Year 2006 Archive
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“Here’s A Thought” items from the year 2006.
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December 31, 2006
The now, the here, through which all future plunges to the past.
December 24, 2006
For I am God, and there is none else,
I am divine, and there is none like Me.
December 17, 2006
All life devours a man, too. It eats his muscles and strength, his brain, and then his restless heart.
in Mountains of The Moon
December 10, 2006
Wonder at the things that are before you,
making this the first step to further knowledge.
According to Matthias
reported by Clement of Alexandria
quoted in Lost Christianities
December 3, 2006
When three of you are talking together privately, Allah is actually present as if He were a fourth member of the conversation. If five of you are gathered in close consultation, Allah is like a sixth, silently seeing every gesture and hearing every word. Whether fewer than that or more, Allah Most Wise is immediately present with human beings, whatever the conditions may be.
in Heart of The Koran
November 26, 2006
A memory of yesterday’s pleasures, a fear of tomorrow’s dangers, a straw under my knee, a noise in mine ear, a light in mine eye, an anything, a nothing, a fancy, a chimera in my brain, troubles me in my prayer.
November 19, 2006
Until what has never been has been extinguished
and what has never ceased to be remains.
in Quest for The Red Sulfur
November 12, 2006
Dare to be naive.
R. Buckminster Fuller
November 5, 2006
When the mind is quiet, love rises.
October 29, 2006
Truth is more than a mental exercise.
October 22, 2006
Time has no divisions to mark its passage, there is never a thunderstorm or blare of trumpets to announce the beginning of a new month or year. Even when a new century begins it is only we mortals who ring bells and fire off pistols.
October 15, 2006
Boredom is a bottomless pit. As long as you think that there is something more interesting, more purposeful, more meaningful to do than what you are actually doing, you have no way of freeing yourself from boredom.
U. G. Krishnamurti
October 8, 2006
There is no secret Truth,
only truths we refuse to acknowledge.
Truth undermines the self
to which we so desperately cling.
The Truth is not hidden from us.
We are hiding from it.
Reb Yerachmiel Ben Yisrael
October 1, 2006
The seven heavens and the earth,
And all beings therein,
Declare His glory:
There is not a thing
But celebrates His praise;
And yet ye understand not
How they declare His glory!
September 24, 2006
If you take one step toward Me,
I will take two steps toward you.
If you come to Me walking,
I will come to you running.
September 17, 2006
He who trusts in himself is lost.
He who trusts in God can do all things.
September 10, 2006
I have heard that one evening three slightly deaf women met on the road. The day was very windy, so one woman said, “Windy, isn’t it?”;
The other said, “Wednesday? No, it’s Thursday.”
And the third said, “Thirsty? I am also, so let’s go to the restaurant and have a cup of tea.”
This is what happens when a buddha says something to you. He says, “Windy”. You say, “Wednesday? No, it’s Thursday.”;
in Zen - its history and teachings
See also here
September 3, 2006
’Twant me, ’twas the Lord.
I always told Him, “I trust you. I don’t know where to go or what to do, but I expect you to lead me.”
And He always did.
See also here
August 27, 2006
The less you do, the better you do it.
August 20, 2006
I shall tell you a great secret, my friend.
Do not wait for the last judgment, it takes place every day.
August 13, 2006
As you see me, so I am … to you.
Arlo R. Hansen
August 6, 2006
Civilization can be reduced to the single word: Welcome.
Heard on a long ago forgotten television program
July 30, 2006
Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is an absurd one.
July 23, 2006
I am not called to be successful; I am called to be faithful.
On being asked how she could possibly succeed in her mission to alleviate suffering & loneliness.
Quoted in The Hidden Jesus
July 16, 2006
It is easier to love humanity as a whole than to love one’s neighbor.
July 9, 2006
To be a philosopher is not merely to have subtle thoughts, nor even to found a school, but so to love wisdom as to live according to its dictates, a life of simplicity, independence, magnanimity, and trust.
Henry David Thoreau
July 2, 2006
When you blame others, you give up your power to change.
Douglas Noel Adams
June 25, 2006
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.
June 18, 2006
One of the most time-consuming things is to have an enemy.
E. B. White
June 11, 2006
Have patience with all things but first with yourself. Never confuse your mistakes with your value as a human being.
You’re a perfectly valuable, creative, worthwhile person simply because you exist. And no amount of triumphs or tribulations can ever change that. Unconditional self-acceptance is the core of a peaceful mind.
St. Francis de Sales
June 4, 2006
You see how many opinions there are about God.
Each opinion is a path.
There are innumerable opinions and innumerable paths leading to God.
May 28, 2006
Once you label me you negate me.
May 21, 2006
Really great people always see the best in others;
it is the little man who looks for the worst – and finds it.
May 14, 2006
Only do always in health what you have often promised to do when you are sick.
May 7, 2006
You know, you can explain things to people, but you can’t understand for them.
April 30, 2006
What objects may be in themselves, and apart
from all this receptivity of our sensibility,
remains completely unknown to us.
in Critique of Pure Reason
April 23, 2006
In order to improve the mind, we ought less to learn than to contemplate.
April 16, 2006
In solitude, when we are least alone.
in Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage
April 9, 2006
You think that there is “somebody”; who is thinking your thoughts, “somebody”; who is feeling your feelings. That’s the illusion. I can say it is an illusion, but it is not an illusion to you.
U. G. Krishnamurti
April 2, 2006
How old would you be,
if you didn't know how old you are?
March 26, 2006
Why should I give them my mind as well?
The Dalai Lama,
when asked if he was angry at the Chinese for taking over his country.
March 19, 2006
No one should give the answer that it is impossible for a man [a woman] occupied with worldly cares, and who is unable to go to church, to pray always. Everywhere, wherever you may find yourself, you can set up an altar to God in your mind by means of prayer. And so it is fitting to pray at your trade, on a journey, standing at the counter or sitting at your handicraft.
St John Chrysostom
March 12, 2006
You can safely assume that you’ve created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do.
March 5, 2006
All I know is that it takes great courage
to see the world in all its tainted glory,
and still to love it.
in An Ideal Husband
February 26, 2006
There is a field beyond all notions of right
Come, meet me there.
February 19, 2006
The whole world is full of God!
Est iste mundus pregnans de Deo!
Angela of Foligno
quoted in Mysticism by Evelyn Underhill
February 12, 2006
It does not require many words to speak the truth.
also known as Chief Joseph
February 5, 2006
Human opinions are toys for children.
quoted in The Jesus Mysteries
January 29, 2006
There is a road from the eye to the heart that does not go through the intellect.
G. K. Chesteron
January 22, 2006
Whatever the problem,
The solution is spiritual.
“There Is A Way”
(out of print)
January 15, 2006
The world is a looking glass, and gives back to every man the reflection of his own face.
William Makepeace Thackeray
January 8, 2006
Meet your own self. Be with your own self, listen to it, obey it, cherish it, keep it in mind ceaselessly. You need no other guide. As long as your urge for Truth affects your daily life, all is well with you.
January 1, 2006
You can tell whether a man is clever by his
You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.