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Re: Adages & Proverbs

Postby Arcturus Descending » Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:11 pm

This is neither an adage nor a proverb but it blew my mind when I came upon it so I shall take the liberty of inserting it.


AH, BIRD IN

KYOTO

PINING FOR

KYOTO!

Basho




What a meditation or mantra that could be.
BE MELTING SNOW. WASH YOURSELF OF YOURSELF.

YOU WANDER FROM ROOM TO ROOM
HUNTING FOR THE DIAMOND NECKLACE
THAT IS ALREADY AROUND YOUR NECK!

DANCE UNTIL YOU SHATTER YOURSELF!

THERE IS A VOICE THAT DOESN'T USE WORDS. LISTEN!

LIFE IS A BALANCE BETWEEN HOLDING ON AND LETTING GO!

LET SILENCE TAKE YOU TO THE CORE OF LIFE!
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Re: Adages & Proverbs

Postby Fixed Cross » Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:50 pm

Arcturus Descending wrote:
Fixed Cross wrote:Truth is a one way street.



Jung said that truth needs the concert of many voices but we can see where that has led to.

Can your quote be true in light of the fact that those people going down that one-way (absolutist) street are not capable of *seeing* that there can be *another* way to go in seeking truth?

Its my own words, not a quote.
Read well: it doesn't say "there is only one truth".
It says "truth is a one way street".
The strong do what they can, the weak accept what they must.
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Re: Adages & Proverbs

Postby Arcturus Descending » Sat Jun 09, 2018 3:16 pm

Fixed Cross wrote:
Arcturus Descending wrote:
Fixed Cross wrote:Truth is a one way street.



Jung said that truth needs the concert of many voices but we can see where that has led to.

Can your quote be true in light of the fact that those people going down that one-way (absolutist) street are not capable of *seeing* that there can be *another* way to go in seeking truth?

Its my own words, not a quote.
Read well: it doesn't say "there is only one truth".
It says "truth is a one way street".


Can you please explain to me how truth can only be a a one-way street, FC?
BE MELTING SNOW. WASH YOURSELF OF YOURSELF.

YOU WANDER FROM ROOM TO ROOM
HUNTING FOR THE DIAMOND NECKLACE
THAT IS ALREADY AROUND YOUR NECK!

DANCE UNTIL YOU SHATTER YOURSELF!

THERE IS A VOICE THAT DOESN'T USE WORDS. LISTEN!

LIFE IS A BALANCE BETWEEN HOLDING ON AND LETTING GO!

LET SILENCE TAKE YOU TO THE CORE OF LIFE!
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Re: Adages & Proverbs

Postby Fixed Cross » Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:01 pm

It is so obvious to me that I can't see what I have to explain. But Ill try.
Think of truth like time, or just reality. You can't turn back on truth.
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Re: Adages & Proverbs

Postby Arcturus Descending » Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:39 pm

Fixed Cross wrote:It is so obvious to me that I can't see what I have to explain. But Ill try.
Think of truth like time, or just reality. You can't turn back on truth.



Hmmm...but what have you actually said there, FC?

You can, in a sense, turn back on time. You can reflect on your past (time) to grow from it. You can discover that things which you believed in, things which you absolutely knew to be true, were not really true at all. You come to see this because you have grown and your perspective has changed.

The way that I look at it, you can "turn back on truth" because being that humans are imperfect and fallible, truth changes as we change. Then, sometime in the future, you might again turn back on time and discover that your previous truth or Truth was not altogether truth or even nearly truth.

Why do we need truth to be written in stone? How do we grow that way ~~ when we are so convinced of this or that or everything.

Can truth not be fluid?
BE MELTING SNOW. WASH YOURSELF OF YOURSELF.

YOU WANDER FROM ROOM TO ROOM
HUNTING FOR THE DIAMOND NECKLACE
THAT IS ALREADY AROUND YOUR NECK!

DANCE UNTIL YOU SHATTER YOURSELF!

THERE IS A VOICE THAT DOESN'T USE WORDS. LISTEN!

LIFE IS A BALANCE BETWEEN HOLDING ON AND LETTING GO!

LET SILENCE TAKE YOU TO THE CORE OF LIFE!
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Re: Adages & Proverbs

Postby Fixed Cross » Fri Dec 18, 2020 6:15 am

pp
The strong do what they can, the weak accept what they must.
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Re: Adages & Proverbs

Postby Fixed Cross » Fri Dec 18, 2020 6:16 am

Wait that was me
wtf
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Re: Adages & Proverbs

Postby Fixed Cross » Fri Dec 18, 2020 6:16 am

I should try to be less pedantic.

Still what I say is good sense.
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Re: Adages & Proverbs

Postby Meno_ » Fri Apr 30, 2021 7:23 pm

What's the difference between Buddha and Jesus?


Jesus was poor and Buddha was rich so they had differing inceptions to enlightenment.


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Re: Adages & Proverbs

Postby MagsJ » Sun May 02, 2021 5:29 am

Meno_ wrote:What's the difference between Buddha and Jesus?


Jesus was poor and Buddha was rich so they had differing inceptions to enlightenment.


