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  • DavidDavid A human residing in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Ancestral territory of the Erie, Haudenosaunee, Huron-Wendat, Mississauga and Neutral First Nations Veteran

    Between stimulus and response there is a space.
    In that space lies your freedom and power to choose your response.
    In those responses lie your growth and your happiness.

    Attributed to Viktor Frankl but maybe not.

    BunkslobsterFleaMarketJeffrey
  • JeroenJeroen Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter Netherlands Veteran

    “When I visited the mushroom intelligence during one of my sessions I asked what it was doing on this planet. It replied, “things were good here when we arrived, then the monkeys got out of control.””

    — Terence McKenna (a man much taken with talking to mushrooms)

    BunksJeffreyKotishka
  • "Why is propaganda so much more successful when it stirs up hatred than when it tries to stir up friendly feeling?"

    ~Bertrand Russell~

    lobsterKotishka
  • @Shoshin1 said:
    "Why is propaganda so much more successful when it stirs up hatred than when it tries to stir up friendly feeling?"

    ~Bertrand Russell~

    :( So true..

  • “Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.”
    ~Voltaire~

    lobsterJeroen
  • "You must not kill your neighbour, whom perhaps you genuinely hate, but by a little war-time propaganda this hate can be transferred to some foreign nation, against whom all your murderous impulses become patriotic heroism."

    ~Bertrand Russell~

  • JeroenJeroen Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter Netherlands Veteran

    “You are an explorer, and you represent our species, and the greatest good you can do is to bring back a new idea, because our world is endangered by the absence of good ideas. Our world is in crisis because of the absence of consciousness.”

    ― Terence McKenna

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  • federicafederica Seeker of the clear blue sky... Its better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt Moderator

    @David said:
    Between stimulus and response there is a space.
    In that space lies your freedom and power to choose your response.
    In those responses lie your growth and your happiness.

    Attributed to Viktor Frankl but maybe not.

    Yes, it is Viktor Frankl. I remember reading it in his book.

    David
  • JeroenJeroen Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter Netherlands Veteran

    “So the only quality of a seeker of truth is that he does not believe, that he is not a believer, that he is ready to be ignorant rather than to be knowledgeable, because ignorance is at least natural, simple, innocent. And out of ignorance there is a possibility, almost a certainty, that the question will arise, that the journey will begin.”

    — Osho

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  • @Shoshin1 Too relevant! My monkeys really like the circus..

    lobsterShoshin1Kotishka
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  • “Salvation is being on the right road, not having reached a destination”
    bodhi Martin Luther King Jr.

  • JeroenJeroen Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter Netherlands Veteran

    “Go deeply into the urge to be silent and not the mental interference of how, where and when. If you follow silence to its source you can be taken by it in a moment.”
    ― Jean Klein, Who Am I?: The Sacred Quest

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  • JeroenJeroen Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter Netherlands Veteran
    edited May 2022

    “There are a great many ways in which, at the present moment, the church, by its insistence upon what it chooses to call morality, inflicts upon all sorts of people undeserved and unnecessary suffering.”
    — Bertrand Russell

  • JeroenJeroen Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter Netherlands Veteran
    edited May 2022

    “Religion is based, I think, primarily and mainly upon fear. It is partly the terror of the unknown and partly, as I have said, the wish to feel that you have a kind of elder brother who will stand by you in all your troubles and disputes. Fear is the basis of the whole thing – fear of the mysterious, fear of defeat, fear of death.”
    — Bertrand Russel

  • JeroenJeroen Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter Netherlands Veteran

    “Zen will be the future religion of mankind because it teaches how to go beyond, and then it teaches how to go beyond the beyond.”
    — Osho

  • KotishkaKotishka Veteran

    "Love is wise, hatred is foolish."

    Bertrand Russell

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  • VimalajātiVimalajāti Whitby, Ontario Veteran

    @Kotishka said:
    "Love is wise, hatred is foolish."

    Bertrand Russell

    "Love is hot, truth is molten."

    Donovan Leitch, a groovy songsmith, but not a contemplative.

