Category: requote - quoting other people

poem on samadhi

By Paramahansa Yogananda, this poem is taken from Chapter 14 and is about Samadhi. You can see it here on YieldMore. Read more »

ode to monty

Ode to Monty, by cousin Jupe.
From Monty and Cheyenne, Curious Lives.

Now Monty was born with the wind in his fur,
And a taste of the wild in his eyes.
If you knew him back then, you’d have thought right away
Here’s a kit who’s uncommonly wise.

His dad was a rancher, his mom was a muse,
Expect an unusual kin.
A wonder with delphins, at home on the plains
And knowing The Way from within. Read more »

omar khayyam

Omar Khayyám, a Persian mathematician, astronomer, philosopher and poet, who also wrote treatises on mechanics, geography, and music.

And, as the Cock crew, those who stood before
The Tavern shouted – “Open then the Door!
You know how little time we have to stay,
And once departed, may return no more.”

Alike for those who for TO-DAY prepare,
And that after a TO-MORROW stare,
A Muezzin from the Tower of Darkness cries
“Fools! your reward is neither Here nor There!” Read more »

tidbits

People are not their thoughts. They think they are and it brings them all kinds of sadness. The mind is just a reflex organ. It reacts to everything. Fills your head with millions of random thoughts a day. None of those thoughts reveal any more about you than a freckle does at the end of your nose. – Peaceful Warrior

Death is a transformation. It’s a little bit more radical than puberty but nothing to get particularly upset about.

That the ones that are hardest to love are the ones that need it the most.

The journey is what brings happiness, not the destination.

Life has just three rules?
Paradox: Life is a mystery. Don’t waste time trying to figure it out.
Humor: Keep a sense of humor, especially about yourself. It is a strength beyond all measure.
Change: Know that nothing stays the same.

It’s not magic, Tommy. Just getting rid of all that bullshit you have up in your head, tells you you might not be enough. So when you get up there, you make every move about the move.

resilience and youth

From the Preface to The_Fountainhead, Ayn Rand, May  1968.

The noble soul has reverence for itself. – Frederich Nietzsche

This view of man has rarely been expressed in human history. Today, it is virtually non-existent. Yet this is the view with which – in various degrees of longing, wistfulness, passion and agonized confusion – the best of mankind’s youth start out in life. It is not even a view, for most of them, but a foggy, groping, undefined sense made of raw pain and incommunicable happiness. It is a sense of enormous expectation, the sense that one’s life is important, that great achievements are within one’s capacity, and that great things lie ahead. Read more »

Lyra and Will – on separation

Oh W, what can we do? Whatever can we do? I want to live with you for ever. I want to kiss you and lie down with you and wake up with you every day of my life till I die, years and years away. I don’t want a memory, just a memory…

No he said, memory is a poor thing to have. It’s your own real hair and mouth and arms and eyes and hands I want.

I didn’t know I could ever love anything so much. Oh, L, I wish this night would never end! If only we could stay here like this, and the world could stop turning, and everyone else could fall into a sleep… Read more »

kahlil’s plea

from Kahlil the Heretic.

Nov 2013: Also see the whole Forerunner – kind of like Rand’s Fountainhead.

Listen to us oh Liberty and hear us.
From the Nile to the Euphrates.. hands are stretched to you..

Until when shall we bear the scorn of ages? Many a yoke has been placed on our necks. Until when shall we bear this human outrage? Read more »

children

“For theirs is the kingdom of Heaven” – Jesus Christ.
It is said that He actually meant “child-like” which Is why I LOVED Carlin when he said “Im 61 but I’m also 16 when I want to be, and sometimes I’m 2. You can always be any age you have been.” The trick is in remembering and wanting to. And knowing that you can go to the future too.

“Our children are like arrows and we bows must stretch and strain and be taut that we may shoot them far, far forward” (paraphrased), “Seek not to make them like you, rather strive to be a bit more like them.” – The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran.

Small aside on Time:
We photograph / record because we wish to remember the past. We plan because we want control of the future. We take time to come to terms with events / notions because we’re not comfortable with ourselves, what weve done what weve been etc. Remeber the past is history, the future is a mystery and the present is simply that – a gift. So live in the moment. Read more »