human beings

A Quote by John Astin on body, connection, energy, feelings, human beings, matter, possibility, and thoughts

Where is the boundary between your thoughts and feelings and my thoughts and feelings?  Where does it end — the outer layer of epidermis?  If you look at the body as energy — not matter — maybe there's a possibility we as human beings are more connected to one another than we realize.

John Astin

Source: CQ Researcher

Contributed by: jessmccann87

A Quote by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin on human beings, human experience, spiritual beings, and spiritual experience

 

We are not human beings having a spiritual experience;

We are spiritual beings having a human experience.

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881 - 1955)

Contributed by: clone1952

A Quote by Huston Smith on allies, human beings, potentiality, and science and spirituality

In the postindividualistic era, science and spirituality will become allies, and human beings will  realize a vast potentiality now only dimly felt.

Huston Smith

Source: Tales of Wonder: Adventures Chasing the Divine, an Autobiography

Contributed by: mattmoes

A Quote by David Abram on language, people, human beings, earth, community, ecology, and environment

For those of us who care for an earth not encompassed by machines, a world of textures, tastes and sounds other than those that we have engineered, there can be no question of simply abandoning literacy, of turning away from all writing. Our task, rather, is that of taking up the written word, with all of its potency, and patiently, carefully, writing language back into the land. Our craft is that of releasing the budded, earthly intelligence of our words, freeing them to respond to the speech of the things themselves – to the green uttering forth of leaves from the spring branches. It is the practice of spinning stories that have the rhythm and lilt of the local soundscape, tales for the tongue, tales that want to be told, again and again sliding off the digital screen and slipping off the lettered page in inhabit these coastal forests, those desert canyons, those whispering grasslands and valleys and swamps. Finding phrases that lace us in contact with the trembling neck-muscles of a deer holding its antlers high as it swims toward the mainland, or with the ant dragging a scavenged rice-grain through the grasses. Planting words, like seeds, under rocks and fallen logs – letting language take root, once again, in the earthen silence of shadow and bone and leaf.

David Abram

Source: The Spell of the Sensuous: Perception and Language in a More-Than-Human World (Vintage), Pages: 274

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Paul Richards on attention, value, and human beings

Any human being’s capacity for attention is of no direct value to that person. It is of value to those onto whom it may be lavished.

Paul Richards

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Terry Pratchett on life, human beings, angel, ape, liess, justice, rightness, and fantasies

'All right,' said Susan. 'I'm not stupid. You're saying humans need... fantasies to make life bearable."
"REALLY? AS IF IT WAS SOME KIND OF PINK PILL? NO. HUMANS NEED FANTASY TO BE HUMAN. TO BE THE PLACE WHERE THE FALLING ANGEL MEETS THE RISING APE"
'Tooth fairies? Hogfathers? Little- "
"YES. AS PRACTICE. YOU HAVE TO START OUT LEARNING TO BELIEVE THE LITTLE LIES"
'So we can believe the big ones?"
"YES. JUSTICE. MERCY. DUTY. THAT SORT OF THING"
'They're not the same at all!"
"YOU THINK SO? THEN TAKE THE UNIVERSE AND GRIND IT DOWN TO THE FINEST POWDER AND SIEVE IT THROUGH THE FINEST SIEVE AND THEN SHOW ME ONE ATOM OF JUSTICE, ONE MOLECULE OF MERCY. AND YET-- "
Death waved a hand. "AND YET YOU ACT AS IF THERE IS SOME IDEAL ORDER IN THE WORLD, AS IF THERE IS SOME... SOME RIGHTNESS IN THE UNIVERSE BY WHICH IT MAY BE JUDGED"
'Yes, but people have got to believe that, or what's the point---"
"MY POINT EXACTLY"

Terry Pratchett (1948 -)

Contributed by: Ketutar

A Quote by Christina Feldman on buddhism, pain, emotion, and human beings

The human story is both personal and universal. Our personal experiences of pain and joy, grief and despair, may be unique to each of us in the forms they take; yet our capacity to feel grief, fear, loneliness, and rage, as well as delight, intimacy, joy, and ease, are our common bonds as human beings.

Christina Feldman

Source: The Best Buddhist Writing 2006 (Best Buddhist Writing)

Contributed by: Jessica

A Quote by Carl Gustav Jung on innermost experience, self exploration, soul, soul exploration, spirit, human beings, personality, nucleus of personality, fear, and discovery

Whenever there is a reaching down into innermost experience, into the nucleus of personality, most people are overcome by fear and many run away. . . The risk of inner experience, the adventure of the spirit, is in any case alien to most human beings.  The possibility that such experience might have psychic reality is anathema to them.

Carl Jung (1875 - 1961)

Source: Memories, Dreams, Reflections (Vintage)

Contributed by: Darshan

A Quote by Dalai Lama on dalai lama, communication, people, and human beings

"I think that this is the first time I am meeting most of you. But to me, whether it is an old friend or new friend, there’s not much difference anyway, because I always believe we are the same; we are all human beings. Of course, there may be differences in our cultural background or way of life, there may be differences in our faith, or we may be of a different color, but we are human beings, consisting of the human body and the human mind. Our physical structure is the same, and our mind and our emotional nature are also the same. Whenever I meet people, I always have the feeling that I am encountering another human being, just like myself. I find it is much easier to communicate with others on that level. If we emphasize specific characteristics, like I am Tibetan or I am Buddhist, then there are differences. But those things are secondary. If we can leave the differences aside, I think we can easily communicate, exchange ideas, and share experiences."

Dalai Lama

Source: The Art of Happiness: A Handbook for Living

Contributed by: Gaia Team

A Quote by Michael Jackson, 1940 on why we fight, violence, humanity, human beings, animals, sierra leone, west africa, war, violators, why we suffer, love, identity, honor, prestige, and wealth

LIke any other animal, human beings will fight to the death when threatened or cornered, but as a species we are perhaps alone in imagining that our survival depends on such elusive properties as recognition, love, identity, honor, prestige, and wealth. Only we will feel that our very existence is endangered when our name is taken in vain, our pride is hurt, our nation threatned, our reputation impugned, our voice ignored, our loyalty betrayed. No other animal will figh t tooth and nail, not only to see that such symbolic losses are made good, but that those hwo have allegedly taken these things fro us are themselves subject to all the torment, degradation, and loss that we have suffered at their hands. This is why violators seldom admit to guilt. For they believe they were fully justified in their excesses; they were only taking back what was rightfully theirs, preserving their civilization, defending their rights, upholding their honor, and, of course, obeying orders from above.

Michael Jackson

Source: In Sierra Leone, Pages: 39

Contributed by: jess

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