Thought for the day II

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Postby yat_chum » Sun Sep 16, 2007 2:13 am

"Not Christian or Jew or
Muslim, not Hindu,
Buddhist, Sufi, or Zen.
Not any religion

or cultural system. I am
not from the east
or the west, not
out of the ocean or up

from the ground, not
natural or ethereal, not
composed of elements at all.
I do not exist,

am not an entity in this
world or the next,
did not descend from
Adam and Eve or any

origin story. My place is
the placeless, a trace
of the traceless.
Neither body or soul.

I belong to the beloved,
have seen the two
worlds as one and
that one
call to and know,

first, last, outer, inner,
only that breath breathing

human being."

Sufi Mystic - Jelaluddin Rumi - 13th century
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Postby yat_chum » Mon Sep 17, 2007 1:19 am

"He who will not economize will have to agonize."
Confucius (551 BC - 479 BC)
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Postby yat_chum » Tue Sep 18, 2007 2:13 am

"Lien Siu Dai Da" (Lian Xiao Dai Da) Wing Chun maxim
'join cancelling to bring hitting' often translated as 'simultaneous offense and defense'
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Postby yat_chum » Wed Sep 19, 2007 1:05 am

"I must create a system, or be enslaved by another man's."
William Blake (1757 - 1827)
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Postby yat_chum » Thu Sep 20, 2007 1:24 am

"Live up to your potential instead of imitating someone else's."
Martha Burgess, Founder, Theatre Techniques for Business People
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Postby yat_chum » Fri Sep 21, 2007 1:58 am

"A successful individual typically sets his next goal somewhat but not too much above his last achievement. In this way he steadily raises his level of aspiration."
Kurt Lewin (1890 - 1947)
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Postby Inga » Fri Sep 21, 2007 5:30 am

"The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper"

- Eden Phillpots
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Postby yat_chum » Sat Sep 22, 2007 3:44 am

"A man who knows when enough is enough, will always have enough." Unknown
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Postby yat_chum » Sun Sep 23, 2007 3:52 am

"I am guilty of war when I proudly exercise
my intelligence to the disadvantage of my fellow man.

I am guilty of war when I distort other's opinions,
which differ from my own.

I am guilty of war when I show disregard
for the rights and properties of others.

I am guilty of war when I covet what another has honestly acquired.

I am guilty of war when I seek to maintain my superiority of position
by depriving others of their opportunity of advancement.

I am guilty of war if I imagine my kin and myself to be a privileged people.

I am guilty of war if I believe a heritage entitles me
to monopolize resources of nature.

I am guilty of war when I believe other people must think and live as I do.

I am guilty of war when I make success in life solely dependent
upon power, fame, and riches.

I am guilty of war when I think the minds of people should
be regulated by force, rather than by reason.

I am guilty of war when I believe the God I conceive is
the one others must accept.

I am guilty of war when I think that a land of a man's birth
must necessarily be the place of his livelihood.

The true articles of peace cannot be legislated but are drawn up in the
personal aspirations and conduct of the millions of little people. When all
men will frankly perceive their common dependence, an understanding will emerge that will transcend the barriers of time and space, creed and race."

Ralph M. Lewis - 1944 - Rosicrucian Order - Creed of peace
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Postby yat_chum » Mon Sep 24, 2007 1:22 am

"Man is what he believes."
Anton Chekhov (1860 - 1904)
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Postby Inga » Mon Sep 24, 2007 6:02 am

"If you think you can, or think you can't, you're probably right."

- Mark Twain
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Postby yat_chum » Tue Sep 25, 2007 1:14 am

"The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook."
William James (1842 - 1910)
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Postby angryboy » Tue Sep 25, 2007 6:23 am

yat_chat where do you get your messages? sometimes i think that a robot writes these messages from some "fat" book automaticcaly sending them in forum :lol: ... Thanks! You are good!
looking for something, that i don't know ald looking for my errors in past. thanks for corrections!
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Postby yat_chum » Wed Sep 26, 2007 12:58 am

"When you make a mistake, don't look back at it long. Take the reason of the thing into your mind and then look forward. Mistakes are lessons of wisdom. The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power."
Hugh White (1773 - 1840)

Hi angryboy, the messages come from all over the place I have no one source however if I hear or see something I like I do write it down for later use. I'm not good, just persistent. :D
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Postby yat_chum » Thu Sep 27, 2007 1:58 am

"Often we can achieve an even better result when we stumble yet are willing to start over, when we don't give up after a mistake, when something doesn't come easily but we throw ourselves into trying, when we're not afraid to appear less than perfectly polished."
Sharon Salzberg, O Magazine, The Power of Intention, January 2004
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Postby yat_chum » Fri Sep 28, 2007 1:24 am

"Creativity can solve almost any problem. The creative act, the defeat of habit by originality, overcomes everything."
George Lois
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Postby yat_chum » Sat Sep 29, 2007 2:51 am

"Perfection is a road, not a destination. Every time I live, I get an education."
Burk Hudson
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Postby yat_chum » Sun Sep 30, 2007 12:22 am

"When a person responds to the joys and sorrows of others
as if they were his own,
he has attained the highest state of spiritual union."
Sri Krishna - the Bhagavad Gita 6:32
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Postby yat_chum » Mon Oct 01, 2007 1:28 am

"The best cure for worry, depression, melancholy, brooding, is to go deliberately forth and try to lift with one's sympathy the gloom of somebody else."
Arnold Bennett
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Postby yat_chum » Tue Oct 02, 2007 1:04 am

"Don't throw away the old bucket until you know whether the new one holds water."
Swedish Proverb
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