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Words Vs Silence

Song of the bird

A beautiful thing is never perfect.

– Egyptian Proverb

ln there, deep in those forests, away from everything you know, everything you’ve ever been taught, by school or book, or song or rhyme, you find peace, kinship, harmony, even safety. You’ll find more danger in one day in any city in the world, than you will ever find in those forests.

– Instinct (1999)

People speak sometimes about the “bestial” cruelty of man, but that is terribly unjust and offensive to beasts. No animal could ever be so cruel as a man, so artfully, so artistically cruel.

– Fyodor Dostoevsky

Education is not to teach men facts, theories or laws, not to reform or amuse them or make them expert technicians. It is to unsettle their minds, widen their horizons, inflame their intellect, teach them to think straight, if possible, but to think nevertheless.

– Robert M Hutchins

Beliefs are what divide people. Doubt unites them.

– Peter Ustinov

Out beyond ideas of wrong doing and right doing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there

– Rumi

As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler; solitude will not be solitude, poverty will not be poverty, nor weakness weakness.

– Henry David Thoreau

The water in a vessel is sparkling; the water in the sea is dark. The small truth has words which are clear; the great truth has great silence

– Tagore

Narayan Dada, son of late Madhav Desai (secretary of Gandhi) was once asked – “What is the use of fighting the those who oppress. What is the use of living simply and frugally and propagating love for nature. The tide against these is so huge that these ideals stand no chance of opposing it.”

His reply was simple – “Yes, the tide is strong, the Earth will get mined, resources destroyed and poor displaced. But in the end when a few left are in distraught not knowing what to do, then these ideals, these good old ways which a few remained clung to will act as beacons of hope and light”

– Narayan Bhai Desai

Only when the last tree has died, And the last river been poisoned, And the last fish been caught, Will you realize that you cannot eat money.

– Cree Proverb

When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy.’ They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.

– John Lennon

मिटा दे अपनी हस्ती को गर कुछ मर्तबा चाहे
की दाना ख़ाक में मिलकर ही गुल-ए-गुलज़ार होता है
Dissolve the Self if at all you want some position (meaning) in life,
Only after losing itself in the soil, does a seed turn into a beautiful flower

– Iqbal (the poet)

A Zen poet was once asked, what is the most important thing that we should do to save the planet. He replied that we must be able to hear the sounds of Mother Earth crying.

– Thich Nhat Hanh (the poet)

Speak only if you think your words are better than the Silence

– A Chinese saying

When we destroy something man-made and replaceable we are called vandals. When we destroy something irreplaceable and made by god, we are called developers

– By Joseph Wood Krutch

Water does not seek the high spots to be above it all, but settles for the lowest places. If Water stays stationary, it will become stagnant; if it is allowed to flow, it will stay pure.

– Teachings of Tao

Guido (waiter): How much do I bow, Uncle?

Eliseo: Think of a sunflower, they bow to the Sun. But if you see some that are bowed too far down, it means they’re dead. You’re here serving, you’re not a servant. Serving is the supreme art. God is the first of servants. God serves men, but he’s not a servant to men.

– Life is Beautiful

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. Gopalakrishnan permalink
    June 29, 2011 11:33

    These is a very thought provoking bunch of gems of crystallised wisdom .

    Like

  2. Aayushi Jain permalink
    December 26, 2011 21:23

    hello Amith,have been following your blog since a long time,never posted a comment,
    whenever i go through any of your updates,i am speechless…you,you are doing a great job!

    please do add this quote-(if u can)
    “When you jump for joy, beware that no one moves the ground from beneath your feet.” – Stanislaw Lec

    Like

    • December 26, 2011 22:34

      Hi Aayushi… Thank you so much for the kind words and encouragement 🙂 I will for sure add this quote… Thanks

      Like

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