Musings by Samsaran: It's all so easy →
samsaranmusing: Living life with compassion is as easy as caring about other people. Living life in loving kindness is as easy as recognizing that others suffer too and treating them as we would be treated. Controlling emotion is as easy as recognizing the relationship between thought and emotion and rejecting…
Refraining from all evil, not clinging to birth and death, working in deep...– Dogen (via samsaranmusing)
When I see a man in a state of anxiety, I say, What can this man want? If he did...– Epictetus (via samsaranmusing)
As you hear the stories about heroic teachers in Moore,Oklahoma risking and perhaps losing their lives to save their students, keep in mind that every teacher you know would do the same thing. It’s just the way teachers are.
If we really saw war, what war does to young minds and bodies, it would be...– Chris Hedges (via wakethesheeple)
The first ‘hard evidence’ that other universes exist has been found by...– Is our universe merely one of billions? Evidence of the existence of ‘multiverse’ revealed for the first time by cosmic map | Mail Online (via myserendipities)
Musings by Samsaran: Time Creatures →
samsaranmusing: I have already noted that our perception of time gives us the idea that plants are still. Anybody who has ever tried to swat a fly knows that to them we move very slowly. What if there were creatures so fast that they are entirely invisible to us and all but the fastest photography? To these…
How did a man born of Eastern descent, a man who called himself the Prince of...– Donald Miller (via blakebaggott)
The root of the problem here is that most Americans have become unable to...– Mark R. Crovelli (via allmarketsbecomeblack)
faultyargumentation: Let us suppose you love politician A, and despise politician B. If you criticize B for something, and you know good and well you would let A slide for the same thing, you are guilty of being both illogical and hypocritical. You are also guilty of driving me crazy. Cut it out.
Death is not an event in life: we do not live to experience death. If we take...– Ludwig Wittgenstein, Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus (via pseudobollocks)
Before you speak to me about your religion, first show it to me in how you treat...– Cory Booker (via soaphie)
What is ominous is the ease with which some people go from saying that they...– Thomas Sowell (via thinksquad)
But most days, if you’re aware enough to give yourself a choice, you can choose...– DAVID FOSTER WALLACE. (via somethingchanged)
Attention, Internet!: MYOFB →
faultyargumentation: Just because: You have an opinion, and you have an unquestionable and unalterable right to broadcast your opinions, and It is easier to to broadcast your opinions than at any previous point in history does not mean there isn’t a whole huge list of things that are none of your fuckin’…
You can’t meet every Tuesday with a killer list and continually have drones drop...– Cornel West (via azspot) amerikkkan-stories added: Great read. And that’s just a piece of the pie. Take into account Gitmo, mass deportations, the wars, all the surveillance , the ambivalence towards the outcries of ‘mercy!’ all over the world and whaddya got? A criminal. True he did not start...
I’m an old-fashioned guy… I want to be an old man with a beer belly sitting on a...– Johnny Depp (via devilduck) So Johnny Depp wants, in essence, to be me. I would not have thought this to be so.
Once you have identified with some form of negativity, you do not want to let...– Eckhart Tolle (via samsaranmusing)
Mothers Day? My mom LEFT ME IN A SHELL, BURIED IN THE GROUND FOR SEVENTEEN YEARS!! Yeah, thanks for that, Mom. Seriously, who does that? — Cicada (@17YrCicada) May 12, 2013
My name is actually Kenny. Kenny Cicada. “Seventeen Year” is just a nickname. — SeventeenYear Cicada (@17YrCicada) May 11, 2013
OMG The President!He’s … He’s …Totally did NOT see that coming back in the day. Well done, America. — Cicada (@17YrCicada) May 11, 2013
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Freethinkers are those who are willing to use their minds without prejudice and...– Leo Tolstoy (via crystalllllrose)
Like all dreamers, I mistook disenchantment for truth.– Jean-Paul Sartre (via dinochop)
If Jesus Christ is truly risen from the dead, then you don’t need the...– Alan Watts I have to say I never thought of it that way before.
Give up defining yourself – to yourself or to others. You won’t die. You will...– Eckhart Tolle (via ashramof1)
The truth is that schools don’t really teach anything except how to obey orders....– John Taylor Gatto If you only read one book in your whole life about the modern American educational system, make it “Dumbing Us Down” by John Taylor Gatto.
Treat everyone you meet like God in drag.– Ram Dass
A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between his work and...– François-René de Chateaubriand (via brainsoulconscious)
Mood for Thought →
“As I was sitting at my table in Cate Main contemplating the difference between being alone and being lonely as I sometimes do when left to my own devices, I stumbled across a few random mildly intriguing thoughts which are totally irrelevant to the topic of this composition. But herein I set the stage … “ Excellent first blog post by my stepdaughter. I wish I could take...
We're Number Umpteenth! - The Myth of Lagging ... →
“The premise that American students lag behind counterparts in other countries is so widely accepted that it’s casually repeated by just about everyone — including educators. Here’s why it’s wrong.” Everyone who cares about education should read all the Alfie Kohn they can get their hands on. I’d start with “The Schools Our Children...
samsaranmusing: Whenever you are told by anyone “hate this person because they are different” you are being MANIPULATED. Hate breeds fear and fear makes it easy to control you. Don’t be a puppet on a string. Love one another. Let the tyrants fall.