Thursday, July 24, 2008

Direct your eye

Direct your eye right inward, and you'll find
A thousand regions of your mind
Yet undiscovered. Travel them and be
Expert in home-cosmography.

~Henry David Thoreau

The wind has settled

The wind has settled, the blossoms have fallen;
Birds sing, the mountains grow dark --
This is the wondrous power of Buddhism.


Monday, July 14, 2008

We owe

We owe many valuable observations to people who are not very acute or profound, and who say the thing without effort which we want and have long been hunting in vain.

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friday, July 4, 2008

Here is my advice

"Here is my advice as we begin the century that will lead to 2081. First, guard the freedom of ideas at all costs. Be alert that dictators have always played on the natural human tendency to blame others and to oversimplify. And don't regard yourself as a guardian of freedom unless you respect and preserve the rights of people you disagree with to free, public, unhampered expression."
~Gerard K. O'Neill, 2081


Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wednesday, July 2, 2008


Why aren't you happy? It's because ninety-nine percent of everything you do, and think, and say, is for yourself -- and there isn't one.

~Wu Wei Wu

Do not feed your ego

Do not feed your ego and your problems, with your attention. ...Slowly, surely, the ego will lose weight, until one fine day it will be nothing but a thin ghost of its former self. You will be able to see right through it, to the divine presence that shines in each of us.

~Eknath Easwaran

There is no room

There is no room for God in him who is full of himself.

~Hasidic saying


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