Science Of Mind Quotes

Quotes tagged as "science-of-mind" (showing 1-30 of 124)
Isaac Asimov
“Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won't come in.”
Isaac Asimov

Napoleon Hill
“An educated man is not, necessarily, one who has an abundance of general or specialized knowledge. An educated man is one who has so developed the faculties of his mind that he may acquire anything he wants, or its equivalent, without violating the rights of others.”
Napoleon Hill, Think and Grow Rich

James Allen
“A man can only rise, conquer, and achieve by lifting up his thoughts.”
James Allen

Sheena Iyengar
“We are sculptors finding ourselves in the evolution of choosing, not in the results of choice.”
Sheena Iyengar

Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Thought is the property of those only who can entertain it. -”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

“People who think they know it all, are especially annoying to those of us who do!”
David Smith

“We can be the perfect creation on earth, but our mind let us down.”
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Abhijit Naskar
“Religious fundamentalism advocates homophobia, misogyny, xenophobia, polygamy and many other primitive evils. Can you imagine, somebody telling you, your love for your dearly beloved is a sin! Can you imagine, somebody telling you, women are inferior to men, and are meant only serve the men! Can you imagine, somebody telling you, a man can have multiple wives, and yet be deemed civilized! Here that somebody is a fundamentalist – a theoretical pest from the stone-age, who somehow managed to survive even amidst all the rise of reasoning and intellect. Such a creature with no modern mental faculty whatsoever, knows nothing beyond the words of a book, written hundreds or thousands of years ago, when ignorance was the default mode of thinking in the society. It does not only believe every single word of a book to be literally true, but puts all its efforts to convince others to believe the same. This way, it would be an understatement to say, such is a worthless creature. In reality, such a creature can cause a catastrophic contagion in a society, especially if that society is already going through socio-political turmoil.”
Abhijit Naskar

Aihebholo-oria Okonoboh
“If we have a very big problem to deal with, it is the problem of realism, because we are weaker than our emotions.”
Aihebholo-oria Okonoboh

Aihebholo-oria Okonoboh
“The universe is from eternity, we are moving towards eternity, keeping you wondering how far we are from two eternities!”
Aihebholo-oria Okonoboh

Aihebholo-oria Okonoboh
“If time takes orders from man, it would have been reviewed to yesterday to correct the things that are effective.”
Aihebholo-oria Okonoboh

Abhijit Naskar
“A religious individual may most gloriously carry out his or her own rituals, as a part of his or her cultural identity, but the moment, that person starts to build a wall of separation between the self and the rest of humanity, coaxed by the textual commands of a scripture, the healthy religiousness turns into dangerous fundamentalism, which is a threat to both the self and the society.”
Abhijit Naskar

Abhijit Naskar
“When a person believes that a God is truly concerned about the well-being of life on earth, and especially of human life, the belief adorns that person with various positive psychological elements such as emotional stability, in times of distress and a highly functional moral compass. Here this belief has nothing to do with reality whatsoever, rather it serves the evolutionary purpose of self-preservation.”
Abhijit Naskar

Abhijit Naskar
“Religion is not a book, it is not an institution, and it is not even a person. True Religion is realization of the self.”
Abhijit Naskar

Abhijit Naskar
“Religions began as realization of the self, but ended up being retaliation against each other.”
Abhijit Naskar

Abhijit Naskar
“Common people tend to term any kind of bizarre phenomenon as “paranormal” or “supernatural”. They often exaggerate it as the work of the Gods. Behind this belief is nothing but primitive ignorance. Social progress means that people must (a necessity, not a luxury) align their beliefs and behavior to new knowledge and understanding of nature.”
Abhijit Naskar

Abhijit Naskar
“Progress of the human society is predicated upon the proper functioning of a key element of the human mind, that is reasoning.”
Abhijit Naskar

Abhijit Naskar
“The argument against faith is all based upon the rigorous analysis of the scriptures, and not upon the objective observation of the actual individual sensation of faith. Historical experiences of the Kingdom of God gave rise to all the scriptures in the world, but the scriptures themselves don’t account for the actual globally prevalent psychological element of faith or divinity in the human mind. Faith is a natural evolutionary trait of the human mind, selected by Mother Nature as an internal coping-mechanism.”
Abhijit Naskar

Abhijit Naskar
“It is all about the trade of ignorance. And India is such a bronze-age nation that is filled with these trades (astrology, palm reading, vastushashtra and others).”
Abhijit Naskar, Prescription: Treating India's Soul

