Thursday, October 29, 2009

119 - Pains

The pains which are yet to come can be and are to be avoided. II.16, Sutras of Patanjali

Past pain is finished. Pain that we are in the process of experiencing cannot be avoided, but can be reduced to some extent by yogic practice and discriminative knowledge. Unknown future pains can be prevented by adhering now to yogic discipline.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

118 - Wisdom

By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest. Confucius

And I think it takes all three methods to become wise.

Monday, October 12, 2009

117 - The Ancient Traveler

The most ancient traveler in the universe is love. It is love that travels from the unknown to the known, from eternity to eternity. From The Essence of Spiritual Life

Saturday, October 10, 2009

116 - Morning Peace

Peace, in the sense of the absence of war, is of little value to someone who is dying of hunger or cold. It will not remove the pain of torture inflicted on a prisoner of conscience. It does not comfort those who have lost their loved ones in floods caused by senseless deforestation in a neighboring country. Peace can only last where human rights are respected, where the people are fed, and where individuals and nations are free. The Dalai Lama

Thursday, October 1, 2009

115 - The Sky Breathes

Canon 5DmkII, 16-35mm at 16mm, iso100, 1/6 sec at f/13.0, +CPL

I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it. Thomas Jefferson