Meditation is a state of mind which looks at everything with complete attention, totally, not just parts of it. And no one can teach you how to be attentive. If any system teaches you how to be attentive, then you are attentive to the system, and that is not attention.
Whoever looks at America will see: the ship is powered by stupidity, corruption, or prejudice.
Time is only an idea. There is only the Reality. Whatever you think it is, it looks like that. If you call it time, it is time. If you call it existence, it is existence, and so on. After calling it time, you divide it into days and nights, months, years, hours, minutes, etc. Time is immaterial for the Path of Knowledge.
I think the lies I make the most are in regards to my hopes and intentions for myself. As for lies I tell other people – I will certainly tell lies. When somebody is very ill and looks awful, and you tell them they look nice. Or if you just ate the last cookie, if someone asked me if I ate the last cookie, I would definitely lie about that.
In 2008, I was one of millions united for hope and change. As 2010 dawns, change looks to me like more of the same. Instead of peace, we got more war. Instead of health care reform, we have an industry win that requires Americans to buy health insurance without any real cost controls.
My only books were woman’s looks, and folly’s all they’ve taught me.
The light of lights looks always on the motive, not the deed, the shadow of shadows on the deed alone.
A man’s as old as he’s feeling. A woman as old as she looks.
When history looks back, I want people to know that the Nazis could not kill millions of people with impunity.
The mark, to me, of a constructive argument is one that looks at a specific problem and says, ‘What shall we do about this?’ And a nonconstructive one is one that tries to label people.