right action

A Quote by Mencius on right action, action, and focus

Men must be decided on what they will not do, and then they are able to act with vigor on what they ought to do.

Mencius (c.372 - c.289 BC)

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A Quote by Kent Nerburn on indian wisdom and right action

You want to know how to be like indians?  Live close to the earth.  Get rid of some of your things.  Help each other.  Talk to the creator.  Be quiet more.  Listen to the earth instead of building things on it all the time.

Kent Nerburn

Source: Neither Wolf Nor Dog: On Forgotten Roads With an Indian Elder, Pages: 161

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A Quote by Alice Malsenior Walker on activism, right action, and action

My activism really is for myself, because I see places in the world where I feel I should be.  If there is something really bad, really evil, happening somewhere, then that is where I should be.  I need, for myself, to feel that I have stood there.  It feels a lot better than just watching it on television.

Alice Walker (1944 -)

Source: Shambhala The Sun Magazine (JAN 1999)

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A Quote by Kent Nerburn on perfect world, balance, and right action

In a perfect world perhaps we would all see more clearly.  But this is not a perfect world, and it is enough to hope that each of us will share our talents, and find the balance between greed and benevolence that will allow us to live and thrive and help the world around us grow.

Kent Nerburn

Source: Letters to My Son: A Father's Wisdom on Manhood, Life, and Love, Pages: 40

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A Quote by Kimberly Ridley on hope, right action, and conviction

Hope is... not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out

Kimberly Ridley

Source: Kimberly Ridley

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A Quote by Sylvia Boorstein on anger, right action, activism, mediation, buddhism, and tikkun olam

A concern of some new meditators is that a peaceful heart doesn't allow for taking a stand, or acting decisively against injustice. This is particularly true for Jews, for whom the prophetic vision of social justice is a corner stone of religious practice. My father, for instance, thought that a peaceful heart preculded forceful action. he used to say, " I nned my anger. It obliges me to take action."

I thin kmy father was partly right. Anger arises, naturally, to signal disturbing situations that might require action. But actions initiated in anger perpetuate suffering. The most effective actions are thoase conceived in the wisdom of clarity.

Sylvia Boorstein

Source: That's Funny, You Don't Look Buddhist: On Being a Faithful Jew and a Passionate Buddhist, Pages: 23

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