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Old 09-24-2007, 10:33 PM
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i love quotes - Especially the ones that rip you out of your routine and cause you to ponder upon them, ones that are so rivoting that you can't help but to wonder off the beaten path to explore this new reality....words are powerful thoughts, embeded into our being, of who we are and who we desire to be. Words are thoughts
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Old 09-24-2007, 10:54 PM
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How 'bout a short poem? My favorite:


Night

The night has a thousand eyes,
And the day but one;
Yet the light of the bright world dies
With the dying sun.

The mind has a thousand eyes,
And the heart but one;
Yet the light of a whole life dies,
When love is done.

-Francis William Bourdillon
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Old 09-24-2007, 11:06 PM
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"A mans mind once stretched by a new idea, never again regains it original dimensions". - oliver wendal holmes


" The quality of a mans life is in direct proprtion of his commitment to excellence, regardless of his chosen field of endeavor." - vincent T. lambardi

Some of my favorites
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Old 10-10-2007, 04:50 PM
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From Dan Millman's Latest Email

Both optimists and pessimists
contribute to our society.
The optimist invents the airplane
and the pessimist, the parachute.
G.B. Stern

When the power of love
overcomes the love of power,
the world will know peace.
Jimi Hendrix

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle,
and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
Happiness never decreases by being shared.
Buddha

There is just one life for each of us: our own.
Euripedes

The free thinking of one age
is the common sense of the next.
Matthew Arnold

The recipe for perpetual ignorance is:
Be satisfied with your opinions
and content with your knowledge.
Elbert Hubbard

That which wrestles with us
strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill.
Our antagonist is our helper.
Edmund Burke
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Old 11-13-2007, 09:07 PM
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Old 11-14-2007, 10:18 AM
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I think/non-think so!

Explanation:
Think of not thinking. How do you think of not thinking? Non-thinking.

Abide in neither thinking nor not thinking.
Thinking is linear and sequential, a separation from the reality that is the subject of thought, and thus is an abstraction rather than the reality itself. Not thinking is suppressive. It cuts away thoughts the moment they arise, making the mind into a great impenetrable mountain — dead, unresponsive. Non-thinking has no such edges. It is the boundless mind of samadhi that neither holds on to, nor lets go of, thoughts. It is the manifestation of the buddha mind in which the dualism of self and other, thinking and not thinking dissolve. This is the dharma of thusness that is the right thought of all the buddhas in the ten directions.

It is non-thinking that is neither intellectual nor based on the subconscious.

non-thinking" is the mind without resistance.

Put your mind in the hara!

Oh, don't mind if it is not clear to you...

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Old 11-14-2007, 09:22 PM
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" IF YOU DON'T HAVE GOALS SET FOR YOURSELF, THEN YOUR DOOMED FOREVER TO ACHIEVE THE GOALS OF SOMEONE ESLE! "
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Old 11-15-2007, 10:28 AM
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I have carefully avoided, as far as possible, all extreme heat, cold, extraordinary fatigue, interruption of my usual hours of rest, or staying long in bad air. I likewise, did all that lay in my power to avoid those evils, which we do not find so easy to remove: melancholy, hatred, and other violent passions - which appear to have the greatest influence on our bodies.

~Luigi Coronado, 1458 - 1560
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Old 11-16-2007, 07:32 AM
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Once there lived a village of creatures along the bottom of a great crystal river. The current of the river swept silently over them all - young and old, rich and poor, good and evil, the current going its own way, knowing only its own crystal self.
Each creature in its own manner clung tightly to the twigs and rocks of the river bottom, for clinging was their way of life, and resisting the current what each had learned from birth.
But one creature said at last, 'I am tired of clinging. Though I cannot see it with my eyes, I trust that the current knows where it is going. I shall let go, and let it take me where it will. Clinging, I shall die of boredom.'
The other creatures laughed and said, 'Fool! Let go, and that current you worship will throw you tumbled and smashed by the current across the rocks, and you will die quicker than boredom!'
But the one heeded them not, and taking a breath did let go, and at once was tumbled and smashed by the current across the rocks
Yet in time, as the creature refused to cling again, the current lifted him free from the bottom, and he was bruised and hurt no more.
And the creatures downstream, to whom he was a stranger, cried, 'See a miracle! A creature like ourselves, yet he flies! See the Messiah, come to save us all!'
And the one carried in the current said, 'I am no more Messiah than you. The river delights to lift us free, if only we dare let go. Our true work is this voyage, this adventure.'
But they cried the more, 'Saviour!' all the while clinging to the rocks, and when they looked again he was gone, and they were left alone making legends of a Saviour.
Richard Bach ~ from "Illusions"
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Old 11-24-2007, 08:41 AM
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Old 11-24-2007, 09:08 AM
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Old 12-03-2007, 02:20 PM
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There are three sides to every story....

His side, her side and the TRUTH.
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Old 12-03-2007, 03:34 PM
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My favorite

I found my favorite on my last trek... it was hanging by a ribbon on a tree in the middle of the meseta... a miles and miles long desert of nothing... there was this tree and I saw the wind moving something. I went to it and looked and there was a paper which said,

"Listen to the Whispering..... Whisper to the Listening...."


I thought that was so beautiful.....
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Old 12-03-2007, 09:26 PM
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Teehehehehe, I guess the one in my sig is the most recent
Loved reading this thread by the way folks, good stuff!
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Old 12-12-2007, 02:24 AM
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