opposites

A Quote by Charles Hampden-Turner on difference, good and evil, good, bad, opposites, and synthesis

"It is in vain that we search for an essential difference between good and evil, for their constituents are the same. The crucial distinction lies in their structure, i.e., the manner in which the pieces are assembled. Evil is disintegration, an angry juxtaposition of alienated opposites, with parts always striving to repress other parts. Good is the synthesis and reconciliation of these same pieces."

Charles Hampden-Turner

Source: Maps Of The Mind, p.29

Contributed by: bajarbattu

A Quote by Ken Wilber on waves, opposites, half, halves, unity, and integration

....all the things and events we usually consider as irreconcilable, such as cause and effect, past and future, subject and object, are actually just like the crest and trough of a single wave, a single vibration.  For a wave, although itself a single event, only expresses itself through the opposites of crest and trough, high point and low point.  For that very reason, the reality is not found in the crest nor the trough alone, but in their unity...

Ken Wilber

Source: No Boundary

Contributed by: MP

A Quote by Xia Neifion~Clark on opposites, contrast, compare, and balance

Have the strength not to compare and contrast opposites but rather, balance and combine them.

Xia Neifion~Clark

Source: The New Culture of Ouranos: The Plan, Pages: 20

Contributed by: Xia

A Quote by emc2 on love, hate, and opposites

Love and hate are opposites. If people say love is the most important thing in the world, then what is hate?

David Kam

Contributed by: emc2

A Quote by Three Initiates on paradoxes, opposites, duality, truth, and everything

Everything is Dual; everything has poles; everything has its pair of opposites; like and unlike are the same; opposites are identical in nature, but different in degree; extremes meet; all truths are but half-truths; all paradoxes may be reconciled.

Three Initiates

Source: Kybalion: A Study of the Hermetic Philosophy of Ancient Egypt and Greece, Pages: 10

Contributed by: Creative Philosopher

A Quote by Walter Russell on balance, equilibrium, opposites, attraction, man, woman, spiritual, mental, moral, union, and unity

Every pair of opposites is divided by an equilibrium which is a balance between the two, but that balance is nit either of the two. Sodium-chloride is an equilibrium which voids both sodium and chlorine, for neither is present in it. Likewise, water is the equator which voids hydrogen and oxygen.
All opposites of all kinds extend from a mutual equator which is their common unity, and to that equator they must eventually return in order to repeat. Every pair must become one in order to again become two.
Men and women do not escape this two-way reciprocatve law. Each becomes what the other is. Both are always compromising each other’s unbalance. If the two unbalances are equal and opposite, each type will survive and grow mentally, spiritually and physically. If the two unbalanced mates are unequal in their opposition, the penalty is degeneration – mentally, spiritually and physically. The quality of one mate is a compromise with the quality of the other. The pattern resulting from this spiritual, mental and moral development is compromised for good or bad by every contact between them – no matter how slight. This is true even outside the sex union.

Walter Russell

Source: Message of the Divine Iliad Vol. 2 (Divine Iliad)

Contributed by: esaruoho

A Quote by Lao Tzu on tao and opposites

Know the male,
yet keep to the female:
receive the world in your arms.
If you receive the world,
the Tao will never leave you
and you will be like a little child.

Know the white,
yet keep to the black:
be a pattern for the world.
If you are a pattern for the world,
the Tao will be strong inside you
and there will be nothing you can't do.

Know the personal,
yet keep to the impersonal:
accept the world as it is.
If you accept the world,
the Tao will be luminous inside you
and you will return to your primal self.

The world is formed from the void,
like utensils from a block of wood.
The Master knows the utensils,
yet keeps to the the block:
thus she can use all things.

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

Source: Tao Te Ching

Contributed by: Gaia Team

A Quote by Niels Henrik David Bohr on correction, opposites, and truth

The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. The opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.

Niels Bohr (1885 - 1962)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Mevlana Jelalu'ddin Rumi on feeling, god, and opposites

God turns you from one feeling to another and teaches by means of opposites, so that you will have two wings to fly, not one.

Mevlana Rumi (1207 - 1273)

Source: Rumi Daylight: A Daybook of Spiritual Guidance

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by William C. Deitz on acceptance, boredom, friendship, and opposites

Fifty or sixty shooters had already arrived and managed to look studiously bored. I knew a few of them and nodded politely. No one asked me to sit next to them, nor would I have accepted if they had. It's better that way, in case you end up on opposite sides of a fight, and a whole lot safer. Friends can betray you. Strangers can't.

William C. Deitz

Contributed by: Zaady

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