Meno

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The possibility of anything we can imagine existing is endless and infinite.. ~MagsJ

I haven't got the time to spend the time reading something that is telling me nothing, as I will never be able to get back that time, and I may need it for something important at some point in time.. Huh!? ~MagsJ

You’re suggestions and I just simply don’t mix.. like oil on water, or a very bad DJ ~MagsJ

Examine what is said, not him who speaks ~Arab proverb

aes Sanātana Dharma Pali: the eternal way ~it should not be rigid, but inclusive of the best of all knowledge for the sake of Ṛta.. which is endless.
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Re: Adages & Proverbs

Postby Fixed Cross » Sun May 02, 2021 10:13 pm

What of Mahomet?

And Moses?
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Re: Adages & Proverbs

Postby Fixed Cross » Mon May 03, 2021 12:30 am

Odin: Live! Be Fearless! Learn! Fulfill! And take these mighty staves that I found under the World Tree!

Jesus: You, like every single man woman and child, are per definition guilty. But I (and only I) will forgive you, if you submit your soul to me!


What is "enlightenment"?
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Re: Adages & Proverbs

Postby Meno_ » Mon Dec 13, 2021 10:13 pm

"Every soul... comes into the world strengthened by the victories or weakened by the defeats of its' previous life. Its' place in this world as a vessel appointed to honor or dishonor, is determined by its' previous merits or demerits. Its' work in this world determines its' place in the world"


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Re: Adages & Proverbs

Postby Berkley Babes » Mon Dec 13, 2021 10:56 pm

There is no softer pillow than a clear conscience.
-french proverb
:o I feel like The Scream painting :o !
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Re: Adages & Proverbs

Postby Meno_ » Wed Dec 29, 2021 4:57 pm

Borne that way


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Re: Adages & Proverbs

Postby Meno_ » Sun Jan 09, 2022 8:30 pm

"A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong , gives it a superficial appearance of being right."

Thomas Paine, Common Sense
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Re: Adages & Proverbs

Postby Meno_ » Mon Feb 07, 2022 5:23 pm

My passions, concentrated on a single point, resemble the rays of a sun assembled by a magnifying glass: they immediately set fire to whatever object they find in their way.

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Re: Adages & Proverbs

Postby Meno_ » Tue Feb 08, 2022 12:16 am

"Love feels no burden, thinks nothing of trouble, attempts what is above its strength, pleads no excuse of impossibility; for it thinks all things lawful for itself, and all things possible."


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Re: Adages & Proverbs

Postby Meno_ » Thu Feb 24, 2022 12:52 pm

"Privacy is not something that I'm merely entitled to, it's an absolute prerequisite."


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Re: Adages & Proverbs

Postby MagsJ » Thu Feb 24, 2022 1:33 pm

Meno_ wrote:"Privacy is not something that I'm merely entitled to, it's an absolute prerequisite."


Marlon Brando

His life was never his own, once fame fully struck He.. imagine a life like that.. years lost in hiding, never to be regained, so unable to be relived.. proof, that going back in time is an impossibility.
The possibility of anything we can imagine existing is endless and infinite.. ~MagsJ

I haven't got the time to spend the time reading something that is telling me nothing, as I will never be able to get back that time, and I may need it for something important at some point in time.. Huh!? ~MagsJ

You’re suggestions and I just simply don’t mix.. like oil on water, or a very bad DJ ~MagsJ

Examine what is said, not him who speaks ~Arab proverb

aes Sanātana Dharma Pali: the eternal way ~it should not be rigid, but inclusive of the best of all knowledge for the sake of Ṛta.. which is endless.
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Re: Adages & Proverbs

Postby Ichthus77 » Thu Feb 24, 2022 2:36 pm

“Let my people go.”

Moses
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Re: Adages & Proverbs

Postby Meno_ » Thu Feb 24, 2022 11:57 pm

MagsJ wrote:
Meno_ wrote:"Privacy is not something that I'm merely entitled to, it's an absolute prerequisite."


Marlon Brando

His life was never his own, once fame fully struck He.. imagine a life like that.. years lost in hiding, never to be regained, so unable to be relived.. proof, that going back in time is an impossibility.




Garbage did successfully achieved a sought after loneliness , but at what a cost.Sweeds and other Benelux inhabitants are prone to go by way of Ingmar Bergman's cinematic descriptions of the soul: home bound Ingmar Steven's and others were really never happy playing assigned roles.

Brando was a tragic figure, his 'roles were always playing in furnaces of doom; guessing the artistic sentiments of those times demanded that kind of expurgoration
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Re: Adages & Proverbs

Postby Meno_ » Fri Feb 25, 2022 12:01 am

Ichthus77 wrote:“Let my people go.”

Moses




No wonder magic followed wherever he went.
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Re: Adages & Proverbs

Postby Ichthus77 » Fri Feb 25, 2022 5:14 am

Fall semester ends 12/16/22. Apologies if I do not reply immediately.

“In choosing myself, I choose the other.”
- A marriage of Sartre & Levinas

“ Gloria Dei est vivens homo. “
Trans.: The glory of God is man fully alive.
- Irenaeus

Excuse #2 why I’m not dating: I want to be able to say I haven’t shaved in a decade.

Excuse #1 “I wouldn’t want to join any club that would have me as a member.” - Groucho Marx

Excuse #3: I wouldn’t want to get too attached right before Mutually Assured Destruction.

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Re: Adages & Proverbs

Postby Meno_ » Fri Mar 04, 2022 4:18 pm

"Russia is stopping rocket engine sales to the US and their space chief said, ‘Let them fly on something else, their broomsticks’

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