emperor knows how to govern when poets are free to make verses, people to
act plays, historians to tell the truth, ministers to give advice, the poor to
grumble at taxes, students to learn lessons aloud, workmen to praise their
skill and seek work, people to speak of anything, and old men to find fault
(Address of the Duke of Shao to King
Li-Wang, ca 845 B.C.)
your eyes and you will see clearly. Cease to listen and you will
hear truth. Be silent and your heart will sing. Seek no contacts and
you will find union. Be still and you will move forward on the tide of the
spirit. Be gentle and you will need no strength. Be patient and you
will achieve all things. Be humble and you will remain entire.
is material shape, past, future, present, subjective or objective,
gross or subtle, mean or excellent, whether it is far or near all material
shape should be seen by perfect intuitive wisdom as it really is: "This
is not mine, this I am not, this is not my self."
is feeling, whatever is perception, whatever are habitual tendencies, whatever
is consciousness, past, future, present, subjective or objective, gross or
subtle, mean or excellent, whether it is far or near all should be seen by
perfect intuitive wisdom as it really is: "This is not mine, this I am
not, this is not my self."
who wherever he goes is attached to no person and to no place by ties of
flesh; who accepts good and evil alike, neither welcoming the one nor
shrinking from the other take it that such a one has attained Perfection.
forms of Government have been tried, and will be tried in this world of
sin and woe. No one pretends that democracy is perfect or
all-wise. Indeed, it has been said that democracy is the worst form of
government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to
every man is given the key to the gates of heaven; the same key opens the
gates of hell.
Richard Feynman (19181988) "The Value of Science", 1955 In a Buddhist temple there [Honolulu], the man in charge explained a little bit about the Buddhist religion for tourists, and then ended his talk by telling them he had something to say to them that they would never forget and I have never forgotten it. It was a proverb of the Buddhist religion.
a principle exists it must be immutable, for that is what a principle is
a truth standing apart from the mood of the times.
you are doing one thing talking on your phone, texting, whatever you
are automatically not doing something else. What is the greatest
scarcity in the world today? It's not oil. It's time. Time
is precious. Don't throw it away.