Gems of Wisdom

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Re: Gems of Wisdom

Post by Lucas Oliveira » Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:25 am

“There is a light that shines beyond all things on earth, beyond the highest, the very highest heavens. This is the light that shines in your heart.” —Chandogya Upanishad

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Re: Gems of Wisdom

Post by Nicholas » Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:07 pm

In man, the universe as a vast cosmic organism
becomes self-conscious and aware of itself.
Our human consciousness is nature's cosmic
consciousness, individualized in us. Our human
intelligence is nature's cosmic intelligence,
expressing and manifesting itself through us
as through its brains and minds. Our minds
are not our minds only; they are in a real and
deeper sense the minds of the Cosmos, and as
such, they must be in essential unity with it.
John Herman Randall (1871-1946)
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Re: Gems of Wisdom

Post by Nicholas » Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:35 am

For us in Russia, communism is a dead dog, while, for many people in the West, it is still a living lion.
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
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Re: Gems of Wisdom

Post by Nicholas » Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:11 am

A soul truly and wisely great regards the right to which
the nature of man aspires as consisting in deeds,
not in fame; it chooses to be chief rather than
to seem so. On the other hand, he who depends
on the waywardness of the undiscerning multitude
does not deserve to be reckoned among great men.
Cicero
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Re: Gems of Wisdom

Post by Nicholas » Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:15 am

What is curious about 20C dictatorships is that with their powerful
means of repression they fear the slightest murmur of dissent. A careless
word, a mistimed joke is enough to suggest heresy. This remains true under
present-day "political correctness," but so far the penalties have been mild—
opprobrium, loss of employment, and virtual exclusion from the profession.
Any form of persecution implies an amazing belief in the power of ideas,
indeed of mere words casually spoken.
J. Barzun

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Re: Gems of Wisdom

Post by Nicholas » Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:31 am

The gods are immortal mortals and men are mortal immortals.
Heraclitus
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Post by Lucas Oliveira » Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:06 pm

Nicholas wrote:
Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:31 am
The gods are immortal mortals and men are mortal immortals.
Heraclitus
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Post by Nicholas » Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:31 pm

Temperance was the next topic of Pythagoras' discourses. Since the desires are most flourishing during youth,
this is the time when control must be effective. While temperance alone is universal in its application to all
ages, boy, virgin, woman, or the aged, yet this special virtue is particularly applicable to youth. Moreover,
this virtue alone applied universally to all goods, those of body and soul, preserving both the health, and
studiousness.
Iamblichus
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Re: Gems of Wisdom

Post by Lucas Oliveira » Sun Aug 26, 2018 11:47 pm

It is not the river, but the bridge that moves
(Koan Zen?)


Não é o rio, mas a ponte que se move
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Re: Gems of Wisdom

Post by Nicholas » Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:00 pm

As a burnished mirror, so ought man to have his soul pure. When there is rust on the mirror, it is not possible that a man's face be seen in the mirror, so also when there is sin in a man, such a man cannot behold God.
Theophilus, Patriarch of Antioch (d. 185?)
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Re: Gems of Wisdom

Post by Nicholas » Mon May 13, 2019 4:19 pm

The visions of Eternity, by reason of narrowèd perceptions,
Are become weak Visions of Time and Space, fix’d into furrows of Death;
Till deep dissimulation is the only defence an honest man has left.
William Blake
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Re: Gems of Wisdom

Post by Nicholas » Sat Jun 01, 2019 5:16 pm

We live in a hyper-partisan age where people no longer really pay attention to the substance of what’s said but as to who says it and what side they’re on and what it’s political ramifications are.
William P. Barr
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Re: Gems of Wisdom

Post by Nicholas » Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:38 pm

We need to be careful about our every thought. If every thought is wholesome, then our lives will be brighter.
Master Hsuan Hua
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Re: Gems of Wisdom

Post by Nicholas » Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:50 pm

There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all arguments, and which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance — that principle is contempt prior to investigation.
Herbert Spencer.
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Re: Gems of Wisdom

Post by Nicholas » Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:24 pm

The conservative is concerned, first of all, for the regeneration of spirit and
character -- with the perennial problem of the inner order of the soul, the restoration of the ethical
understanding and the religious sanction upon which any life worth living is founded. This is
conservatism at its highest; but it cannot be accomplished as a deliberate program of social reform,
"political Christianity." Recovery of moral understanding cannot be merely a means to social restoration: it
must be its own end, though it will produce social consequences.
Russell Kirk
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