    FleaMarketKotishkalobster
  • JeroenJeroen Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter Netherlands Veteran

    “Whatever is destined not to happen will not happen, try as you may. Whatever is destined to happen will happen, do what you may to prevent it. This is certain. The best course, therefore, is to remain silent.”
    ― Ramana Maharshi

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  • JeroenJeroen Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter Netherlands Veteran

    “The Power that created you has created the world as well. If it can take care of you, it can similarily take care of the world also. If God has created the world, it is His business to look after it, not yours.”
    ― Ramana Maharshi

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  • JeroenJeroen Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter Netherlands Veteran

    “When there is no ‘I’ there is no karma.”
    ― Ramana Maharshi

  • JeroenJeroen Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter Netherlands Veteran
    edited May 2022

    “Peace is your natural state. It is your mind that destroys it.”
    ― Ramana Maharshi

  • JeroenJeroen Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter Netherlands Veteran

    “It is enough that one surrenders oneself. Surrender is to give oneself up to the original cause of one’s being. Do not delude yourself by imagining such a source to be some God outside you. One’s source is within oneself. Give yourself up to it. That means that you should seek the source and merge in it.”
    ― Ramana Maharshi

  • "I'm just so excited to be here" - Ian McKellen

  • federicafederica Seeker of the clear blue sky... Its better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt Moderator

    "In a room where people unanimously maintain a conspiracy of silence, one word of truth sounds like a pistol shot."

    Czeslaw Milosz
    Nobel Lecture, December1980

    Shoshin1
  • JeroenJeroen Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter Netherlands Veteran

    “Absorb what is useful, discard what is not, add what is uniquely your own.”
    — Bruce Lee.

  • JeroenJeroen Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter Netherlands Veteran

    “The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering.”
    ― Bruce Lee

  • JeroenJeroen Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter Netherlands Veteran

    “If there is a God, he is within. You don't ask God to give you things, you depend on God for your inner theme.”
    ― Bruce Lee

  • JeroenJeroen Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter Netherlands Veteran

    “Many people dedicate their lives to actualizing a concept of what they should be like, rather than actualizing themselves. This difference between self-actualization and self-image actualization is very important. Most people live only for their image.”
    ― Bruce Lee

    Jeffrey
  • JeroenJeroen Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter Netherlands Veteran

    “When you go out into the woods, and you look at trees, you see all these different trees. And some of them are bent, and some of them are straight, and some of them are evergreens, and some of them are whatever. And you look at the tree and you allow it. You see why it is the way it is. You sort of understand that it didn’t get enough light, and so it turned that way. And you don’t get all emotional about it. You just allow it. You appreciate the tree.

    The minute you get near humans, you lose all that. And you are constantly saying ‘You are too this, or I’m too this.’ That judgment mind comes in. And so I practice turning people into trees. Which means appreciating them just the way they are.”
    ― Ram Dass

    Bunks
  • JeroenJeroen Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter Netherlands Veteran

    “In mystical traditions, it is one's own readiness that makes experiences exoteric or esoteric.
    The secret isn't that you're not being told.
    The secret is that you're not able to hear.”
    ― Ram Dass

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  • JeffreyJeffrey Veteran

    What would you care to hold onto
    if the future can never be what you imagine,
    which, incidentally, it never is?
    Don’t we all know this, yet secretly refuse to admit it?
    Future is based on certain cherished ideas
    we have about what we wish and hope to experience,
    but life does not serve or grant such projections.
    God is not so unkind as to fulfil all our dreams,
    and for good reason.
    Life yields the food for every living thing to evolve.
    There is a great compassion and harmony in that,
    though few recognise it. One should trust this.
    If you are too intent on the fulfilment
    of your projections you will never be happy,
    because life is not here to satisfy your person.
    The wise one, recognising the fruitlessness
    of such pursuit, relaxes into a deep state of surrender
    and discovers the beautiful synchronicity
    with all that is.
    We must mature spiritually
    until this is our natural experience.
    The one without past, future or even present,
    alone is timelessly happy.
    ~ Mooji
    (from White Fire ~ Second Edition)

    lobster
  • JeroenJeroen Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter Netherlands Veteran

    “There was some point as a professor at Stanford and Harvard when I experienced being caught in some kind of a meaningless game in which the students were exquisite at playing the role of students and the faculty were exquisite at playing the role of faculty. I would get up and say what I had read in books and they'd all write it down and give it back as answers on exams but nothing was happening. I felt as if I were in a sound-proof room. Not enough was happening that mattered — that was real.”
    ― Ram Dass

  • JeroenJeroen Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter Netherlands Veteran

    “If you observe well, your own heart will answer.”
    — de Lubicz

  • JeroenJeroen Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter Netherlands Veteran

    “The self is a hard lump of emotional cunning that has formed in the subconscious out of all the disappointments and hurts the person has experienced since birth, particularly those of a sexual nature. It is terrified of being seen for what it is and directs most people’s decisions and reactions from the safety of the dark of their subconscious. Being an unhappy entity, its influence spoils good relationships and situations and inevitably makes choices that are soon regretted. Under the light of spiritual scrutiny the self squirms and does everything it can to deflect the attention.”
    — Barry Long

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  • lobsterlobster Veteran

    God is not so unkind as to fulfil all our dreams,
    and for good reason.

