Spiritual & Philosophical wisdom

Discussion in 'Philosophy and Religion' started by Deidre, May 8, 2018.

  1. Total Darkness

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    "Perhaps the deepest reason why we are afraid of death is because we do not know who we are. We believe in a personal, unique, and separate identity. But if we dare to examine it, we find that this identity depends entirely on an endless collection of things to prop it up: our name, our "biography," our partners, family, home, job, friends, credit cards. It is on their fragile and transient support that we rely for our security. So when they are all taken away, will we have any idea of who we are?

    Without our familiar props, we are faced with just ourselves, a person we do not know, an unnerving stranger with whom we have been living all the time but we never really wanted to meet. Isn't that why we have tried to fill every moment of time with noise and activity, however boring or trivial, to ensure that we are never left in silence with this stranger on our own?"

    Sogyal Rinpoche
  2. Ajay0

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    Ahimsa Paramo Dharmah -- Nonviolent behavior and conduct is the supreme duty and virtue. (Ancient Sanskrit saying)

    Compassion is all inclusive. Compassion knows no boundaries. Compassion comes with awareness, and awareness breaks all narrow territories.
    ~ Amit Ray

    All countries in the world are territories of evil. ~ Rama ( Yoga Vasistha)

    “When you call yourself an Indian or a Muslim or a Christian or a European, or anything else, you are being violent. Do you see why it is violent? Because you are separating yourself from the rest of mankind. When you separate yourself by belief, by nationality, by tradition, it breeds violence. So a man who is seeking to understand violence does not belong to any country, to any religion, to any political party or partial system; he is concerned with the total understanding of mankind.” ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti

    Kindness and awareness work together. Through awareness we understand the underlying beauty of everything and every being. ~ Amit Ray
    Last edited: Mar 25, 2019
  3. BlackBillBlake

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    "There is nothing so extravagant and irrational which some philosophers have not maintained for truth." Johnathan Swift - Gulliver's Travels.

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