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  • Sleeplessjim shared from Bhakti Yoga (Annotated Edition) by Swami Vivekananda
    The one great advantage of Bhakti is that it is the easiest and the most natural way to reach the great divine end in view; its great disadvantage is that in its lower forms it oftentimes degenerates into hideous fanaticism.
    Note: Yes
  • Sleeplessjim shared from Teachings of Lord Caitanya by His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
    Lord Caitanya also recommended that the highest mode of worship in the highest perfectional stage is the method practiced by the damsels of Vraja. These damsels (gopīs, or cowherd girls) simply loved Kṛṣṇa without a motive for material or spiritual gain.
    Note: :)
  • Sleeplessjim shared from The Marble Faun - Volume 1 The Romance of Monte Beni by Nathaniel Hawthorne
    Perhaps it is the very lack of moral severity, of any high and heroic ingredient in the character of the Faun, that makes it so delightful an object to the human eye and to the frailty of the human heart. The being here represented is endowed with no principle of virtue, and would be incapable of comprehending such; but he would be true and honest by dint of his simplicity. We should expect from him no sacrifice or effort for an abstract cause; there is not an atom of martyr's stuff in all that softened marble; but he has a capacity for strong and warm attachment, and might act devotedly through...
    Note: Lovely
  • Sleeplessjim shared from The Definitive H.P. Lovecraft: 67 Tales of Horror in One Volume (Halcyon Classics) by H.P. Lovecraft
    Without knowing why, one hesitates to ask directions from the gnarled solitary figures spied now and then on crumbling doorsteps or on the sloping, rock-strewn meadows. Those figures are so silent and furtive that one feels somehow confronted by forbidden things, with which it would be better to have nothing to do. When a rise in the road brings the mountains in view above the deep woods, the feeling of strange uneasiness is increased. The summits are too rounded and symmetrical to give a sense of comfort and naturalness, and sometimes the sky silhouettes with especial clearness the queer circles...
    Note: A description of Northern Massachusetts
  • Sleeplessjim shared from Best Little Witch-House in Arkham by Mark McLaughlin
    What’s that you say, girl? A foamy-mouthed kitty bit your ass and now you’ve gone mondo batshit?
    Note: :-)
(Neola, PA)