Year 2010 Archive
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Here we archive “Here’s A Thought”
items from the year 2010.
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December 26, 2010
There is no he but He.
in The Niche of Lights
December 19, 2010
To be ignorant of the divine is the ultimate vice.
December 12, 2010
God dwells within me as me.
From the movie Eat Pray Love
December 5, 2010
Were I to be the founder of a new sect, I would call them Apiarians and, after the example of the bee, advise them to extract the honey of every sect.
November 28, 2010
I don’t know what sort of God we have been talking about.
The caller calls in a loud voice to
the Holy One at dusk.
Why? Surely the Holy One is not deaf.
He hears the delicate anklets that ring on the feet of an insect as it walks.
Go over and over your beads, paint
weird designs on your forehead,
wear your hair matted, long, and ostentatious,
but when deep inside you there is a loaded gun, how can you see God?
in The Kabir Book
November 21, 2010
Jesus was asked, “Who was your
“No one,” he replied, “I saw the ugliness of ignorance, and avoided it.”
retold in The Muslim Jesus
November 14, 2010
I never saw a discontented tree. They grip the ground as though they liked it, and though fast rooted they travel about as far as we do.
November 7, 2010
Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.
October 31, 2010
Let there be no compulsion
In religion: Truth stands out
Clear from Error: whoever
Rejects Evil and believes
In God has grasped
The mot trustworthy
Hand-hold, that never breaks.
And God hears
And knows all things.
October 24, 2010
To give pleasure to a single heart by a single kind act is better than a thousand head-bowings in prayer.
October 17, 2010
What is demanded of man is not, as some existential philosophies teach, to endure the meaninglessness of life; but rather to bear his incapacity to grasp its unconditional meaningfulness in rational terms. Logos is deeper than logic.
in Man’s Search for Meaning
October 10, 2010
As soon as man does not take his existence for granted, but beholds it as something unfathomably mysterious, thought begins.
October 3, 2010
“Nothing but lies come out of my
said the master. “There – see! I’ve just done it again.”
quoted in Zen Wisdom
September 26, 2010
Doubt comes in at the window when inquiry is denied at the door.
September 19, 2010
We should find perfect existence
through imperfect existence.
quoted in Zen Wisdom
September 12, 2010
I believe I found the missing link
between animal and civilized man.
It is us.
September 5, 2010
Interviewer: But do you feel you’ve learned from your mistakes?
Sir Arthur Street-Greebling: I think I have, yes. I’m sure I could repeat them exactly.
Peter Cooke and Dudley Moore
as “The Frog and Peach”
quoted in Rocket Surgery Made Easy
August 29, 2010
To look at a thing is quite
different from seeing a thing.
One does not see anything until one sees its beauty.
in An Ideal Husband
August 22, 2010
Ultimately, the only power to which man should aspire is that which he exercises over himself.
August 15, 2010
For if there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life as in hoping for another life, and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life.
August 8, 2010
I’ve made an odd discovery. Every time I talk to a savant I feel quite sure that happiness is no longer a possibility. Yet when I talk with my gardener, I’m convinced of the opposite.
August 1, 2010
The mind is its own place, and in
Can make a Heav’n of Hell, a Hell of Heav’n.
Paradise Lost, Book I, Line 254-5
July 25, 2010
It’s too coincidental to be accidental.
Quoted in The G.O.D. Experiments
July 18, 2010
God is a comedian playing to an audience too afraid to laugh.
July 11, 2010
If I can see
If I can look with
more than eyes,
will I start to sense
it’s all God
Elsa Joy Bailey
July 4, 2010
This is my living faith, an active faith, a faith of verbs: to question, explore, experiment, experience, walk, run, dance, play, eat, love, learn, dare, taste, touch, smell, listen, argue, speak, write, read, draw, provoke, emote, scream, sin, repent, cry, kneel, pray, bow, rise, stand, look, laugh, cajole, create, confront, confound, walk back, walk forward, circle, hide, and seek. To seek: to embrace the questions, be wary of answers.
Terry Tempest Williams
June 27, 2010
We are more in love with desire than the desired.
in the movie When Nietzsche Wept
June 20, 2010
We do not know You as we should.
June 13, 2010
You are never alone. There are powers and presences who serve you all the time most faithfully. You may or may not perceive them; nevertheless, they are real and active. When you realize that all is in your mind, and that you are beyond the mind, that you are truly alone, then all is you.
Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
in I Am That
June 6, 2010
May 30, 2010
I see that the only law or rule of all human relations, be they mother and child or therapist and patient or lecturer and audience or army and pacifist or North Vietnamese and South Vietnamese or whatever it is, the only rule of the game is to put your own consciousness in a place where you are no longer attached to a polarized position, even though you may, by the nature of the game contracts you’re involved in, be forced to play out a polarized role.
in The Only Dance There Is
May 23, 2010
Love towards God must hold the chief place in the mind.
May 16, 2010
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
May 9, 2010
Victory breeds enmity; the defeated
live in pain.
The peaceful live happily, avoiding both victory and defeat.
May 2, 2010
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Original Souce Unknown
April 25, 2010
(Question) What makes you think
that what you know is any different than what other people know?
(Answer) I had different teachers.
The movie Instinct
April 18, 2010
We are not human beings having a
We are spiritual beings having a human experience.
Teilhard de Chardin
April 11, 2010
Have patience! In time, even grass becomes milk.
Chaudhary Charan Singh Ji
Aoril 4, 2010
Whenever two people meet, there are really six people present. There is each man as he sees himself, each man as the other person sees him, and each man as he really is.
March 28, 2010
Notions of heat and cold, of pain
arise only from contact of the senses with their objects.
They come and go; they are impermanent.
March 21, 2010
Thou knowest not
Is in a sense
March 14, 2010
All that we are is the result of what we have thought; it is founded on our thoughts, it is made up of our thoughts. If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him, as the wheel follows the foot of the ox that draws the carriage.
All that we are is the result of what we have thought; it is founded on our thoughts, it is made up of our thoughts. If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him.
The Dhammapada, I:1-2
March 6, 2010
Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent.
February 28, 2010
O wad some Power the giftie gie us
To see oursels as ithers see us!
Oh, would some Power the gift give
To see ourselves as others see us!
February 21, 2010
If we were to wake up some morning, and find that everyone was the same race, creed, and color, we would find some other cause for prejudice by noon.
George D Aiken
February 14, 2010
When I was born I was so surprised I didn’t talk for a year and a half.
February 7, 2010
The thing always happens that you
really believe in;
and the belief in a thing makes it happen.
Frank Lloyd Wright
January 31, 2010
Our experience of separation may be an illusion of consciousness.
quoted in The G.O.D. Experiments
January 24, 2010
Be ye lamps unto your own selves.
January 17, 2010
Either God or the ego is insane.
Course in Miracles
January 10, 2010
In our present circumstances, narrow man-made “isms” can no longer help us. The practices of the existing religions have been confined to monasteries, temples, churches, and mosques. In your own heart, haven’t you questioned the usefulness of a religion that can be practiced only in designated places? Does it make sense for religious practices to be separated from everyday life?
quoted in At The Eleventh Hour
January 3, 2009
There is nothing so absurd but some philosopher has said it.
Marcus Tullius Cicero