    Mooji talks about 'God'. If this is helpful or part of our understanding, fine. Just words. As Buddhists we don't require this term.

    As I always kindly remind God and gods:
    Just because you don't exist is no reason not to worship you

  • lobsterBunks
  • JeroenJeroen Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter Netherlands Veteran

    “One can go to another Guru after one's Guru passes away, but all Gurus are one and none of them is the form you see.”
    — Ramana Maharshi

  • JeroenJeroen Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter Netherlands Veteran
    edited June 2022

    “The feeling ‘I work’ is the hindrance. Ask yourself ‘Who works?’ Remember who you are. Then the work will not bind you, it will go on automatically. Make no effort either to work or to renounce; it is your effort which is the bondage.”
    — Ramana Maharshi

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  • BunksBunks Australia Veteran

    WHAT ARE THE UNWRITTEN RULES FOR A HAPPY LIFE? by Mattis Rogers

    1. Stop drinking. Stop doing drugs. People who say that they’re happy when they’re high or drunk, are like people, who get into debt and say they’re rich.
    2. Get off social media. This will make you happier than a 6-figure income will. And I’m not pulling this out of my arse. This is a scientifically researched fact. Constantly comparing yourself to others staged and highly edited “awesome, rich and happy” pictures, is eroding your mental health.
    3. Don’t mistake pleasure for happiness. Pleasure is the very addictive, but very fleeting feeling you get from consumption. At some point you will always have to “up the dose”. More cars. More drugs. More money. More sex. More scrolling. Happiness is being at peace. Having enough. Not needing anything obsessively.
    4. Fight for what you believe in. If you want to be happy, then have big, burning purpose in life. A purpose is your central life aim. What do you want your life to stand for? To find your purpose, ask yourself…When do you feel at your best? What are you really good at doing? Who or what inspires you? What do you believe in? Where do you see a problem that pisses you of that you want to change? We’re most happy if we’re pursuing something greater than ourselves.
    5. Do the Head Stone Test (full credit to Vic Stretcher). Think about your inevitable death. In fact, imagine you’d die one year from now. What would you want written on your head stone? You only have so much time on this planet. Why spend it comparing yourself to other? Why spend it in a job you hate? Why spend it fat, out-of-shape and without energy? Why spend it arguing over trifles? Why spend it without a central, burning purpose? Why spend it making yourself and the people around you weaker?
    6. Meditate. Just like a gym membership, meditation is one of those things everybody says they do, but never “feels like doing.” No wonder we’re seeing a rise in mental health issues.
    7. Train your bollocks off. Your physiology, the way you move your body and how you train it, has a direct impact on your psychology. The fastest way to get out of a funk, is to do burpees or run up a hill until your lungs burn. The fastest way to get depressed, is to sit in front of your laptop all day, shoulders slumped, jerking off to porn, eating doritos.
    8. Become financially free and increase time affluence. Yes, I’m telling you that money buys happiness. If you use it correctly. If you spend money to get status (new luxury cars, oversized house, vacations that you flex with on Insta…) you’ll be a miserable fucker. But if use money as a way to free up more time, to become time rich, you’ll be a very happy man.
    lobsterfederica
  • lobsterlobster Veteran

    Thanks @Bunks
    We haz good plan …

    Do the Head Stone Test

    On it.

    … wait I don't want a head stone … maybe a skull stone

    Bunks
  • JeroenJeroen Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter Netherlands Veteran

    “I would like my life to be a statement of love and compassion--and where it isn't, that's where my work lies.”
    ― Ram Dass

    Bunks
  • BunksBunks Australia Veteran

    Philosophy is a walk on some slippery rocks
    Religion is a light in the fog

    I’m not aware of too many things
    I know what I know if you know what I mean

    • Edie Brickell
  • federicafederica Seeker of the clear blue sky... Its better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt Moderator

    “I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.”
    -Mahatma Gandhi

    lobsterBunks
  • DavidDavid A human residing in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Ancestral territory of the Erie, Haudenosaunee, Huron-Wendat, Mississauga and Neutral First Nations Veteran

    We hate suffering but love its causes.

    --Shantideva

    Shoshin1
  • JeroenJeroen Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter Netherlands Veteran

    “You must unlearn what you have learned.”
    — Yoda

  • JeroenJeroen Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter Netherlands Veteran

    “Knowledge all by itself, without deep wisdom, ends up becoming despair.”
    ― Ram Dass

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