Saturday, November 17, 2012

Some Awesome Quotes

"Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it.
Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many.
Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books.
Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders.
Do not believe in traditions simply because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it." ~Siddhartha Gautama (Buddha)

"The Way of the Warrior has been misunderstood. It is not a means to kill and destroy others. Those who seek to compete and better one another are making a terrible mistake. To smash, injure, or destroy is the worst thing a human being can do. The real Way of a Warrior is to prevent such slaughter — it is the Art of Peace, the power of love." ~ Ueshiba Morihei

"Having no destination, I am never lost." ~Ikkyuu Soujun

"The Dark Lord does not share power..." ~Gandalf the Grey speaking to Saruman the Confused 
"The nature of the universe could be described as indescribable. It's one thing to see it, one thing to say it, one thing to believe in it; but another thing entirely to understand the oneness of all. It is even more difficult to live by the principle. The elimination of strife is of first importance." ~ Brianna Lynne

"You have noticed that everything the Indian does is in a circle, and that is because the Power of the World always works in circles, and everything tries to be round. The Sky is round, and I have heard that the earth is round like a ball, and so are all the stars. The wind, in its greatest power, whirls. Birds make their nest in circles, for theirs is the same religion as ours. Even the seasons form a great circle in their changing, and always come back again to where they were. The life of a man is a circle from childhood to childhood, and so it is in everything where power moves." ~ Black Elk

"Studying texts and stiff meditation can make you lose your Original Mind. A solitary tune by a fisherman, though, can be an invaluable treasure." ~Ikkyuu Soujun
"We are what we think.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts we make the world." ~Buddha
“When any government, or any church for that matter, undertakes to say to its subjects, This you may not read, this you must not see, this you are forbidden to know, the end result is tyranny and oppression no matter how holy the motives.” ~Robert A. Heinlein

"Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished." ~Lao Tzu

"You can't blame gravity for falling in love." ~ Albert Einstein

"The scope of some people is a circle with a radius of zero - and that's what they call their point of view" ~ Albert Einstein

"I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: 'O  Lord, make my enemies ridiculous.'
And he granted it." - Voltaire

"Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat, for it is momentary." ~ Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, Satyagraha Leaflet No. 13 (3rd of May, 1919)

"It is beyond my power to induce in you a belief in God. There are certain things which are self proved and certain which are not proved at all. The existence of God is like a geometrical axiom. It may be beyond our heart grasp. I shall not talk of an intellectual grasp. Intellectual attempts are more or less failures, as a rational explanation cannot give you the faith in a living God. For it is a thing beyond the grasp of reason. It transcends reason. There are numerous phenomena from which you can reason out the existence of God, but I shall not insult your intelligence by offering you a rational explanation of that type. I would have you brush aside all rational explanations and begin with a simple childlike faith in God. If I exist, God exists. With me it is a necessity of my being as it is with millions. They may not be able to talk about it, but from their life you can see that it is a part of their life. I am only asking you to restore the belief that has been undermined. In order to do so, you have to unlearn a lot of literature that dazzles your intelligence and throws you off your feet. Start with the faith which is also a token of humility and an admission that we know nothing, that we are less than atoms in this universe. We are less than atoms, I say, because the atom obeys the law of its being, whereas we in the insolence of our ignorance deny the law of nature. But I have no argument to address to those who have no faith." ~ Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi,Young India (24 September 1931)

"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty." ~ Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

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