Medicine for the People Lend your ears, lend your hands, Lend your movement, anything you can. Come to teach, come to be taught. Come in the likeness in the image of God. Cause, you can be like that. With all that humbleness, and all that respect. I cry for the creatures who get left behind but everything will change in a blink of an eye and if you wish to survive, you will find the guide inside. I go back and forth every single day, the clarity that comes to me in a choppy way, as the feelings and the places and the seasons change, the galaxies remain. And what is the purpose? I am a miracle made up of particles and in this existence, I'll stay persistent, and I'll make a difference and I will have lived it. My solidarity is telling me to patiently be moving the musical medicine around the planet in a hurry, Cuz there's no time to waste. Got to wake up the people time to stand up and say, we know what we are for and how we became so informed.
The rain is pouring outside, I gaze through this glass drowning in tears. All of our fears now realized Is it too late to change? Things that are done all of these years looking in mirrors. Oublions ces tristes souvenirs Let's try to forget the mistakes we've made throughout the years. Oublions ces tristes souvenirs and start again free and clear. Molly Johnson: Tristes Souvenirs
In the early stages of Aztec civilization, the people lived in simple democratic harmony, in a society that in economic and political terms did not transcend the village level. But then this Mesoamerican utopia was ruined by the priestly class, “the first professional economists,” who commanded that pyramids be built. Neil Reynolds: preaching the gospel of narrative, a variety of storytelling, journalism.
Up from Earth's Centre through the Seventh Gate, I rose, and on the Throne of Saturn sate, And many Knots unravel'd by the Road, But not the Master-Knot of Human Fate. Avicenna
every one who is seriously involved in the pursuit of science becomes convinced that a spirit is manifest in the laws of the Universe - a spirit vastly superior to that of man, and one in the face of which we with our modest powers must feel humble. Einstein
I am not more gifted than the average human being. I am just more curious than the average person and I will not give up on a problem until I have found the proper solution. This is one of my greatest satisfactions in life-solving problems-and the harder they are, the more satisfaction do I get out of them. Maybe you could consider me a bit more patient in continuing with my problem than is the average human being. Now, if you understand what I have just told you, you see that it is not a matter of being more gifted but a matter of being more curious and maybe more patient until you solve a problem. Albert Einstein
Istanbul, Turkey ( A Day in Life )
When I call on the light within I go home Hari Om & Chants of India
Only literature, philosophy, history and the arts enable future citizens to develop their critical faculties and empathy. Not For Profit: Why Democracy Needs the Humanities
To be a good human being is to have a kind of openness to the world, an ability to trust uncertain things beyond your own control, that can lead you to be shattered in very extreme circumstances for which you were not to blame. That says something very important about the condition of the ethical life: that it is based on a trust in the uncertain and on a willingness to be exposed; it's based on being more like a plant than like a jewel, something rather fragile, but whose very particular beauty is inseparable from that fragility. Martha Nussbaum
The Culture of Fear by Barry Glassner exposes the people and organizations that manipulate our perceptions and profit from our anxieties and describes the high costs of living in a fear-ridden environment where realism has become rarer than doors without deadbolts. Why do we have so many fears these days? Are we living in exceptionally dangerous times?
Consciousness creates, in each of us, an inner life where we think and feel; a realm where we experience the sights, sounds, feels, tastes and smells that inform us of the world around us. Getting at the elusive nature of our own experience and freeing ourselves from faulty interpretations is a tricky business.
Where is the fountain that throws up these flowers in a ceaseless outbreak of ecstasy? I thought that my voyage had come to its end at the last limit of my power–that the path before me was closed, that provisions were exhausted and the time come to take shelter in a silent obscurity. But I find that thy will knows no end in me. And when old words die out on the tongue, new melodies break forth from the heart; and where the old tracks are lost, new country is revealed with its wonders. Rabindranath Tagore
Say not in grief that she is no more but say in thankfulness that she was. A death is not the extinguishing of a light, but the putting out of the lamp because the dawn has come. Tagore
Thank the flame for its light, but do not forget the lampholder standing in the shade with constancy of patience. Tagore
"When I see I am nothing, that is wisdom. When I see I am everything, that is love. My life is a movement between these two." Nisargadatta Maharaj
Tat Tvam Asi - You are that: oneness in "essence" between 'tat' and individual self; but 'tat' is the whole and self is a part
Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence. Albert Einstein
To face the challenges of our time and craft a positive future we need to appreciate and engage with with subtle realms of non-physical, invisible beings: these rich and fascinating energy environments and the potential allies who live within them. Facing the Future by David Spangler
Without dark matter, the known universe that we can see would not be able to exist.
