Baffling, cunning and confusing addictive thinking ruins lives.

Thursday, January 5, 2012


Stand upright. speak thy thoughts, declare the truth thou hast, that all may share; be bold, proclaim it everywhere.  They only love who dare.
-- Voltaire

The biggest mistake, sometimes, is to play things very safe in this life and end up being moral failures.
-- Dorothy Day

A human being is part of the whole called by us "universe", a part limited in time and space.  We experience ourselves, our thoughts and feelings as something separate from the rest.  A kind of optical delusion of consciousness.  This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us.  Our task must be to free ourselves from the prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty... We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if mankind is to survive.
-- Albert Einstein

The greatest revolution in our generation is the discovery that human beings by changing the inner attitudes of thier minds can change the outer aspects of thier lives.
-- William James

We don't understand the operations of our minds and hence we don't operate them very well.
-- Charles Tart

In this century, human knowledge is extremely expanded and developed but this is mainly knowledge of the external world... We spend a large amount of the best human brainpower looking outside - too much, and it seems we do not spend adequate effort to look within, to think inwardly... Perhaps now that Western sciences have reached down into the atom and out into the cosmos finally to realize the extreme vulnerability of all life and value, it is becoming credible, even obvious, that inner Science is of supreme importance.  Certainly physics designed the bombs, biology the germ warfare, chemistry the nerve gas and so on, but it will be unhealthy emotions of individuals that will trigger these horrors.  The emotions can only be controlled, reshaped, and rechanneled by techniques developed from successful Inner Science.
-- Dalai Lama