19 May, 2018

Admonition...


"False face must hide what the false heart doth know."

Shakespeare

18 May, 2018

Mind...


"The mind is a powerful instrument. A conscious, 
single-pointed thought will naturally manifest in 
the world."

Sadhguru

16 May, 2018

Love...


"Love is not what you do. 
Love is the way you are."

Sadhguru

15 May, 2018

I am....Who?

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"Who am I? Not the body, because it is decaying; 
not the mind, because the brain will decay with 
the body; not the personality, nor the emotions, 
for these also will vanish with death." 

Ramana Maharshi

14 May, 2018

Cherokee wisdom...

Two Wolves

An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life.

“A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy.
“It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil – he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.” He continued, “The other is good – he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. The same fight is going on inside you – and inside every other person, too.”
The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, “Which wolf will win?”
The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.”
Please view Virtues for Life : http://www.virtuesforlife.com/two-wolves/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N67Yu7uHECk

13 May, 2018

Power

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"All power structures sooner or later crumble 
under their own failings. The deeper their 
failings, the shorter their reign."

Master Wu Wei

10 May, 2018

Illusions...


"If your illusions are shattered, 
it means you are getting closer 
to reality."

Sadhguru 




























08 May, 2018

The Apparition


When by thy scorn, O murd'ress, 
I am dead 
And that thou think'st thee free 
From all solicitation from me, 
Then shall my ghost come to thy bed, 
And thee, feign'd vestal, in worse 
arms shall see; 
Then thy sick taper will begin to wink, 
And he, whose thou art then, 
being tir'd before, 
Will, if thou stir, or pinch to wake him, 
think thou call'st for more, 
And in false sleep will from thee shrink; 
And then, poor aspen wretch, 
neglected thou 
Bath'd in a cold quicksilver sweat 
wilt lie a verier ghost than I. 
What I will say, I will not tell thee now, 
Lest that preserve thee; and since 
my love is spent, 
I'had rather thou shouldst 
painfully repent, 
Than by my threat'nings 
rest still innocent. 

JOHN DONNE

06 May, 2018

Aging....


"The great thing about getting older is 
that you don't lose all the other ages 
you've been."

Madeleine L'Engle

05 May, 2018

Cowardice


‘To know what is right and 
not do it is the worst cowardice.’ 

Confucius

03 May, 2018

Earth...

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"Your body is just a scoop of earth. Carry it gracefully. 
And when it’s time to put it back, put it back gracefully."

Sadhguru

01 May, 2018

Human resources?


"Considering a human being as a resource is a crime. 
A human being is a possibility that needs nurturing 
to unfold."

Sadhguru 


30 April, 2018

Memory...


"I have a memory like an elephant. 
In fact, elephants often consult me."

Noel Coward

29 April, 2018

Universe...


"The universe opens its doors only to
those that pay enough attention"

Sadhguru

26 April, 2018

No new philosophies...


"There is nothing so strange and so unbelievable 
that it has not been said by one philosopher or 
another." 

Rene Descartes

24 April, 2018

Chaucer...


"The greatest scholars are not 
usually the wisest people." 

Geoffrey Chaucer

22 April, 2018

Passions...


"Where the sun has entered the western hills, 
I look for a monk in his little straw hut; 
But only the fallen leaves are at home, 
And I turn through chilling levels of cloud 
I hear a stone gong in the dusk, 
I lean full-weight on my slender staff 
How within this world, within this grain of dust, 
Can there be any room for the passions of men?' 

Tang Shi

Finite and infinite...


"Our minds are finite, and yet even 
in these circumstances of finitude 
we are surrounded by possibilities that 
are infinite,  and the purpose of life is to 
grasp as much as we can out of 
that infinitude." 

Alfred North Whitehead