A filamentary web of dark matter is threaded through the entire universe, and acts as scaffolding within which the ordinary matter can later be built. Richard Massey
There is no matter as such. All matter originates and exists only by virtue of a force which brings the particle of an atom to vibration and holds this most minute solar system of the atom together. We must assume behind this force the existence of a conscious and intelligent mind. This mind is the matrix of all matter. Max Planck
Matter cannot ultimately be separated from what appears as empty space. It is a part of space and part of a deeper invisible order from which reality's unseen, conscious essence precipitates as material form then returns to the invisible again. Space is not empty, but filled with highly-concentrated conscious energy —the source of everything in existence. Paramahansa Yogananda in his autobiography describes his experience of the unifying light alternating with materializations of form. "A swelling glory within me began to envelop towns, continents, the earth, solar and stellar systems, tenuous nebulae, and floating universes...The entire cosmos...glittered within the infinitude of my being."
The Chicken of Freedom, pulls no punches to get out of its shell, who takes us on a kaleidoscopic trip towards truth through the fear that keeps us locked away afraid of our own potential; all the while aiming to break free of self-imposed limitations to soar towards the fulfillment of personal freedom.
Liberty is the most jealous and exacting mistress that can beguile the brain and soul of man. She will have nothing from him who will not give her all. She knows that his pretended love serves but to betray. But when once the fierce heat of her quenchless, lustrous eyes has burned into the victim's heart, he will know no other smile but hers. Clarence Darrow
So long as the people do not care to exercise their freedom, those who wish to tyrannize will do so; for tyrants are active and ardent, and will devote themselves in the name of any number of gods, religious and otherwise, to put shackles upon sleeping men - Votaire
Memoirs of Hadrian by Marguerite Yourcena
Like everyone else I have at my disposal only three means of evaluating human existence: the study of self, which is the most difficult and most dangerous method, but also the most fruitful; the observation of our fellowmen, who usually arrange to hide their secrets from us, or to make us believe that they have secrets where none exist; and books, with the particular errors of perspective to which they inevitably give rise.
One evening Chabrias called me to show me a star, till then hardly visible, in the constellation of the Eagle; it flashed like a gem and pulsated like a heart. I chose it for his star and his sign. Each night I would follow its course until utterly wearied; in that part of the sky I have seen strange radiance. Folk thought me mad, but that was of little consequence.
SATYAM, SHIVAM, SUNDRAM: Satyam means the truth and to know this truth you have to be utterly absent (of all that is false in you) and this absence of you is your real presence in its utter purity; Shivam, means virtue or action of truth – all that is good, all that is valuable, all that is the most precious in you, the ultimate good. Sundram means beauty: the beautiful rose that is opening in the heart.
When mystics use the word love, they use it very carefully - in the deeply spiritual sense, where to love is to know; to love is to act. If you really love, from the depths of your Consciousness, that love gives you a native wisdom. You perceive the needs of others intuitively and clearly, with detachment from any personal desires; and you know how to act creatively to meet those needs, dexterously surmounting any obstacle that comes in the way. Such is the immense, driving power of love. Eknath Easwaran
Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. The consciousness of loving and being loved brings a warmth and richness to life that nothing else can bring. Oscar Wilde
Supreme Court judge Richard Wagner warning of dangerous flaws in the system and his prescriptions for a more transparent process and public screening for appointing judges to enhance confidence in the courts by lifting the veil of secrecy that shrouds the selection of judges.
