your own problem."
"Truth is beyond social acceptance. Truth is maladjusted and cannot fit into the massively dumb patterns of ordinary relationships and activities... Greater truth cannot come to those who never bring up the possibility of it to one another. ... People do not inquire beyond their knowledge because they do not want to have any disturbing shift in their knowledge pattern. The cognitive system is calm and stable through avoiding any disturbing new truth" Gabriel Chiron from "Truth is Greater than Man"
"It is strange because you are putting conditions that for you to imprint the knowledge in the mind you must first categorize and put labels if it is true or not, fantasy or reality, absurd or sane. Or you could just imprint it in your mind without any sort of labels of what it is supposed to be and simply to what it is, and that is information."
"Unfortunately, the world of science is contaminated by ego and fundamental materialism. How can we ever actually know anything when the people who have dedicated their lives to the search for knowledge have already made up their minds about everything? And if that ain't enough... these "scientists" have no clue what is going on. So many of them have made a religion out of science, and yet condemn the religious for doing the exact same thing they are doing with empiricism." ― A. Lamas
"The original definition of skeptic was a person who questions ALL beliefs, facts, and points-of-view. What skeptics fail to understand is that skepticism involves being skeptical of your own position, it does not mean just being skeptical of that which you do not believe in, otherwise we are all skeptics and that renders their use of the term "skeptic" meaningless. Today's common definition of skeptic is someone who questions any belief that strays outside of the status quo, yet leaving the status quo itself completely unquestioned. Since the Randi crowd do not employ skepticism in this respect then they are fairly termed pseudo skeptics and demean the term skepticism." ― youtube user
"I've never trusted skeptics, for the very reason that they are willing to accept the official version of things without a shred of proof but require unrealistic amounts of evidence to accept any other possibility." ― The Adventurer (happierabroad.com forum user )
"These new justifications are termed "scientific". But by the term "scientific" is understood just what was formerly understood by the term "religious": just as formerly everything called "religious" was held to be unquestionable simply because it was called religious, so now all that is called "scientific" is held to be unquestionable. In the present case the obsolete religious justification of violence which consisted in the recognition of the supernatural personality of the God-ordained ruler ("there is no power but of God") has been superseded by the "scientific" justification which puts forward, first, the assertion that because the coercion of man by man has existed in all ages, it follows that such coercion must continue to exist. This assertion that people should continue to live as they have done throughout past ages rather than as their reason and conscience indicate, is what "science" calls "the historic law". A further "scientific" justification lies in the statement that as among plants and wild beasts there is a constant struggle for existence which always results in the survival of the fittest, a similar struggle should be carried on among humanbeings, that is, who are gifted with intelligence and love; faculties lacking in the creatures subject to the struggle for existence and survival of the fittest. Such is the second "scientific" justification. The third, most important, and unfortunately most widespread justification is, at bottom, the age-old religious one just a little altered: that in public life the suppression of some for the protection of the majority cannot be avoided — so that coercion is unavoidable however desirable reliance on love alone might be in human intercourse. The only difference in this justification by pseudo-science consists in the fact that, to the question why such and such people and not others have the right to decide against whom violence may and must be used, pseudo-science now gives a different reply to that given by religion — which declared that the right to decide was valid because it was pronounced by persons possessed of divine power. "Science" says that these decisions represent the will of the people, which under a constitutional form of government is supposed to find expression in all the decisions and actions of those who are at the helm at the moment. Such are the scientific justifications of the principle of coercion. They are not merely weak but absolutely invalid, yet they are so much needed by those who occupy privileged positions that they believe in them as blindly as they formerly believed in the immaculate conception, and propagate them just as confidently.And the unfortunate majority of men bound to toil is so dazzled by the pomp with which these "scientific truths" are presented, that under this new influence it accepts these scientific stupidities for holy truth, just as it formerly accepted the pseudo-religious justifications; and it continues to submit to the present holders of power who are just as hard-hearted but rather more numerous than before." ― Leo Tolstoy
I am very astonished that the scientific picture of the real world around me is deficient. It gives a lot of factual information, puts all our experience in a magnificently consistent order, but it is ghastly silent about all and sundry that is really near to our heart, that really matters to us. It cannot tell us a word about red and blue, bitter and sweet, physical pain and physical delight; it knows nothing of beautiful and ugly, good or bad, God and eternity. Nor tell us a word about why music delights us, of why and how an old song can move us to tears. Science sometimes pretends to answer questions in these domains, but the answers are very often so silly that we are not inclined to take them seriously. ― Erwin Schrodinger
Science is merely pseudo-rational: Science rejects the existence of certain phenomena, not because these phenomena aren't real, but rather because the truth about these phenomena would not fit the worldview of its ruling elite. So, science is a fascist form of truth-seeking, and pseudo-rationalists who worship the dictatorial authority figures of science.
"We routinely adjust our interpretation of events and our scientific theories to satisfy the dogmatic requirements of our beliefs. Theories that violate our cultural and scientific beliefs are preposterous by definition and are not taken seriously by the majority of scientists." ― Tom Campbell from My Big Toe (Theory of Everything) p149
"The spirit of inquiry, the search for greater truth beyond religion and science, the profound seriousness of doing real thinking, philosophy and ontology – these are almost totally lacking in humanity. Humanity is therefore subhuman from lack of genuine intelligence. ... They automatically reject any emergent facts or realities that do not fit their brain dead cognitive pattern of belief and disbelief. They watch too much television" ― Gabriel Chiron from "Truth is Greater than Man"
"Human beings are actually foolish enough to think that their conventional worldviews are the height of rationality. They neglect to factor the concept of intentional deception into their logical thought processes, and thus they fail to realize that the only reason why their worldviews seem so rational is because their worldviews are composed of a plethora of lies and distortions. So, in one of the greatest ironies ever, human beings think the lies that they are spoon fed are reality, and that the truth, on the other hand, is crazy, unrealistic, and bizarre."
"What is logical is simply based upon what match a person's personal belief system of reality"
"You see you are only skeptical to things that contradict your belief system of reality. You do not question if you would have the same conclusion to the knowledge that you achieve from somebody else's thoughts if you do it yourself."
"Don't believe everything you read, and read everything you don't believe."
"I know that most men — not only those considered clever, but even those who are very clever and capable of understanding most difficult scientific, mathematical, or philosophic, problems — can seldom discern even the simplest and most obvious truth if it be such as obliges them to admit the falsity of conclusions they have formed, perhaps with much difficulty — conclusions of which they are proud, which they have taught to others, and on which they have built their lives." — Leo Tolstoy
"People convince themselves of their own lies, becoming victims of their own inventions as they begin to direct their lives by standards of behavior, ideas, feelings, or instincts which do not correspond to their inner reality. What is truly serious in this matter is that the individual loses all points of reference regarding what comprises truth, and what comprises lies. He becomes used to considering as true only that which is convenient for his personal interests; everything that is in opposition to his self-esteem or in conflict with already established prejudices, he considers false." ― John Baines
Assumptions would only be a problem if you make it set in stone, instead of allowing it to be a continuous process of becoming.
"We often refuse to accept an idea merely because the tone of voice in which it has been expressed is unsympathetic to us." ― Friedrich Nietzsche
"Nature doesn't allow certain people to see the truth. It has to start in the way people view themselves first. If they lie to themselves, they won't be able to ever see other truth as it presents itself. It can be right in front of their faces and they will still choose to look behind it, underneath it and everywhere else, except what is directly in front of them."
