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  • #1
    I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control
    “I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.”
    Marilyn Monroe

  • #2
    Frank Zappa
    “So many books, so little time.”
    Frank Zappa

  • #3
    Bernard M. Baruch
    “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.”
    Bernard M. Baruch

  • #4
    Marcus Tullius Cicero
    “A room without books is like a body without a soul.”
    Marcus Tullius Cicero

  • #5
    William W. Purkey
    “You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching,
    Love like you'll never be hurt,
    Sing like there's nobody listening,
    And live like it's heaven on earth.”
    William W. Purkey

  • #6
    Dr. Seuss
    “You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.”
    Dr. Seuss

  • #7
    Mahatma Gandhi
    “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”
    Mahatma Gandhi

  • #8
    Robert Frost
    “In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.”
    Robert Frost

  • #9
    Albert Camus
    “Don’t walk in front of me… I may not follow
    Don’t walk behind me… I may not lead
    Walk beside me… just be my friend”
    Albert Camus

  • #10
    Mark Twain
    “If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.”
    Mark Twain

  • #11
    Elbert Hubbard
    “A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.”
    Elbert Hubbard

  • #12
    Maya Angelou
    “I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
    Maya Angelou

  • #13
    Oscar Wilde
    “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #14
    Mahatma Gandhi
    “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”
    Mahatma Gandhi

  • #15
    Martin Luther King Jr.
    “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”
    Martin Luther King Jr., A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches

  • #16
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    “Without music, life would be a mistake.”
    Friedrich Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols

  • #17
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • #18
    I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn
    “I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.”
    Marilyn Monroe

  • #19
    “The baby looks at things all day without winking; that is because his eyes are not focused on any particular object. He goes without knowing where he is going, and stops without knowing what he is doing. He merges himself within the surroundings and moves along with it. These are the principles of mental hygiene.”

  • #20
    Swami Dhyan Giten
    “These are the three stages of enlightenment, the three glimpses of satori.

    1. The first stage enlightenment:
    A Glimpse of the Whole

    The first stage of enlightenment is short glimpse from faraway of the whole. It is a short glimpse of being.
    The first stage of enlightenment is when, for the first time, for a single moment the mind is not functioning. The ordinary ego is still present at the first stage of enlightenment, but you experience for a short while that there is something beyond the ego.
    There is a gap, a silence and emptiness, where there is not thought between you and existence.
    You and existence meet and merge for a moment.
    And for the first time the seed, the thirst and longing, for enlightenment, the meeting between you and existence, will grow in your heart.

    2. The second stage of enlightenment:
    Silence, Relaxation, Togetherness, Inner Being

    The second stage of enlightenment is a new order, a harmony, from within, which comes from the inner being. It is the quality of freedom.
    The inner chaos has disappeared and a new silence, relaxation and togetherness has arisen.
    Your own wisdom from within has arisen.
    A subtle ego is still present in the second stage of enlightenment.
    The Hindus has three names for the ego:
    1. Ahamkar, which is the ordinary ego.
    2. Asmita, which is the quality of Am-ness, of no ego. It is a very silent ego, not aggreessive, but it is still a subtle ego.
    3. Atma, the third word is Atma, when the Am-ness is also lost. This is what Buddha callas no-self, pure being.
    In the second stage of enlightenment you become capable of being in the inner being, in the gap, in the meditative quality within, in the silence and emptiness.
    For hours, for days, you can remain in the gap, in utter aloneness, in God.
    Still you need effort to remain in the gap, and if you drop the effort, the gap will disappear.
    Love, meditation and prayer becomes the way to increase the effort in the search for God.
    Then the second stage becomes a more conscious effort. Now you know the way, you now the direction.

