delusion

A Quote by William James on belief, delusion, repetition, falsehood, truth, and specticism

There is nothing so absurd that it cannot be believed as truth if repeated often enough.

William James (1842 - 1910)

Contributed by: Ryan

A Quote by Shosan on zen, spiritual warrior, japan, self, others, prejudices, knowing yourself, ignorance, and delusion

Be aware of yourself and know yourself. No matter how much you have learned and how much you know, if you don't know yourself you don't know anything. Indeed, if you don't know yourself you cannot know anything else. People who don't know themselves criticize others from the point of view of their own ignorance. They consider what agrees with them to be good, and hate whatever doesn't go their way. They become irritated about everything, causing themselves to suffer by themselves, bothering themselves solely because of their own prejudices. If you know that not everyone will be agreeable to you, know that you won't be agreeable to everyone either. Those who have no prejudices in themselves do not reject people, and therefore people do not reject them.

Shosan

Source: The Japanese Art of War

Contributed by: Laurens

A Quote by Mark Epstein on self-awareness, psyche, delusion, truth, psychology, buddhism, healing, perception, addiction, and detachment

If aspects of the person remain undigested--cut off, denied, projected, rejected, indulged, or otherwise unassimilated--they become the points around which the core forces of greed, hatred and delusion attach themselves.

Mark Epstein

Source: Thoughts Without a Thinker

Contributed by: Laurie

A Quote by Dogen Zenji on enlightenment, delusion, and awakening

That you carry yourself forward and experience the myriad things is delusion. That the myriad things come forward and experience themselves is awakening

Dogen Zenji (1200 - 1253)

Contributed by: Vegar

A Quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus on delusion, ignorance, persistence, and truth

I seek the truth...it is only persistence in self-delusion and ignorance that does harm.

Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180)

Source: Meditations (Penguin Classics)

Contributed by: Brian

A Quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus on delusion, ignorance, persistence, and truth

I seek the truth...it is only persistence in self-delusion and ignorance that does harm.

Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180)

Source: Meditations

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Albert Einstein on affection, beauty, compassion, delusion, desires, feeling, kindness, life, nature, rest, time, and universe

A human being is part of a whole, called by us the Universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separated from the rest--a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circles of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by unknown on confusion, consequences, delusion, life, logic, magic, mystery, and questions

Life would have no consequence, If all I saw made perfect sense. Life would not be magical, If all I saw was logical. So I question all I see, To try and solve the mystery. I've been living under delusion, Led astray by my confusion.

unknown

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by unknown on clothes, delusion, and fishing

Fishing is a delusion entirely surrounded by liars in old clothes.

unknown

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Sogyal Rinpoche on buddhism, delusion, existence, kindness, limits, nature, and words

Quoting Dudjom Rinpoche on the buddha-nature: No words can describe it No example can point to it Samsara does not make it worse Nirvana does not make it better It has never been born It has never ceased It has never been liberated It has never been deluded It has never existed It has never been nonexistent It has no limits at all It does not fall into any kind of category

Sogyal Rinpoche

Source: Sogyal Rinpoche in The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, HarperCollins Publishers, 1993, p. 49

Contributed by: Zaady

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