"Man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but most times he will pick himself up and carry on." ― Winston Churchill
"There are a lot of truths in the world that we don't want to be true"
"Evidence is the belief that due to the evidential existence towards something then you must accept it, but a belief of giving more importance to the observed than the observer's own opinions and beliefs still happens through the observer. Thus, the method of gathering information is a creation — an idea that came from the subjective observer. Making the objective actually subjective."
"Don't confuse the evidence of x to be the evidence of your conclusion of x. The latter is merely an opinion; It can not support itself but only through clinging to what its not."
"The absence of evidence is not the evidence of absence." ― Carl Sagan
"Reports that say that something hasn't happened are always interesting to me, because as we know, there are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns — the ones we don't know we don't know" ― Donald Rumsfeld
"The conclusion of the observation being false, doesn't make the observation not true. Only that the conclusion is false."
"If you ask me I wouldn't exactly continue driving a broken car (belief system); Instead in a logical perspective, I would either fix it or replace it with a new and better one than it previously had."
"Yet, there exist different variations that others find is truth coexisting at the same time despite your opinion that truth does not contradict and singular. Which is about being either be this or that, but then truth isn't like that but instead this AND that. Meaning truth is like a rows of documents that exist and it is up to us to decide which one we prefer — if you would like it to be either this one or that one. Ergo, it is subjective and simply what we take to be true."
"Objective and Subjective truth are like roads; There are dead ends, and there are roads that lead to a path. Yet, regardless of how it is very logical to follow the road that leads to a path, you still are freely available to choose the dead end. And then there is the third option were you can create a path you wish to follow. It is not about ignoring that there are dead ends, but that acknowledging that it exist and there are roads that leads to a path. The roads does not exist for itself: the objective, because it is a creation from individuals: the subjective. Making the objective being subjective. And despite the already existing one, you could create another one that you prefer. Or redefine the current existing one, which is what interpretation means. "
"Ah... but you are using that analogy, an interpretation, based from your understanding of the text to reinforce your message, but your understanding from the text is not what he is talking about. It isn't the original intended meaning of the phrase. Giving analogy doesn't always mean that it is an accurate comparison of the topic."
"How do you know what is true? Well, how do you know what is clean and what is not? What is broken and unbroken? The music that you like or don't? What you prefer? The specific range of sound that your ears could handle? The level of brightness that your eyes could see? The maximum capacity of your body when running? Or the ability to differentiate and know what emotions you feel? Don't you know that not trusting your senses still happen through your senses? Meaning to not trust your senses is still through trusting your senses that you don't trust it. To know this things, you only have to tune in to your senses, within yourself, and to your very being."
"What you don't understand nor agree with, doesn't make it false."
"Not agreeing with something, doesn't mean you shouldn't agree with it on everything."
"A part of something being not true, doesn't make the whole of everything false."
"When you accept something because there is an evidence, doesn't immediately mean you do because you understand."
"I'm an entertainer. That is to say, in the same sense, that when you go to a concert and you listen to someone play Mozart, he has nothing to sell except the sound of the music. He doesn’t want to convert you to anything. He doesn’t want you to join an organization in favor of Mozart's music as opposed to, say, Beethoven's. And I approach you in the same spirit as a musician with his piano or a violinist with his violin. I just want you to enjoy a point of view that I enjoy." ― Alan Watts
"Truth is not to be found in the book, but drawn out from the reader of the book"
"Truth never changes, it is always the same, simply timeless; What change is the way you perceive , experience, understand, and express it through your being."
"All great truths are simple in final analysis, and easily understood; if they are not, they are not great truths." ― Napoleon Hill
"Once you thoroughly get into truth, you would no longer distinguish from literal, philosophical, metaphorical, figurative, or any other kind of sense and just get into the meaning. Shifting the perspective from looking at the differences of things into the similarities of things. Looking at it not only on one level, but different levels of perspective. Not just looking at one side of the cube, but the entirety of it. Seeing the wholeness of the picture and at the same time the details of it. For it is not this or that, but this and that."
The old believe everything, the middle-aged suspect everything, the young [think they] know everything. ― Oscar Wilde
"If only people freed themselves from their beliefs [in all kinds of Ormuzds, Brahmas, Sabbaoths, and their incarnation as Krishnas and Christs, from beliefs in Paradises and Hells, in reincarnations and resurrections, from belief in the interference of the Gods in the external affairs of the universe, and above all, if they freed themselves from belief in the infallibility of all the various Vedas, Bibles, Gospels, Tripitakas, Korans, and the like, and also freed themselves from blind belief in a variety of scientific teachings about infinitely small atoms and molecules and in all the infinitely great and infinitely remote worlds, their movements and origin, as well as from faith in the infallibility of the scientific law to which humanity is at present subjected: the historic law, the economic laws, the law of struggle and survival, and so on, — if people only freed themselves from this terrible accumulation of futile exercises of our lower capacities of mind and memory called the "Sciences", and from the innumerable divisions of all sorts of histories, anthropologies, homiletics, bacteriologics, jurisprudences, cosmographies, strategies — their name is legion — and freed themselves from all this harmful, stupefying ballast — the simple law of love, natural to man, accessible to all and solving all questions and perplexities, would of itself become clear and obligatory." ― Leo Tolstoy
"Our mind like a glass of water shows its usefulness through its emptiness and with that it could be filled and refilled again and again. While when there is still substance (belief system) within the glass it would caused a tainted intermix of the two making it diluted and making the delivery of the message impure.
In other words, have a belief system that is nonrigid, wouldn't compartmentalize, and make you secluded in a box. Rather be spontaneous, adaptable to change like water, and with your mind like an empty glass of water. Thinking in terms not in a limited way, but unlimited like vacuum sucking the void. Simply unstoppable even if it contradicts the current model of reality. Lacking confines and limitation put in place with it, and instead heading in a never ending infinite path of wisdom, beauty, and grace. Standing like a rock unimposing to anyone."
"The transformation of consciousness undertaken in Taoism and Zen is more like the correction of faulty perception or the curing of a disease. It is not an acquisitive process of learning more and more facts or greater and greater skills, but rather an unlearning of wrong habits and opinions. As Lao-tzu said, "The scholar gains every day, but the Taoist loses every day." ― Alan Watts
"Flow in the living moment — We are always in a process of becoming and NOTHING is fixed. Have no rigid system in you, and you'll be flexible to change with the ever changing. OPEN yourself and flow, my friend. Flow in the TOTAL OPENNESS OF THE LIVING MOMENT. If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves. Moving, be like water. Still, be like a mirror. Respond like an echo." ― Bruce Lee
"Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless." ― Jamie Palionetti
"The disciplines of physical exercise, meditation and study aren’t terribly esoteric. The means to attain a capability far beyond that of the so-called ordinary person are within reach of everyone, if their desire and their will are strong enough. I have studied science, art, religion and a hundred different philosophies. Anyone could do as much. By applying what you learn and ordering your thoughts in an intelligent manner it is possible to accomplish almost anything. Possible for the "ordinary person." There’s a notion I’d like to see buried: the ordinary person. Ridiculous. There is no ordinary person." ― Veldt, Watchmen
"A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, con a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects." ― Robert Heinlein
"Jack of all trades, master of none" ― Unknown
"There is no such thing as maturity. There is instead an ever-evolving process of maturing. Because when there is a maturity, there is a conclusion and a cessation. That’s the end. That’s when the coffin is closed. You might be deteriorating physically in the long process of aging, but your personal process of daily discovery is ongoing. You continue to learn more and more about yourself every day." ― Bruce Lee
"Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world." — Schopenhauer
"There are no such things as limits to growth, no constraints on the human mind, no walls around the human spirit and no barriers to our progress. Because there are no limits to the human capacity for intelligence, imagination and wonder except those we ourselves erect." ― Ronald Reagan (edited)
"It is a mistake to think that the past is dead. Nothing that has ever happened is quite without influence at this moment. The present is merely the past rolled up and concentrated in this second of time. You, too, are your past; often your face is your autobiography; you are what you are because of what you have been; because of your heredity stretching back into forgotten generations; because of every element of environment that has affected you, every man or woman that has met you, every book that you have read, every experience that you have had; all these are accumulated in your memory, your body, your character, your soul. So with a city, a country, and a race; it is its past, and cannot be understood without it." ― Will Durant
"In a logical sense, the past is once the present and the future would be the present. Past and future are illusions created and viewed by the present, and only happens in the present. The first words spoken still exist, and even the last to be spoken already exist. In a linear approach like a character in a movie, it would be for them that there is a beginning and end, but for the film projectionist, everything is literally happening right now like a film projector, for it all frames and infinite possibilities of past and future events simultaneously exist and it is merely the light of the projector that makes the movie shift from frame to frame and thereby making the illusion of motion which is time. Your designated course of action is what cause you to shift from a specific probable reality to another probable reality. Like channels in a tv, they already exist, you are merely the one that chooses it."
