Author Topic: Poems, Sayings on Solitude  (Read 6566 times)

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Re: Poems, Sayings on Solitude
« Reply #15 on: June 12, 2013, 11:53:42 AM »
Apply yourself to solitude. One who is given to solitude knows things as they really are.

~ Gautama Buddha ~ [Samyutta Nikaya III.14]
However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them? - Buddha

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Re: Poems, Sayings on Solitude
« Reply #16 on: June 15, 2013, 11:35:24 PM »
One may take a warm interest in what is happening in the world, be thrilled or saddened by dramatic events, and yet refuse to join in the scramble to get on, the fight between opposing parties, the denigrating gossip or foolish movements. One may live as a hermit, while living in the world, and thus live with oneself.

From Notebooks of Paul Brunton
However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them? - Buddha

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Re: Poems, Sayings on Solitude
« Reply #17 on: July 01, 2013, 11:13:04 PM »
I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the milky way,
They stretched in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.

The waves beside them danced; but they
Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:
A poet could not but be gay,
In such a jocund company:
I gazed--and gazed--but little thought
What wealth the show to me had brought:

For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.”
William Wordsworth, I Wander'd Lonely as a Cloud
However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them? - Buddha

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Re: Poems, Sayings on Solitude
« Reply #18 on: July 17, 2013, 05:31:58 PM »
However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them? - Buddha