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  • Rev. shared from The Sky Is Not the Limit: Adventures of an Urban Astrophysicist by Neil Degrasse Tyson
    To be praised for meager or noncompetitive talent, just because you are loved, does you a disservice in any meritocracy, such as the society in which we live. Whenever that happens, you risk leading a deluded life, where the correspondence between what you deserve for your efforts and what you think you deserve is lost. The value of this “reality check” cannot be overemphasized.
    Note: #wise
  • Rev. shared from Remember Who You Are: Remember 'Where' You Are and Where You 'Come' From by David Icke
    Consciousness is expanded awareness, like a flowing ocean, while Mind is like frozen water, or the white crest of an infinite wave – far more limited in its ability to perceive
    Note: #deepthought
  • Rev. shared from The Complete Idiot's Guide to Zen Living by Eve Adamson, Ph.D., Gary R. McClain
    A Tibetan story tells of two brothers, one with one yak, and one with 99 yaks. The brother with one yak was happy. All he needed was one yak. The brother with 99 yaks always worried about keeping track of and managing his yaks, yet was obsessed with wanting more. One day he asked his brother, “One yak isn’t much different than none. I have 99 yaks, but 100 yaks are really something. Will you give me your yak?” The brother easily gave the yak away, illustrating that the more you have, the more you want, and the less you have, the more easily you can give. What a great lesson for kids.
    Note: Yakkety yak
  • Rev. shared from The Complete Idiot's Guide to Zen Living by Eve Adamson, Ph.D., Gary R. McClain
    Once a Samurai warrior wanted to learn about Zen. He visited a Zen master and asked, “Tell me what heaven and hell are.” The Zen master looked disdainfully at the Samurai. “You think you could understand? You, a stupid warrior? Why, you don’t even look like you could win in battle. What a sorry excuse for a fighter you must be.” Enraged, the Samurai ripped his sword from its scabbard and moved to pierce the Zen master’s heart. “This,” said the Zen master calmly, “is hell.” Abashed, the Samurai sheathed his sword and bowed deeply to the Zen master. “And this is heaven,” the Zen master replied.
    Note: Important
  • Rev. shared from The Complete Idiot's Guide to Zen Living by Eve Adamson, Ph.D., Gary R. McClain
    Once a Samurai warrior wanted to learn about Zen. He visited a Zen master and asked, “Tell me what heaven and hell are.” The Zen master looked disdainfully at the Samurai. “You think you could understand? You, a stupid warrior? Why, you don’t even look like you could win in battle. What a sorry excuse for a fighter you must be.” Enraged, the Samurai ripped his sword from its scabbard and moved to pierce the Zen master’s heart. “This,” said the Zen master calmly, “is hell.” Abashed, the Samurai sheathed his sword and bowed deeply to the Zen master. “And this is heaven,” the Zen master replied.
    Note: Important
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