Caine: "What happens in a man's life is already written. Man must move through Life as his destiny wills."
Old Man: "Yes, yet each man is free to live as he chooses. Though they seem opposite they are both true."
("Kung Fu" TV series)
"When you created it consciously it would seem to be not destiny, if you created it unconsciously it would be destiny. But it is still your doing. What is created unconsciously can also be created consciously. Karma is action. Take the action that would make the specific result."
"Everybody is making Choices; even their compulsions are their choices. Choices made in unawareness are compulsions. Let us say you get angry right now. It is your choice, actually, to be angry. Somewhere, you believe that’s the way to handle the situation, but the choice is made in such unawareness that is is a compulsion; it’s happening compulsively on a different level. So you are living by choice, but choices are made without awareness" ― Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev
"[Successful meditation brings about realizations] That we are no longer this poor little stranger and afraid in a world it never made. But that you are this universe and you are creating it in every moment... Because you see it starts now, it didn't begin in the past, there was no past. See, if the universe began in the past when that happened it was now; see, but it's still now — and the universe is still beginning now, and it's trailing off like the wake of a ship from now, and that wake fades out so does the past. You can look back there to explain things, but the explanation disappears. You'll never find it there...Things are not explained by the past, they are explained by what Happens Now. That Creates the past, and it begins here... That's the birth of responsibility..." ― Alan Watts
"Most people are prisoners, thinking only about the future or living in the past. They are not in the present, and the present is where everything begins." — Carlos Castaneda
"A true understanding of time allows you to live more peacefully in the reality of relativity where time is experienced as a movement, a flow, rather than a constant. It is you who are moving, not time." ― Bashar
"You already know this things, for how else would you recognize the truth of it if you don't have an idea about it within you? Notice when you ask a question and given the answer, you know that is or not you are looking for. It is simply the process of allowing yourself to know what you already know."
"The teachings are far more important than the teacher. If you truly want an example to behold, be that one yourself."
"Sexually progressive cultures gave us mathematics, literature, philosophy, civilization and the rest, while sexually restrictive cultures gave us the Dark Ages and the Holocaust." ― Alan Moore
It is only when it takes the form of physical addiction that sex is evil. It is also evil when it manifests itself as a way of satisfying the lust for power or the climber's craving for position and social distinction. ― Aldous Huxley
"It is a common confusion that being sexually provocative means being freely able to express yourself without being told to do, or what to be. When you could still be these concepts without having to be sexual in any kind of way. It is the absolute freedom of expressing ourselves being shown in sexuality. Freedom of expression or any idea can be express in many different ways."
"Everything is simpler than you think and at the same time more complex than you imagine." ― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"Reality is what we take to be true. What we take to be true is what we believe. What we believe is based upon our perceptions. What we perceive depends upon what we look for. What we look for depends upon what we think. What we think depends upon what we perceive. What we perceive determines what we believe. What we believe determines what we take to be true. what we take to be true is our reality." ― Gary Zukav
"Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn't learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn't learn a little, at least we didn't get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn't die; so, let us all be thankful." ― Buddha
"Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself." ― Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy
"It is a man's own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways." ― Buddha
"Our senses don't deceive us: our judgment does" ― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions." — Leonardo da Vinci
"Every act is a cleansing act. Through its very movement the mind is making itself innocent, and therefore it is not accumulating. A mind that has discovered this sacredness is in constant revolution — not economic or social revolution, but an inner revolution through which it is endlessly purifying itself." ― Jiddu Krishnamurti
"The only real revolution is in the enlightenment of the mind and the improvement of character, the only real emancipation is individual, and the only real revolutionaries are philosophers and saints." ― Will Durant
"Because while the truncheon may be used in lieu of conversation, words will always retain their power. Words offer the means to meaning, and for those who will listen, the enunciation of truth. And the truth is, there is something terribly wrong with this country, isn't there? Cruelty and injustice, intolerance and oppression. And where once you had the freedom to object, to think and speak as you saw fit, you now have censors and systems of surveillance coercing your conformity and soliciting your submission. How did this happen? Who's to blame? Well certainly there are those more responsible than others, and they will be held accountable, but again truth be told, if you're looking for the guilty, you need only look into a mirror. I know why you did it. I know you were afraid. Who wouldn't be? War, terror, disease. There were a myriad of problems which conspired to corrupt your reason and rob you of your common sense. " ― V in V for Vendetta
"I'm sorry, but I don't want to be an emperor. That's not my business. I don't want to rule or conquer anyone. I should like to help everyone, if possible, Jew, gentile, black man, white. We all want to help one another. Human beings are like that. We want to live by each other's happiness — not by each other's misery. We don't want to hate and despise one another.
In this world there is room for everyone. And the good earth is rich and can provide for everyone. The way of life can be free and beautiful, but we have lost the way. Greed has poisoned men's souls, has barricaded the world with hate, has goose-stepped us into misery and bloodshed. We have developed speed, but we have shut ourselves in. Machinery that gives abundance has left us in want. Our knowledge has made us cynical. Our cleverness, hard and unkind. We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery we need humanity. More than cleverness we need kindness and gentleness.
Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost.
The aeroplane and the radio have brought us closer together. The very nature of these inventions cries out for the goodness in men, cries out for universal brotherhood, for the unity of us all. Even now my voice is reaching millions throughout the world — millions of despairing men, women and little children — victims of a system that makes men torture and imprison innocent people. To those who can hear me, I say — do not despair. The misery that is now upon us is but the passing of greed — the bitterness of men who fear the way of human progress. The hate of men will pass, and dictators die, and the power they took from the people will return to the people and so long as men die, liberty will never perish.
Soldiers! Don't give yourselves to brutes — men who despise you — enslave you — who regiment your lives — tell you what to do — what to think or what to feel! Who drill you, diet you, treat you like cattle, use you as cannon fodder. Don't give yourselves to these unnatural men — machine men with machine minds and machine hearts! You are not machines! You are not cattle! You are men! You have the love of humanity in your hearts. You don't hate! Only the unloved hate — the unloved and the unnatural!
