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  • SilouanSilouan Veteran Veteran
    A Buddhist monk once told me many years ago in broken English, "maybe change your feelings maybe change your karma".

    It is a very profound yet simple saying packed into few words that didn't get lost in translation, and it puts "change yourself and you change the world" into perspective.
    Chelobster
  • CheChe Veteran Veteran
    “It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness.”
    Leo Tolstoy
    riverflowlobsterInvincible_summerEvenThird
  • CoryCory Veteran Tennessee Veteran
    When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.
    -Jimi Hendrix
    riverflowChemisecmisc1
  • CheChe Veteran Veteran
    edited May 2013
    "The infinite is in the finite of every instant"
    Zen Proverb
  • robotrobot Veteran Veteran

    "Though the world is torn and shaken
    Even if your heart is breakin'
    It's waiting for you to awaken
    And someday you will-
    Learn to be still"

    From 'Learn to be still' by the Eagles
    Jeffrey
  • CheChe Veteran Veteran
    "Cleanliness is next to Godliness......and it doesn't cramp your style as much" :D
    George Carlin
    Vastmind
  • CheChe Veteran Veteran
    "Silence is a source of great strength"
    Lao Tzu
  • betaboybetaboy Veteran Veteran
    Every saint has a past; every sinner has a future.
    Oscar Wilde
    riverflow
  • CheChe Veteran Veteran
    Albeit in a different place than the saint :D
  • CheChe Veteran Veteran

    “It's not what you say out of your mouth that determines your life,it's what you whisper to yourself that has the most power!”
    Robert T. Kiyosaki
    Invincible_summerlobstermisecmisc1
  • CheChe Veteran Veteran
    "The least initial deviation from the truth is multiplied later a thousandfold"
    Aristotle
    Jeffrey
  • CheChe Veteran Veteran
    “Nothing, Everything, Anything, Something: If you have nothing, then you have everything, because you have the freedom to do anything, without the fear of losing something.”
    Jarod Kintz
  • JeffreyJeffrey Veteran Veteran
    When I was a very small boy
    Very small boys talked to me
    Now that we've grown up together
    They're afraid of what they see
    That's the price that we all pay
    Our valued destiny comes to nothing
    I can't tell you where we're going
    I guess there's just no way of knowing
    the band New Order
    CheInvincible_summer
  • CheChe Veteran Veteran

    “Sometimes it's not enough to know what things mean, sometimes you have to know what things don't mean.”
    Bob Dylan
    mmo
  • CheChe Veteran Veteran
    “When another person makes you suffer, it is because he suffers deeply within himself and his suffering is spilling over. He does not need punishment; he needs help. That's the message he is sending.”
    Thich Nhat Hanh

    John_Spencer
  • SilouanSilouan Veteran Veteran
    Never jump into a pile of leaves with a wet sucker - Linus.
    Che
  • CheChe Veteran Veteran
    “You may have occasion to possess or use material things, but the secret of life lies in never missing them.”
    Gandhi
  • CittaCitta Veteran Veteran
    " Never oil a camera ".
    My Uncle John in 1960 after finding out the truth of the matter the hard way.
    John_Spencer
  • CheChe Veteran Veteran
    Was he trying to get a faster shutter speed :D
  • CittaCitta Veteran Veteran
    edited June 2013
    This was in the days when you had to wind the film on, and apparently it squeaked..... :eek:
    I should add that John was a bright guy..an engineer.
    But I guess we all have bad ideas from time to time.
  • CheChe Veteran Veteran
    Manual film advance, unfortunately I'm old enough to remember them....and older ones :-/
    When my grand daughter was a little tyke she asked me if she could use my old telephone and of course I obliged. It was a dial phone and she began pushing the numbers in the holes saying,"it's broken Pa" :bawl:
  • CheChe Veteran Veteran
    Sometimes I lie awake at night, and I ask, 'Where have I gone wrong?' Then a voice says to me, 'This is going to take more than one night".
    Charlie Brown
    JeffreyJohn_SpencerMaryAnne
  • CheChe Veteran Veteran
    "Let no man pull you so low as to hate him"
    Martin Luther King Jnr.
    riverflow
  • CheChe Veteran Veteran
    "Knock on the sky and listen to the sound"
    Zen Saying
    Jeffrey
  • CheChe Veteran Veteran

