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    Much peace and blessing to you Omni. Thanks for starting this thread. Many kind thoughts from me to you.


    "I will rouse myself from my traditional languor."

    From the movie "Pirate Radio".
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    Two from Chuang Tzu:

    Once we happen into the form of this body, we cannot forget it. And so it is that we wait out the end. Grappling and tangling with things, we rush headlong toward the end, and there’s no stopping it. It’s sad, isn’t it? We slave our lives away and never get anywhere, work ourselves ragged and never find our way home. How could it be anything but sorrow? People can talk about never dying, but what good is that? This form we have soon becomes others, and the mind vanishes with it. How could it be called anything but great sorrow? Life is total confusion. Or is it that I’m the only one who’s confused?


    If you follow the realized mind you’ve happened into, making it your teacher, how could you be without a teacher? You don’t need to understand the realm of change: when mind turns to itself, you’ve found your teacher. Even a numbskull has mind for a teacher. Not to realize yourself in mind, and to insist on yes this and no that – it’s like leaving for Yueh when you’ve already arrived there. It’s like believing that what isn’t is. What isn’t is – even that great sage-emperor Yu couldn’t understand such things, so how could someone like me?

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    "I am in the Kingdom of the Glorious State of my Evolution."

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    You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.
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    “We frolic in our emancipation from theology, but have we developed a natural ethic—a moral code independent of religion—strong enough to keep our instincts of acquisition, pugnacity, and sex from debasing our civilization into a mire of greed, crime, and promiscuity? Have we really outgrown intolerance, or merely transferred it from religious to national, ideological, or racial hostilities?”
    ― Will Durant, The Lessons of History

    "Grow strong, my comrade ....that you may stand
    Unshaken when I fall; that I may know
    The shattered fragments of my songs will come
    At last to find melody in you;
    That I may tell my heart that you begin
    Where passing I leave off, and fathom more."
    Will Durant.

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    Inspired by a traditional Romanian saying,impossible to translate through google

    So I adapted it in the same sense of understanding.But I want to say that, I would very much like all people to look up to sky offering something beautiful they can't have, instead of asking for something they can have.

    "If you give and don't have, but you think you can get, you end up not giving something you could actually have."
    Every human is a question asked to the Spirit of the Universe,again and again,because every human is an endless row of humans and in all humans together dwelling the Great Human Spirit.

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    For all the responsibility of the future that belongs to us,

    "You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today"

    Abraham Lincoln



    And some of the thousands of sayings I grew up with,

    When everything is too late
    Bring water after the fire has gone out.

    When someone is looking for the good in something that is wrong
    Collect the pimples for its back.

    When you can no longer resist a situation
    Get the knife to the bone.(metaphorically and ironically)

    When there is an ace up your sleeve for a person you want to calm down
    To have someone's coat needle.

    For people who are very lucky without making any effort that requires focus on a plan
    To have more luck than mind.

    When someone insists on a subject without making a good objective resolution.
    Beat the water in the well

    When someone is unjustifiably avenging the person or animal who is the most peaceful and fair
    Beat the horse that pulls.

    When someone can't keep a secret and tells everyone he meets
    Beat the drum all over the village.

    When someone goes beyond any measure of common sense and your understanding comes to an end
    To step on the light bulb.

    When you are on the side of someone who is dear to you and more importantly, you know with simple facts that he is right
    Singing for someone in the hall

    When you do something in vain but continue for a good purpose
    Carrying water with sieve.

    When you encounter something similar to the previous situation with small different details.
    The same Marie with another hat.

    When you study a difficult situation and break it down into chapters methodically
    Split the thread into four.

    Arguing someone very hard with too real arguments
    Make someone with egg and vinegar.

    When you try to reconcile two people who have the same opinion but quarrel
    Reconcile the goat with cabbage.

    When you hunt a truth and without wanting it, you find the truth in its demonstration
    Shoot two rabbits out of a fire.

    When you live in a society where you no longer find meaning in what it represents,and those who rule the world always advise you to go wrong.
    Put the cart before the cattle.

    When you realize that there is no God and you are already trying to help yourself in your aspirations.
    Help yourself and the Lord will help you.

    Water conducts and purifies everything and in all its effort the stones are self-standing as a demonstration of memory and steadfastness
    The water passes, the stones remain.

    For a person who is poor but prides himself on his needs
    He has a cart with oxen and a hundred needs.

    When you have the highest allowance listen with interest and study whatever you hear but you can't believe it until you have clear evidence for yourself.
    Listen to everything, but don't believe everything.

    When an heir makes wrong choices similar to his father's.
    The bark does not jump far from the trunk.

    A hard-working man he takes care to get what he needs long before he needs it.
    The good housekeeper makes a sledge in the summer and a carriage in winter

    When such a small truth can overturn the whole plot against this Planet.
    The small log can overturn the big cart.
    ...I hope you liked them, because I have lived them so far, the peak from the perspective of the one who still suffers
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    "The child who is not embraced by the village will burn it down to feel its warmth" - African proverb

    "The soul of man,as it were,flows outwards in the activities of his own will." - Rudolf Steiner(Theosophy)

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    Without seeking to diminish in any way, great quotes from the past -
    here's something a little more current.

    "The technology is on the engineering benches today. But most Americans and most members of Congress have not had time to really look deeply at what is going on here. But I’ve had the benefit of 33 years of studying and becoming friends with these scientists. This technology can be built today with technology that is not developmental to deliver any human being from any place on planet Earth to any other place in less than an hour."

