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A Quote by Dr. Joost A. M. Meerloo, MD on control, mind, and senses

Numbing the senses by monotonously repeating an assertion is a key element in utilizing mind control techniques.

Joost Meerloo

Source: The Rape of the Mind: The Psychology of Thought Control, Menticide, and Brainwashing

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A Quote by John Gerard on earth, god, knowledge, plants, principles, and senses

What greater delight is there than to behold the earth apparelled with plants as with a robe of embroidered works, set with Orient pearls and garnished with the great diversitie of rare and costly jewels. But these delights are in the outward senses. The principle delight is in the minde, singularly enriched with the knowledge of these visible things, setting forth to us the invisible wisdome and admirable workmanship of almighty God.

John Gerard

Source: The Herbal, 1633

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A Quote by John Burroughs on nature, order, and senses

I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.

John Burroughs (1837 - 1921)

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A Quote by Jerry Greenwald on listening and senses

Relating to another on an intimate level means really listening with all one's senses. Only in this way can one know the other person as he is.

Jerry Greenwald

Source: Dr. Jerry Greenwald in Be the Person You Were Meant to Be, 1973

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A Quote by Jane Austen on existence, frustration, nonsense, people, senses, sister, and stupidity

In a letter from Bath to her sister, Cassandra, one senses her frustration at her sheltered existence, Tuesday, 12 May 1801. Another stupid party . . . with six people to look on, and talk nonsense to each other.

Jane Austen (1775 - 1817)

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A Quote by Jean Jacques Rousseau on driving, reverie, senses, soul, and water

As evening approached, I came down from the heights of the island, and I liked then to go and sit on the shingle in some secluded spot by the lake; there the noise of the waves and the movement of the water, taking hold of my senses and driving all other agitation from my soul, would plunge me into delicious reverie in which night often stole upon me unawares.

Jacques Rousseau (1712 - 1778)

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A Quote by Jean Jacques Rousseau on existence, feeling, and senses

To live is not merely to breathe: it is to act; it is to make use of our organs, senses, faculties-of all those parts of ourselves which give us the feeling of existence.

Jacques Rousseau (1712 - 1778)

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A Quote by Immanuel Kant on beginning, knowledge, reason, senses, and understanding

All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.

Immanuel Kant (1724 - 1804)

Source: Critique of Pure Reason, 1781

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A Quote by Ahmad Ibn `Ata'Allah on god, logic, meaning, perception, reason, and senses

Your Saying "God is Most Great" does not mean that He is greater than something else, since there is nothing else alongside of Him, so that it could be said that He is greater than it. Rather, the meaning of Allahu Akbar is that He is much too great to be perceived by the senses or for the depths of His Majesty to be reached by reason and logic, and indeed, that He is much too great to be known by an other-than-Him for truly, no one knows God but God.

Ibn Ata'Allah

Source: The Key To Salvation: A Sufi Manual of Invocation, 1996. p. 119

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A Quote by Ahmad Ibn `Ata'Allah on art, god, impossibility, knowledge, logic, prophets, reason, saints, and senses

Imam al-Ghazali: God is much too great for the senses to reach Him or for reason and logic to plumb the depths of His Majesty. Indeed, He is much too great for anyone but Himself to plumb the depths of His Majesty or for anyone but Himself to know Him. Verily, no one knows God but God. The highest degree of gnosis that His servants can attain is the realization that true gnostic knowledge of Him is impossible for them. Furthermore, no one can know that in its totality except a Prophet of a righteous saint (siddiq). As for the Prophet, he has clearly expressed this by saying, "I cannot enumerate the ways of praising Thee; Thou art as Thou has praised Thyself." As for the righteous saint, he says, "The incapacity to attain realization is a realization."

Ibn Ata'Allah

Source: The Key To Salvation: A Sufi Manual of Invocation, 1996. p. 113

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