    "You can't wake a person who is pretending to be asleep"
    Navajo Proverb
  • CheChe Veteran Veteran
    "If you think you're free, there's no escape possible"
    Ram Dass
  • lobsterlobster Veteran Veteran
    A well-balanced person is one who finds both sides of an issue laughable. — Herbert Procknow
    Che
  • CheChe Veteran Veteran
    A well balanced person is one with a chip on both shoulders :D
    riverflowlobsterbanned_crabmmo
  • CheChe Veteran Veteran
    Alice came to a fork in the road. "Which road do I take?" she asked.
    "Where do you want to go?" responded the Cheshire cat.
    "I don't know," Alice answered.
    "Then," said the cat, "it doesn't matter."
    ~Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
    lobsterInvincible_summer
  • mfranzdorfmfranzdorf Veteran Veteran
    "You can put shit in the oven, but that don't make it cake"
    -unknown southern guy.
    VastmindMaryAnnemmo
  • CheChe Veteran Veteran
    "Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise. Seek what they sought"
    Matsuo
    mmo
  • CheChe Veteran Veteran
    Grammar; the difference between knowing your shit and knowing you're shit :D
    Unknown
  • lobsterlobster Veteran Veteran
    “Lead us toward a speech, which is as beautiful as silence, and toward a silence, which is as beautiful as the sweetest and truest of words.”
    ― Jean-Yves Leloup
    CheInvincible_summer
  • CheChe Veteran Veteran
    "Only in the early morning light of day, and of life, can we see the world without its shadows. Truth requires new beginnings".
    ~Jeb Dickerson
    lobster
  • lobsterlobster Veteran Veteran
    “Declare your jihad on thirteen enemies you cannot see - egoism, arrogance, conceit, selfishness, greed, lust, intolerance, anger, lying, cheating, gossiping and slandering. If you can master and destroy them, then you will be ready to fight the enemy you can see.”
    ― Al-Ghazali
    CheInvincible_summerTheEccentricmmo
  • CheChe Veteran Veteran
    Reminds me of the Native American Elder speaking to his grand son of the two wolves competing for his soul. One was the wolf of the things you mentioned and the other was the wolf of compassion, understanding and love. The grand son asked which wolf would win the fight, the Elder said..... "the one you feed"
  • CheChe Veteran Veteran
    "Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple"
    ~Dr Seuss
    Invincible_summermmo
  • searching_samsarasearching_samsara Explorer Explorer
    It's all a lanaguage game ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein
  • CheChe Veteran Veteran
    Should we forgive a full moon for rising on a glassy ocean?
    Thank you for those inspirational Seneca quotes @riverflow.
    riverflow
  • JeffreyJeffrey Veteran Veteran
    Lack of understanding
    becomes misunderstanding
    when there is speculation
    instead of investigation.

    ~stonepeace

    I thought this is relevant to this forum if only in my person and posts.
    riverflowmmo
  • JeffreyJeffrey Veteran Veteran
    What pride should we have,
    when we might be humbled
    by great suffering at any time,
    when our negative karma ripens?

    ~stonepeace

  • riverflowriverflow Veteran Veteran
    edited June 2013
    "Without music, life would be a mistake." ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

    I'd also say the same is true of poetry.
    swaydam
  • CheChe Veteran Veteran
    "Have a heart that never hardens, a temper that never tires, a touch that never hurts"
    Charles Dickens
  • JeffreyJeffrey Veteran Veteran
    But do not ask me where I am going as I travel in this limitless world, where every step I take is my home...

    ~ Dogen ~
    riverflow
  • JeffreyJeffrey Veteran Veteran
    "Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does." - William James
    riverflow
  • riverflowriverflow Veteran Veteran
    Jeffrey said:

    But do not ask me where I am going as I travel in this limitless world, where every step I take is my home...

    ~ Dogen ~

    Oh, yes! That is from one of his poems! I had forgotten about this poem... Thank you!
  • CheChe Veteran Veteran
    "The tighter you squeeze, the less you have"
    Zen Saying
    riverflow
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