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February 19, 2017
Liberation is never of the person,
it is always from the person.
Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
in I Am That
February 12, 2017
Rivers, ponds, lakes and streams — they all have different names,
but they all contain water.
Just as religions do — they all contain truths.
in New York Times
February 5, 2017
A man’s character is his fate.
January 29, 2017
I can’t hate. Hate destroys the hater, too.
That’s a heavy burden to carry.
Wheeler Parker, cousin of Emmett Till
in The New York Times
January 22, 2017
The measure of the greatness of a society is found in the way it treats those most in need, those who have nothing apart from their poverty.
in Caring for Creation
January 15, 2017
The way that can be spoken of
Is not the constant way;
The name that can be named
Is not the constant name.
The nameless was the beginning of heaven and earth;
The named was the mother of the myriad creatures.
Hence always rid yourself of desires
in order to observe its secrets;
But always allow yourself to have desires
in order to observe its manifestations.
These two are the same
But diverge in name as they issue forth.
Being the same they are called mysteries,
Mystery upon mystery —
The gateway of the manifold secrets.
Tao Te Ching (Wang Pi text)
in Chinese Classics–Tao Te Ching
January 8, 2017
I have spent thirty years looking for Al-Bastami,
and have yet to find him.
quoted in The Other Islam by Stephen Schwartz
January 1, 2017
Here’s a thought for this first day of this new year:
Is religious terrorism religious?
Is Buddhist terrorism Buddhist?
Is Christian terrorism Christian?
Is Hindu terrorism Hindu?
Is Islamic terrorism Islamic?
Is Jewish terrorism Jewish?
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