Soldiers! Don't fight for slavery! Fight for liberty! In the 17th Chapter of St. Luke it is written: "the Kingdom of God is within man" — not one man nor a group of men, but in all men! In you! You, the people have the power — the power to create machines. The power to create happiness! You, the people, have the power to make this life free and beautiful, to make this life a wonderful adventure.
Then, in the name of democracy, let us use that power! Let us all unite! Let us fight for a new world, a decent world that will give men a chance to work, that will give youth the future and old age a security. By the promise of these things, brutes have risen to power, but they lie! They do not fulfill their promise; they never will. Dictators free themselves, but they enslave the people! Now, let us fight to fulfill that promise! Let us fight to free the world, to do away with national barriers, to do away with greed, with hate and intolerance. Let us fight for a world of reason, a world where science and progress will lead to all men's happiness.
Soldiers! In the name of democracy, let us all unite!" ― Charlie Chaplin, The Great Dictator http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WibmcsEGLKo
"Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding." ― Albert Einstein
"When the power of love overcomes the love of power [and control, the world will know peace." ― Jimi Hendrix
"War composed of events, and events composed of people, and people composed of the ideas/beliefs that they inhabit. Similarly like the skeletal structure of building is what makes the building, or how the skeletal, facial, and body structure is what makes the human being as it is. It therefore means that war happens because of people's conflicting beliefs. But peace doesn't exist because we have the same clothes, same house, same sex, same family, same job, same income, same interests, or even same thoughts and lacking any sort of individuality. But that peace exist because despite the difference there is acceptance of being different. Like how the pieces of the puzzle still retain their own uniqueness to create that one whole puzzle through integrating other pieces, or how athletes despite their differences unite for one goal and with that triumphs. Which is why Unity isn't the lack of individuality but instead the acceptance of the differences of our individuality uniting for the same goal, and thereby achieving peace."
"What the government aims to achieve is through changing the society, but the society compromises of them and us. We are the society, we are what compromises the society, and the society is the result of our collective inner state of being, reflecting outwardly the result of our actions or lack of it. Society is the reflection in the mirror, and we know that to make it smile is for us to smile.
Change is within ourselves."
"Be the change you want to see in this world."
"Is the system going to flatten you out and deny you your humanity, or are you going to be able to make use of the system to the attainment of human purpose?" Joseph Campbell
"We seldom to realize, for example, that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society. We copy emotional reactions from our parents, learning from them that excrement is supposed to have a disgusting smell and that vomiting is supposed to be an unpleasant sensation. The dread of death is also learned from their anxieties about sickness and from their attitudes to funerals and corpses. Our social environment has this power just because we do not exist apart from a society. Society is our extended mind and body. Yet the very society from which the individual is inseparable is using its whole irresistible force to persuade the individual that he is indeed separate! Society as we now know is therefore playing a game with self-contradictory rules." ― Alan Watts
"Wherever we turn we find that the real obstacles to peace are human will and feeling, human convictions, prejudices, opinions. If we want to get rid of war we must get rid first of all of its psychological causes. Only when this has been done will the rulers of the nations even desire to get rid of the economic and political causes." ― Alduos Huxley
"There isn't a king neuron in our body, they have no one that tells them what to do. Instead they are simultaneously working together.
"The ancients told you that "the meek will inherit the planet." Unfortunately your word "meek" was a poor choice for translation. Indeed the meek will inherit the planet, but you should be aware of what meek really means. The meek human is submissive to the power of love. That is, a meek person chooses to stand back in wisdom when others charge in with anger. A meek person will choose to evaluate another in the criterion of love rather than of wealth, position or situation. A meek person is truly without ego, and is slow to defend himself, even when verbally attacked. This is because a meek person has the wisdom to understand that a verbal attack harms nothing, and is the result of imbalance in the attacker. A meek person will send love to those who attack, and regularly feature balance toward the Earth, with tolerance even toward the intolerable". ― Kryon
"Hatred does not ever cease in this world by hating, but by love; this is an eternal truth... Overcome anger by love, overcome evil by good, overcome the miser by giving, overcome the liar by truth." ― Buddha
"Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you." ― Jesus Christ
"If a person seems wicked, do not cast him away. Awaken him with your words, elevate him with your deeds, repay his injury with your kindness. Do not cast him away; cast away his wickedness." Lao Tzu
"You must first love yourself before you love another. By accepting yourself and joyfully being what you are, you fulfill your own abilities, and your simple presence can make others happy. You cannot hate yourself and love anyone else. It is impossible. You will instead project all the qualities you do not think you possess upon someone else, do them lip service, and hate the other individual for possessing them. Though you profess to love the other, you will try to undermine the very foundations of his or her being. When you love others, you grant them their innate freedom and do not cravenly insist that they always attend you. There are no divisions to love. There is no basic difference between the love of a child for a parent, a parent for a child, a wife for a husband, a brother for a sister. There are only various expressions and characteristics of love, and all love affirms. It can accept deviations from the ideal vision without condemning them. It does not compare the practical state of the beloved’s being with the idealized perceived one that is potential." ― Seth
"If you love a flower, don't pick it up.
"When your happiness is dependant upon what is happening outside of you, constantly you live as a slave to the external situation." — Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev
"I love, because my love is not dependent on the object of love. My love is dependent on my state of being. So whether the other person changes, becomes different, friend turns into a foe, does not matter, because my love was never dependent on the other person. My love is my state of being. I simply love." — Osho
"You claim that you love somebody, but if they don't fulfill your needs, you won't love them. I don't call this love, I call this mutual benefit scheme." — Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev
"You don't have to say that we have a law against murder when murdering someone wouldn't never even enter in your psyche, you don't need environmental protection laws when harming the planet wouldn't even occur to you. You don't need this things. Laws are there to suppress them whelmingly, but also expression of laws are to try to mitigate the distortions that manifest itself in distorted behavior." ― David Icke
I think the idea of the law, or handing out justice to people is inherently flawed. "Justice" is just a sophisticated way of saying "You wronged me and I want to hurt you back for it." even though this does nothing to solve the original problem. This isn't even considering that over half of the people who are sent to prison end up back there after being released. Punishment doesn't work. "Justice" is just a pretentious way to get revenge without having to feel immature about it. buckdich1 (youtube user)
"The problem of punishment is it has been taken as a tool for revenge, not as a tool for reform."
I always had taken the government as an adult's version of a babysitter, for it we just held ourselves in place without some group of individuals having to established laws that then we should follow, then it wouldn't be necessary and wouldn't even exist . In other words, for an external government to exist means that we don't govern ourselves. Govern ourselves, in a sense, of not about being egotistically "my needs over your needs", but it is the kindness, goodness, charity, and well-being of the entirety of humanity.
People have issues with "value". From awards, recognition, and titles shows us their deep sense of need in value to themselves. We wouldn't have these problems if they just understand that they don't need an external object or person to help them generate this sense of value within themselves, and just generate this sense of value within themselves, without the need for a condition reason for it to exist.
Once this is realized, it wouldn't be much a problem to make an socio-economic society without money. Because if we can hold ourselves together without money, then it is no longer necessary. It's like a bicycle that still uses training wheels even though the biker could now peddle and balance himself, if we could already do that then the support no longer need to exist.
