contemplation

A Quote by Domus Ulixes on life, complication, methodology, and contemplation

The reason why social life is complicated, is because your parents superimpose certain values and norms. Whereas such values, alike the once most people get told by religion. Aren't real and not accurate to present date. The confusion of such a discovery makes people cling to working methodology, simplifying their life but disabling the self-contemplation part of their minds. In so, people become one big generalisation machine just confusing, as there are more exceptions than rules. Because real life comes closer to science than anything else.

Frederik Kerling

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A Quote by Thomas Moore on soul, reflection, contemplation, beauty, life, and rest

It's important to be heroic, ambitious, productive, efficient, creative, and progressive, but these qualities don't necessarily nurture the soul. The soul has different concerns, of equal value: downtime for reflection, conversation, and reverie; beauty that is captivating and pleasuring; relatedness to the environs and to people; and any animal's rhythm of rest and activity.

Thomas Moore (1779 - 1852)

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A Quote by Osho on meditation, contemplation, thinking, silence, and thoughts

Meditation is not contemplation because it is not thinking at all – consistent, inconsistent, crazy, sane. It is not thinking at all; it is witnessing. It is just sitting silently deep within yourself, looking at whatsoever is happening inside and outside both. Outside there is traffic noise, inside there is also traffic noise -- the traffic in the head. So many thoughts – trucks and buses of thoughts and trains and airplanes of thoughts, rushing in every direction. But you are simply sitting aloof, unconcerned, watching everything with no evaluation.

osho

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A Quote by Nathaniel Hawthorne on visit, contemplation, creation, germination, and gardening

I used to visit and revisit it a dozen times a day, and stand in deep contemplation over my vegetable progeny with a love that nobody could share or conceive of who had never taken part in the process of creation. It was one of the most bewitching sights in the world to observe a hill of beans thrusting aside the soil, or a rose of early peas just peeping forth sufficiently to trace a line of delicate green.

Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804 - 1864)

Source: Mosses from an Old Manse, 1854

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A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on stimulation, thought, desire, attractive, craving, pleasure, stilling, contemplation, repulsive, mara, and last body

When a man is stimulated by his own thoughts, full of desire and dwelling on what is attractive, his craving increases even more. He is making the fetter even stronger. But he who takes pleasure in stilling his thoughts, practising the contemplation of what is repulsive, and remaining recollected, now he will make an end of craving, he will snap the bonds of Mara. His aim is accomplished, he is without fear, rid of craving and without stain. He has removed the arrows of changing existence. This is his last body.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: The Dhammapada Gautama Buddha / Translated by John Richards ,v.349, 350, 351

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A Quote by May Sarton on sin, sloth, contemplation, productivity, and value

"I always forget how important the empty days are, how important it may be sometimes not to expect to produce anything, even a few lines in a journal. A day when one has not pushed oneself to the limit seems a damaged damaging day, a sinful day. Not so! The most valuable thing one can do for the psyche, occasionally, is to let it rest, wander, live in the changing light of a room."

May Sarton

Source: Journal of a Solitude

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A Quote by Sai Baba on god, life, and contemplation

Look out into the universe and contemplate the glory of God. Observe the stars, millions of them, twinkling in the night sky, all with a message of unity, part of the very nature of God.

Sai Baba

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A Quote by J.R.R. Tolkien on fantasy, age, old, wizard, and contemplation

Gandalf: Three hundred lives of men I have walked this earth and now I have no time.

J.R.R. Tolkien (1892 - 1973)

Source: The Lord of the Rings

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on contemplation and meditation

There is a principle which is the basis of things, which all speech aims to say, and all action to evolve, a simple, quiet, undescribed, undescribable presence, dwelling very peacefully in us, our rightful lord: we are not to do, but to let do; not to work, but to be worked upon.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Source: The Conduct of Life

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