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A Quote by U.G. Krishnamurti on u g, krishnamurti, understanding, question, search, realization, and language

You know, this dialogue is only helpful when we come, both of us, to a point and realize that no dialogue is possible, that no dialogue is necessary. When I say 'understanding', 'seeing', they mean something different to me. Understanding is a state of being where the question isn't there any more; there is nothing there that says "now I understand!" -- that's the basic difficulty between us. By understanding what I am saying, you are not going to get anywhere.

U.G. Krishnamurti

Source: The Mystique of Enlightenment

Contributed by: Nalini

A Quote by Joseph Campbell on life, adventure, meaning, and question

The only question in life is whether or not you are going to answer a hearty 'YES!' to your adventure.

Joseph Campbell (1904 - 1987)

Source: Joseph Campbell

Contributed by: Andy L.

A Quote by David Bohm on system, thought, reflex, question, awareness, intelligence, perception, and coherence

So it's worth pondering that this whole system, which we are calling 'thought', works as a system of reflexes.  The question is: can you become aware of the reflex character of thought--that it is a reflex, that it is a whole system of reflexes which is constantly capable of being modified, added to, changed?  And we could say that as long as the reflexes are free to change then there must be some kind of intelligence or perception, something a bit beyond the reflex, which would be able to see whether it's coherent or not.  But when it gets conditioned too strongly it may resist that perception; it may not allow it.

David Bohm

Source: Thought as a System, Pages: 53

Contributed by: Chris

A Quote by David Bohm on mind, question, assumption, pattern, and thought

Bohm: Your questions contain hidden assumptions; that's the point.  Therefore, when you question the question itself, you may be questioning a deeper assumption.  But that's done non-verbally.  Do you see what I mean?  To question the question eventually has to be a non-verbal act, which you can't describe.
Q: And that may break all the patterns?
Bohm: Yes, somehow it breaks the pattern.  Now, the suggestion is that this pattern of the system is not something with which we are stuck.  It may not be absolutely inevitable; there are signs that it could break.
Q: What do you mean when you say that questioning the question has to be non-verbal?
Bohm: If I say I have a question which may contain assumptions that should be questioned, I could question them verbally.  But what would lead me to question my question?  Eventually I can put it into words; but I'm saying the first step, the first flash of insight, is non-verbal.

David Bohm

Source: Thought as a System, Pages: 29..30

Contributed by: Chris

A Quote by Jordan on money, family, security, destroy, idea, question, court, trigger, revolution, jail, prison, corrupt, corruption, punish, crucify, torture, civil, right, rights, and abuse

They took away my money, my family, and my security. Why couldn't they destroy my ideas? We will question them in court tomorrow as we trigger The Revolution of all revolutions!

Jordan Couch

Source: self

Contributed by: Jordan

A Quote by Scott Adams on question and intelligence

If there are no stupid questions, then what kind of questions do stupid people ask? Do they get smart just in time to ask questions?

Scott Adams

Contributed by: Timothy

A Quote by Baba Ram Dass on question, quiet, and action

The question we need to ask ourselves is whether there is any place we can stand in ourselves where we can look at all that's happening around us without freaking out, where we can be quiet enough to hear our predicament, and where we can begin to find ways of acting that are at least not contributing to further destabilization.

Ram Dass

Contributed by: Mary_C

A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on resistance, government, question, and democracy

The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it always to be kept alive.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

Contributed by: thinq4yourself

A Quote by "Mahatma" Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi on truth, question, and voice within

What is Truth?
A difficult question;
but I have solved it for myself
by saying that it is
what the "voice within" tells you.

Gandhi (1869 - 1948)

Contributed by: Iain

A Quote by Neale Donald Walsch on life, path, question, and purpose

So the question is not: Why start off on such a path? You have already started off. You did so with the first beat of your heart. The question is: Do I wish to walk this path consciously, or unconsciously? With awareness or lack of awareness? As the cause of my experience, or at the effect of it?

Neale Donald Walsch

Source: Conversations with God : An Uncommon Dialogue (Book 1)

Contributed by: Gaia Team

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