"Evil like a shadow has no real substance of its own; it is simply a lack of light. You can't cause a shadow to disappear by trying to fight it, by stamping on it, by railing against it, or by any other form of emotional or physical resistance. In order to cause a shadow to disappear, you must shine light on it." ― Shakti Gawain
"Through violence you may murder the liar, but you cannot murder the lie, nor establish the truth. Through violence you may murder the hater, but you do not murder hate. In fact, violence merely increases hate. So it goes. Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that." Martin Luther King
"You do not get peace by hating war; you get peace by loving peace. Hate only reinforces the things you say you do not prefer, because that's what you are focusing on. Be peace; live peace. Breathe peace; share peace. Love, unconditional love, will transform your entire world in the twinkling of an eye." ― Bashar
"Without working on human consciousness, trying to change social or national or global realities means there is no serious intention." — Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev
"A humanity which has done nothing for its inner well being – how can it create external well being? How do you expect it to work?" — Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev
"Those who fight between the concepts of what is right and wrong, good or evil is what causes conflict; The main point of non-resistance that Christ is saying is that when you don't fight back then you don't reinforce, dignify, and give the conflict more power. It is about shifting the collective majority of the people's practice of resistance to non-resistance by not associating with conflict that conflict cease to exist, and then a change occurs.
It is not different from business marketing. How does fashion get out of date? How does products get replaced? How do youtube videos get no views? How does languages die? How does companies get bankrupt? You don't give it attention nor focus on it, and instead replace it by another. Conflict could only dissolve by non-conflict."
"All these concepts of morality: good and evil, justice, and of vengeance is an expression of conflict. When humanity unite and act in a cohesive goal, on which non-conflict exist, all this concepts become non-existent and irrelevant."
"You never change things by fighting the existing reality.To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete." ― Buckminster Fuller
In any situation, the best thing you can do is the right thing; the next best thing you can do is the wrong thing; the worst thing you can do is nothing. ― Theodore Roosevelt
"The whole world knows that virtue consists in the subjugation of one's passions, or in self-renunciation. It is not just the Christian world, against whom Nietzsche howls, that knows this, but it is an eternal supreme law towards which all humanity has developed, including Brahmanism, Buddhism, Confucianism, and the ancient Persian religion. And suddenly a man appears who declares that he is convinced that self-renunciation, meekness, submissiveness and love are all vices that destroy humanity (he has in mind Christianity, ignoring all the others religions).
One can understand why such a declaration baffled people at first. But after giving it a little thought and failing to find any proof of the strange propositions, any rational person ought to throw the books aside and wonder if there is any kind of rubbish that would not find a publisher today. But this has not happened with Nietzsches books. The majority of pseudo-enlightened people seriously look into the theory of the Übermensch, and acknowledge its author to be a great philosopher, a descendant of Descartes, Leibniz and Kant. And all this has come about because the majority of pseudo-enlightened men of today object to any reminder of virtue, or to its chief premise: self-renunciation and love -virtues that restrain and condemn the animal side of their life. They gladly welcome a doctrine, however incoherently and disjointedly expressed, of egotism and cruelty, sanctioning the idea of personal happiness and superiority over the lives of others, by which they live." ― Leo Tolstoy
"If there is righteousness in the heart, there will be beauty in the character. If there is beauty in the character, there will be harmony in the home. If there is harmony in the home, there will be order in the nations. When there is order in the nations, there will peace in the world." ― Sathya Sai Baba
“If there is to be peace in the world,
"There was a mighty spaceship with a curious crew exploring the breadth and depth of the cosmos and as they would then come to a new world in their exploration... a new planet... a new solar system, they would then with their curiosity investigate, interact... share... trade... exchange, taking what they needed of that which was freely given to them, giving back that which was what the world might need, what the people on the world might need.
And one day in the midst of such an exchange, the crew was asked by the inhabitants of one of the worlds they were visiting, "Exactly, tell us if you would, with this great, great majestic ship you have orbiting our world, tell us if you would just exactly how powerful are you?
And the captain of the crew said in response to this question, "Our ship can boil your seas... turn them to steam, level your cities in the wink of an eye, turn your entire population to dust in an instant". "Oh", said the inhabitants, "that is very powerful". "No", said the captain, "What gives us our power is that we would never do such a thing, that is how powerful we are... that we have this at our disposal and would never use it that way... that is how powerful we are." ― Bashar
"What is the danger of the gun if you don't fire it?"
"We are all selfish."
"Irrespective of what the nature of their immediate business may be, in reality there is only one business – the business of human well-being. Whatever you are doing, fundamentally, you are doing it for human wellbeing, it is just everyone’s scale and scope that is different. For one person, human well-being means their well-being alone. For another person, it includes their family; for another, it includes their community, nation or race. For another, it includes everyone and everything on the planet." ― Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev
"When you separate yourself by belief, by nationality, by tradition, it breeds violence. So a man who is seeking to understand violence does not belong to any country, to any religion, to any political party or partial system; he is concerned with the total understanding of mankind." ― Jiddu Krishnamurti
"In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west; people create distinctions out of their own minds and then believe them to be true." ― Buddha
"You know what I want to think of myself? As a human being. Because, I mean I don't want to be like "As Confucius say," but under the sky, under the heavens there is but one family. It just so happens that people are different." ― Bruce Lee
"Never belong to a crowd; Never belong to a nation; Never belong to a religion; Never belong to a race. Belong to the whole existence. Why limit yourself to small things? When the whole is available." — Osho
"I am not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world." – Socrates
"It is from thinking that it must different when it is not. Like musical instruments they are different with one another, but how you play them are the same. Similarly like how inventions from the past ages are done by imitating nature, all of this big things you want to change can be answered by observing how small seemingly mundane things are done."
"As above, so below, as within, so without, as in heaven, so on earth, as the universe, so the soul..."
"Know thyself" ― Ancient Aphorism
"Don't think you are, know you are." ― Morpheus (The Matrix)
"Think with clarity, not deeply." ― Nikola Tesla
"Mind is a good servant, but a cruel master" ― Helena Blavatsky
"Seek to understand the root — It is futile to argue as to which single leaf, which design of branch, or which attractive flower you like; when you understand the root, you understand all its blossoming." ― Bruce Lee
"We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts expressing the inner externally from the world, and thereby making it." ― Buddha (edited)
"Everything that we're doing to try to improve the world was a success in the short run- made amazing initial improvements. But in the long run, we seem to be destroying the planet, by our very efforts to control and improve it. And it strikes me that that is because we are really too simple minded to understand what we're doing when we interfere with the natural world strongly and on a massive scale. We don't really interfere with it, because that would suggest that we are something different from it, something outside, but I think what we're doing is we are understanding it in terms of languages, numbers, in terms of a logic which is too simple for the job, too crude for the job. To begin with, we understand everything in terms of words or numbers and they're stretched out in lines, and our eyes have to scan those lines in order to understand them. But when I scan this view, I don't do it line by line by line, I see the whole thing at once, I take it in as if it were a wide-angle lens. But when I try to understand the world through literature and mathematics, I have to scan the lines. You know, that is why it takes us so long to get educated in school: I have to scan and organize miles and miles of print. And that takes us twenty years or more, to get through it. But life happens, changes go on too rapidly for that. Because you see in the world, everything is happening everywhere all together at once. And meanwhile we with out myopic little minds are working it out step by step." ― Alan Watts
"Stop looking only at the details, but instead at the whole picture with the details."
"Everything is just fine, in a sense that it isn't about bringing balance to the universe or to your being, but that it is about not bringing imbalance to these. Balance is a natural aspect of the universe, because it is the universe or the higher self that does it for you. These people that are in power or in the mainstream society are acting through their infested negative ego mind of lust to dominate, control, understand, etc. They are tuning to a distorted frequency making it their state of the mind then expressing it outwardly to their reality. While being in the positive brings the state of love, appreciation, humility, peace, contentment, and all this positive states into reality."
