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Re: Inspiring Thoughts

Post by Nicholas Weeks » Mon Dec 18, 2017 6:43 pm

"Open your ears; for which of you will stop
The vent of hearing when loud Rumour speaks?
I, from the Orient to the drooping west,
Making the wind my post-horse, still unfold
The acts commenced on this ball of earth:
Upon my tongues continual slanders ride,
The which in every language I pronounce,
Stuffing the ears of men with false reports.
I speak of peace, while covert enmity
Under the smile of safety wounds the world:
And who but Rumour, who but only I . . . ."
Henry IV,part 2
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Re: Inspiring Thoughts

Post by Nicholas Weeks » Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:20 pm

It happens that many of us are able to believe political evils are simply structural, as if human nature itself were no obstacle.
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Post by Virgo » Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:42 am

Nicholas Weeks wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:20 pm
It happens that many of us are able to believe political evils are simply structural, as if human nature itself were no obstacle.
Christopher DeGroot
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Re: Inspiring Thoughts

Post by Lucas Oliveira » Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:14 am

Songs of Milarepa:

Milarepa composed many spiritual songs that revealed his realizations. This is one of his famous verses:

“Meditate in the unborn nature of the mind:
Like space, no center, no limit;
Like the sun and moon, bright and clear;
Like a mountain, unmoving, unshakeable;
Like the ocean, deep, unfathomable.”


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Re: Inspiring Thoughts

Post by Nicholas Weeks » Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:39 pm

The writer of vision may foresee and describe what he does not wholly understand himself.
Russell Kirk
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Re: Inspiring Thoughts

Post by Nicholas Weeks » Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:28 pm

To reform a world, to reform a nation, no wise man will undertake; and all but foolish men know, that the only solid, though a far slower reformation, is what each begins and perfects on himself.
—Thomas Carlyle, Past and Present
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Post by Kunga Lhadzom » Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:22 am

Enlightenment is to turn around and see my own mistake. Others mistake is also my mistake. Others are right even if they are wrong. I'm wrong, even if I'm right .

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Post by Nicholas Weeks » Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:21 pm

The conservative is concerned, first of all, with the regeneration of the spirit and character—with the perennial problem of the inner order of the soul, the restoration of the ethical understanding, and the religious sanction upon which any life worth living is founded. This is conservatism at its highest.


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Post by Nicholas Weeks » Fri Mar 02, 2018 6:20 pm

The soul attracts that which it secretly harbours; that which it loves, and also that which it fears; it reaches the height of its cherished aspirations; it falls to the level of its unchastened desires,—and circumstances are the means by which the soul receives its own.

Every thought-seed sown or allowed to fall into the mind, and to take root there, produces its own, blossoming sooner or later into act, and bearing its own fruitage of opportunity and circumstance. Good thoughts bear good fruit, bad thoughts bad fruit.
From As A Man Thinketh by James Allen
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Post by Monlam Tharchin » Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:41 pm

Master Honen wrote:We have been firmly fettered by the enemy of worldly passions such as greed and anger and have transmigrated in the cage of the delusive three realms. Upon seeing this, Amida Buddha, with deep sympathy like a compassionate mother, cuts our ties of transmigration with the sharp sword of his name, sets the cherished boat of the essential vow afloat on the waves of the ocean of anguish and leads us to the shore of the Pure Land. Upon reflection of this, our joy becomes too much for words; we can wring the tears of joy out of our sleeves, and our heart is overwhelmed in adoration of Amida Buddha.
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Everything is in their presence; and I stand in front of them. -- Shantideva

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Re: Inspiring Thoughts

Post by Lucas Oliveira » Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:28 am

“There is a light that shines beyond all things on earth, beyond the highest, the very highest heavens. This is the light that shines in your heart.” —Chandogya Upanishad

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Re: Inspiring Thoughts

Post by Nicholas Weeks » Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:33 am

The gods are immortal mortals and men are mortal immortals.
Heraclitus
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Re: Inspiring Thoughts

Post by boundless » Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:02 am

Marcus Aurelius on contemplating impermanence:
Constantly contemplate the whole of time and the whole of substance, and consider that all individual things as to substance are a grain of a fig, and as to time, the turning of a gimlet.

Look at everything that exists, and observe that it is already in dissolution and in change
(Meditations Book X, Marcus Aurelius, George Long tranls. see: http://classics.mit.edu/Antoninus/medit ... 0.ten.html)

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Re: Inspiring Thoughts

Post by Lucas Oliveira » Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:44 am

It is not the river, but the bridge that moves
(Koan Zen?)


Não é o rio, mas a ponte que se move
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