A Quote by Lao Tzu on awareness, direction, observation, purity, present, and wisdom

. . . integral wisdom involves a direct participation in every moment: the observer and the observed are dissolved in the light of pure awareness, and no mental concepts or attitudes are present to dim that light.

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

Source: The Hua Hu Ching, (26)

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A Quote by Kitarp Nishida on children, happiness, heart, purity, and simplicity

If my heart can become pure and simple, like that of a child, I think there probably can be no greater happiness than this.

Kitarp Nishida

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A Quote by Kevin Kerwin on garden, judgment, logic, men, purity, and water

On average, 50%-70% of summer household water is used outdoors for watering lawns and gardens . . . mow the lawn perfectly, but neglect to make the bed? It's pure, unadulterated logic. Everyone can see the yard - nobody can see the bed. The lawn is the canvas upon which guys judge each other. It's the great redeemer. If we aren't great lawn men, we're nothing.

Kevin Kerwin

Source: 47 Husband Mysteries Solved.

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A Quote by Ken Wilber on awareness, egotism, future, justice, past, purity, sensuality, present, and words

Organismic awareness is what we - on the Ego Level - ordinarily, but clumsily, refer to as seeing, touching, tasting, smelling and hearing. But in its very purest form, this "sensual awareness" is non-symbolic, non-conceptual, momentary consciousness. Organismic awareness is awareness of the Present only you can't taste the past, smell the past, see the past, touch the past, or hear the past. Neither can you taste, smell, see, touch or hear the future. In other words, organismic consciousness is properly timeless, and being timeless, it is essentially spaceless. Just as organismic awareness knows no past or future, it knows no inside or outside, no self or other. Thus pure organismic consciousness participates fully in the non-dual awareness called Absolute Subjectivity.

Ken Wilber

Source: Spectrum of Consciousness, 1977, p. 115

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A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on greatness, heart, heaven, purity, songs, and strength

The very strength that protects the heart from injury is the strength that prevents the heart from enlarging to its intended greatness within. The song of the voice is sweet, but the song of the heart is the pure voice of heaven.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

Source: Wisdom of Gibran

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A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on forgiveness, hope, love, mercy, misery, motherhood, purity, sorrow, soul, strength, sympathy, and weakness

The mother is everything-she is our consolation in sorrow, our hope in misery, and our strength in weakness. She is the source of love, mercy, sympathy, and forgiveness. He who loses his mother loses a pure soul who blesses and guards him constantly.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

Source: Wisdom of Gibran

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A Quote by Gaius Julius Caesar on purity and speech

Said of Terence A lover of pure speech -Puri sermonis amator

Julius Caesar (c. 100 - 44 BC)

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A Quote by Jules Henri Poincaré on beauty, intelligence, life, nature, order, purity, science, scientists, senses, study, and worth

The scientist does not study nature because it is useful; he studies it because he delights in it, and he delights in it because it is beautiful. If nature were not beautiful, it would not be worth knowing, and if nature were not worth knowing, life would not be worth living. Of course I do not here speak of that beauty that strikes the senses, the beauty of qualities and appearances; not that I undervalue such beauty, far from it, but it has nothing to do with science; I mean that profounder beauty which comes from the harmonious order of the parts, and which a pure intelligence can grasp.

Jules Henri Poincare (1854 - 1912)

Source: quoted by Gary William Flake in The Computational Beauty of Nature, 1998

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A Quote by Joseph Rodman Drake on angels, freedom, glory, heart, heaven, home, hope, mountains, and purity

When Freedom from her mountain-height Unfurled her standard to the air, She tore the azure robe of night, And set the stars of glory there. She mingled with its gorgeous dyes The milky baldric of the skies, And striped its pure, celestial white With streakings of the morning light. Flag of the free heart's hope and home! By angel hands to valour given! Thy stars have lit the welkin dome, And all thy hues were born in heaven. Forever float that standard sheet! Where breathes the foe but falls before us, With Freedom's soil beneath our feet, And Freedom's banner streaming o'er us?

Joseph Rodman Drake (1795 - 1820)

Source: The American Flag.

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A Quote by John Greenleaf Whittier on beauty, children, deed, duty, faith, fatherhood, god, good, humility, justice, legends, life, mercy, nature, needs, praise, prayer, purity, reason, sacrifice, service, slavery, tenderness, and trust

We live by faith; but Faith is not the slave Of text and legend. Reason's voice and God's, Nature's and Duty's, never are at odds. What asks our Father of His children, save Justice and mercy and humility, A reasonable service of good deeds, Pure living, tenderness to human needs, Reverence and trust, and prayer for light to see The Master's footprints in our daily ways? No knotted scourge nor sacrificial knife, But the calm beauty of an ordered life Whose very breathing is unworded praise! - A life that stands as all true lives have stood Firm-rooted in the faith that God is Good.

John Whittier (1807 - 1892)

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