"God is a provider of things, but you still are the one that does the work. What you put is what you get back. Smile in the mirror and the reflection smiles back. You are the one that does the work and the universe, God, Tao, the Infinite, the Prime Creator, the Higher Self, All That Is or whatever you want call it is the one that shows the result."
"Here's a joke, don't stop me if you have heard this one.
An individual lives in his or her house, and one day some individuals come by and they say: There is a great flood coming, you had best jump in the car with us and we will take you to safety. No, no, says the individual in the house, I will stay in my house where I belong... God will save me, will provide.
All right, they say, and drive off.
The flood comes and the individual is in the house and the waters are rising so the individual climbs onto the roof to avoid in this way, getting wet. Along come individuals in what you call, your boat and they say: Oh look, you are stuck on top of your house, come along in this boat and we will take you to safety. No, no, I am fine. My faith is that God will provide. All right, they say, and go off in the boat.
The waters continue to rise until there is only the very crest of the roof left! And the individual is standing upon it and along comes one of your helicopters. And in this way, the individuals in it spy the individual on the house and say: We will lower a rope to you, we will take you to safety. No, no, I have trust that God will provide. Thank you very much, you may be on your way. All right... and off they fly.
The waters rise... the individual drowns.
The individual, now in non-physicality, creates for themselves the opportunity to communicate with the concept of his, or her, God, and says: I put my faith in you and you let me down. God says: What do you mean? I sent you a car, I sent you a boat, I sent you a helicopter, but did you listen!?
The so-called, moral, is that in a physical universe, the idea of creation is that creation works through what exists in the physical universe... for nothing is anything less than a miracle." ― Bashar
"The higher mind is the one that conceives, physical mind receives, and the physical personality is the one that perceives. You simply need to tune in to your being." ― Bashar
"The Three Stages of Cultivation — The first is the primitive stage. It is a stage of original ignorance in which a person knows nothing about the art of combat. In a fight, he simply blocks and strikes instinctively without a concern for what is right and wrong. Of course, he may not be so-called scientific, but, nevertheless, being himself, his attacks or defenses are fluid. The second stage — the stage of sophistication, or mechanical stage — begins when a person starts his training. He is taught the different ways of blocking, striking, kicking, standing, breathing, and thinking — unquestionably, he has gained the scientific knowledge of combat, but unfortunately his original self and sense of freedom are lost, and his action no longer flows by itself. His mind tends to freeze at different movements for calculations and analysis, and even worse, he might be called "intellectually bound" and maintain himself outside of the actual reality. The third stage — the stage of artlessness, or spontaneous stage — occurs when, after years of serious and hard practice, the student realizes that after all, Kung Fu is nothing special. And instead of trying to impose on his mind, he adjusts himself to his opponent like water pressing on an earthen wall. It flows through the slightest crack. There is nothing to try to do but try to be purposeless and formless, like water. All of his classical techniques and standard styles are minimized, if not wiped out, and nothingness prevails. He is no longer confined." ― Bruce Lee
"Zen is not effort. Effort is tension, effort is work, effort is to achieve something. Zen is not something to achieve. You are already that. Just relax, relax so deeply that you become a revelation to yourself." — Osho
"Ask and it shall be given; Seek and you shall find; Knock and the door shall be opened." — Jesus Christ
"Just as an airline pilot doesn’t have to know how a plane is built or what components in the engine are giving it thrust, in order to fly across the country, neither do you have to understand how “the Universe” will help to manifest your dreams, in order to live deliberately. Like the pilot, you only have to know that when you do our part, the rest will be taken care of for you." ― Mike Dooley
"You don't need to know the ingredients of an ice cream to appreciate it's taste."
"We should not expect our reflection of our selves in a mirror to smile, for that is impossible... unless we smile first. This is because we expect to see the result first before we do the action — which is ironically would only happen if we do it. It can be explained in three simple words of "Just Do It!". Be it!"
"Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life – think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea. Focus your awareness on that one specific idea and all that relates to that idea, and live behind all the other ideas that conflicts with it. Just like how two gears that doesn't spin in the same direction would cause a friction; You shouldn't inhabit two conflicting group of ideas in your being. Sacrifice is just another word for letting go, and only when you let go could you hold another object in your hands. This is what meditation is about, it isn't about being in a lotus position or sitting in a bodhi tree.
The people you consider "creative" make this process obvious in everyday life. Artists, composers, poets, innovators, inventers, developers of all kinds, perceive in a wider range. Then they interpret and convert these perceptions, using materials in your shared environment, to produce art, music, technology, enterprises, new ideas that they bring into the reality you share."
"The meditation I am talking about is not a meditation on something. If you light a lamp and remove all the objects surrounding it, the lamp will still go on giving light. In the same way, if you remove all objects from your consciousness, all thoughts, all imagination, what will happen? – only consciousness will remain." — Osho
"Meditation is not about finding the self—quite the contrary: it is about finding one's way beyond the self. Meditation is also not about 'expanding the mind'. It is instead about clearing away clutter created by the mind." — David M White
"The goal of Vipassana [meditation] is to change one’s relationship to thoughts instead of changing the content of the thoughts," said Cavanaugh. "You don’t need to act or react to thoughts. You can just observe them."
"Don't suppress thinking. Surpass it." — Victor Davich
You are not the creator of your thoughts, just as you are not the creator of the sound that you hear in your radio device, but you are the one responsible for hearing the sound that you hear being broadcast in that device. So tune in to the radio station that you prefer whether it is the positive or negative is your choice. It becomes not so when you are unconsciously working at default instead of being conscious about it.
There is no thinker of thoughts because the idea that there is a thinker of thoughts is part of the thought process. There is only thinking going on.
There is no observer, for the idea of the observer is part of the state of observation. There is only an always existing observation going on, or in another words an ever existing awareness.
"Awareness is about noticing the moment. It is about stopping, looking, listening, feeling, experiencing fully what is happening. It is a meditation. Awareness turns everything into a meditation. Washing dishes. Making love. Cutting the grass. Saying a word out loud to another. All becomes a meditation." ― Neal Donald Walsch
"You can get rid of all this insanity created by the past in you. Just by being a simple witness of your thought processes, passing before you. Just witnessing, not interfering not even judging, because the moment you judge you have lost the pure witness. The moment you say “this is good, this is bad,” you have already jumped onto the thought process. It takes a little time to create a gap between the witness and the mind. Once the gap is there, you are in for a great surprise, that you are not the mind, that you are the witness, A watcher. And this process of watching is the very alchemy of real religion. Because as you become more and more deeply rooted in witnessing, thoughts start disappearing. You are, but the mind is utterly empty.