    - Recently retired USAF Lt.Gen. Stephen L. Kwast. - last month.

    Around 12mins in -


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    Are you not ashamed of heaping up the greatest amount of money and honor and reputation, and caring so little about wisdom and truth and the greatest improvement of the soul?
    Socrates

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    “...and then, I have nature and art and poetry, and if that is not enough, what is enough?”
    ― Vincent van Gogh

    “A great fire burns within me, but no one stops to warm themselves at it, and passers-by only see a wisp of smoke”
    ― Vincent Van Gogh

    “Normality is a paved road: It’s comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow on it.”
    ― Vincent van Gogh

    “What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?”

    “The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore.”
    ― Vincent Van Gogh



    “What am I in the eyes of most people — a nonentity, an eccentric, or an unpleasant person — somebody who has no position in society and will never have; in short, the lowest of the low. All right, then — even if that were absolutely true, then I should one day like to show by my work what such an eccentric, such a nobody, has in his heart. That is my ambition, based less on resentment than on love in spite of everything, based more on a feeling of serenity than on passion. Though I am often in the depths of misery, there is still calmness, pure harmony and music inside me. I see paintings or drawings in the poorest cottages, in the dirtiest corners. And my mind is driven towards these things with an irresistible momentum.”
    ― Vincent Van Gogh
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    “Like it or not, everything is changing. The result will be the most wonderful experience in the history of man or the most horrible enslavement that you can imagine. Be active or abdicate. The future is in your hands.”
    ― Milton William Cooper, Behold a Pale Horse

    “To cling to the past is guaranteed suicide. To remain apathetic is assured enslavement. To learn the truth and then act on it is the only means of survival at this moment.”
    ― Milton William Cooper, Behold a Pale Horse

    “The general rule is that there is profit in confusion; the more confusion, the more profit. Therefore, the best approach is to create problems and then offer the solutions.”
    ― Milton William Cooper, Behold a Pale Horse

    “Media: Keep the adult public attention diverted away from the real social issues, and captivated by matters of no real importance.”
    ― Milton William Cooper, Behold a Pale Horse

    “when you assume the appearance of power, people soon give it to you.”
    ― Milton William Cooper, Behold a Pale Horse

    “Experience has proven that the SIMPLEST METHOD of securing a silent weapon and gaining control of the public is to KEEP THE PUBLIC UNDISCIPLINED AND IGNORANT of basic systems principles on the one hand, WHILE KEEPING THEM CONFUSED, DISORGANIZED, AND DISTRACTED with matters of no real importance on the other hand. [WC all emphases.”
    ― Milton William Cooper, Behold a Pale Horse

    “The quality of education given to the lower class must be of the poorest sort, so that the moat of ignorance isolating the inferior class from the superior class is and remains incomprehensible to the inferior class. With such an initial handicap, even bright lower class individuals have little if any hope of extricating themselves from their assigned lot in life. This form of slavery is essential to maintaining some measure of social order, peace, and tranquility for the ruling upper class.”
    ― Milton William Cooper, Behold a Pale Horse
    "If the media will show us airplanes disappearing into towers on 9/11--they'll show us ANYTHING and expect us to believe it."
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    "When I don't know who I am, I serve you, when I know who I am, I am you, I am loving awareness, I am home"

    "We are not under time or space, we are infinite"

    In the memory of Ram Dass



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    "No society wants you to become wise,it is against the investment of all societies.If the people are wise they cannot be exploited.
    If they are intelligent they cannot be subjugated,they cannot be forced into a mechanical life,to live like robots...They will have the fragrance of
    rebellion around them.
    In fact,a wise man is afire,alive,aflame.He would like rather to die than to be enslaved." - Osho

    "They are two primary choices in life:to accept conditions as they exist or accept the responsibility for changing them." - Denis Waitley

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    The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering.
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    "Willful ignorance in the presence of the Knowledge is the measure of a bad person" - Mark Passio

    "The evolution of man is the evolution of his consciousness, and Consciousness cannot evolve unconsciously.
    The evolution of man is the evolution of his will,and Will cannot evolve involuntarily." - George Gurdjieff

    "Life is infinitely stranger than anything which the mind of man could invent.” - Arthur Conan Doyle

    "Evil is not something superhuman, it's something less than human." - Agatha Christie

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    'Onward through the fog...' Greg Young, friend

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    While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die.

    Leonardo da Vinci





    and only a few thoughts,
    I have a survival instinct that makes me feel completely different from myself and others.We all have it.
    My individuality transcends even quietly to others and this implies love for the community and human beings.

    The whole life course turns into a journey in which the purpose becomes the same as the journey itself, as futuristic metamorphosed into the whole spiritual philosophy that attests me in this life.
    At the same time, the fear of death is an absurd competition which is no longer important to me.

    The spontaneity of the life we ​​live comes from itself, not from us, and if we try to command with force, through negative emotions or indecision, this process of spontaneity called "life" actually manages to stop it.

    Why should we follow such a negative process that we finally give in to positivity?
    Why look for the secret of life, when you can be fully engaged in a simple mechanism of sufficient self, to be constantly aware of what you are doing and how much importance it has in the end?

    I really do not see the need to continue to live, except through the prism of what life teaches me to listen to (and is so subtle) in order to make the premise that human (modern) civilization may be classified according to its own genetically inscribed senses, in essence of initial construction initiated by the primary order and full of love which means life.
    Every human is a question asked to the Spirit of the Universe,again and again,because every human is an endless row of humans and in all humans together dwelling the Great Human Spirit.

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