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“As I see it, there isn’t so much to do. Just be ordinary:  put on your robes, eat your food, and pass the time doing nothing.”  ~Linji Yixuan • “I tell you, we are here on Earth to fart around, and don’t let anybody tell you different.”  ~Kurt Vonnegut

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Zinn

Two hopeful quotes by historian Howard Zinn: To be hopeful in bad times is not just foolishly romantic. It is based on the fact that human history is a history not only of cruelty, but also of compassion, sacrifice, courage, kindness. What we choose to emphasize in this complex history will determine our lives. • …

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Desire

“Boredom: the desire for desires.”  ~Leo Tolstoy

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Ourselves

“The happiest people I know are always evaluating and improving themselves. The unhappy people are usually evaluating and judging others.” ~Qasim Rafique

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Within You Without You

“The biggest development of the immediate future will take place, not on the Moon or Mars, but on Earth, and it is inner space, not outer, that needs to be explored.” ~J.G. Ballard, in 1962

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Life

“It is possible to commit no mistakes and still lose.  That is not a weakness.  That is life.”  ~Cpt. Jean-Luc Picard  

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Nutshell & Mosquito’s Wing

“Let us spend one day as deliberately as Nature, and not be thrown off the track by every nutshell and mosquito’s wing that falls on the rails.” ~Henry David Thoreau

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Describe

“So much of this world appears according to the words we use to describe it.”  ~Nicole Addison

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An Endless Chain

“Most people, I’m convinced, don’t think about life at all. They grab what they think they want and the subsequent consequences keep them busy in an endless chain till they’re carried out feet first.“  ~Philip Larkin

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As Soon As

As soon as you see something, you already start to intellectualize it. As soon as you intellectualize something, it is no longer what you saw. ~Shunryu Suzuki

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Rejoiceth

“Someone who has acted carelessly, but later becomes careful and attentive, is as beautiful as the bright moon emerging from the clouds.” ~Nāgārjuna • “How think ye? If a man have an hundred sheep, and one of them be gone astray, doth he not leave the ninety and nine, and goeth into the mountains, and …

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Many Times

“The water in the stream may have changed many times, but the reflection of the moon and the stars remains the same.” ~Rumi

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