Oct 042011
  • the wise person lets go all results, whether good or bad, and is focused on the action alone
  • resolute understanding is single pointed. thoughts of the irresolute are many-branched and endless
  • wisdom is obscured by desire
  • if a person keeps dwelling on sense-objects, attachment to them arises; from attachment, desire flares up; from desire, anger is born; from anger, confusion follows; from confusion, weakness of memory; from weak memory, weak understanding; from weak understanding, ruin.
  • the person who is self-controlled, who meets the objects of the sense with neither craving nor aversion, will attain serenity at last.
  • abandoning all desires, acting without craving, free from all thoughts of “i” and “mine”, that person finds utter peace
  • no one, not even for an instant, can exist without acting; all beings are compelled, however unwilling, by the three strands of nature called gunas
  • the whole world becomes a slave to its own activity. if you want to be truly free, perform all actions as worship.
  • whatever a great person does ordinary people will do. whatever standard that person sets everyone else will follow.
  • the wise are free of attachments and act for the well-being of the whole world.
  • it is better to do your own duty badly than to perfectly do another’s; you are safe from harm when you do what you should be doing…..
Being an adult is like looking both ways before you cross the street and then getting hit by an airplane.

  4 Responses to “food for thought… okay, not food… but you know how the saying goes”

  1. My goodness. Food for thought indeed. And I strongly suspect beyond my capacities.

    • ah not beyond your capacities at all! most of them are pretty simple notions but i admit they do require more thought than we are accustomed to 🙂

  2. I’m on a diet, I can’t process one of those thoughts today, as good as they may be. MS brain don’t cha know!

    • ah the MS brain… yes i know very well…. used to be that i could read these sorts of things and have an “a-ha” moment…but now it takes much longer to reach that a-ha LOL

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