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A Quote by Paul Richards on language, creation, women, feminine, female, honor, valor, herosim, and heroine

All the way around, when we consider the absolute number of defining negative terms or the ratio of negative to positive word use for each gender, women lose out when it comes to positive, defining language. I mean, they really lose out. My search for definitions of chivalry or gallantry that apply specifically to women has so far come up with nothing. Consider the terms honor, steadfastness, and valor. Though not overtly gender-specific, they are male-tilted by broad context and long-established patterns of use. And these words, even though they can be applied to women, don't imply what gallantry and chivalry imply, which is a mixture of kindness, confidence, and power as specifically linked to one gender…

Lastly, of course, I must comment on the feminine version of the word hero, which of course is heroine. This term describes a woman's role in a story but does not specifically refer to character or nobility. Heroine is probably the most frequently used positive word for a woman in common vocabulary, but almost nobody I know would use it to describe a real, ordinary person. By our language's glaring lack of gender-specific terms for female nobility of character, and the ongoing presence of specialized male terms such as gallantry, we can infer that a bias against celebrating the feminine exists in Western culture much as it does in places like New Guinea, even if it takes a less physically brutal form. This language anomaly in no way reflects the actual nature of women as I have experienced them. Many women I know have shown chivalry equal to a man's in harrowing circumstances, including, in Patty's case, a brush with war in the jungles of New Guinea and making life-or-death decisions as a nurse midwife at the bedsides off hundreds of women in labor. The emotional heroism of women, in my opinion, far surpasses that of men, on a daily basis. By emotional heroism I mean the complex choices women often make, setting aside their own needs or supressing strong feelings, in the service of a greater good.

Paul Richards

Source: Wild Attraction, a Ruthlessly Practical Guide to Extraordinary Relationship, Pages: 181-183

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Osho Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh on masterpiece, revelation, god, creation, and birth

You are carrying a masterpiece hidden within you, but you are standing in the way. Just move aside, then the masterpiece will be revealed. Everyone is a masterpiece, because God never gives birth to anything less than that. Everyone carries that masterpiece hidden for many lives, not knowing who they are and just trying on the surface to become someone.

Drop the idea of becoming someone, because you are already a masterpiece. You cannot be improved. You have only to come to it, to know it, to realize it. God himself has created you; you cannot be improved.

Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

Source: Ah, This! Chapter 1

Contributed by: bajarbattu

A Quote by Paul Richards on language, creation, speaking, description, and creativity

Create your own language.

Paul Richards

Source: Wild Attraction, a Ruthlessly Practical Guide to Extraordinary Relationship, Pages: 174

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Osho Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh on zen, man, religion, philosophy, culture, morality, creation, master, children, behaviour, playful, and serious

Zen's greatest contribution is to give you an alternative to the serious man. The serious man has made the world, the serious man has made all the religions. He has created all the philosophies, all the cultures, all the moralities; everything that exists around you is a creation of the serious man. Zen has dropped out of the serious world. It has created a world of its own which is very playful, full of laughter, where even great masters behave like children.

Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

Source: Nansen: The Point of Departure, chapter 8

Contributed by: bajarbattu

A Quote by Julia Butterfly Hill on prayer, love, dark hole, earth, creation, species, ability, and life

One day, through my prayers, an overwhelming amount of love started flowing into me, filling up the dark hole that threatened to consume me. I suddenly realized that what I was feeling was the love of the Earth, the love of Creation. Every day we, as a species, do so much to destroy Creation's ability to give us life. But that Creation continues to do everything in its power to give us life anyway. And that's true love.

Julia Butterfly Hill

Source: The Legacy of Luna

Contributed by: bajarbattu

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

Contributed by: bajarbattu

A Quote by Arthur Burks on problems, implements, and creation

"If you had no problems you'd need to make some, which is exactly how you got them. They are your implements of creation. Every great sculpture, painting, poem, story, musical composition, attempts to solve problems. They may be problems deeply buried, unknown consciously even to their container, coming forth as heavenly release into creation."

Arthur Burks

Source: Waken the Dreamers, p. 155

Contributed by: bajarbattu

A Quote by Gerald Manley Hopkins on beutiy, life, flaws, flavor, change, creation, and praise

Glory be to God for dappled things—    
  For skies of couple-colour as a brinded cow;    
    For rose-moles all in stipple upon trout that swim;    
Fresh-firecoal chestnut-falls; finches’ wings;    
  Landscape plotted and pieced—fold, fallow, and plough;
    And áll trádes, their gear and tackle and trim.    
 
All things counter, original, spare, strange;    
  Whatever is fickle, freckled (who knows how?)    
    With swift, slow; sweet, sour; adazzle, dim;    
He fathers-forth whose beauty is past change:
                  Praise him.

Gerald Manley Hopkins

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A Quote by Chris Langan on science, intelligence, god, creation, evolution, nature, universe, and religion

I believe in the theory of evolution, but I believe as well in the allegorical truth of creation theory. In other words, I believe that evolution, including the principle of natural selection, is one of the tools used by God to create mankind. Mankind is then a participant in the creation of the universe itself, so that we have a closed loop. I believe that there is a level on which science and religious metaphor are mutually compatible.

Chris Langan

Source: ABC Article "Off the Charts: Chris Langan's IQ Sets him Apart"

Contributed by: Creative Philosopher

A Quote by Kedar on god, creation, creationism, hide-and-seek, man, world, game, ontology, existence, and uqv theory

God has created the world to play hide-and-seek with man.

Kedar Joshi

Source: Superultramodern Science and Philosophy

Contributed by: Kedar

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