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Posted 06/17/09 - 8:01 AM:
Subject: Quotes of the day,part-9
Who understands does not preach;
Who preaches does not understand.

Reserve your judgments and words;
Smooth differences and forgive disagreements;
Dull your wit and simplify your purpose;
Accept the world.

Then,
Friendship and enmity,
Profit and loss,
Honour and disgrace,
Will not affect you;
The world will accept you.


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Posted 06/18/09 - 1:52 PM:

Those who wish to change the world
According with their desire
cannot succeed.

The world is shaped by the Way;
It cannot be shaped by the self.
Trying to change it, you damage it;
Trying to possess it, you lose it.

So some will lead, while others follow.
Some will be warm, others cold
Some will be strong, others weak.
Some will get where they are going
While others fall by the side of the road.

So the sage will be neither extravagant nor violent.

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Posted 06/18/09 - 1:53 PM:

The Way has no true shape,
And therefore none can control it.
If a ruler could control the Way
All things would follow
In harmony with his desire,
And sweet rain would fall,
Effortlessly slaking every thirst.

The Way is shaped by use,
But then the shape is lost.
Do not hold fast to shapes
But let sensation flow into the world
As a river courses down to the sea.


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Posted 06/18/09 - 1:55 PM:

The same stream of life that runs through my veins night and day runs through the world and dances in rhythmic measures. It is the same life that shoots in joy through the dust of the earth in numberless blades of grass and breaks into tumultuous waves of leaves and flowers. It is the same life that is rocked in the ocean-cradle of birth and of death, in ebb and in flow. I feel my limbs are made glorious by the touch of this world of life. And my pride is from the life-throb of ages dancing in my blood this moment.


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Posted 06/18/09 - 1:56 PM:

He who wants to do good, knocks at the gate; he who loves finds the gates
open

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.

Death is not extinguishing the light; it is putting out the lamp because
dawn has come.

If you cry because the sun has gone out of your life, your tears will
prevent you from seeing the stars.

We do not stray out of all words into the ever silent;
We do not raise our hands to the void for things beyond hope.


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Posted 06/18/09 - 1:58 PM:

Love gives beauty to everything it touches. Not greed and utility; they produce offices, but not dwelling houses. To be able to love material things, to clothe them with tender grace, and yet not be attached to them, this is a great service. Providence expects that we should make this world our own, and not live in it as though it were a rented tenement. We can only make it our own through some service, and that service is to lend it love and beauty from our soul. Your own experience shows you the difference between the beautiful, the tender, the hospitable, and the mechanically neat and monotonously useful.




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Posted 06/18/09 - 1:59 PM:

Want of love is a degree of callousness; for love is the perfection of consciousness. We do not love because we do not comprehend, or rather we do not comprehend because we do not love. For love is the ultimate meaning of everything around us. It is not a mere sentiment; it is truth; it is the joy that is at the root of all creation.

Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.

Love adorns itself; it seeks to prove inward joy by outward beauty.

Life, like a child, laughs, shaking its rattle of death as it runs.

Life is given to us, we earn it by giving it.

Love is the only reality and it is not a mere sentiment. It is the ultimate truth that lies at the heart of creation.


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Posted 06/18/09 - 4:20 PM:

Tagore wrote:
The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.

Death is not extinguishing the light; it is putting out the lamp because
dawn has come.

If you cry because the sun has gone out of your life, your tears will
prevent you from seeing the stars.

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Posted 06/18/09 - 4:49 PM:

"Einstein's space is no closer to reality than Van Gogh's sky. The glory of science is not in a truth more absolute than the truth of Bach or Tolstoy, but in the act of creation itself. The scientist's discoveries impose his own order on chaos, as the composer or painter imposes his; an order that always refers to limited aspects of reality, and is based on the observer's frame of reference, which differs from period to period as a Rembrant nude differs from a nude by Manet."

--Arthur Koestler
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Posted 06/18/09 - 9:51 PM:

short phrases seem more conversational to me without punctuation sometimes


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Posted 06/18/09 - 9:52 PM:

I simply find it funny you didn't 'full stop', and Thinker pointed it out.

I don't expect anyone else to find it funny, all I know is 'I' do.



-Henry Quirk


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Posted 06/18/09 - 9:54 PM:

Do not say, Subhuti, that the Buddha laughs. Do not think that way. Do not say that the Buddha does not laugh. The Buddha neither laughs nor does nor laugh. Why? What the Buddha calls 'laughing' is not laughing, that is why it is truly laughing.

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Posted 06/18/09 - 9:57 PM:

I figure I'll live to be 199 if I amend my diet and go deep into tai chi.


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Posted 06/18/09 - 9:59 PM:

I cannot confirm or deny that anything I say has any connection to any matter true or false or any event that has, is, or will occur in the history of the universe. Any similarity to an interview with an actual existing person is purely coincidental.

