Thursday, November 24, 2011
"Fill your hearts with love and gratitude. Life gives us what we need and not necessarily what we want. It follows its own wisdom, which is often incomprehensible to our gross minds. We should learn to accept situations in life. This attitude of acceptance is the secret to happiness." - Mata Amritanandamayi
"Your enlightenment is perfect only when silence has come to be a celebration. Hence my insistence that after you meditate you must celebrate. After you have been silent you must enjoy it, you must have a thanksgiving. A deep gratitude must be shown towards the whole just for the opportunity that you are, that you can meditate, that you can be silent, that you can laugh." - Osho
"If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, "Thank you", that would suffice." - Meister Eckhart
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
"Rama was kind and courteous and never ill.
To harsh words he returned no blame."
Retold by William Buck
"Humility and courtesy are acts of piety."
Sayings of the Prophet
"Be pitiful, be courteous: not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing."
1 Peter 3:8-11
"He who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love."
"To speak kindly does not hurt the tongue."
"Gratitude is the most exquisite form of courtesy."
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
"He who sees the Self, sees only the Self in the world also. To the jnani, it is immaterial whether the world appears or not. Whether it appears or not, his attention is always on the Self. It is like the letters and the paper on which the letters are printed. You are wholly engrossed with the letters and have no attention left for the paper. But the jnani thinks only of the paper as the real substratum, whether the letters appear on it or not." - Ramana Maharshi
"Let me think: was i the same when i got up this morning? I almost think i can remember feeling a little different. But if i'm not the same, the next question is, Who in the world am i? Ah, that's the great puzzle!" - Lewis Carroll
"And remember, no matter where you go, there you are." - Confucius
Monday, November 21, 2011
"Harmony seldom makes a headline." - Silas Bent
"Journalism largely consists in saying "Lord Jones is dead" to people who never knew Lord Jones was alive." - G K Chesterton
"We can't quite decide if the world is growing worse, or if the reporters are just working harder." - The Houghton Line November 1965
"The duty of the press is to encourage debate, not to supply the public with information." - Christopher Lasch
"In the spiderweb of facts, many a truth is strangled." - Paul Eldridge
"No news is good news. No journalist is even better." - Nicolas Bentley
"I believe in equality for everyone, except reporters and photographers." - M K Gandhi
Saturday, November 19, 2011
"Religion is like going out to dinner with friends. Everyone may order something different, but everyone can still sit at the same table." - The XIV Dalai Lama
"If there were no God, there would be no atheists." - G K Chesterton
"If i were not an atheist, i would believe in a God who would choose to save people on the basis of the totality of their lives and not the pattern of their words. I think he would prefer an honest and righteous atheist to a TV preacher whose every word is God, God, God, and whose every deed is foul, foul, foul." - Isaac Asimov
"What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly." - Richard Bach
"An apology for the Devil: It must be remembered that we have only heard one side of the case. God has written all the books." - Samuel Butler
Friday, November 18, 2011
"Your life becomes a vital celebration, your relationship becomes a festive thing; whatsoever you do, every moment is a festival. You eat, and eating becomes a celebration; you take a bath, and bathing becomes a celebration; you talk, and talking becomes a celebration." - Osho
"Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it." - Gautama Buddha
"When you see the Earth from space, you don't see any divisions of nation-states there. This may be the symbol of the new mythology to come; this is the country we will celebrate, and these are the people we are one with." - Joseph Campbell
"Let no one weep for me, or celebrate my funeral with mourning, for i still live, as i pass to and fro through the mouths of men." - Quintus Ennius
Thursday, November 17, 2011
"It is better to travel well than to arrive...There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth... not going all the way, and not starting." - Gautama Buddha
"Let your mind start a journey thru a strange new world. Leave all thoughts of the world you knew before. Let your soul take you where you long to be... Close your eyes, let your spirit start to soar, and you'll live as you've never lived before." - Erich Fromm
"Man improves himself as he follows his path; if he stands still, waiting to improve before he makes a decision, he'll never move." - Paulo Coelho
"Life, as the most ancient of all metaphors insists, is a journey; and the travel book, in its deceptive simulation of the journey's fits and starts, rehearses life's own fragmentation. More even than the novel, it embraces the contingency of things." - Jonathan Raban