Category Archives: ENLIGHTENMENT

“To want and not to have, sent all up her body a hardness, a hollowness, a strain. And then to want and not to have- to want and want- how that wrung the heart, and wrung it again and again! ― Virginia Woolf, To the Lighthouse

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the ocean, under the pulsation of lighthouses and noise of bell buoys, advances as usual, looking as if it were not that ocean in which dropped things are bound to sink— in which if they turn and twist, it is neither with volition nor consciousness.

Marianne Moore

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“I’ve learned that some memories surprise you and reveal a sharp edge just when you least expect it.” ― Pittacus Lore, Eight’s Origin

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“The first words that are read by seekers of enlightenment in the secret, gong-banging, yeti-haunted valleys near the hub of the world, are when they look into The Life of Wen the Eternally Surprised.

The first question they ask is: ‘Why was he eternally surprised?’

And they are told: ‘Wen considered the nature of time and understood that the universe is, instant by instant, recreated anew. Therefore, he understood, there is in truth no past, only a memory of the past. Blink your eyes, and the world you see next did not exist when you closed them. Therefore, he said, the only appropriate state of the mind is surprise. The only appropriate state of the heart is joy. The sky you see now, you have never seen before. The perfect moment is now. Be glad of it.’

The first words read by the young Lu-Tze when he sought perplexity in the dark, teeming, rain-soaked city of Ankh-Morpork were: ‘Rooms For Rent, Very Reasonable.’ And he was glad of it.”

― Terry Pratchett, Thief of Time

“I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.” ― Jorge Luis Borges

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“Fairy tales say that apples were golden only to refresh the forgotten moment when we found that they were green. They make rivers run with wine only to make us remember, for one wild moment, that they run with water.” 
― G.K. ChestertonOrthodoxy

Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add colour to my sunset sky.” ― Rabindranath Tagore, Stray Birds

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People are just as wonderful as sunsets if you let them be. When I look at a sunset, I don’t find myself saying, “Soften the orange a bit on the right hand corner.” I don’t try to control a sunset. I watch with awe as it unfolds.”

– Carl R. Rogers

http://www.early-riser.com/sunset-quotes.html

“What a kid I got, I told him about the birds and the bees and he told me about the butcher and my wife.” Rodney Dangerfield

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One day Banzan was walking through a market when he overheard a customer ask a butcher for the best piece of meat he had. “Every piece in my shop is the best”, the butcher said. Hearing the butcher’s explanation, Banzan became enlightened.

http://humaninsightsgroup.org/FoodForThought/FFT-20b.html

Faith was a dream technology / but one we couldn’t master, or do cold / and it soon became equivocal again. /

LES MURRAY

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“According to Vedanta, there are only two symptoms of enlightenment, just two indications that a transformation is taking place within you toward a higher consciousness. The first symptom is that you stop worrying. Things don’t bother you anymore. You become light-hearted and full of joy. The second symptom is that you encounter more and more meaningful coincidences in your life, more and more synchronicities. And this accelerates to the point where you actually experience the miraculous.

(quoted by Carol Lynn Pearson in Consider the Butterfly)”
― Deepak Chopra, Synchrodestiny: Harnessing the Infinite Power of Coincidence to Create Miracles

 

 

No man ever wore a scarf as warm as his daughter’s arm around his neck.

http://www.islandireland.com/Pages/folk/sets/sayings.html

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I’d much rather be a woman than a man. Women can cry, they can wear cute clothes, and they’re the first to be rescued off sinking ships.
Gilda Radner

When you follow in the path of your father, you learn to walk like him.

Ashanti Proverb

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“Adults follow paths. Children explore. Adults are content to walk the same way, hundreds of times, or thousands; perhaps it never occurs to adults to step off the paths, to creep beneath rhododendrons, to find the spaces between fences.”

― Neil Gaiman, The Ocean at the End of the Lane

Physical reality is one of the biggest horror movies of all, and you know how we love horror movies.

― Thaddeus Golas, The Lazy Man’s Guide to Enlightenment

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“who says you’re not star potential who says you’re not presidential who says you cant be in movies listen to me listen to me who says you don’t pass the test who says you can’t be the best who said who said would you tell me who said that. yea! who says”

― Selena Gomez