You get what you concentrate upon. There is no other main rule.– Seth, The Nature of Personal Reality (via nirvikalpa)
The problem is that people have tried to look away from space and from the...– Joseph Campbell (via sunrec)
The intellect is a tool; it is not reality.– (via anti-teachings)
If you understand, things are just as they are; if you do not understand, things...– Zen Proverb (via sijazo)
Traveling is a brutality. It forces you to trust strangers and to lose sight of...– Cesare Pavese (via anautumnofliving)
shrill-highs: “Criminals are never very amusing.It’s because they’re failures. Those who make real money aren’t counted as criminals. This is a class distinction, not an ethical problem.” -Orson Welles.
Nature holds all the answers, go outside and ask some questions, open your heart...– Amethyst Wyldfyre. (via thewildlifekingdom)
Oppressed people do not and should not have to explain their oppression to their...– How obsession with “nonviolence” harms the Palestinian cause | Electronic Intifada (via azaadi)
lazyyogi: “We can choose to move toward the unpredictable, unknowable, and untamable wild. The sacred lives in the wild. The sacred constitutes the wild. The problem began when someone said that words and meanings must explain, domesticate, and cover up wild experience. Within this hegemony of words, we demystified whatever was mysterious and walked away from the wild in order to become...
We are shut up in schools and college recitation rooms for ten or fifteen years,...– Ralph Waldo Emerson (via immatreeletmebe)
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Life isn’t divided into genres. It’s a horrifying, romantic, tragic, comical,...– Alan Moore (via lazyyogi)
The words of truth are always paradoxical.– Lao-tzu, The Simple Way (via emilasschier)
socialuprooting: “It is true that the materialistic society, the so-called culture that has evolved under the tender mercies of capitalism, has produced what seems to be the ultimate limit of worldliness, and nowhere, except perhaps in the analogous court society of Pagan Rome, has there ever been such a flowering of cheap and petty and disgusting lusts and vanities as in the world of capitalism...
We condition the poor and the working class to go to war. We promise them honor,...– Chris Hedges (h/t BostonReview)
There is no birth, there is no death; there is no coming, there is no going;...– Thich Nhat Hanh (via tea-philosopher) THIS. RIGHT. HERE. (via mentalalchemy)
The universe is deathless; Is deathless because, having no finite self, it stays...– Laozi (via brain-forest)
The Magic of Names →
nephilnine: In ancient times, and indeed in many traditional cultures to this day, to name a thing is to have power over it. Most native American tribal people have two names, and everyday name, and a sacred name. It is considered extremely poor manners to address one by their sacred name. When Moses asked God his name God replied “I am what I am” and refused to be named so that people could not...
One should not be drowned in the human tidal wave, even for the sake of becoming...– Henry Miller (via nirvikalpa)
Do not grow old, no matter how long you live. Never cease to stand like curious...– Albert Einstein (via socialuprooting)
〇: Morita Masatake (1874-1938), also read as... →
nirvikalpa: Morita Masatake (1874-1938), also read as Morita Shoma (1874 - 1938 (森田 正馬), was a contemporary of Sigmund Freud and the founder of Morita Therapy, a branch of clinical psychology strongly influenced by Zen Buddhism. In his capacity as the head of psychiatry for a large Tokyo hospital, Morita…