Abhijit Naskar
“Changing the spelling of one's name to ensure success, performing rituals for good luck, wearing colored gem stones for success in business – all these fall into the same category of psychological reinforcement. Hence, emerged the blood-sucking professions of astrology, palmistry, vastushastra, numerology etc. The very existence of these fraudulent professions is predicated on the fear and anxiety of vulnerable masses. Thus, a person’s superstitious beliefs become the tool of exploitation in the hands of ruthless fraudsters.”
Abhijit Naskar

Yuval Noah Harari
“In the brain, all data is freely associated. When I go with my spouse to sing on a mortgage for our new home, I am reminded of the first place we lived together, which reminds me of our honeymoon in New Orleans, which reminds me of alligators, which remind me of dragons, which remind me of The Ring of the Nibelungen , and suddenly, before I know it, there I am humming the Siegfried leitmotif to a puzzled bank clerk. In bureaucracy, things must be kept apart. There is one drawer for home mortgages, another for marriage certificates, a third for tax registers, and a fourth for lawsuits. Otherwise, how can you find anything?”
Yuval Noah Harari, Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

Dada Bhagwan
“When will money not come to one? It is when he speaks ill of others and scandalizes. Money will come to the one who has purity of mind, body and speech.”
Dada Bhagwan

Allah Jihad
“If you want to become swole then just do it”
Allah Jihad

Dee-Anne Hayes
“Mother Nature continues in motion while your mind is segmented with probabilities. Remembering your night dreams shows exactly this - fleeting scenes of experience with nothing in between. Dee-anne Hayes”
Dee-Anne Hayes, Simultaneous Minds: Reinventing Yourself for Globalisation Change to Achieve Enlightenment of Purpose

“Life is the gift, itself. And any other additions, are the blessings!”
Floyd Williams, The Book of Self A Thesis on Energy and How it Interrelates

Douglas R. Hofstadter
“It is extremely interesting, then, to think about the meaning of the word ‘form’ as it applies to constructions of arbitrarily complex shapes. For instance, what is it that we respond to when we look at a painting and feel its beauty? Is if the ‘form’ of the lines and dots on our retina? Evidently it must be, for that is how it gets passed along to the analyzing mechanisms in our heads–but the complexity of the processing makes us feel that we are not merely looking at a two-dimensional surface; we are responding to some sort of inner meaning inside the picture, a multidimensional aspect trapped somehow inside those two dimensions. It is the word ‘meaning’ which is important here. Our minds contain interpreters which accept two-dimensional patterns and then ‘pull’ from them high-dimensional notions which are so complex that we cannot consciously describe them. The same can be said about how we respond to music, incidentally.”
Douglas R. Hofstadter, Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid

Abhijit Naskar
“That day, the great mind in neuroscience Michael A. Persinger, who is now a good friend of mine, made me realize that it was no other field of Science but Neuroscience that held the key to solving the quintessential problems of consciousness. He coaxed me into the science of the neurons and the rest as you know is history. Without Persinger, Naskar and Neuroscience would never have been linked together.
Imbued with new knowledge, confidence and excessive curiosity, I officially turned my attention to one of the loftiest goals of modern science - understanding the biological nature of the human mind. That day on, I officially got into the world of Neuroscience.”
Abhijit Naskar, Love, God & Neurons: Memoir of a Scientist Who Found Himself by Getting Lost

“As one writer expresses it, "We often form our opinions on the slightest evi-
dence, yet we are inclined to cling to them with grim tenacity." There are two reasons for this.
When we have formed an opinion on anything, the chances are that we have communicated it to some one, and have thereby committed ourselves to that side. Now to reverse an opinion is to confess that we were previously wrong. To reverse an opinion is to lay ourselves open to the charge of inconsistency. To be inconsistent is to admit that our judgments are human and fallible — this is the last thing we can ever think of. "Inconsistency," said Emerson, "is the hobgoblin of little minds." And if by this he meant inconsistency in the sense of changing opinions already formed, we must agree with him.”
Hazlitt, Henry

Herbert A. Simon
“When I examine my experimental research, I find to my embarrassment I rarely provided a control condition. What could I have possibly learned from these ill-designed experiments? The answer (it surprised me) is that you can test theoretical models without a control condition.”
Herbert A. Simon, Models of My Life

Abhijit Naskar
“The Lord is in you and only in you. Without the human mind to construct an over-exaggerated idea of the Lord, there is no actual Lord of humanity except for humanity itself.”
Abhijit Naskar, 7 Billion Gods: Humans Above All

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