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Post by L. Bryson » Wed Feb 08, 2006 1:56 am

" An ego in the hand is worth two in the bush "


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Post by dancer » Fri Feb 10, 2006 5:53 am

Fuddle Duddle
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Post by spatialbean » Sat Feb 18, 2006 5:14 am

All things by immortal power,
Near and Far
Hiddenly
To each other linked are,
That thou canst not stir a flower
Without troubling of a star.


Francis Thompson
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Post by spatialbean » Mon Feb 27, 2006 10:04 pm

If you haven't discovered who you truly are, your assumed competence is just a wall of sand against the oncoming tide.

Tarthang Tulku

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Post by dee » Thu Mar 02, 2006 4:38 pm

When the Pupil is ready the Master appears

Not always literally of course, but when someone is ready for a truth, it will usually present itself to them, either as a real-life situation, or maybe a book.

When you are ready for the lesson, it will be presented.

Incidently, in the 'Now', goes without saying :wink:


I believe its origin is from Theosophy

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Post by heidi » Thu Mar 09, 2006 12:20 am

When you put your hand in a flowing stream,
you touch the last that has gone before and the first of what is still to come.

(Leonardo da Vinci)

How nowish is that! :lol:

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When you put your couch in a flowing stream,
it grows moss and becomes its own little portal.
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Post by CopperTop » Thu Mar 09, 2006 1:31 am

"Every word, every image used for God is a distortion more than a
description."

"Then how
does one
speak of God?"

"Through Silence."

"Why, then, do you
speak in words?"

At that the Master laughed uproariously.
He said,
"When I speak, you mustn't listen
to the words, my dear.
Listen to
the Silence."
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Post by be-lank » Thu Mar 09, 2006 5:52 am

Surrender comes when you no longer ask, “Why is this happening to me?”


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Post by summer » Sun Mar 19, 2006 3:04 am

Some mornings I wake up in love with everybody and everything. It’s most distracting, I can’t get anything done. (Stuart Wilde)

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Jim Carrey quotation

Post by Linda » Fri Mar 24, 2006 9:09 pm

I think everyone should be rich and famous and get everything they dream of so they will understand that it's not the answer.
Short dips; many times...

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Post by Linda » Sat Apr 08, 2006 3:43 am

Listening to "Stillness Speaks" today and just loved this one:

Suffering is necessary until one realizes that suffering is unnecessary.

Linda
Short dips; many times...

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Post by CopperTop » Tue May 02, 2006 12:09 am

More of a story than a quotable quote -- but still worth sharing :)
One day a farmer’s donkey fell down a well. The animal cried piteously for hours as the farmer tried to figure out what to do. Finally he decided that the animal was old and since the well was non-functional anyway, it wasn’t worth trying to retrieve the donkey. So the bright idea was to try and kill two birds with one stone by burying the donkey in the well.

It was a big job so the farmer asked his neighbours to come and help. They all brought over a shovel and began to shovel dirt into the hole. As the donkey realized what was happening with dirt raining down on it, it started to bray horribly. Then to everyone’s amazement, the donkey suddenly went very quiet. Some assumed the donkey had decided to die quietly or had been quickly buried.

A few hours later the farmer looked down the half filled well and saw something amazing. The donkey was still standing and with every shovel of dirt that hit his back the donkey would shake it off and step on it. This carried on for several hours until the donkey’s head appeared over the lip of the well. A few shovelfuls later and the donkey quietly stepped up on the surrounding grass and trotted off.

The moral of the story is that life will shovel dirt on you, all kinds of dirt. The trick to getting out of the well of trouble is to think clearly, shake the dirt off, and then use the dirt to your advantage. Each of your troubles is a stepping stone. We can get out of the wells of trouble by stepping up, not stopping, and by not giving up.

It’s Simple. Just shake the dirt off and Step Up. Remember the five simple rules of happiness.

* Free your heart from hatred.
* Free your mind from worries.
* Love simply
* Give More
* Expect less

Enjoy life and keep shaking the dirt off!

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Post by heidi » Tue May 02, 2006 12:53 am

Hi, welcome back, Red. :)

I love the story as it tells that everything that happens is a gift that raises you up. Thanks so much for that one. :)
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Post by Linda » Wed May 03, 2006 11:55 pm

This story--the donkey in the well--has been a nice little signpost for me as lots of dirt seems to be heading in my direction. Thanks for sharing; it really has been helpful in many ways.
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