Quote of the moment

 
Perhaps we can all learn from what the Buddha purportedly said about belief:

“Believe nothing because a wise person said it. Believe nothing because it is generally held. Believe nothing because it is written. Believe nothing because it is said to be Divine. Believe nothing because someone else believes it. But believe only what you yourself judge to be true.”

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 “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” – Benjamin Franklin

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Only to the extent that we expose ourselves over and over to annihilation can that which is indestructible be found in us… “
Pema Chödrön (When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times)

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Come, said the muse.
Sing me a song no poet has chanted.
Sing me the universal.
In this broad earth of ours,
Amid the measureless grossness and the slag,
Enclosed and safe within its central heart,
Nestles the seed perfection.
By every life a share or more or less
None born but it is born — concealed
or unconcealed, the seed is waiting.
“Song of the Universal”
~ Walt Whitman
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