That’s the moment of enlightenment. That is the moment that you become for the first time an unconditioned, sane, really free human being." ― Osho
Prayer is when you talk to God; meditation is when you listen to God. Diana Robinson
It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart. Mahatma Gandhi
Meditation is not a way of making your mind quiet. It’s a way of entering into the quiet that’s already there – buried under the 50,000 thoughts the average person thinks every day. Deepak Chopra
Meditation is the dissolution of thoughts in eternal awareness or pure consciousness without objectification, knowing without thinking, merging finitude in infinity. Swami Sivananda
"Surrender not in the sense about invalidating who you are, rather just the opposite. We are talking about total validation of who you are, what you are, and what you were created to be. Surrender, in a sense of stopping the cessation of trying to be who you think you need to be and the start of simply allowing yourself to be who you are, to surrender and give up the personality game that you have been taught for many years to think that you were supposed to play. And in letting that go, in giving it up, in surrendering it, then actually allowing yourself to be what you were created to be, which is in the image of the Infinite. Which means you are created to be unlimited possibilities and, thus, then when you surrender the limiting personality mask that prevents you from seeing that you are Infinite being, that you are unlimited possibilities. When you give that up, you are then allowing the universe, which is a mirror, to reflect, not just the limited personality that you think you are supposed to be, but instead to reflect the unlimited possibilities that you actually are and to allow your life, as we said before, to become an infinite series of miraculous circumstances because that is what you are, miracles of Creation. Remember, you are Creation itself, you are the act of creation, you are the event of creation itself. So to surrender to life, to surrender to Creation, to surrender to the Infinite, no matter by what name you wish to call it, it doesn't matter, by so doing, you are surrendering to your true nature and allowing your reality automatically to show you the miracle of creation that you are. And, thus, then, your reality can represent the miracle that you are by a continuous series of synchronicities that always support you, that benefit you, allow you to experience expanded creativity and abundance. When we talk about the idea of surrendering, we are talking about one of the most profound acts of love, self-love, creation that you can do. And in so, finally, just letting go, just stopping all the trying, all the struggling, all the striving of what you think you are supposed to do, in order to, "Have what you think you are supposed to have." When you give all that up, when you finally just get so tired of trying to be who you think you are supposed to be and give up because you just get so tired of trying to push this that way, pull this this way, and make things fit, and make things fall into place, and make things work, when you finally get so tired of doing all that pushing and pulling, when you finally give it all up and let go, then, then the miracles happen, then you can experience life for what it is, unlimited possibilities. So, remember when you surrender your personality, when you let go and you give it up, you are surrendering to life, to the Infinite, and to your true self. You are not losing anything nor giving your power away. You are once and for all, finally, allowing yourself to actually be who you are, your natural self, your true self." ― Bashar
"The idea of the power of the power of paradox in this manifestation mechanism is also working in the opposite direction, for as you allow yourself to have the intensity of focus on your highest passion and you allow that energy to build up to a pin point, a white hot pin point of concentrational focus and imagery and energy and emotional feeling, bringing it to that fever pitch, and then, as you let it go, the idea that is moving in the opposite direction is the issue of concentration and expansion.
The idea here is that as you actually concentrate, in a sense, as you bring things down to a pin point, you're actually raising the frequency, you are actually expanding the frequency of your energy by focusing it down to such a small focus, small passionate pinpoint, your are actually expanding your energy, in a sense, building it up, in that sense, reaching out, letting it expand, because you are now focused solely on your passion, more in alignment with your true core natural self. So your energy will expand as you let go, in a sense, the energy then collapses back to your physical self. But as it has done so, it is similar to what your physicist call "Collapse of the Wave Form," What this means is as you focus and as you concentrate and as you expand and expand and expand your energy bubble, you are containing all probable ways of manifestation that are best for you that could occur. You are expanding your probability net and as soon as you then surrender and let it go, and that energy bubble collapses back down to your immediate reality, you are allowing the bubble to then automatically choose the highest probabilities that will actually help you bring the manifestation into your awareness." — Bashar
Real meditation is spontaneous. It is pure welcoming, because there is no choosing of whatever appears in the field of consciousness. There is no selection. There is only choiceless allowing, be it of external perceptions, feelings, bodily sensations, thoughts, or their absence. Everything is equally allowed to come into existence, not as a practice, but because the mind has understood its own limitations. That is all the truth-seeker needs to do. No further spiritual practice needs to be undertaken." — Francis Lucille
"True art means if it helps you to become silent, still, joyous; if it gives you a celebration, if it makes you dance—whether anybody participates with you or not is irrelevant. If it becomes a bridge between you and God, that is true art. If it becomes a meditation, that is true art. If you become absorbed in it, so utterly absorbed that the ego disappears, that is true art." — Osho
"Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless, thoughtless - like water. Now you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup, you put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle, you put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend." Bruce Lee
"Our thoughts can act as self-fulfilling prophecies. Want, needs, desires, all of these are thoughts in our minds and it is these thoughts that drives us, that make us who we are today. I wanted to be great and it was that thought that drive me to becoming who I am today." ― Unbiased Abyss http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9202893/7/A-Testament-of-Things-that-Never-Will
"A person who is religiously enlightened, to the best of his ability, liberated himself from the fetters of his selfish desires and is preoccupied with thoughts, feelings, and aspirations to which he clings because of their super personal value. What is important is the force of this super personal content and the depth of the conviction concerning its overpowering meaningfulness. A religious person is devout in the sense that he has no doubt of the significance and loftiness of those super personal objects and goals which neither require nor are capable of rational foundation. They exist with the same necessity and matter-of-factness as he himself. Religion is the age-old endeavor of mankind to become clearly and completely conscious of these values and goals and constantly to strengthen and extend their effect. If one conceives of religion and science according to these definitions then a conflict between them appears impossible. For science can only ascertain what is, but not what should be, and outside of its domain value judgments of all kinds remain necessary." ― Albert Einstein (edited; too much text)
"I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death." ― Leonardo da Vinci
"Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen." ― Michael Jordan
"The secret is being in that state of the mind that you want to achieve, then it is merely the process of the physical and the mental to be in harmony together. Like two gears meeting together and eventually spinning at the same rate of speed with the other."
"You have to know you can. You have to think you can win. You have to feel you can win" ― Sugar Ray Leonard
"Don't think, feel... it is like a finger pointing a way to the moon. Don't concentrate on the finger or you will miss all that heavenly glory!" — Bruce Lee
"Knowledge isn't wisdom, but wisdom is knowledge. Wisdom is the act of what you will do with the knowledge that you have. Knowledge is simply facts, figures, and information lacking actual application."
"Achievement is connected with action. Successful men and women keep moving forward. They make mistakes, but they don't quit." ― Conrad Hilton
"All that a man achieves and all that he fails to achieve is the direct result of his own thoughts and the inner beliefs that he has." ― James Allen
"Perfection consists not in doing extraordinary things, but in doing ordinary things extraordinarily well." ― Angelique Arnauld
"Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success" ― Napoleon Hill
"Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan "press on" has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race" ― Calvin Coolidge
"In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins — not through strength but by perseverance." ― Jackson Browne
"In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock." ― Thomas Jefferson
"Vision without execution is a hallucination." ― Thomas Edison
"Do or do not, there is not try." ― Yoda
"You either do it with your 120% maximum capacity, or you don't do it with your 120% maximum capacity."
"Leave no reservations when not necessary."
"It's not how many times you get knocked down that count, it's how many times you get back up." ― George A. Custer
"I haven't failed, I've found 10,000 ways that don't work" ― Thomas Edison
"It's not how hard you work, it's how smart you work." ― Naruto (Infamous Storm) http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9008008/6/A-Different-Legend
"A hundred being well done is better than a thousand not done well. Quality is more importance than quantity."
"The are those who need to know before acting upon it, then there are those who know through acting upon it, and there are those who do it without knowing how they had act upon it."
"Thinking without acting is useless. Acting without thinking is hopeless. Acting with intelligence is excellence."
"Thinking doesn't mean your intelligent, but thinking intelligently does."
"Don't imagine what you could be, instead be what you could be and the best that you could ever be."
"A man of knowledge lives by acting, not by thinking about acting." ― Carlos Castaneda
"Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking" ― Albert Einstein
"Do through doing, be through being, feel through feeling, know through knowing, act through acting, live through living. Like learning how to drive the car, you could conceptualize how it works from A to Z but you know that to drive the car, you just have to drive the car."
