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Posted 05/16/11 - 6:17 AM:

Whenever I meet prostitutes, they never speak of sex. They inquire about the soul, and about God. I also meet many ascetics and monks, and whenever we are alone they ask about nothing but sex. I was surprised to learn that ascetics, who are always preaching against sex, seem to be captivated by it. They are curious about it and disturbed by it; they have this mental complex about it, yet they sermonize about religion and about the animal instincts in man. And sex is so natural.
From Sex to Superconsciousness , Osho.
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Posted 05/18/11 - 6:10 AM:

The Way is the fate of men,
The treasure of the saint,
And the refuge of the sinner.

Fine words are often borrowed,
And great deeds are often appropriated;
Therefore, when a man falls, do not abandon him,
And when a man gains power, do not honour him;
Only remain impartial and show him the Way.

Why should someone appreciate the Way?
The ancients said, "By it, those who seek may easily find,
And those who regret may easily absolve"
So it is the most precious gift.

Tao Te Ching.
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Posted 05/19/11 - 3:39 AM:

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.

Tao Te Ching
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Posted 05/19/11 - 12:41 PM:

Parnell Emmett McCarthy: Twelve people go off into a room: twelve different minds, twelve different hearts, from twelve different walks of life; twelve sets of eyes, ears, shapes, and sizes. And these twelve people are asked to judge another human being as different from them as they are from each other. And in their judgment, they must become of one mind - unanimous. It's one of the miracles of Man's disorganized soul that they can do it, and in most instances, do it right well. God bless juries.

-From the film 'Anatomy of a murder' ( 1959)
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Posted 05/30/11 - 11:44 PM:

Fear is the lengthened shadow of ignorance.

--Arnold Glasow
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Posted 05/31/11 - 4:56 PM:

(In response to a comment -- from a hippie -- about the 'dirty' nature of nuclear pulse propulsion) "When you're zooming away from the environment at half the speed of God on top of a string of nuclear explosions, you can't hear the hippies cry."
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Posted 06/02/11 - 10:59 AM:

"Its the hugest insult you can pay to your God. To peddle him like detergent. I aint bringing Shiva to your doors, Bitches. Get down on your knees and wait for him to appear in his own sweet time. He's God. He don't need no fanclub"

--Rohini Killough
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Posted 06/08/11 - 4:45 AM:

“Once or twice recently I have looked up a word in the dictionary for fear of being again accused of coining, and have found it there right enough — only to read on and find that the sole authority is myself in a half-forgotten novel”.

Thomas Hardy.
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Posted 06/10/11 - 7:14 PM:

“If we had a keen vision of all that is ordinary in human life, it would be like hearing the grass grow or the squirrel's heart beat, and we should die of that roar which is the other side of silence”

--George Eliot
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Posted 06/14/11 - 3:16 PM:

"I don't care who wins, as long as I can get some apples." -Ryuk, instigating Shinigami, of 'Death Note'
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Posted 06/16/11 - 11:46 AM:

"According to the Theory of Stupidity four groups of individuals:

Smart (benefit others and themselves)
Unwary (benefit others and hurt themselves)
Evil (harm others and benefit themselves)
Stupid (harm others and themselves)"

--unknown
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Posted 06/16/11 - 12:19 PM:

HA!

By the above standard: I know where I sit... wink
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Posted 06/21/11 - 12:41 AM:

"Screaming Spiders? Ok... I am now shutting my doors AND windows. I can tolerate them in the corners but if they start screaming.. i will smite them."

--Bear Walker
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Posted 06/21/11 - 8:40 AM:

"Travel at it's best is a solitary enterprise: to see, to examine, to assess, you have to be alone and unencumbered. Other people can mislead you; they crowd your meandering impressions with their own; if they are companionable they obstruct your view, and if they are boring they corrupt the silence with non-sequiturs, shattering your concentration with 'Oh, look, it's raining' and 'You see a lot of trees here.' It is hard to see clearly or to think straight in the company of other people. What is required is the lucidity of loneliness to capture that vision which, however banal, seems in your private mood to be special and worthy of interest."
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Posted 06/21/11 - 9:53 AM:

henry quirk wrote:
"Travel at it's best is a solitary enterprise: to see, to examine, to assess, you have to be alone and unencumbered. Other people can mislead you; they crowd your meandering impressions with their own; if they are companionable they obstruct your view, and if they are boring they corrupt the silence with non-sequiturs, shattering your concentration with 'Oh, look, it's raining' and 'You see a lot of trees here.' It is hard to see clearly or to think straight in the company of other people. What is required is the lucidity of loneliness to capture that vision which, however banal, seems in your private mood to be special and worthy of interest."


Author? Henry Quirk? thumb up
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Posted 06/21/11 - 9:56 AM:

Looked at but cannot be seen - it is beneath form;
Listened to but cannot be heard - it is beneath sound;
Held but cannot be touched - it is beneath feeling;
These depthless things evade definition,
And blend into a single mystery.

In its rising there is no light,
In its falling there is no darkness,
A continuous thread beyond description,
Lining what does not exist;
Its form formless,
Its image nothing,
Its name silence;
Follow it, it has no back,
Meet it, it has no face.

Attend the present to deal with the past;
Thus you grasp the continuity of the Way,
Which is its essence.

Tao Te Ching
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Posted 06/23/11 - 12:12 AM:

‎"First, die while you are alive. And be totally dead. Then do whatever you want. It's all good."

--Shido Bunan, Zen Master
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Posted 07/21/11 - 2:42 PM:

‎"...But if a mirror ever makes
you sad

you should know
that it does
not know
you."

— Kabir
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Posted 08/07/11 - 10:04 AM:

I like to make films because I like to go into another world. I like to get lost in another world. And film to me is a magical medium that makes you dream...allows you to dream in the dark. It's just a fantastic thing, to get lost inside the world of film.

David Lynch
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Posted 08/07/11 - 11:23 AM:

They will tell you that you are mad. A million times. And each and every time they do, they will die a little inside. For they cannot be you.

--Rohini Killough
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Posted 08/08/11 - 12:48 PM:

Enlightened people seldom or never possess a sense of responsibility.


George Orwell
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Posted 08/08/11 - 12:53 PM:

Women are wiser than men because they know less and understand more.

zen

James Thurber

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Posted 08/09/11 - 9:49 AM:

Morgena wrote:
Women are wiser than men because they know less and understand more.

zen

James Thurber

ha, an interesting thought. i do think women are different from men in a lot of ways, not necessarily wiser though. zen
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Posted 08/09/11 - 9:50 AM:

People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness - just because they're not on your road doesn't mean they've gotten lost.

--Dalai Lama
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Posted 09/13/11 - 3:47 PM:

I realized that in my downward spiral of hopelessness I was actually falling into a huge hole created by my absence of basic human graces. The most obvious was forgiveness. If I was wronged by anyone, in or out of the club, I had to be compensated by money or blood. There was no turning the other cheek. When relationships become a ledger of profit and loss, you have no friends, no loved ones, just pluses and minuses. You are absolutely alone.

-John Teller, character in Sons of Anarchy
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