1. "It does not require many words to speak the truth."
    Chief Joseph (Nez Perce)
  2. Truth.

    Truth.

  3. "A true seeker could not accept any teachings, not if he sincerely wished to find something. But he who had found, could give his approval to every path, every goal; nothing separated him from all of the other thousands who lived in eternity, who breathed the Divine."
    Hermann Hesse
  4. Siddhartha (1922) and The Glass Bead Game (1943)

    These books by Hermann Hesse I have quoted maybe 5 times today… I am going to have to read them. Just from the quotes, I find myself unable to stop reading and sharing.

    During deep meditation it is possible to dispel time, to see simultaneously all the past, present, and future, and then everything is good, everything is perfect, everything is Brahman.” (1922)

    There is truth, my boy. But the doctrine you desire, absolute, perfect dogma that alone provides wisdom, does not exist.” (1943)

    Why have I never before heard about this man and this book?! Jaja. Well, in a way I already have known the book and the author. But again I will listen.

    Om.

    P.S. In this man, I see myself. Someone in constant search of the truth. I know the taste.

  5. "Everything that is thought and expressed in words is one-sided, only half the truth; it all lacks totality, completeness, unity. When the Illustrious Buddha taught about the world, he had to divide it into Samsara and Nirvana, illusion and truth, into suffering and salvation. One cannot do otherwise, there is no other method for those who teach. But the world itself, being in and around us, is never one-sided. Never is a man or a deed wholly Samsara or wholly Nirvana; never is a man wholly a saint or a sinner. This only seems so because we suffer the illusion that time is something real."
    Hermann Hesse
  6. Today’s Instructor: Hermann Hesse

    Today I realized that I still am holding on to some bit of hate. Though, from the past 4 months I have been far from it, still I know it is there and I ask myself why? Though the exact truth for why I am still finding reason to hate will come through my own awareness and from within, I still searched for wisdom from many teachers of spirituality. Today, I came across Hermann Hesse. And now I offer him to you.

    Take what is true.

    _______

    Oh, love isn’t there to make us happy. I believe it exists to show us how much we can endure. It matters little that you suffer, so long as you feel alive with a sense of the close bond that connects all living things, so long as love does not die!

    ________

    Love does not entreat; or demand. Love must have the strength to become certain within itself. Then it ceases merely to be attracted and begins to attract.

    __________

    If what matters in a person’s existence is to accept the inevitable consciously, to taste the good and bad to the full and to make for oneself a more individual, unaccidental and inward destiny alongside one’s external fate, then my life has been neither empty nor worthless.

    ________

    I have never lost the feeling of contradiction that lies behind all knowledge.

    ________

    We cannot evade life’s course, but we can school ourselves to be superior to fortune and also to look unflinchingly upon the most painful things.

    ________

    I do not consider myself less ignorant than most people. I have been and still am a seeker, but I have ceased to question stars and books; I have begun to listen to the teachings my blood whispers to me.

    ________

    If you hate a person, you hate something in him that is part of yourself. What isn’t part of ourselves doesn’t disturb us.

    And here is where I began. I had heard this plenty of times before, but I like to be reminded in different, but nevertheless equal, ways.

    So today, I search for what it is I find in myself that I hate to ultimately be simply conscious of it. From there, I hope to let it be and for it to no longer disturb me.

    Brb.

    _______

    Want more of Hermann Hesse? Start here

    There is so much more offered. 

  7. "Truth is contradictory; if it is not contradictory, then it is not truth."

    Monday, November 14, 2011

    http://knowledge-sheet.blogspot.com/

  8. "I’ve been through some terrible things in my life, some of which actually happened."

    Mark Twain

    Most of what we spend our lives doing, is just thinking… evaluating, analyzing, wondering, believing, expecting… and so most of our lives are filled with not the interactions between ourselves and the world, but rather interactions just within ourselves, between ourselves.  

  9. Occupy Everywhere

    Do you remember how we were talking about the Occupy movement and whether it would last, whether it was just a leftist “Tea Party” movement or something of that sort, and what were the ramifications of Occupy?

    Well, now I finally know that it is different and that it isn’t just occupy wall street, it is occupy everywhere. 

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtYnoOpLYAE

    http://www.globalone.tv/video/the-spiritual-dimensions-of-occupy-wall-street

    It all hit me at 4:40am in Buenos Aires, Argentina, after watching three videos about the movement, in this order - Are you Awake? Radio Show on Occupy, Human Microphone Buzz Feed, and Michael Moore “This is a historic day” (I promise you that some of what Moore says is profound and universal, just transcend his leftism if it is not your taste.)

    For the longest time, I have been consciously trying to ignore the Occupy movement back in the states. I closed my ears to it. I don’t know why… trying to save my political activism for when I get back… trying to subdue my revolutionist tendencies maybe. Either way… the movement found me.

    And I think that there is some incredible implications in that it could find me when I didn’t want to be found. Like when a rock is dropped into a lake, the movement rippled and finally the water washed over me, awakening me. And it no longer could be ignored. Once I saw it, I felt it like when you hear a simple truth that rings so deep for you. And I have this feeling that it isn’t simply me, but a lot of people feeling it.

    I felt it when I heard the human microphone for the first time on a Youtube video. It was similar to chanting mantras in temple for me. Repeating, hearing, feeling, and internalizing the sound vibrations. That attached me immediately to the movement. The unity of voices rang to me as something so pure and simple - the telling sign of any good truth - that I understood that this wasn’t just an anti-Wall Street movement, or even rich against the not so rich movement (though it may appear that way at first). There is a change of thought occurring, a revolution of the mind. And we are no longer thinking disconnectedly, we are thinking collectively. This really is not Occupy Wall Street, this is Occupy Everywhere, this is Occupy Together. 

    And when I was finally awaken by the voices while quietly meditating, trying to stay distant and apart, I realized that the movement and I were simultaneously focusing on the same thing: How do we unite ourselves for evolution and revolution? 

    Ultimately, we were never apart. We have always had this connection with each other. You, me, them. It’s about time we all affirmed it.

    ____________________

    "The only solution is world revolution"

    which starts within, at the individual level.

  10. Satsang

    Sat: True Sanga: Company

    Being in the company of the highest truth involving discussing, listening, meditating reflecting on the highest truth.

    From Indian Philosophy and Eastern Religions

  11. Truth.

    Truth.

  12. imgfave:

★ discovered on imgfave.com (social image bookmarking)

    imgfave:

    discovered on imgfave.com (social image bookmarking)

  13. Cablegate Satire Video. Very funny. Very True.

  14. I love 30 Rock

    for its blatancy.

  15. Let’s just follow the rules and no one will be accused of things like “rape” and “molestation.”
dreamsonfire:


Rape culture
Written by Georgia Claire on 28-09-2010

    Let’s just follow the rules and no one will be accused of things like “rape” and “molestation.”

    dreamsonfire:

    Rape culture

    Written by Georgia Claire on 28-09-2010

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Krishni
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South Florida - Houston - Chicago - Buenos Aires

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