Go lay your head on the pillow and sleep. Leave me to be alone; leave me to be ruined, night-wandering, and afflicted. I am alone with a wave of passion, from night until day. If you wish, come with mercy; if you wish, go and be harsh. Escape from me, so that you may not also fall into affliction! Choose the path of safety and shun the path of affliction. With the tears of my eyes, I have crawled into the corner of sorrow. Grind the mill hundreds of times upon the tears of my eyes. For me there is an oppressor who has a heart like a hard rock. He kills, and nobody tells him to arrange payment of the blood-price! For the king of the beautiful-faced ones, loyalty is not necessary. But you be patient and faithful, O sallow-faced lover! It is a pain for which there is no remedy except to die. So how can I ask that this pain be cured? Last night I dreamed of an elder in the lane of Love: he gestured to me with his hand, meaning "Make (your) aim to come to me." If there is a dragon on the road, Love is like an emerald which will blind it; drive away the dragon with the green flash of this emerald! Stop, since I am losing myself! If you are a man of abundant knowledge, recite the History of so-and-so and admonish so and so! Rumi
Is death the end? Eternal silence, blackness, nothingness, or is there a spark inside of us that lives on beyond our physical selves?” ... It's a great mystery. Through the Wormhole
childhood experience of wonder, of truth, of beauty, of life in its beautiful dance all around. In the songs of the birds, in the colors of the rainbows, in the fragrance of the flowers the child goes on remembering deep in his being that he has lost a paradise. The search for paradise is the search for your childhood again when mystic joins the dance and dances with the trees, with the rain, with the peacocks, sings songs with the birds and slowly merges and melts into existence with the same wondering eyes you were born with. Osho
Tonight we go to that place of eternity. This is the wedding night – a never-ending union of lover and Beloved. We whisper gentle secrets to each other and the child of union of lover and Beloved. We whisper gentle secrets to each other and the child of union of lover and Beloved. We whisper gentle secrets to each other and the child of the universe takes its first breath. Rumi
The ideals which have always shone before me and filled me with the joy of living are goodness, beauty, and truth. To make a goal of comfort or happiness has never appealed to me; a system of ethics built on this basis would be sufficient only for a herd of cattle. Possessions, outward success, publicity, luxury—to me these have always been contemptible. I believe that a simple and unassuming manner of life is best for everyone, best both for the body and the mind. My passionate interest in social justice and social responsibility has always stood in curious contrast to a marked lack of desire for direct association with men and women. I am a horse for single harness, not cut out for tandem or team work. I have never belonged wholeheartedly to country or state, to my circle of friends, or even to my own family. These ties have always been accompanied by a vague aloofness, and the wish to withdraw into myself increases with the years. The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed. Albert Einstein
I recall a night when my eyes just wouldn’t close, and I heard a moth saying to the candle, “It’s right for me to burn: I am the lover; but tell me, why are you weeping and burning?” The candle replied, “My friend, you silly thing, don’t be naïve: I’ve lost my sweet companion, honey, and since Shirin abandoned me, like Farhad, grief’s flames scorch me head to foot.” As the candle spoke, her pain ran in rivers down her yellow cheeks, “You are a fraud; you have no business loving. You lack courage; you can’t stay still; you fly from a single flame, half-baked, while I remain till all of me is properly done. Love’s blaze may have singed your wings, but look at me, from top to bottom I am burning.” The candle debated like this while the men gathered around it, and when the night was only partly gone, one among them, with a pari’s face, put the candle to death. Then it said, smoke swirling at its head, “Love, my boy, ends just like that. You’ll learn, if you’re a lover, that death alone puts out the fire.”
Don’t shed tears at the grave of someone thus murdered by a friend; rejoice instead that the friend accepted him. If you’re infected, don’t cleanse your mind of love’s sickness. Rather, like Saadi, cleanse yourself of all other purpose. A true lover will fight a storm of stones and arrows to reach his goal. Beware! Don’t try to sail that sea! You’re warned! But if you go, give yourself to the storm. Saadi
Imagine Peace - War Is Over: John Lennon - Happy Xmas
A Time For Drunken Horses - Bahman Ghobadi
The characteristics of America’s current cultural deterioration parallel those of previous great civilizations. These include abuse of wealth and energy resources; excessive individual and national debt; lack of cultural civility, discipline, integrity, and ethics; unaffordable militarism, escalating income and wealth disparities; unresolved crises in health care and public education; and stultifying cultural complexity and bureaucracy. Wealth, Energy, and Human Values By Thomas P. Wallace
Wealth, Energy, and Human Values By Thomas P. Wallace
How the openess and autocatalysis for self-renewal eventually drive the system over an instability threshold into a new structure.
“The protection of water is a sacred obligation to indigenous people. Without clean water, life will cease to exist. Our obligation to protect water is an overall respect for life itself,” Chief Isadore Day of the Serpent River First Nation
You died so needlessly. No more. No more. No more.