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Thought for the Day

lobsterlobster Veteran
edited March 28 in Buddhism Today

"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it." - Aristotle

Every day I come across great thoughts. True dat, I think.
What truths did you find today that we all know but perhaps need hearing differently?

TiggerVastmindkarasti

Comments

  • TiggerTigger Toronto, Canada Veteran
    edited March 28

    Not sure if this aligns with your post @lobster - kind of does

    I saw this while looking at other things on the internet and I really liked it. I hate when I see people being rude or looking down at people because they THINK they are better than them (think being the operative word)

    lobsterVastmind
  • ShoshinShoshin No one in particular Nowhere Special Veteran

    silverlobsterVastmind
  • HozanHozan Veteran

  • HozanHozan Veteran
    edited March 29

    As used later by public enemy as an intro to Show Em Watcha Got from It takes a nation of Millions to hold us back album

  • satcittanandasatcittananda UK Veteran

    'We are so busy doing the urgent that we don't have time to do the important.'

    Confucius

    Vastmind
  • satcittanandasatcittananda UK Veteran

    “We’re all just walking each other home.”

    Ram Dass

  • satcittanandasatcittananda UK Veteran
    edited March 29

    I realise I'm not very active, so am getting a few days of quotes in on what is a lovely reflective post! And I love reflection!

    TY Lobster

    Vastmind
  • satcittanandasatcittananda UK Veteran

    “The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.”

    Isaac Asimov

  • HozanHozan Veteran

  • lobsterlobster Veteran

    Give up sainthood, renounce wisdom,
    And it will be a hundred times better for everyone.
    Give up kindness, renounce morality,
    And men will rediscover filial piety and love.
    Give up ingenuity, renounce profit,
    And bandits and thieves will disappear.
    These three are outward forms alone; they are not sufficient in themselves.
    It is more important
    To see the simplicity,
    To realize one’s true nature,
    To cast off selfishness
    And temper desire.

    – Chapter 19, Tao Te Ching
    http://theancientwisdomproject.com/2015/07/dont-be-smart/

    HozanKeromemosquito
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