"It’s not how much you have learned, but how much you have absorbed from what you have learned. It is not how much fixed knowledge you can accumulate, but what you can apply livingly that counts" — Bruce Lee
"Be it for the sake of being it; Giving a reason only sabotage the mechanism of your being, for once the reason is already fulfilled or the conditions put upon doesn't fit, then you would no longer do it. A reason isn't necessary unless you say so."
"Look at the trees, look at the birds, look at the clouds, look at the stars... and if you have eyes, you will be able to see that the whole existence is joyful. Everything is simply happy. Trees are happy for no reason; they are not going to become prime ministers or presidents and they are not going to become rich and they will never have any bank balance. Look at the flowers - for no reason. It is simply unbelievable how happy flowers are." — Osho
"The person lives most beautifully who does not reflect upon existence." ― Friedrich Nietzsche
"We are the only ones who could motive ourselves"
"It isn't about making it simple, but realizing the simplicity of life. For we are only the ones that makes it difficult."
"There is a reason why they call it the ripple effect, because a stone thrown in the ocean are like dominoes falling into pieces. One change can create a thousand impact."
"Dance like no one’s watching, Love like you’ve never been hurt, Sing like nobody’s listening, Live like you’re in heaven on earth," ― Mark Twain
"Why does it matter if they already have done it? Do it like it has never been done before, and you'll strike lightning to the world. Simply unforgettable."
"It doesn't matter if history forget us, if I forget you, if you forget me, only that we don't forget ourselves. For the highest form of acknowledgement is from the self. We are the only one who accepts the acknowledgement of others, ourselves, or the lack of it. Through acknowledging and giving ourselves self-worth that we stop looking at it outside of us."
"Fear? The true definition of fear is something you are unwilling to face. That's why when you face your fears it goes away."
“Fear is good. Like self-doubt, fear is an indicator. Fear tells us what we have to do.Remember our rule of thumb: The more scared we are of a work or calling, the more sure we can be that we have to do it. Resistance is experienced as fear; the degree of fear equates to the strength of Resistance. Therefore the more fear we feel about a specific enterprise, the more certain we can be that that enterprise is important to us and to the growth of our soul. That's why we feel so much Resistance. If it meant nothing to us, there'd be no Resistance.” ― Steven Pressfield
Your fear is always about the future… being fearful means you are suffering that which does not exist. Fear is a product of a hallucinatory mind. You just take a piece of the past, apply make-up on it and think it is future. If you just respond to what is there right now and not imagine something that does not exist, there is no room for fear. ― Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev
"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn't serve the world. There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in all of us. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we're liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others." ― Marianne Williamson
"If you want to awaken all of humanity, then awaken all of yourself. If you want to eliminate the suffering in the world, then eliminate all that is dark and negative in yourself. Truly, the greatest gift you have to give is that of your own self-transformation." ― Lao Tzu
"If your inner being changes, your whole outer life will be totally different. It will have a different fragrance, a different beauty, a different grace. And when your inner being is changed and becomes a flame of light, you will become a light unto others too. You will become a beckoning light, a great herald of a new dawn. Your very presence will trigger revolutions in other people's live." ― Osho
"Destiny is the result of all your actions and the impressions that you have taken in." ― Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev
"Has any great change on your planet ever been created by anyone who wasn't crazy? Who didn't go against the grain, the norm. So why not join the club?" — Bashar *Being told that people think his crazy.
The farther back you pull the rubberband into the darkenss, when you finally decide to let go, that's how much farther and faster it will shoot on the other side. — Bashar
"When wireless is perfectly applied the whole earth will be converted into a huge brain, which in fact it is, all things being particles of a real and rhythmic whole. We shall be able to communicate with one another instantly, irrespective of distance." Nikola Tesla
"In a real sense all life is inter-related. All men are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be, and you can never be what you ought to be until I am what I ought to be... This is the inter-related structure of reality." ― Martin Luther King Jr.
"That oneness is the true feeling of who you are. You are not the personality, or any particular aspect of essence. You are the whole thing, including emptiness and space, and you experience everything in complete harmony. When this happens, there is a sense of intimacy, an exquisite, personal intimacy, the feeling ...that you are you, with nothing excluded, nothing rejected. You also feel that you are both a person and a universal existence, that what is personal and what is universal are completely harmonious and can coexist. When your whole organism is in harmony on all its levels, there is no conflict. The expression and radiance of that harmony is love. You become a channel of love, a manifestation of love. You feel completely yourself and not separate from anything. It is possible to be you, completely you and not separate from the other at the same time. This is the action of love. The action of love is to unite, to reveal the connectedness. A loving person doesn’t love you—a loving person is love. Love isn’t given. It overflows. It’s not even your love—it’s everyone’s love interacting. Love emanates from us like the scent from a rose." A.H.Almaas
"The powers of the mind are like the rays of the sun when they are concentrated they illuminate." ― Swami Vivikananda
"What the space age was seeking all along was not so much an expansion of physical space as an expansion of mind." ― Marina Benjamin
Enlightenment is possible in this lifetime.
What love, happiness, joy, ecstasy, bliss fundamentally mean in most of people in our society, is an aspect that doesn't generate within ourselves, and something that can only exist and be attain outwardly. Bruce Muzik said this in his way: "We'd been so good at looking outside of ourselves to get our fixed of aliveness that we forgotten that we can self-generate it in any moment. We look for it in tv, we look for it in extreme sports, sex, drugs, from rock'n'roll, whatever it is and as long as we are looking outside of ourselves for that fixed of aliveness, it is always fleeting. Here, in one second, and gone the next."
Enlightenment is nothing different from athleticism that by letting go of all hang ups, issues, personal problems, prejudice, biases, fears, things that keeps us distracted and out of focus, and from doing that is the forming ideas, finding our center, the stop of entertaining the ego mind's whispers, getting in touch with our inner, authentic, and genuine self.
As It had been said, Enlightenment is not something that you are given, it is something that you re-member. Enlightenment is letting go of the patterns of thought and behavior that block that which is already there. You see? So “how do I become more enlightened?” means "how do I let go of my beliefs and my patterns of thought that may be blocking me or may be hindering my clearest guidance possible; that may be hindering my direct connection to the Source of all wisdom and knowledge." Its like deconstructing and cleaning the pieces of yourself that has accumulated from moist and dust that hinders yourself to work at 100% efficiency level.
Or as Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev said, "When you become meditative, you will see, your intellectual capabilities will increase many times more than what it is right now. Not because meditation makes you intelligent, but because meditation clears up the mess, the muck that’s gathered on the glass of the flashlight. As your meditation deepens, it just clears up the muck more and more and the flashlight becomes more and more powerful. It shows you things more and more clearly."
Through aligning and being in union with yourself and others, that true happiness, passion, love, success, desires, dreams, and oneness/unity will radiate from within and then being express outwardly. It is then from taking that in the next level, in a global - worldwide perspective, through the principle of "Love others as you would want others to love you". And the types of [negative and hurtful] actions you had given, that are caused by out of alignment to the self, wouldn't happened.
Love, not the sexualized, and romanticized version by our society, but love for all being and includes all being. An inclusiveness that takes everything as a scope.
"You see. No shock. No engulfment. No tearing assunder. What you feared would come like an explosion is like a whisper. What you thought was the end is the beginning." -- Rod Serling
"There is nothing more powerful than an idea whose time has come." — Victor Hugo