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Re: Good quotes

PostPosted: 29 May 2019
by Pink Panther
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Re: Good quotes

PostPosted: 09 Jun 2019
by GuptaRati 6666
"A journey of a thousand li [a Chinese mile] starts beneath one's feet"

- Lao Tzu

On the spiritual path, we may think of our steps along the BK path as stumbles. We have to pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, find the true path and keep on trucking or walking the spiritual path.

Re: Good quotes

PostPosted: 31 Jul 2019
by Pink Panther
Bryan Edgar Magee has died (12 April 1930 - 26 July 2019).
He was a British philosopher, broadcaster, politician for the Labour Party and the SDP, and author best known for bringing philosophy to a popular audience.

"One of the most extraordinary things about a human being is that we just wake up in the world and find ourselves here, though what 'here' is is something we never discover. Existence is something that happens to us, and then remains a mystery. There is no question of our having any say in it: a light comes on in a new centre of consciousness and it is another one of us.

We find ourselves not awareness only, but bodies also, and perhaps other things besides - whatever we are, it is certainly complex. And we inherit a going concern. We know nothing about any of it until after it is well under way, by which time we are already a particular person, born a while back to two other persons embedded in particular circumstances; and everything that has happened to us since then constitutes what is already a life; and already we are partially-formed personalities. Everything about the situation is specific in the highest degree, a fate, a destiny, already in full swing when it is imposed on us, so that we ourselves are a fait accompli with which we are presented."

Bryan Magee, Clouds of Glory.

Re: Good quotes

PostPosted: 08 Jun 2020
by ex-l
Paraphrased rather than quoted, I think.
"In any bureaucracy, the people devoted to the benefits of the bureaucracy itself always get in control and those dedicated to the goals the bureaucracy is supposed to accomplish have less and less influence, and sometimes are eliminated entirely'."

- Pournelle's Iron Law of Bureaucracy

Re: Good quotes

PostPosted: 17 Jul 2020
by Pink Panther
Questioner: "I have definite spiritual ambitions. Must I not work for their fulfillment?"

Nisargadatta: "No ambition is spiritual. All ambitions are for the sake of the ‘I am.’ If you want to make real progress you must give up all idea of personal attainment.

The ambitions of the so-called Yogis are preposterous. A man’s desire for a woman is innocence itself compared to the lusting for an everlasting personal bliss. The mind is a cheat. The more pious it seems, the worse the betrayal."

Nisargadatta Maharaj (17 April 1897 – 8 September 1981) was a Hindu guru of nondualism, belonging to the Inchagiri Sampradaya, a lineage of teachers from the Navnath Sampradaya and Lingayat Shaivism.

Re: Good quotes

PostPosted: 13 Sep 2020
by ex-l
A learned fool is more foolish than an ignorant one

- Molière
So convenient a thing is it to be a reasonable creature,
since it enables us to find or make a reason for everything one has a mind to

- Benjamin Franklin

Re: Good quotes

PostPosted: 13 Apr 2022
by Pink Panther
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