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A Quote by J. (Jiddu) Krishnamurti on meditation, krishnamurti, experience, visions, perception, realization, recognition, memory, search, and mind

Is there a new experience in meditation? The desire for experience, the higher experience which is beyond and above the daily or the commonplace, is what keeps the well-spring empty. The craving for more experience, for visions, for higher perception, for some realization or other, makes the mind look outward, which is no different from its dependence on environment and people. The curious part of meditation is that an event is not made into an experience. It is there, like a new star in the heavens, without memory taking it over and holding it, without the habitual process of recognition and response in terms of like and dislike. Our search is always outgoing; the mind seeking any experience is outgoing. Inward-going is not a search at all; it is perceiving. Response is always repetitive, for it comes always from the same bank of memory.

J. Krishnamurti (1895 - 1986)

Source: Meditations 1969 Part 5

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A Quote by O.V. de Milosz on memory, writing, and paper

To some extent, I have only lived to have something to outlive. By confiding these futile remembrances to paper, I am conscious of accomplishing the most important act of my life. I was predestined to Memory.

O.V. de Milosz

Source: The Poetics of Reverie, Pages: 97

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A Quote by Gaston Bachelard on idela, reverie, memory, dream, and love

Nothing is forgotten in the processes of idealization. Reveries of idealization develop, not by letting oneself be taken in by memories, but by constantly dreaming the values of a being whom one would love. And that is the way a great dreamer dreams his double. His magnified double sustains him.

Gaston Bachelard (1884 - 1962)

Source: The Poetics of Reverie, Pages: 88

Contributed by: Chris

A Quote by W. Somerset Maugham on travel, change, memory, and meaning

I can only guess that it made the world he went back to…strangely without meaning.  Though he lived in it, though he even enjoyed it, it remained utterly remote.  I think it had lost sense for him.  In his heart was the reflection of a lovely dream that he could never quite recall.

W. Somerset Maugham

Source: THE GENTLEMAN IN THE PARLOUR: A Record Of a Journey from Rangoon to Haiphong

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A Quote by Gaston Bachelard on happiness, memory, communion, soul, and silence

Happy is the man who knows or even the man who remembers those silent vigils where silence itself was the sign of the communion of souls!

Gaston Bachelard (1884 - 1962)

Source: The Poetics of Reverie, Pages: 45

Contributed by: Chris

A Quote by Charles Nodier on nature, name, being, memory, name, and thought

There is something marvelously soft in the study of nature which attaches a name to every being, a thought to every name, affection and memories to every thought.

Charles Nodier

Source: The Poetics of Reverie, Pages: 31

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A Quote by Gaston Bachelard on poetry, reading, idea, image, discover, book, and memory

Whoever lives for poetry must read everything. How often has the light of a new idea sprung for me from a simple brochure! When one allows himself to be animated by new images, he discovers iridescence in the images of old books. Poetic ages unite in a living memory. The new age awakens the old. The old age comes to live again in the new. Poetry is never as unified as when it diversifies.

Gaston Bachelard (1884 - 1962)

Source: The Poetics of Reverie, Pages: 25

Contributed by: Chris

A Quote by Gaston Bachelard on memory, childhood, image, dream, and reverie

If there is any realm where distinction is especially difficult, it is the realm of childhood memories, the realm of beloved images harbored in memory since childhood. These memories which live by the image and in virtue of the image become, at certain times of our lives and particularly during the quiet age, the origin and matter of a complex reverie: the memory dreams, and reverie remembers.

Gaston Bachelard (1884 - 1962)

Source: The Poetics of Reverie, Pages: 20

Contributed by: Chris

A Quote by Gaston Bachelard on solitude, dream, and memory

A pretext--not a cause--is sufficient for us to enter the "solitary situation", the situation of the dreaming solitude. In this solitude, memories arrange themselves in tableaux. Decor takes precedence over drama. Sad memories take on at least the peace of melancholy.

Gaston Bachelard (1884 - 1962)

Source: The Poetics of Reverie, Pages: 14

Contributed by: Chris

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