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A Quote by Kenneth Smith on philosophy, intellectualism, passion, rationality, emotion, apathy, opinion, truth, freedom, boredom, and defeatism

From its abstractionist posture, intellectualism typically conveys the impression that it is chiefly or only from passion that rationality can suffer; the folk-wisdom among rationalists is that emotion is the primary pollutant obstructing rational processes. But it is also, and far more pertinently in our age, from apathy that rationality suffers: when people do not care enough to think about received opinions, when they have no inherent drive to dissociate themselves from the dogmas and biases of their age, when their own freedom and the transcendence of the truth mean so little to them that they will not endure the painful task of self-reflection, when the very scale or profundity of problems the modern age has generated invite a defeatist attitude, then indeed it is truer than ever what Kierkegaard wrote a century and a half ago: "What the age needs is passion," not barbaric but sublimated energy. Hegel's truism about history--that "nothing great is ever accomplished without passion"--explains a great deal about our effete culture, our sterile education and stagnant politics. Like Marx and Nietzsche, Kierkegaard and Hegel wrote out of a prodigious reservoir of passion that did not in the least prevent them from being critical and rational. In our present era--wracked by a morbid boredom and an unshakeable conviction that there is nothing worth learning and preserving--I believe the lesson is clear. Difficult and risky as it may be, heat as well as light is called for.

Kenneth Smith

Contributed by: Dave

A Quote by Shantideva on mind, anger, release, and freedom

The hostile multitudes are vast as spaceWhat chance is there that all should be subdued?
Let but this angry mind be overthrownAnd every foe is then and there destroyed
                          

Shantideva

Source: Internet

Contributed by: JilliansGarden

A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on contrasts, disturbed, undisturbed, peaceful, rage, sorrow, longing, beyond birth, decay, rebirth, freedom, liberation, and arahat

And he who has considered all the contrasts on this earth, and is no
more disturbed by anything whatever in the world, the Peaceful One,
freed from rage, from sorrow, and from longing, he has passed beyond
birth and decay.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: 'THE ARAHAT, OR HOLY ONE' in The Gospel of Buddha: Compiled from Ancient Records by Paul Carus [1909]

Contributed by: Meenakshi

A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on disciple, peace, rock, mass, wind, forms, sounds, odors, tastes, contact, desired, undesired, unwavering, steadfast, mind, deliverance, freedom, and liberation

And for a disciple thus freed, in whose heart dwells peace, there is
nothing to be added to what has been done, and naught more remains for
him to do. Just as a rock of one solid mass remains unshaken by the
wind, even so, neither forms, nor sounds, nor odors, nor tastes, nor
contacts of any kind, neither the desired, nor the undesired, can
cause such an one to waver. Steadfast is his mind, gained is
deliverance.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: 'THE ARAHAT, OR HOLY ONE' in The Gospel of Buddha: Compiled from Ancient Records by Paul Carus [1909]

Contributed by: Meenakshi

A Quote by Dr. Deepak Chopra on laughter, grateful, safe, soul, ecstasy, creative, desire, freedom, and opportunities

The Healthiest Response to life is Laughter.

There is always a reason to be grateful.

You belong in the scheme of the universe. There's nothing to be afraid of. You are Safe.

Your soul cherishes every aspect of your life.

There is a Plan, and your soul knows what it is.

Ecstasy is the energy of spirit. When life flows, ecstasy is natural.

There is a creative solution to every problem. Every possibility holds the promise of abundance.

Obstacles are Opportunities in disguise.

Evolution leads the way through desire.

Freedom is Letting Go.

Deepak Chopra

Source: Why Is God Laughing?: The Path to Joy and Spiritual Optimism

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A Quote by Micheal Teal on life, tree, hope, peace, freedom, and sacred

Water the Tree of Life and all that surrounds you becomes sacred ground that you may plant seeds of freedom , peace , hope and lovingkindness.

Micheal Teal

Source: Micheal Teal / Poet , Philospher and Shaman

Contributed by: oldman

A Quote by Judith Orloff MD on love, emotion, freedom, joy, living, heart, and open

A failproof formula for liberation: dare to keep expanding your heart even if you've been justifiably wounded by pain or disappointment. The effort is never wasted.

Judith Orloff MD

Source: Emotional Freedom

Contributed by: Marcella

A Quote by Cliff Cowles on prisoner, inside, outside, wealth, and freedom

"Give me one prisoner who has found freedom In Side...than one hundred people Out Side, who have found wealth."

Cliff Cowles

Contributed by: WhiteRaven

A Quote by Edward Paul Abbey on freedom and thought

Freedom begins between the ears.

Edward Abbey (1927 - 1989)

Source: A Voice Crying in the Wilderness (Vox Clamantis in Deserto): Notes from a Secret Journal, Pages: 27

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Nelson Mandela on free, chains, respect, and freedom

For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others. 

Nelson Mandela (1918 -)

Source: Daily quotes from The Meditation Society of Australia

Contributed by: rayoflight

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