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Re: Daily Wisdom~Eastern Thought

Zen meditation is not physical culture, nor is it a method to gain something material. It is peacefulness and blessedness itself. It is the actualization of truth and wisdom.

The Practice of Meditation, Zen Master Dogen
by BornAquarius
Tue Oct 20, 2009 8:57 am
 
Forum: Religion & Spirituality
Topic: Daily Wisdom~Eastern Thought
Replies: 71
Views: 4067

Re: Daily Wisdom~Eastern Thought

Big surprise, found it rather quickly, Thomas Paine on Common Sense in 4 parts 12.8 megs......., 14 days 200 downloads. https://www.yousendit.com/transfer.php?action=batch_download&batch_id=Z01QS3hRcG81bmcwTVE9PQ This may violate copyrights I don't think so, I believe Common Sense is in the pub...
by BornAquarius
Sat Oct 17, 2009 12:33 pm
 
Forum: Religion & Spirituality
Topic: Daily Wisdom~Eastern Thought
Replies: 71
Views: 4067

Re: Daily Wisdom~Eastern Thought

We confuse attachment with love. Attachment is concerned with my needs, my happiness, while love is an unselfish attitude, concerned with the needs and happiness of others.... A relationship free of unrealistic grasping is free of disappointment, conflict, jealousy, and other problems, and is fertil...
by BornAquarius
Sat Oct 17, 2009 12:31 pm
 
Forum: Religion & Spirituality
Topic: Daily Wisdom~Eastern Thought
Replies: 71
Views: 4067

Re: Warning issued for racist-themed posts.

Thanks Blackvault, I am fairly new here and haven't been posting much because of these type of threads....
by BornAquarius
Fri Oct 16, 2009 9:43 am
 
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Warning issued for racist-themed posts.
Replies: 30
Views: 2425

Re: Daily Wisdom~Eastern Thought

Spirituality I take to be concerned with those qualities of the human spirit—such as love and compassion, patience, a sense of responsibility, a sense of harmony, which bring happiness to both self and others.

- His Holiness the Dalai Lama
by BornAquarius
Tue Oct 13, 2009 12:18 pm
 
Forum: Religion & Spirituality
Topic: Daily Wisdom~Eastern Thought
Replies: 71
Views: 4067

Re: The Athenians: Another warning from history?

MonarchSmile wrote:Required readings in schools.............in America at least :!:

College yes but not high school.......I didn't read Plato, Socrates, Homer etc until I went to University.
by BornAquarius
Mon Oct 12, 2009 1:24 pm
 
Forum: Ancient & Lost Civilizations
Topic: The Athenians: Another warning from history?
Replies: 4
Views: 1149

The Athenians: Another warning from history?

The collapse of Greek democracy 2,400 years ago occurred in circumstances so similar to our own it could be read as a dark and often ignored lesson from the past, a new study suggests. In a new history of the 4th century BC, Cambridge University Classicist Dr. Michael Scott reveals how the implosion...
by BornAquarius
Mon Oct 12, 2009 12:52 pm
 
Forum: Ancient & Lost Civilizations
Topic: The Athenians: Another warning from history?
Replies: 4
Views: 1149

Re: Daily Wisdom~Eastern Thought

There is no fire like greed, No crime like hatred, No sorrow like separation, No sickness like hunger of heart, And no joy like the joy of freedom. Health, contentment and trust Are your greatest possessions, And freedom your greatest joy. Look within. Be still. Free from fear and attachment, Know t...
by BornAquarius
Mon Oct 12, 2009 12:12 pm
 
Forum: Religion & Spirituality
Topic: Daily Wisdom~Eastern Thought
Replies: 71
Views: 4067

Re: Daily Wisdom~Eastern Thought

Anyone who, even for a second, feels a pure, clear confidence on hearing the truth will experience immeasurable happiness. Why? Because, at that moment, that person is not caught up in the concept of a self or a living being or a life span. He is not caught up in concepts about the world, nor is he ...
by BornAquarius
Sun Oct 11, 2009 9:41 am
 
Forum: Religion & Spirituality
Topic: Daily Wisdom~Eastern Thought
Replies: 71
Views: 4067

Re: Daily Wisdom~Eastern Thought

One should not imagine oneself to be one with the eye or independent of it or the owner of it. The same with the ear and all the other senses, including the mind. Nor should one imagine oneself to be identical with the world or contained in it or independent of it or the owner of it. In this way, fr...
by BornAquarius
Sat Oct 10, 2009 9:08 am
 
Forum: Religion & Spirituality
Topic: Daily Wisdom~Eastern Thought
Replies: 71
Views: 4067
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