    3. The third stage of enlightenment:
    Ocean, Wholeness, No-self, Pure being

    At the third stage of enlightenment, at the third step of Satori, our individual river flowing silently, suddenly reaches to the Ocean and becomes one with the Ocean.
    At the third Satori, the ego is lost, and there is Atma, pure being. You are, but without any boundaries. The river has become the Ocean, the Whole.
    It has become a vast emptiness, just like the pure sky.
    The third stage of enlightenment happens when you have become capable of finding the inner being, the meditative quality within, the gap, the inner silence and emptiness, so that it becomes a natural quality.
    You can find the gap whenever you want.
    This is what tantra callas Mahamudra, the great orgasm, what Buddha calls Nirvana, what Lao Tzu calls Tao and what Jesus calls the kingdom of God.
    You have found the door to God.
    You have come home.”
    Swami Dhyan Giten

  • #21
    Lao Tzu
    “Be content with what you have;
    rejoice in the way things are.
    When you realize there is nothing lacking,
    the whole world belongs to you.”
    Lao Tzu

  • #22
    Lao Tzu
    “Intellectual knowledge exists in and of the brain.
    Because the brain is part of the body, which must one day expire, this collection of facts, however large and impressive, will expire as well.

    Insight, however, is a function of the spirit.
    Because your spirit follows you through cycle after cycle of life, death, and rebirth, you have the opportunity of cultivating insight in an ongoing fashion.
    Refined over time, insight becomes pure, constant, and unwavering.

    This is the beginning of immortality.”
    Lao Tzu

  • #23
    Lao Tzu
    “Too many words cause exhaustion
    [In the mind or from the mouth]
    Better to abide in stillness”
    Lao Tzu & A J Girling - translator

  • #24
    Lao Tzu
    “Peace is our original state”
    Lao Tzu & A J Girling - translator

  • #25
    Swami Dhyan Giten
    “Lao Tzu's first paragraph in the book "Tao Te Ching" is that the Tao that can be told is not the absolute Tao.

    Lao Tzu has his own logic, the logic of paradoxes, the logic of life.

    To understand Tao, you will have to create eyes.

    Lao Tzu believes in the unity of opposites, because that is how life is.

    The Tao can be communicated, but it can only be communicated from heart to heart, from being to being, from love to love, from silence to silence.

    Truth is always realized in silence. In silence, the truth is realized.

    You reach to truth through silence.

    All spiritual books tries to say something that can not be said in the hope that a thirst, a longing, is created in your heart to know the truth.

    Tao is totality. Life exists through the tension of the opposites, the meeting of the opposites.

    Lao Tzu says that the opposite poles of life are not really opposites, but complementaries.

    Thinking is always of opposites. Lao Tzu says: drop the split attitude. Be simple.

    And when you are simple, you do not choose. Lao Tzu says: be choiceless, let life flow.

    Enjoy both poles in life, and then your life becomes a symphony of opposites.

    How to drop the mind: do not choose. If you do not choose, the mind drops.

    Live life as it comes - float. Float with life. Enjoy the moment in its totality,

    It is to live as part of the whole, to live as part of existence.

    If you become silent and empty, everything will come on it's own accord.

    When you live without any desire for power, position, fame or success, the whole existence pours down into your emptiness.”
    Swami Dhyan Giten

  • #26
    Lao Tzu
    “How can one know the eternal origin?
    By letting go of ideas
    and allowing it to reveal itself”
    Lao Tzu & A J Girling - translator

  • #27
    Lao Tzu
    “Earth is a divine organism
    it cannot be successfully manipulated
    Who attempts manipulation will encounter defeat”
    Lao Tzu & A J Girling - translator

  • #28
    Lao Tzu
    “For the sage
    Heaven and Earth join
    in bestowing the greatest gifts”
    Lao Tzu & A J Girling - translator

  • #29
    Lao Tzu
    “Who acts in stillness finds stillness in his life.”
    Lao Tzu & A J Girling - translator

  • #30
    Lao Tzu
    “Revere the unity of all-that-is
    carry out your daily activities with compassion;
    if you do not limit your compassion,
    you yourself will not be limited.”
    Lao Tzu & A J Girling - translator

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