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Old 06-05-2017, 09:42 PM
 
Location: Sierra Nevada Land, CA
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There is this fellow named anonymous who is quoted a lot. He often says smart things.
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Old 06-16-2017, 12:18 PM
 
Location: So. Cal.
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It is the edge and temper of the blade that make a good sword, not the richness of the scabbard; and so it is not money or possessions that make man considerable, but his virtue.
Seneca
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Old 06-16-2017, 04:14 PM
 
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Mahayana, how about for each of the pieces of wisdom that you are offering, you provide us with two real life examples from your own personal experience about how you understand and apply the wisdom in a practical manner: one example that illustrates you using the wisdom easily and successfully, and another example where you seek to apply it and find it more challenging.


in other words show us how you put this into practice in daily life. in this way it becomes alive for us. by having it be about you, it is not then you telling us what we should be doing.

"study is not the main thing, but action"

"Rabban Gamliel's son said, all my life I have been raised
among the Sages, and I have not found anything better for oneself than
silence. Study is not the main thing but action."


Pirkei Avot 1:17

example in my life: if I learn something I am obliged to put it into practice in my daily life. One area this is easy for me is the requirement to study Torah daily because I love learning. An example of where it is challenging for me is at work not talking about other people, i.e. joining in office gossip around me.

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Old 06-16-2017, 04:22 PM
 
Location: minnesota
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I wouldn't have seen it if I hadn't believed it.

Marshall McLuhan

I don't remember where i heard it or exactly how it goes but it's along these lines:

Intelligence is learning from your own mistakes but wisdom is learning from the mistakes of others
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Old 06-16-2017, 05:22 PM
 
Location: So. Cal.
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Mahayana, how about for each of the pieces of wisdom that you are offering, you provide us with two real life examples from your own personal experience that illustrate how you successfully apply...

in other words show us how you put this into practice in daily life.
In other words prove my bona fides with more words on a screen? But what if I am lying then, how can one be assured?

You grown ups can apply or not whatever you glean from the thoughts quoted.

But for the record, I quote my spiritual betters because I am not worthy to teach or pretend to be an exemplar.

Excuse me now, I must go torture a small animal.
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Old 06-16-2017, 05:31 PM
 
Location: minnesota
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In other words prove my bona fides with more words on a screen? But what if I am lying then, how can one be assured?

You grown ups can apply or not whatever you glean from the thoughts quoted.

But for the record, I quote my spiritual betters because I am not worthy to teach or pretend to be an exemplar.

Excuse me now, I must go torture a small animal.
That escalated quickly.

Will Ferrell
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Old 06-26-2017, 11:32 AM
 
Location: So. Cal.
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I pay homage to the Perfection of Wisdom. She is worthy of homage. She is unstained, and the entire world cannot stain her. She is a source of light, and from everyone in the triple world she removes darkness.
Ashta-sahasrika, VII, 170 (1st century)
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Old 06-26-2017, 11:34 AM
 
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The All-knowing Mother-Wisdom of the Most High God, is super-essentially at once the substantiating Cause, the connecting Power, and the universal Consummation of all principles and things.
Dionysius, Celestial Hierarchies, 14 (6th century CE)
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Old 06-26-2017, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Log home in the Appalachians
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one does not need religion to have morals, if you can't determine right from wrong, you lack empathy and common sense, not religion.
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Old 06-26-2017, 12:23 PM
 
Location: Log home in the Appalachians
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There is an old proverb that says, that everyone is a house with four rooms, a physical, an emotional,a mental, and a spiritual. Most of us tend to live in one room most of the time, but unless we go into every room every day, we are not a complete person.
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