Archives for the month of: July, 2014

July 29, 2014 garden 030

 

It is the deadly sameness of machine-made things

and of a life governed by technology

which perverts the mind and kills the spirit.

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Infinite variety is the hallmark of the creative genius;

sameness the hallmark of mediocrity and decadence.

The symbol of the machine is the wheel.

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The machine-wheel is the symbol of Samsara,

of ever-recurring birth and death,

of the inescapable law of existence. ..

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But there is another wheel, an invisible one,

which does not revolve

but which radiates and pervades every form of life.

It is the Dharma-Cakra

and he who realizes it,

realizes his universality and the infinite relationship

of all things and forms of appearance,

without denying their relative existence and value.

 

Lama Anagarika Govinda

Photo by Woodland Gnome 2014

july 25, 2014 beach 042

 

A high degree of culture and insight

are required to experience

the eternal in transient forms,

to see the timeless harmony

in the momentariness of phenomena,

to feel the infinite rhythm

that pervades

even the most insignificant forms of life.

 

Lama Anagarika Govinda

 

Photo by Woodland Gnome 2014

july 25, 2014 beach 024

 

Life means giving and taking:

exchange, transformation.

It is breathing in and breathing out.

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It is not the taking possession of anything,

but a taking part in everything

that comes in touch with us.

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It is neither a state of possession

nor of being possessed,

neither a clinging to the objects of our experience

nor a state of indifference,

but the middle way,

the way of transformation.

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We are transformed by what we accept.

We transform what we have accepted

by assimilating it.

We are transformed by the act of giving,

and we contribute to

the transformation of others

by what we are giving.

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He who opposes this process of transformation

will die the slow death of rigidity …

 

Lama Anagarika Govinda

 

Photo by Woodland Gnome 2014

july 25, 2014 beach 009

 

The earth is trying to teach humans

that everything is spirit…

Being human is an opportunity

to bring spirit into all that is material…

The quality and intensity

of resonance

emanated from a given point

is thus attracted back.

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When one brings spirit

into the human realm,

it can spiritualize matter.

Matter can then become lighter,

(indeed liberated),

not as dense as before.

 

Kuan Yin

 

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July 20, 2014 butterflies 051

 

What the caterpillar calls the end of the world,

the master calls a butterfly.

 
Richard Bach

 

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July 20, 2014 butterflies 018

It is important to expect nothing,

to take every experience,

including the negative ones,

as merely steps on the path,

and to proceed.

 

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Ram Dass/ /Richard Alpert

 

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July 14, 2014 Jamestown Island 044
Space, time,
matter, energy and biological life
may be the result
of a Source Field
that is conscious and alive
in its own unique way –
on a scale far too vast
for the finite mind to fathom.
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David Wilcock
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July 19, 2014 Container 039
You can be still
and still moving.
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Content
even in your discontent.
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Ram Dass/ Richard Alpert
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July 11, 2014 garden 070
We must learn to reawaken
and keep ourselves awake,
not by mechanical aid,
but by an infinite expectation of the dawn.
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Henry David Thoreau
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July 15, 2014 garden 005

 

No synonym for God

is so perfect as Beauty.

Whether as seen carving the lines of the mountains with glaciers,

or gathering matter into stars,

or planning the movements of water,

or gardening – still all is Beauty!

 

John Muir

Photo by Woodland Gnome 2014