extremes

A Quote by Blaise Pascal on greatness and extremes

A man does not show his greatness by being at one extremity, but rather by touching both at once.

Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662)

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A Quote by Adyashanti on buddha, middle way, enlightenment, nirvana, samsara, and extremes

The Buddha's insight into the middle way is not simply about a balance between extremes. This conventional understanding misses the deeper revelation of the middle way as being the very nature of unexcelled enlightenment. The middle way is an invitation to leap beyond nirvana and samsara and to realize the unborn Buddha mind right in the middle of everywhere.

Adyashanti

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A Quote by Xia Neifion~Clark on extremes, balance, awareness, correlation, actuality, organic, ultimate frontier, true being, being, internal, and external

Thus the more internal and external extremes can be brought into balanced, Aware correlation, the more whole, powerful, and actual things become.  Our presence within existence becomes more organic, and the entire face of our nature and identity more closely approach the Ultimate Frontier of our True Being.

Xia Neifion~Clark

Source: The New Culture of Ouranos: The Plan, Pages: 24

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A Quote by Henry Chang on tao, understanding, practice, desire, extremes, and thought

The only reason we try to have no thought is to understand the universe, but how often do you want to understand the universe in your everyday life? The majority of the time you are dealing with your everyday life, so be careful not to go to the extreme.

Henry Chang

Source: Dragonfly Magazine - Vol. 4

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on tao, balance, extremes, and strength

So sometimes things are ahead and sometimes they are behind;
Sometimes breathing is hard, sometimes it comes easily;
Sometimes there is strength and sometimes weakness;
Sometimes one is up and sometimes down.
Therefore the sage avoids extremes, excesses, and complacency.

Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.)

Source: Tao Te Ching, trans. Gia-Fu Feng

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