Year 2007 Archive
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“Here’s A Thought” items from the year 2007.
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December 30, 2007
Life is the sum of all your choices.
December 23, 2007
Who truly loves God loves every path to God.
December 16, 2007
Much of what is ordinarily described as nonrational or irrational is merely so because observers have not discovered the point of view of the actor, from which the action is rational.
in Discovering God
December 9, 2007
What sane person could live in this world and not be crazy?
Ursula K. Le Guin
December 2, 2007
Jesus said, “Come, that I may teach you about secrets no person has ever seen. For there exists a great and boundless realm, whose extent no generation of angels has seen, in which there is a great invisible Spirit, which no eye of an angel has ever seen, no thought of the heart has ever comprehended, and it was never called by any name”;.
The Gospel of Judas
November 25, 2007
It’s a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted.
November 18, 2007
For there is nothing lost that cannot be found, if sought.
Faerie Queene, Book V
by Edmund Spenser
November 11, 2007
Not being able to govern events, I govern myself.
Michel De Montaigne
November 4, 2007
The most important thing is to find out what is the most important thing.
Shunryu Suzuki Roshi
October 28, 2007
How can the divine Oneness be seen?
In beautiful forms, breathtaking wonders, awe-inspiring miracles?
The Tao is not obliged to present itself in this way.
If you are willing to be lived by it,
you will see it everywhere,
even in the most ordinary things.
in Hua Hu Ching
October 21, 2007
As I see it, there isn’t so much to do. Just be ordinary — put on your robes, eat your food, and pass the time doing nothing.
Record of Master Linji
quoted in an ad in Shambhala Sun
October 14, 2007
There is no religion without love, and people may talk as much as they like about their religion, but if it does not teach them to be good and kind to other animals as well as humans, it is all a sham.
October 7, 2007
There is nothing so powerful as truth —
and often nothing so strange.
September 30, 2007
Sin lies only in hurting others unnecessarily.
All other “sins”; are invented nonsense.
Robert A. Heinlein
September 23, 2007
Education is important, especially in alleviating
If you are going to be prisoner of your own mind, the least you can do is to make sure that your cell is well-furnished.
September 16, 2007
Where are you?
What time is it?
Who are you?
Movie Peaceful Warrior
September 9, 2007
Whenever you point to something, in reality you are pointing to Him.
in The Niche of Lights
September 2, 2007
Kindness is a mark of faith, and whoever has not kindness has not faith.
The Sayings of Muhammad
August 26, 2007
In the beginning there was nothing. God said, “Let
there be light!”; And there was light.
There was still nothing, but you could see it a whole lot better.
August 19, 2007
The universe is like a safe to which there is
But the combination is locked up in the safe.
Peter De Vries
August 12, 2007
“How do you know I’m mad?” asked Alice.
“You must be,” said the cat, “or you wouldn’t have come here.”
in Alice in Wonderland
August 5, 2007
Anger, if not restrained, is frequently more hurtful to us than the injury that provokes it.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
July 29, 2007
Day by day,
O dear Lord,
Three things I pray,
To see Thee more clearly,
To love Thee more dearly,
To follow Thee more nearly
Day by day.
Stephen Schwartz, Lyricist
(see also here)
July 22, 2007
I shall allow no man to belittle my soul by making me hate him.
Booker T. Washington
July 15, 2007
There is a plague on Man, the opinion that he knows something.
Michel De Montaigne
July 8, 2007
Nonviolence means avoiding not only external
physical violence but also internal violence of spirit.
You not only refuse to shoot a man, but you refuse to hate him.
Martin Luther King
July 1, 2007
Thoughts are tyrants that return again and again to torment us.
in Wuthering Heights
June 24, 2007
The fundamental delusion of humanity is to suppose that I am here and you are out there.
June 17, 2007
The only man I know who behaves sensibly is my tailor; he takes my measurements anew each time he sees me. The rest go on with their old measurements and expect me to fit them.
George Bernard Shaw
June 10, 2007
You are not sick, and you cannot die. But you can confuse yourself with things that do.
A Course in Miracles
Text, page 177
June 3, 2007
The older I grow, the more I listen to people who don’t talk much.
Germain G. Glien
(I know nothing about this person,
but I love this line. There seems to be
little about him/her on the internet.)
May 27, 2007
Setting goals will help you avoid the present.
May 20, 2007
We shall not cease from exploration,
and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started
and know the place for the first time.
T. S. Eliot
May 13, 2007
“When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty
said in rather a scornful tone,
“it means just what I choose it to mean – neither more nor less.”
in Through The Looking-Glass
May 6, 2007
Someone said to the Prophet, “Pray to God
against the idolators and curse them”.
The Prophet replied, “I have been sent to show mercy and have not been sent to curse“.
April 29, 2007
We are because God is.
April 22, 2007
You never know what is enough unless you know what is more than enough.
April 15, 2007
The best way to forget something that won’t go away is to become still until the thing becomes restless, and goes away by itself.
Movie Life Tastes Good
April 8, 2007
Love truth, and pardon error.
(Francois Marie Arouet)
April 1, 2007
Do I contradict myself?
Very well then I contradict myself,
(I am large, I contain multitudes).
Song of Myself, 51
March 25, 2007
When you meet anyone, remember it is a holy encounter. As you see him you will see yourself. As you treat him you will treat yourself. As you think of him you will think of yourself. Never forget this, for in him you will find yourself or lose yourself.
A Course in Miracles
Text, page 132
March 18, 2007
God made everything out of nothing, but the nothingness shows through.
March 11, 2007
The highest wisdom has but one science — the science of the whole — the science explaining the whole creation and man’s place in it.
in War and Peace
March 4, 2007
A child of five would understand this. Send somebody to fetch a child of five.
February 25, 2007
If we value the pursuit of knowledge, we must be free to follow wherever that search may lead us. The free mind is no barking dog to be tethered on a ten-foot chain.
February 18, 2007
God is the Light of the heaven and the earth.
The parable of His Light is as if there were a niche,
And within it a lamp,
The lamp enclosed in a glass,
The glass as it were a brilliant star,
Lit from a blessed tree,
An olive, neither of the east nor of the west,
Whose oil is well-nigh luminous,
Though fire scarce touched it.
Light upon Light!
God guides whom He will to His Light;
God sets forth parables for men;
And God knows all things.
February 11, 2007
Love is indescribable and unconditional. I could tell you a thousand things that it is not, but not one that it is.
February 4, 2007
I don’t necessarily agree with everything I say.
January 28, 2007
Sri Nisargadatta: There are no needs, desires only.
Questioner: To eat, to drink, to shelter one’s body, to live?
N: The desire to live is the one fundamental desire. All else depends on it.
Q: We live, because we must.
N: We live because we crave sensory existence.
in I Am That
January 21, 2007
A man is happy so long as he chooses to be happy,
and nothing can stop him.
in Cancer Ward
January 14, 2007
We ourselves are God’s true temples.
January 7, 2007
I spent the afternoon musing on Life. If you come to think of it, what a queer thing Life is! So unlike anything else, don’t you know, if you see what I mean.
P. G. Wodehouse
in My Man Jeeves