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I have realized that the past and future are real illusions, that they exist in the present, which is what there is and all there is.
If Christianity is wine and Islam coffee, Buddhism is most certainly tea.
How is it possible that a being with such sensitive jewels as the eyes, such enchanted musical instruments as the ears, and such fabulous arabesque of nerves as the brain can experience itself anything less than a god.
I owe my solitude to other people.
We are sick with fascination for the useful tools of names and numbers, of symbols, signs, conceptions and ideas. Meditation is therefore the art of suspending verbal and symbolic thinking for a time, somewhat as a courteous audience will stop talking when a concert is about to begin.
We are at war between consciousness and nature, between the desire for permanence and the fact of flux. It is ourself against ourselves.
Some believe all that parents, tutors, and kindred believe. They take their principles by inheritance, and defend them as they would their estates, because they are born heirs to them.
A myth is an image in terms of which we try to make sense of the world.
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