Monday, January 5, 2009

More Gems

Some of my favorites are,
  1. Ignorance is the temple of the presumptuous. [*]

  2. The bad master makes the seeker into a slave.

  3. There are two kinds of error: Blind credulity and piecemeal criticism. [*]

  4. Envious greed must govern to possess and ambition must possess to govern.

  5. Know yourself... Your beginning will disclose your end.

  6. The gift of knowledge is so great that no effort whatsoever could hope to 'deserve' it.

  7. In every vital activity it is the path that matters. [*]

  8. What you are doing does not matter so much as what you are learning from doing it.

  9. Your body is the temple of knowledge.

  10. The first step to knowing wisdom is knowing your ignorance [*]

  11. All organs work together in the functioning of the whole.

  12. Images are nearer reality than cold definitions.

  13. A house has the character of the people who live in it. [*]

  14. Leave him in error who loves his error. [*]
ADDENDUM :: Thursday, January 8, 2009

Some good words on Light and Darkness I took the liberty to copy here:
There is an ancient Chinese saying “It is easy to give sinister words, but hard to utter good phrases”. In other words, human beings have tendency to criticize, condemn, and judge. Yet it takes great understanding and big heart to console, encourage, and build up.

Why our human nature has this tendency to blame others, and not ourselves? It’s because we are all prone to the self-righteous attitude. Then, why this direction and not the other way around? I’ve been pondering over this question for a long time now, and I believe the explanation can only be found from theological point of view.

There are two forces exist in and beyond this universe. Force of Light and force of darkness. The force of Light creates, nurtures, fosters, encourages, and gives meaning to otherwise mundane existence. The force of darkness destroys, depresses, demolishes, defeats, and judges. Similar notion was vividly illustrated in C.S. Lewis’s book.

Seek and walk in the Light. Everyday let’s put a smile on a child’s face, cheer up a grieving heart, and console a languishing soul.

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