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Posted 06/19/09 - 1:37 PM:

Practice no-action;
Attend to do-nothing;
Taste the flavorless,
Magnify the small,
Multiply the few,
Return love for hate.

Deal with the difficult while it is yet easy;
Deal with the great while it is yet small;

The difficult develops naturally from the easy,
And the great from the small;
So the sage, by dealing with the small,
Achieves the great.

Who finds it easy to promise finds it hard to be trusted;
Who takes things lightly finds things difficult;
The sage recognizes difficulty, and so has none.

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Posted 06/19/09 - 1:39 PM:

Care At The Beginning

What lies still is easy to grasp;
What lies far off is easy to anticipate;
What is brittle is easy to shatter;
What is small is easy to disperse.

Yet a tree broader than a man can
embrace is born of a tiny shoot;
A dam greater than a river can
overflow starts with a clod of earth;
A journey of a thousand miles begins at the spot under one's feet.

Therefore deal with things before they happen;
Create order before there is confusion.


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Posted 06/19/09 - 1:41 PM:

Care At The End

He who acts, spoils;
He who grasps, loses.
People often fail on the verge of success;
Take care at the end as at the beginning,
So that you may avoid failure.

The sage desires no-desire,
Values no-value,
Learns no-learning,
And returns to the places that people have forgotten;
He would help all people to become natural,
But then he would not be natural.



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Posted 06/19/09 - 7:13 PM:

“Got tight last night on absinthe. Did knife tricks.” - Ernest Hemingway
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Posted 06/19/09 - 11:56 PM:

Querkraft wrote:
“Got tight last night on absinthe. Did knife tricks.” - Ernest Hemingway


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Posted 06/20/09 - 11:53 AM:

When a nation follows the Way,
Horses bear manure through its fields;
When a nation ignores the Way,
Horses bear soldiers through its streets.

There is no greater mistake than following desire;
There is no greater disaster than forgetting contentment;
There is no greater sickness than seeking attainment;
But one who is content to satisfy his needs
Finds that contentment endures.


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Posted 06/20/09 - 11:54 AM:

Fill a cup to its brim and it is easily spilled;
Temper a sword to its hardest and it is easily broken;
Amass the greatest treasure and it is easily stolen;
Claim credit and honor and you easily fall;
Retire once your purpose is achieved - this is natural.


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Posted 06/20/09 - 11:57 AM:

Sweet evenings come and go, love,
They came and went of yore:
This evening of our life, love,
Shall go and come no more.

When we have passed away, love,
All things will keep their name;
But yet no life on earth, love,
With ours will be the same.

The daisies will be there, love,
The stars in heaven will shine:
I shall not feel thy wish, love,
Nor thou my hand in thine.

A better time will come, love,
And better souls be born:
I would not be the best, love,
To leave thee now forlorn.

George Eliot
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Posted 06/20/09 - 11:59 AM:

Relativity



There was a young lady named Bright
Whose speed was far faster than light;
She set out one day,
In a relative way
And returned on the previous night.




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Posted 06/20/09 - 12:02 PM:

Beauty Sat Bathing by a Spring

Beauty sat bathing by a spring,
Where fairest shades did hide her;
The winds blew calm, the birds did sing,
The cool streams ran beside her.
My wanton thoughts enticed mine eye
To see what was forbidden:
But better memory said, fie!
So, vain desire was chidden.
Hey nonny nonny O!
Hey nonny nonny!

Into a slumber then I fell,
When fond imagination
Seemed to see, but could not tell,
Her feature or her fashion.
But ev'n as babes in dreams do smile,
And sometimes fall a-weeping,
So I awaked, as wise this while
As when I fell a-sleeping:-
Hey nonny nonny O!
Hey nonny nonny!


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Posted 06/21/09 - 5:58 AM:

"What for one person is a risk, an impossibility, a caprice stood on its head--when reflected in two pairs of eyes becomes a reality. The world waits as it were for this partnership: until now closed, confined, without further plans--to begin to mature with the colors of a dahlia, burst and open up inside. Painted panoramas deepen and open into actual perspectives, the wall lets us into a dimension formerly unattainable, frescoes painted on the horizon come to life like a pantomime." - Bruno Schulz

'"The Demiurge," said my father, "has had no monopoly of creation, for creation is the privilege of all spirits. Matter has been given infinite fertility, inexhaustible vitality, and, at the same time, a seductive power of temptation which invites us to create as well. In the depth of matter, indistinct smiles are shaped, tensions build up, attempts at form appear. The whole of matter pulsates with infinite possibilities that send dull shivers through it. Waiting for the life-giving breath of the spirit, it is endlessly in motion. It entices us with a thousand sweet, soft, round shapes which it blindly dreams up within itself."' - Treatise on Tailors' Dummies, Bruno Schulz.

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