Thursday, July 22, 2010

William Blake

Great things are done when men and mountains meet.  This is not done by jostling in the street.

Always be ready to speak your mind, and a base man will avoid you.

As a man is, so he sees. As the eye is formed, such are its powers.

Excessive sorrow laughs. Excessive joy weeps.

I must create a system or be enslaved by another mans. I will not reason and compare: my business is to create.
If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.
The weak in courage is strong in cunning.

What is grand is necessarily obscure to weak men. That which can be made explicit to the idiot is not worth my care.

You never know what is enough unless you know what is more than enough

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Above all do not cease your desire to walk.

More than 2554 years ago the Buddha said, "Above 
all do not cease your desire to walk. Every day I 
walk myself into a state of well-being and walk 
away from every illness. I have walked myself 
into my best thoughts and know no thought so 
burdensome that one cannot walk away from it."

Saturday, June 05, 2010

Black Swan V 1.0

its almost unfathomable what is going on.
for instance, when i see the photo in the post below and think (among many many other things_political and otherwise) about all the saber rattling with iran_the etiology is a progressive colonial intrusion. its so obvious to me that the reason these guys are taking down the first sign which says "Anglo-Iranian Oil Company Ltd" and replacing it with "The British Petroleum Company Ltd" sign is because there was a very corporate  action/purge on the part of the British that blew the Iranian involvement in their very own petroleum resources away! Why? One can only imagine_ but if one reads Buckminster Fuller's book, Critical Path, one can imagine it all had to do with lawyers and legalese_Bucky called it "Law Cap" in Critical Path_ short for Lawyer Capitalism. Its an astounding book really. He talks about how the picture of George Washington in Cambridge, in front of what appears to be the original Colonial flag of Stars and Stripes, is in fact the East India Company's company Flag! The US Revolution was financed by the East India Company as a Corporate venture!
Here is the astounding snip from the book_the point is_corporatism has been around North America since the Native Americans were given the boot!

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Black Swan V.9 File under_picture is worth a thousand words

Above, the original BP name change. A few years back, they switched once again, renaming “British Petroleum” “Beyond Petroleum,” and emphasizing how eco-responsible the company was aiming to become.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

The "four ends" of conditioned things _Guru Rinpoche and Bob Dylan

The end of being together is parting; the end of accumulation is exhaustion; the end of being high is being low; the end of birth is certainly dying.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Important distinction to be made between religion and spirituality

"I believe there is an important distinction to be made between religion and spirituality. Religion I take to be concerned with belief in the claims to salvation of one faith tradition or another--an aspect of which is acceptance of some form of metaphysical or philosophical reality, including perhaps an idea of heaven or hell. Connected with this are religious teachings or dogma, ritual, prayers and so on.
Spirituality I take to be concerned with those qualities of the human spirit--such as love and compassion, patience, tolerance, forgiveness, contentment, a sense of responsibility, a sense of harmony, which bring happiness to both self and others. While ritual and prayer, along with questions of nirvana and salvation are directly connected with religious faith, these inner qualities need not be, however. There is thus no reason why the individual should not develop them, even to a high degree, without recourse to any religious or metaphysical belief system. This is why I sometimes say religion is something we can perhaps do without. What we cannot do without are these basic spiritual qualities." dalai lama quote

Monday, January 11, 2010


Ocean of Dharma Quotes of the Week

January 11, 2010


Buddha in your heart is a symbol of faith: you could be immaculate and perfect, as perfect as Shakyamuni Buddha himself. That possibility already exists in you....In this case, faith has nothing to do with praying to somebody. Faith is a sense of dignity.The Christian mystic Meister Eckhart talks about faith in the sense of being awake: being present and mindful and aware of the situation. Faith is seeing things as they are -- whatever that might be -- precisely, directly, and without any hesitation.

From "The Charnel Ground," in The Sadhana of Mahamudra Sourcebook, page 67.

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