Quotations relevant to the Path

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Re: Quotations relevant to the Path

Postby Insanus » Wed May 30, 2018 9:06 am

The art of doing mathematics consists in finding that special case which contains all the germs of generality.
-David Hilbert.
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Re: Quotations relevant to the Path

Postby Cancer » Sat Jun 02, 2018 1:11 pm

Under how vast a night, what we call day.

Still, they do - while standing - go: they've a motion like the flow of water, like ice, only slower. Our time is a river, theirs the glassy sea.

- Keith Waldrop, "Stone Angels"
Tiden läker inga sår.
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Re: Quotations relevant to the Path

Postby obnoxion » Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:43 am

Thine is the friend of all mankind;
Mine speaks in parables to the blind.

- Willam Blake's Vision of Christ -
One day of Brahma has 14 Indras; his life has 54 000 Indras. One day of Vishnu is the lifetime of Brahma. The lifetime of Vishnu is one day of Shiva.
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Re: Quotations relevant to the Path

Postby Mimesis » Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:47 am

“I am perfectly imperfect. Then you always have to work on yourself....I can’t understand others if I don’t understand myself.”

- Dag Aabye
"We are such stuff. As dreams are made on, and our little life. Is rounded with a sleep."
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Re: Quotations relevant to the Path

Postby Cancer » Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:36 am

O maternal Earth, your evenings all belong to you
Your darkness all belongs to you, then why not give me dawn?

- Hai Zi; translator unknown
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Re: Quotations relevant to the Path

Postby obnoxion » Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:29 pm

For Aunt Tansia, the purpose of dreaming was not only to develop the ability to see the known world, but also to be a witness to the Unknown. She used to say: "That takes a lot of energy. Our personality does not give us energy. Rather, on the contrary, it absorbs what energy we have. For the dreamer, everything is consistent; there is nothing but energies. The dreamer experiences no hesitation; he considers all living beings as energies. He has no need for idols and doesn't fabricate any. He is detached, impersonal. That is why he feels neither superior nor inferior. The idea of superiority or inferiority is erased in him. It is the very absence of this idea that is going to transform the dreamer and help him bring his dream to maturity. It is his humility that allows him to realize that nothing is important".

From Madison Smartt Bell's "Nan Domi - An Initiate's Joyrney into Haitian Vodou" (City Light Books, 2013, page 67).
One day of Brahma has 14 Indras; his life has 54 000 Indras. One day of Vishnu is the lifetime of Brahma. The lifetime of Vishnu is one day of Shiva.
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Re: Quotations relevant to the Path

Postby Kenazis » Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:18 pm

Man is not the lord of beings. Man is the shepherd of Being. - Martin Heidegger
"In darkness let me dwell, The ground shall sorrow be..."
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Re: Quotations relevant to the Path

Postby Mimesis » Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:09 pm

Vigor by way of precision. Precision can also be poetry.....Many animals have an exquisite sensitivity that we don’t work hard enough to understand....It’s as if our own sensitivity were split in half: our joy and our pain both extended.

- Robert Bresson
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Re: Quotations relevant to the Path

Postby Cerastes » Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:45 pm

Omoksha wrote:Vigor by way of precision. Precision can also be poetry.....Many animals have an exquisite sensitivity that we don’t work hard enough to understand....It’s as if our own sensitivity were split in half: our joy and our pain both extended.

- Robert Bresson

A very meaningful quotation indeed.
I wonder if your profile picture has anything to do with why you chose it. Because when it comes to the sensitivity of animals the horse would be a perfect example.
“Granny Weatherwax was not lost. She wasn't the kind of person who ever became lost. It was just that, at the moment, while she knew exactly where SHE was, she didn't know the position of anywhere else.”
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Re: Quotations relevant to the Path

Postby obnoxion » Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:07 pm

Eternity.
It's the sea gone down
With the sun.


- an extract from a poem by Rimbaud -
One day of Brahma has 14 Indras; his life has 54 000 Indras. One day of Vishnu is the lifetime of Brahma. The lifetime of Vishnu is one day of Shiva.

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