There are plenty of examples of people who have had busy lives out there in the world, trying to do good, and written very well at the same time.
Because of its tremendous solemnity death is the light in which great passions, both good and bad, become transparent, no longer limited by outward appearences.
I would be a traitor to these poor burned bodies if I came here to talk good fellowship.
I do have a really good memory. I mean, like, I can remember all the phone numbers of everybody on the street I grew up on.
I’m one of the few people in this world who can do anything I choose. I can’t tell you how good I’m feeling.
The great thing about behavioural psychology and economics is that they help us to see that there are actually pretty good reasons why human beings swing from greed to fear, and why we’re not really calculating machines or utility-maximisers.
All bad qualities centre round the ego. When the ego is gone, Realisation results by itself. There are neither good nor bad qualities in the Self. The Self is free from all qualities. Qualities pertain to the mind only.
Wouldn’t it be great if the technology we used to take care of ourselves was as good as the technology we use to make money?
Perhaps catastrophe is the natural human environment, and even though we spend a good deal of energy trying to get away from it, we are programmed for survival amid catastrophe.
If you want to experience joy in your life, you have to be able to step outside yourself and become part of a cause that is much larger than you; one that brings a greater good to a greater community.