Traditions Quotes

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Seyyed Hossein Nasr
“We live among ruins in a World in which ‘god is dead’ as Nietzsche stated. The ideals of today are comfort, expediency, surface knowledge, disregard for one’s ancestral heritage and traditions, catering to the lowest standards of taste and intelligence, apotheosis of the pathetic, hoarding of material objects and possessions, disrespect for all that is inherently higher and better — in other words
a complete inversion of true values and ideals, the raising of the victory flag of ignorance and the banner of degeneracy. In such a time, social decadence is so widespread that it appears as a natural component of all political institutions. The crises that dominate the daily lives of our societies are part of a secret occult war to remove the support of spiritual and traditional values in order to turn man into a passive instrument of dark powers.

The common ground of both Capitalism and Socialism is a materialistic view of life and being. Materialism in its war with the Spirit has taken on many forms; some have promoted its goals with great subtlety, whilst others have done so with an alarming lack of subtlety, but all have added, in greater or lesser measure, to the growing misery of Mankind. The forms which have done the most damage in our time may be enumerated as: Freemasonry, Liberalism, Nihilism, Capitalism, Socialism, Marxism, Imperialism, Anarchism, Modernism and the New Age.”
Seyyed Hossein Nasr

Bruce Lee
“If you follow the classical pattern, you are understanding the routine, the tradition, the shadow -- you are not understanding yourself.”
Bruce Lee, Tao of Jeet Kune Do

Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips
“The believer is not a slave to fashion.

Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips

“Successfully functioning in a society with diverse values, traditions and lifestyles requires us to have a relationship to our own reactions rather than be captive of them. To resist our tendencies to make right or true, that which is nearly familiar, and wrong or false, that which is only strange.”
Robert Kegan

زكي نجيب محمود
“ليس الزواج عندنا ازدواجا بين قلب وقلب أو إتحادا بين عقل وعقل بل مزاوجة بين مجموعتين من الظروف”
زكي نجيب محمود, أيام في أمريكا

Ronald Reagan
“We do not deny any nation's legitimate interest in security. But protecting the security of one nation by robbing another of its national independence and national traditions is not legitimate. In the long run, it is not even secure.”
Ronald Reagan, The Quest for Peace, the Cause of Freedom

Vera Nazarian
“The Gingerbread House has four walls, a roof, a door, a window, and a chimney. It is decorated with many sweet culinary delights on the outside.

But on the inside there is nothing—only the bare gingerbread walls.

It is not a real house—not until you decide to add a Gingerbread Room.

That’s when the stories can move in.

They will stay in residence for as long as you abstain from taking the first gingerbread bite.”
Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

S.G. Blaise
“Callum holds me tightly as we submerge under the water. Thin lines of air bubbles escape from his nose and mouth. He struggles to get back to the surface but to no avail—his heavy uniform and black boots weren’t meant for swimming.”
S.G. Blaise, Proud Pada

S.G. Blaise
“Taking a deep breath, I am about to shout for Glenna when Moira says, No need to yell. Just use the k’bug, dear.
Oh. That’s better than alerting the whole monastery.”
S.G. Blaise, Proud Pada

S.G. Blaise
“A myriad of small red violet-colored animals, like rabbits, burst out of the trees, surrounding the guardian god. Their long bushy tails, with specks of black among the silver hairs, remind me of the squirrels of my home world, Uhna. Their two-inch-long dark brown pedicles remind me of the female reindeer from Arrov’s home world, A’ice. But I’ve never seen rabbits that have green flower stalks with tiny white flowers entwined around their furry bodies, while A’nima magic clings to them.
A tiny critter hops to me and rises on its hind legs to sniff my hand, its large green eyes glinting with surprising intelligence. Long whiskers move as its nose sniffles, then sneezes.”
S.G. Blaise, Proud Pada

S.G. Blaise
“Caderyn laughs. “Son, no one is entitled here except me.”
S.G. Blaise, True Teryn

S.G. Blaise
“First, those spaceships are mine, including the one Callum came here with, and not free to use as you wish,” Caderyn says. “Second, you are not a Teryn, and as such I do not have to honor your Bride’s Choice claim. We are done here.”
S.G. Blaise, True Teryn

Alex Haley
“Carrying little Kunta in his strong arms, he walked to the edge of the village, lifted his baby up with his face to the heavens, and said softly, “Fend kiling dorong leh warrata ka iteh tee.” (Behold—the only thing greater than yourself.)”
Alex Haley, Roots: The Saga of an American Family

Lars Fredrik Händler Svendsen
“Traditions brings continuity to one’s existence, but this sort of continuity is precisely what has been increasingly lost
throughout modernity.”
Lars Fr. H. Svendsen, A Philosophy of Boredom

أحمد خالد توفيق
“عندما يريدون الكلام عما يروق لهم أمام الأطفال يقولون لك ..دول عيال .. عندما تتكلم أنت يطالبونك بالصمت و الحذر لأن الأطفال يفهمون كل شئ”
أحمد خالد توفيق, تويتات من العصور الوسطى

