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Old 06-09-2023, 11:45 AM
 
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I like the saying, but there's one problem: in reality our world IS divided by race, color, gender, and religion.
The sadder truth is that most of we humans are fools.
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Old 06-09-2023, 11:54 AM
 
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The sadder truth is that most of we humans are fools.
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Old 06-11-2023, 12:13 PM
 
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Sri Ramakrishna
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A worldling can easily be known from the way in which he dislikes matters religious. He objects to the chanting of the name of the Lord and to listening to the singing of His glory. He prevents the others from taking to the path of religion. Religious institutions are condemned by him. He openly ridicules the holy men and the holy orders. Such behaviour is the mark of the man steeped in worldliness.
A Wordling. That is what Sri Ramakrishna calls an atheist! Steeped in worldiness.
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Old 06-11-2023, 12:37 PM
 
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A Wordling. That is what Sri Ramakrishna calls an atheist! Steeped in worldiness.
As if there is something wrong with living in the real world.
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Old 06-12-2023, 11:11 AM
 
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Emerson, his essay on The Over-Soul
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We live in succession, in division, in parts, in
particles. Meantime within man is the soul of the
whole; the wise silence; the universal beauty, to
which every part and particle is equally related,
the eternal ONE.

And this deep power in which we exist
and whose beatitude is all accessible to us,
is not only self-sufficing and perfect in every hour,
but the act of seeing and the thing seen, the seer
and the spectacle, the subject and the object, are one.

We see the world piece by piece, as the sun,
the moon, the animal, the tree; but the whole,
of which these are the shining parts, is the soul.
This is Advaita Vedanta. Whether inspired by studying it, or arriving at it on one’s own journey, its truth is inevitable.
“ but the act of seeing and the thing seen, the seer
and the spectacle, the subject and the object, are one.”
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Old 08-07-2023, 05:08 PM
 
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A Mahayana hymn translated from the Chinese:

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May every living being,
Our minds as one and radiant with light,
Share the fruits of peace,
With hearts of goodness, luminous and bright.

If people hear and see,
How hands and hearts can find unity in giving.
May their minds awake,
To Great Compassion, wisdom and to joy.

May kindness find reward.
May all who sorrow leave their grief and pain.
May this boundless light,
Break the darkness of their endless night.

Because our hearts are one
This world of pain turns into Paradise.
May all become compas*sionate and wise,
May all become compassionate and wise.
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Old 08-09-2023, 11:22 AM
 
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Courage is found in unexpected places. It is not the sole province of soldiers, nor does it find its only fulfillment in the vanquishing of enemies. Indeed, courage manifests itself most powerfully, not in a single deed of valor, but in a lifetime of endurance.
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Old 08-09-2023, 11:54 AM
 
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Courage is found in unexpected places. It is not the sole province of soldiers, nor does it find its only fulfillment in the vanquishing of enemies. Indeed, courage manifests itself most powerfully, not in a single deed of valor, but in a lifetime of endurance.

Wow. Yes, a lifetime of endurance.
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Old 08-09-2023, 03:24 PM
 
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Courage is found in unexpected places. It is not the sole province of soldiers, nor does it find its only fulfillment in the vanquishing of enemies. Indeed, courage manifests itself most powerfully, not in a single deed of valor, but in a lifetime of endurance.

Wow. Yes, a lifetime of endurance.
And endurance is something some of us have to have a lot of...right here on this forum.
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Old 08-27-2023, 06:25 PM
 
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It is an averred fact that mankind is not a whit better in morality, and in some respects ten times worse now, than it ever was in the days of Paganism.
Blavatsky
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