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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #690 on: October 05, 2013, 01:20:24 AM »
"Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not. Make it your strength. Then it can never be your weakness. Armour yourself in it, and it will never be used to hurt you."
[George R.R. Martin, "A Game of Thrones"]
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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #691 on: October 06, 2013, 01:37:09 PM »
"Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies."
[Aristotle]
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« Reply #692 on: October 10, 2013, 12:50:39 AM »
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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #693 on: October 10, 2013, 01:01:09 AM »
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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #694 on: October 10, 2013, 01:03:02 AM »
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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #695 on: October 10, 2013, 02:11:02 AM »
"The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience."
[Eleanor Roosevelt]

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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #696 on: October 10, 2013, 02:17:09 AM »
"The human race is a monotonous affair. Most people spend the greatest part of their time working in order to live, and what little freedom remains so fills them with fear that they seek out any and every means to be rid of it."
[Johann Wolfgang von Goethe]

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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #697 on: October 10, 2013, 02:26:06 AM »
"The mystery of human existence lies not in just staying alive, but in finding something to live for."
[Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov]

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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #698 on: October 11, 2013, 03:06:01 AM »
"If one sticks too rigidly to one's principles, one would hardly see anybody."
[Agatha Christie]

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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #699 on: October 14, 2013, 11:26:50 PM »
"No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path."
[Buddha]
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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #700 on: October 14, 2013, 11:46:23 PM »
"I know that I am mortal and the creature of a day; but when I search out the massed wheeling circles of the stars, my feet no longer touch the earth, but, side by side with Zeus Himself, I take my fill of ambrosia, the food of the Gods."
[Ptolemy]
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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #701 on: October 16, 2013, 08:31:11 AM »
""Does all the beauty of the world stop when you die?"
"No," said the Old Oak; "it will last much longer - longer than I can even think of."
"Well, then," said the little May-fly, "we have the same time to live; only we reckon differently."

[Hans Christian Andersen, The Complete Hans Christian Andersen Fairy Tales]
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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #702 on: October 16, 2013, 08:51:34 AM »
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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #703 on: October 16, 2013, 08:59:19 AM »
Nan-in, a Japanese master during the Meiji era (1868-1912), received a university professor who came to inquire about Zen.
Nan-in served tea. He poured his visitor's cup full, and then kept on pouring.
The professor watched the overflow until he no longer could restrain himself. "It is overfull. No more will go in!"
"Like this cup," Nan-in said, "you are full of your own opinions and speculations. How can I show you Zen unless you first empty your cup?"


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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #704 on: October 21, 2013, 09:30:28 AM »
The 12th century master Geshe Ben was renowned for his goodness and integrity.
Once, while begging for alms, a family of devout Buddhists invited him to their home to be fed. He was so hungry that he found it difficult to wait while his hosts were elsewhere preparing the meal. To his complete shock he found himself stealing food from a jar when no-one was looking. Geshe Ben suddenly burst into loud cries of "Thief! Thief! I've caught you red-handed."
His hosts rushed into the room to find him berating himself and threatening his hand with being cut off it ever behaved like that again.


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