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A Quote by Walter Russell on knowledge, intuition, empirical, know, senses, emotion, intuitive, unity, and god

When our knowing exceeds our sensing, we will no longer be deceived by the illusions of our senses.

Walter Russell

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A Quote by Chuang Chou, a.k.a. Chuang Tzu, Chuang Tse Chuang on tao, senses, emotion, and five aggregates

There is danger for the eye in seeing too clearly, danger for the ear in hearing too sharply and danger to the heart from caring too greatly.

Chuang Tzu (c.360 BC - c. 275 BC)

Source: The Book of Chuang Tzu (Arkana S.), Pages: 222

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A Quote by Bodhidharma on buddhism, mind, and senses

The mind’s capacity is limitless, and its manifestations are inexhaustible. Seeing forms with your eyes, hearing sounds with your ears, smelling odors with your nose, tasting flavors with your tongue, every movement or state is all your mind.

Bodhidharma (c. 440 AD - 528 AD)

Source: The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma: A Bilingual Edition

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on tao, eternity, senses, heart, and peace

In the beginning was the Tao.
All things issue from it;
all things return to it.

To find the origin,
trace back the manifestations.
When you recognize the children
and find the mother,
you will be free of sorrow.

If you close your mind in judgements
and traffic with desires,
your heart will be troubled.
If you keep your mind from judging
and aren't led by the senses,
your heart will find peace.

Seeing into darkness is clarity.
Knowing how to yield is strength.
Use your own light
and return to the source of light.
This is called practicing eternity.

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

Source: Tao Te Ching

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A Quote by Gaston Bachelard on senses, harmony, reverie, poetry, and consciousness

All the senses awaken and fall into harmony in poetic reverie. Poetic reverie listens to this polyphony of the senses, and the poetic consciousness must record it.

Gaston Bachelard (1884 - 1962)

Source: The Poetics of Reverie, Pages: 6

Contributed by: Chris

A Quote by Helen Adams Keller on smell and senses

Smell is a potent wizard that transports you across thousands of miles and all the years you have lived.

Helen Keller (1880 - 1968)

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A Quote by Jopo on life, law, senses, methods, morals, values, and universe

The moment my methods crystalize, is the moment I will have lost my senses, for no moral or value can ever be solidifed in an ever changing universe.

Jordan

Contributed by: Jopo

A Quote by Joseph Curiale on life, noise, senses, and silence

“Life has become a state of sensory overload.”

Joseph Curiale

Contributed by: Joe

A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on nothing, cure, soul, and senses

Nothing can cure the soul but the senses, just as nothing can cure the senses but the soul.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on argument, certainty, conviction, day, discovery, doubt, education, existence, facts, friendship, hell, independence, machines, mathematics, military, persistence, play, purity, purpose, reality, reason,

Some of my cousins who had the great advantage of University education used to tease me with arguments to prove that nothing has any existence except what we think of it. . . . These amusing mental acrobatics are all right to play with. They are perfectly harmless and perfectly useless. . . . I always rested on the following argument. . . We look up to the sky and see the sun. Our eyes are dazzled and our senses record the fact. So here is this great sun standing apparently on no better foundation than our physical senses. But happily there is a method, apart altogether from our physical senses, of testing the reality of the sun. It is by mathematics. By means of prolonged processes of mathematics, entirely separate from the senses, astronomers are able to calculate when an eclipse will occur. They predict by pure reason that a black spot will pass across the sun on a certain day. You go and look, and your sense of sight immediately tells you that their calculations are vindicated. So here you have the evidence of the senses reinforced by the entirely separate evidence of a vast independent process of mathematical reasoning. We have taken what is called in military map-making "a cross bearing." . . . When my metaphysical friends tell me that the data on which the astronomers made their calculations, were necessarily obtained originally through the evidence of the senses, I say, "no." They might, in theory at any rate, be obtained by automatic calculating-machines set in motion by the light falling upon them without admixture of the human senses at any stage. When it is persisted that we should have to be told about the calculations and use our ears for that purpose, I reply that the mathematical process has a reality and virtue in itself, and that once discovered it constitutes a new and independent factor. I am also at this point accustomed to reaffirm with emphasis my conviction that the sun is real, and also that it is hot - in fact hot as Hell, and that if the metaphysicians doubt it they should go there and see.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

Source: Winston S. Churchill, My Early Life, Fontana, London, 1972, pp 123-124.

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