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Thursday, November 6th, 2003
10:43 am - Happy and Content...

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I am happy and content because I think I am.

- Alain-Rene Lesage

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10:43 am - Hindu Wisdom

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Forget anger toward all who have offended you,
For from anger springs a multitude of wrongs.

The face's smile and the heart's joy are slain by anger.
Does there exist a greater enemy than one's own anger?

-Tirukkural 31: 303-304

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10:42 am - Buddhist Wisdom

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Take heed that when effort is too strenuous it leads to strain and when too slack to laziness. So make a firm determination that you will adopt the middle way, not allowing yourself to struggle or to slacken, but recognizing that faith, energy, mindfulness, concentration, and wisdom are the fruits of a calm and equable way.

-Theragatha

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10:42 am - Buddhist Wisdom

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Even as rain breaks through an ill-thatched house,
So lust breaks through an ill-trained mind.

Even as rain breaks not through a well-thatched house,
So lust breaks not through a well-trained mind.

-Dhammapada 13-14

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10:41 am - Muslim Wisdom

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The best of the people are the first to greet others.

-The Prophet Muhammad, as reported by Abu Umamah

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10:41 am - Hindu Wisdom

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That which we call the Hindu religion is really the eternal religion because it embraces all others.

-Sri Aurobindo

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10:40 am - Hindu Wisdom

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It is better to see God in everything than to try and figure it out.

-Neem Karoli Baba

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10:39 am - Hindu Wisdom

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The man who is happy and pure
And likes his own company
Gathers the fruit of his practice
And the fruit of wisdom.

The man who knows the truth
Is never unhappy in the world.

For he alone fills the universe.

Just as the elephant loves
The leaves of the sallaki tree,
But not the neem tree,
So the man who loves himself
Always spurns the senses.

-Ashtavakra Gita 17:1-3

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10:38 am - The true measure of an individual...

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The true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.

- Ann Landers

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10:37 am - Buddhist Wisdom

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Whenever you hear that someone else has been successful, rejoice. Always practice rejoicing for others--whether your friend or your enemy. If you cannot practice rejoicing, no matter how long you live, you will not be happy.

-Lama Zopa Rinpoche, "Transforming Problems Into Happiness"

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10:36 am - The purpose of life...

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The very purpose of our life is happiness, the very motion of our lives is toward happiness.

- Dalai Lama

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10:35 am - Hindu Wisdom

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Dread hatred from within and defend yourself against it.
In calamitous times it will cut deeper than a potter's knife.

-Tirukkural 89: 883

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Monday, October 13th, 2003
9:43 pm - What the world needs...

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Don't ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.

- Harold Whitman

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9:43 pm - Brand new start...

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Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.

- Carl Bard

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9:37 pm - Don't solve your problems...

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Don't solve your problems, dissolve your problems - so that they should not recur again.

- Yogi Bhajan

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9:37 pm - When someone asks you a question...

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When someone asks you a question, answer him or her sincerely, and when you are not asked, do not force your teaching upon others.

-Jae Woong Kim, "Polishing the Diamond"

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9:31 pm - Go out into the world today...

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Go out into the world today and love the people you meet. Let your presence light new light in the hearts of people.

- Mother Teresa

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9:30 pm - Self-knowledge cannot be gained...

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Self-knowledge cannot be gained until everything is renounced. When all points of view are abandoned, what remains is the Self. Even in the world you do not get what you desire until all obstacles are removed. This is even more true of self-knowledge.

-Maharamayana

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Wednesday, November 6th, 2002
6:58 pm - Fate

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Just because fate doesn't go the way you want it to at that moment doesn't mean it's not there.

-JessePop

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Saturday, September 28th, 2002
12:03 pm - Hindu Wisdom: The infinite deep

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I am the infinite deep
In whom all the worlds
Appear to rise.

Beyond all form,
Forever still.

Even so am I.

I am not in the world.
The world is not in me.

I am pure.
I am unbounded.
Free from attachment,
Free from desire,
Still.

Even so am I.

-Ashtavakra Gita 7:3-4

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