Boria Sax
“Every animal is a tradition, and together they are a vast part of our heritage as human beings. No animal completely lacks humanity, yet no person is ever completely human. By ourselves, we people are simply balls of protoplasm. We merge with animals through magic, metaphor, or fantasy, growing their fangs and putting on their feathers. Then we become funny or tragic; we can be loved, hated, pitied, and admired. For us, animals are all the strange, beautiful, pitiable, and frightening things that they have ever been: gods, slaves, totems, sages, tricksters, devils, clowns, companions, lovers, and far more.”
Boria Sax, The Mythical Zoo: An Encyclopedia Of Animals In World Myth, Legend, And Literature

Greg Gordon
“Are we empty of all the traditions of religious men so that we can learn from the Lord Himself? This is the way of the Lord. God is looking for a Gideon’s army of those that are willing to trust fully in His power and not in any might or power of their own.”
Gospel Fellowships, Principles for the Gathering of Believers Under the Headship of Jesus Christ

Jung Chang
“Both my mother and father regarded a traditional ceremony as old-fashioned and redundant. Both she and my father wanted to get rid of rituals like that, which they felt had nothing to do with their feelings. Love was the only thing that mattered to these two revolutionaries.”
Jung Chang, Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China

“The food's always better if there's a fiddler in the kitchen.”
Melanie Eccles

Vandana  Yadav
“परम्पराएँ, हमारी धारणाओं की नींव पर खड़ी ऐसी इमारत है जिसका शिक्षा और शास्त्रों से कोई सरोकार नहीं है।”
Vandana Yadav, शुद्धि

Joy Harjo
“The traditional ways and rituals of all of Earth's peoples are kept in containers of poetry, song, and story. It is how we know who we are, where we are coming from and who we are becoming.”
Joy Harjo, Catching the Light

Louis Yako
“My mom gave me life
When I gave her back silence not a grandchild,
She reconsidered the entire cycle of life…

(July 1, 2015)”
Louis Yako, أنا زهرة برية [I am a Wildflower]

Abhijit Naskar
“Old and New (The Sonnet)

Old is not necessarily gold,
New is not necessarily cool.
Stereotypes without scrutiny,
Sustain only a society of fools.
Answer to one stereotype is not another,
Answer to one assumption is not another.
To make assumption is not wrong but,
To assume it as truth supreme is rhubarb.
Perception is all about assumption,
Our brain hasn't evolved to observe reality.
Biases prevent the observation of biases, unless,
You are hellbent to expand across comfort and luxury.
Stereotypes are archetypes of self-preservation.
Look outside the self and you'll find assimilation.”
Abhijit Naskar, Find A Cause Outside Yourself: Sermon of Sustainability

Abhijit Naskar
“We are much more than a mouthpiece for a culture,
We are much more than a showpiece of our ancestry.
I am not saying that we gotta cut off our roots,
But we mustn't let roots become chains of slavery.”
Abhijit Naskar, Amor Apocalypse: Canım Sana İhtiyacım

Abhijit Naskar
“I Don't Know (The Sonnet)

What does winning or losing mean,
I don't know.
What does kill or be killed mean,
I don't know.
What does 'my culture, your culture' mean,
I don't know.
What does 'my nation, your nation' mean,
I don't know.
What does 'my people, your people' mean,
I don't know.
What does my life and your life mean,
I don't know.
I only know, we are not some mindless mouthpiece
for our dead ancestors and their shortsightedness.
It is time we bury the divisionism that
they passed on to us tradition and heritage.”
Abhijit Naskar, Mucize Misafir Merhaba: The Peace Testament

Jessica Marie Baumgartner
“Our culture and our traditions have been slowly eroded in favor of propagandist versions of important days that still hold
strong spiritual meanings.”
Jessica Marie Baumgartner

Vishen Lakhiani
“Our job is to remove the chains that shackle us. The people who make you feel guilty for going against your culture, for going against your religion, all they're saying is: "Look at my chains, they are bigger than yours!”
Vishen Lakhiani

Vishwajeet Gudadhe
“If you want to justify an illogical behaviour in the modern era, use the two ingredients: Tradition & Nostalgia.”
Vishwajeet Gudadhe

Tetsu Kariya
“These rice balls represent the responsibilities we have for the future."
"The responsibilities we have for the future?!"
"Let's start off with the stewed hard clams. In the past, they could be found anywhere. But nowadays, most of the hard clams are being imported because they can no longer be caught due to land reclamation and pollution. Hard clams from the sea nearby have now become a rarity.
Stewed hard clams are an important cultural asset that has been passed down to us since the Edo Period. But at this rate, the hard clams will be lost, and the stewed hard clams will disappear from the menu of the future.
The same with matsutake. The production of matsutake is going down every year because the mountains are not looked after with care. People hardly go to the mountains to take care of them because of the decrease in population in the mountainous regions, as well as the decrease of people who use wood as fuel. At this rate, domestic matsutake will also disappear from our tables.
And then there's the katsuobushi. How many households have their own katsuobushi shaver these days? MSG and ready-made easy seasonings have become the mainstream of cooking. The most basic Japanese tradition of using katsuobushi and konbu to make dashi is starting to disappear. Even when you use katsuobushi, you use something that has already been shaved and packed."
"He's right. Young people who have experienced shaving a katsuobushi are a minority nowadays."
"In the old days, shaving the katsuobushi was the children's job."
"The current Japanese culinary culture is one of the richest in the world. But at the same time, we are continuing to lose something we are not meant to lose. And that is not right . It is our responsibility to pass on the important cultural elements from our ancestors down to the future.”
Tetsu Kariya, The Joy of Rice

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