Saturday, June 1, 2013


"You can't depend on your eyes if your imagination is out of focus." - Mark Twain

In Italy for 30 years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder, and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and the Renaissance. In Switzerland they had brotherly love - they had 500 years of democracy and peace, and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock.
- Harry Lime in the Third Man (1949)

If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough. ~Mario Andretti\

"Be like melting snow...wash yourself of yourself." - Rumi

“The aim of education is not the acquisition of information, although important, or acquisition of technical skills, though essential in modern society, but the development of that bent of mind, that attitude of reason, that spirit of democracy which will make us responsible citizens.”
- Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

"Beware of still water, a still dog, and a still enemy." - Yiddish Proverb

The years teach much which the days never knew - Ralph Waldo Emerson

If the path before you is clear, you're probably on someone else's. -- Joseph Campbell

We do not see things as they are. We see them as we are. - The Talmud

"As there are women endowed with vidyasakti, so also there are women with avidyasakti. A woman endowed with spiritual attributes leads a man to God, but a woman who is the embodiment of delusion makes him forget God and drowns him in the ocean of worldliness. This universe is created by the Mahamaya of God. Mahamaya contains both vidyamaya, the illusion of knowledge, and avidyamaya, the illusion of ignorance. Through the help of vidyamaya one cultivates such virtues as the taste for holy company, knowledge, devotion, love, and renunciation. Avidyamaya consists of the five elements and the objects of the five senses—form, flavor, smell, touch, and sound. These make one forget God." -- The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna – P. 216