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A Quote by Kenneth Smith on philosophy, finite, infinite, salvation, order, preconditions, principles, phenomena, reality, character, spirit, and education

Nothing in the matter-of-fact or finite order of experience is directly or obviously grounded in actual authoritative principles; phenomena do not permit us to see through them to their infinite preconditions, and certainly not even to comprehend or conceptualize what kinds of things those preconditions may be. It is only through holistic and variably stressed principles that we can see the formation or architectonics of finite realities, in accordance with those lawful and ordering forces. There is no empirical path to principles, no psychological route to values or ultimate duties or essential character: hundreds of millions of human beings may despair of not having "salvation" who do not and cannot ever comprehend what the issue even is, i.e. the onslaught of the finite order that threatens to make our ambiguously finite/infinite spirit into just another finite particle within the finite world. We have to be always carrying out our self-education dialectically, with one eye on each domain, the finite and the infinite, each of which demands its own peculiar modus of intelligence and insight from us.

Kenneth Smith

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A Quote by Kedar on god, existence, logical, necessary, empirical, order, universe, ultimate, uncreated, being, paradox, and uqv theory

The existence of God is not logically necessary, and yet, on the basis of some profound peculiar empirical order in the universe, it seems that He exists as the ultimate uncreated Being, implying a paradox, as no logically unnecessary entity can be uncreated. This paradox is the ultimate question asked by God, who is nothing but the ultimate questioner.

Kedar Joshi

Source: Superultramodern Science and Philosophy

Contributed by: Kedar

A Quote by Yehudi Menuhin on music, order, and chaos

Music creates order out of chaos: for rhythm imposes unanimity upon the divergent, melody imposes continuity upon the disjointed, and harmony imposes compatibility upon the incongruous.

Yehudi Menuhin (1916 -)

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A Quote by j. Krishnamurti on meditation, order, personal, and transcendental

Meditation, then, is a state of mind in which the 'me' is absent. And therefore that very absence brings order.

Jiddu Krishnamurti

Source: Krishnamurti with Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, part 4 of 5 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qg0-yK5dJNE&feature=related

Contributed by: Meenakshi

A Quote by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne on living authentically, occupations, work, right livelihood, order, tranquility, true wealth, idleness, foolishness, and nature

We are great fools. "He has passed his life in idleness," we say. "I have done nothing today." What! Haven't you lived? That is not only the fundamental but the most illustrious of your occupations. "Had I been put in a position to manage great affairs, I would have shown what I could do." Have you been able to think out and manage your life? You have performed the greatest work of all. In order to show and release her powers, Nature has no need of fortune; she shows herself equally on all levels, and behind a curtain as well as without one. To compose our character is our duty, not to compose books, and to win, not battles and provinces, but order and tranquility in our conduct. Our great and glorious masterpiece is to live appropriately. All other things, to rule, to lay up treasure, to build, are at most little appendices and props.

Michel Montaigne (1533 - 1592)

Source: Essays

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A Quote by Eva Cox on trust, bureaucracy, law, and order

Trust is essential for our social wellbeing. Without trusting the good will of others we retreat into bureaucracy, rules and demands for more law and order. Trust is based on positive experiences with other people an it grows with use. We need to trust that others are going be basically reasonable beings.

Eva Cox

Source: A Truly Civil Society

Contributed by: GDW

A Quote by May Sarton on ambience, order, beauty, alone, inadequate, meditation, and myself

The ambience here is order and beauty.  That is what frightens me when I am first alone again.  I feel inadequate.  I have made an open place, a place for meditation.  What if I cannot find myself inside it?

May Sarton

Source: Journal of a Solitude

Contributed by: Kimpossible

A Quote by Confucius on confucius, heart, and order

To put the world in right order we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must first put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must first cultivate our personal life; we must first set our hearts right.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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