“Where your talents and the needs of the world cross; there lies your vocation.”
– Aristotle (384 BC – 322 BC)
“Nütze dein Schicksal, widerstrebe ihm nichts!” (Use they destiny, do not strive against it!) –Guido von List (October 5, 1848 – May 17, 1919)
“Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass it’s about learning how to dance in the rain nothing inspires refreshes and motivates me in my zeal than dancing in the rain try it its worth the effort ” – Patrick H. Hughes
If there were no tension or conflict, we would cease to evolve.
If there were no tension or conflict, we would cease to evolve. We would remain complacent and inert at the level of tamas. However, due to this conflict a strain is created, and due to the strain we are forever trying to find a balance. In our search for the balance we turn to the spiritual experience and thus our evolution is pushed higher and higher. (Satyasangananda’s TATTWA SHUDDHI, pp 83, )
Confrontation is genuine criticism. It is the supreme way, the only way, to a true estimation of a thinker. In confrontation we undertake to reflect on his thinking and to trace it in its effective force, not in its weakness. To what purpose? In order that through the confrontation we ourselves may become free for the supreme exertion of thinking. –Nietzsche p.4; rr10æhh (see Heidegger’s Nietzsche ISBN-0060638419)
Why is it that there is deterioration? Inwardly as well as outwardly. Why? Time brings destruction to all mechanical organizations; it wears out by use and disease every form of organism. Why should there be deterioration inwardly, psychologically? Beyond all explanations which a good brain can give why do we choose the worse and not the better, why hate rather than love, why greed and not generosity, why self-centred activity and not open total action ? Why be mean when there are soaring mountains and flashing streams ? Why jealousy and not love ? Why ? Seeing the fact leads to one thing, and opinions, explanations, to another. Seeing the fact that we decline, deteriorate is all important and not the why and wherefore of it. Explanation has very little significance in face of a fact, but to be satisfied with explanations, with words is one of the major factors of deterioration. Why war and not peace? The fact is we are violent; conflict, inside and outside the skin, is part of our daily life–ambition and success. Seeing this fact and not the cunning explanation and the subtle word, puts an end to deterioration. Choice, one of the major causes of decline, must wholly cease if it’s to come to an end. The desire to fulfill and the satisfaction and sorrow that exist in its shadow, is also one of the factors of deterioration. p. 29 Krishnamurti’s Notebook
The outward man is the swinging door; the inner man is the still hinge. –Eckhart rr10eeo
There are People who talk
And live in their Words
There are People who walk
And enter all Worlds.
–Tiwaz 200809171351 Hamilton rr10æeh
“Adversity makes men and prosperity makes monsters.”
– Victor Hugo rr10iah