purity

A Quote by Sogyal Rinpoche on happiness, mind, and purity

Speak or act with a pure mind and happiness will follow.

Sogyal Rinpoche

Source: Sogyal Rinpoche on a webcast at http://www.realimpact.net/rihurl.ram?file=realimpact/rigpa/rigpa.rm

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A Quote by Socrates on argument, body, death, desires, facts, judgment, knowledge, purity, soul, and wisdom

We are in fact convinced that if we are ever to have pure knowledge of anything, we must get rid of the body and contemplate things by themselves with the soul by itself. It seems, to judge from the argument, that the wisdom which we desire and upon which we profess to have set our hearts will be attainable only when we are dead and not in our lifetime.

Socrates (469 - 399 BC)

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A Quote by Sir Thomas Browne on life and purity

Life is pure flame, and we live by an invisible sun within us.

Sir Thomas Browne (1605 - 1682)

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A Quote by Sir James Jeans on architecture, beginning, creation, purity, and universe

From the intrinsic evidence of his creation, the Great Architect of the Universe now begins to appear as a pure mathematician.

Sir James Jeans (1877 - 1946)

Source: Mysterious Universe.

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A Quote by Sir Arthur Stanley Eddington on cats, concern, physics, and purity

To the pure geometer the radius of curvature is an incidental characteristic - like the grin of the Cheshire cat. To the physicist it is an indispensable characteristic. It would be going too far to say that to the physicist the cat is merely incidental to the grin. Physics is concerned with interrelatedness such as the interrelatedness of cats and grins. In this case the "cat without a grin" and the "grin without a cat" are equally set aside as purely mathematical phantasies.

Sir Arthur Stanley Eddington (1882 - 1944)

Source: The Expanding Universe

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A Quote by Sir Arthur Stanley Eddington on proof and purity

Proof is the idol before whom the pure mathematician tortures himself.

Sir Arthur Stanley Eddington (1882 - 1944)

Source: N. Rose Mathematical Maxims and Minims, Raleigh NC: Rome Press Inc., 1988.

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A Quote by Sinclair Lewis on clarity, death, literature, and purity

Our American professors like their literature clear and cold and pure and very dead. Address in Stockholm on receiving the Nobel Prize for Literature, December 12, 1930.

Sinclair Lewis (1885 - 1951)

Source: Title of address: The American Fear of Literature.

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A Quote by Simone de Beauvoir on freedom, life, purity, and wishes

I wish that every human life might be pure transparent freedom.

Simone de Beauvoir (1908 - 1986)

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A Quote by Shui-ch'ing Tzu on action, change, intelligence, knowledge, mind, mistakes, purity, spirit, stillness, and taoism

. . . knowledge emerges in (humans). Opposed to knowledge is the spirit. The spirit is formless and is incomprehensible to mundane thoughts. . . . Knowledge is active, mischievous, and intelligent. It changes constantly. Spirit, on the other hand, is the master of humankind. Its origin is in wu-chi. . . . It is never born and it never dies. The spirit tends toward purity and stillness. Knowledge tends toward action and disturbs the mind so that it cannot be still. . . . Recognize the difference between the human mind and the mind of Tao. Do not mistake the human mind for the mind of Tao, and knowledge for the spirit.

Shui-ch'ing Tzu (between 1600 & 1911 -)

Source: commentary on T'ai Shang Ch'ing-ching Ching, written in Six Dynasties Era (220-589 AD), p 35-37

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A Quote by Shui-ch'ing Tzu on harmony, humanity, laws, nature, purity, and taoism

The Jade Pure, the Most Pure, and the High Pure Realms represent three levels of enlightenment. To rise to the Jade Pure Realm is to attain wu-chi, the highest form of enlightenment. This is complete union with the Tao. To enter the Realm of the Great Pure is to exist in a state in which subject and object are differentiated but are integral parts of the Tao. It is a lesser form of enlightenment. To attain the Realm of the High Pure is to exist in harmony with nature and humanity, to live according to the laws of nature, and to embody the highest virtues of humanity. This is the lowest form of enlightenment.

Shui-ch'ing Tzu (between 1600 & 1911 -)

Source: commentary on T'ai Shang Ch'ing-ching Ching, written in Six Dynasties Era (220-589 AD), p 7

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