survival

A Quote by Thich Nhat Hanh on non-duality, good and evil, heart sutra, illusion, survival, global politics, united states, soviet union, war, life, and conflict

In the West you have been struggling for many years with the problem of evil. But in the light of non-duality, there is not any problem.  You need both right and left to have a branch. Do not take sides, if you take sides, you are trying to eliminate half of reality, which is impossible. For many years, the United States has been trying to describe the Soviet Union as the evil side. Some Americans even have the illusion they can survive alone, without the other half. If we look at America very deeply, we see the Soviet Union. And if we look deeply at the Soviet union, we see America. If we look deeply at the rose, we see the garbage; if we look deeply at the garbage, we see the rose. In this international situation, each side is pretending to be the rose, and calling the other side garbage.

Survival means the survival of human kind as a whole, not just a part of it. If the South cannot survive, then the North is going to crumble. If countries of Third World cannot pay their debts, you are going to suffer here in the North. If you do not take care of the Third World, your well-being is not going to last, and you will not be able to continue living in the way you have been much longer. It is leaping out at us already. You cannot leave the job to the governments or the political scientists alone. You have to do it yourself.

Thich Nhat Hanh

Source: Thich Naht Hahn, The Heart of Understanding, Commentaries on Prajnaparamita Heart Sutra, 1988 p36

Contributed by: mita

A Quote by Benjamine A. Rooge on politics, freedom, economics, society, liberty, and survival

Give me control over a man's economic actions, and hence over his means of survival, and except for a few occasional heroes, I'll promise to deliver to you men who think and write and behave as I want them to.

Benjamine Rooge

Contributed by: peter

A Quote by Albert Einstein on diet, health, survival, and vegetarianism

Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Contributed by: Gaia Team

A Quote by Dan Simmons on survival, dialogue, and talking

It occurs to me that our survival may depend upon our talking to one another.

Dan Simmons

Source: Hyperion, Pages: 19

Contributed by: Chris

A Quote by Dalai Lama on love, compassion, humanity, and survival

Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries.  Without them humanity cannot survive.

Dalai Lama

Contributed by: Kyo

A Quote by Joseph W. Meeker on play, comic, survival, animals, comedy, stories, and storytelling

All of the elements of the comic way tend to spread to others, insinuating joy where it was previously absent. Conversation has a way of leaping among persons, as it does at parties and celebratory gatherings. Storytelling always begets storytelling. It is difficult to watch others at play without wanting to join them. This is not only a human phenomenon, for researchers have consistently noted that animals at play are often imitated by other animals. So wherever it is possible to initiate a playful activity, it will have a good chance of replicating itself through other parts of the system.

Joseph Meeker

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Yann Martel on death, survival, fierce, hope, battle, fight, inevitablity, epiphany, self-revelation, and self-realization

My face set to a grim and determined expression. I speak in all modesty as I say this, but I discovered at that moment that I have a fierce will to live. It's not something evident, in my experience. Some of us give up on life with only a resigned sigh. Others fight a little, then lose hope. Still others--and I am one of those-- never give up. We fight and fight and fight. We fight no matter the cost of battle, the losses we take, the improbability of success. We fight to the very end. It's not a question of courage. It's something constitutional, an inability to let go. It maybe nothing more than life-hungry stupidity.

Yann Martel

Source: Life of Pi, Pages: 148

Contributed by: Ravi

A Quote by Robert K. Cooper on change, darwin, and survival

As Darwin saw it, it's not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but those who are most responsive to change.

Robert Cooper

Source: The Other 90%: How to Unlock Your Vast Untapped Potential for Leadership and Life, Pages: 207

Contributed by: Brian

A Quote by Nelson Mandela on survival, deprivation, and convictions

But the human body has an enormous capacity for adjusting to trying circumstances. I have found that one can bear the unbearable if one can keep one's spirits strong even when one's body is being tested. Strong convictions are the secret of surviving deprivation; your spirit can be full even when your stomach is empty.

Nelson Mandela (1918 -)

Source: Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela Tag: The International Bestseller, Pages: 416

Contributed by: :franc

A Quote by Aristotle on awareness, life, value, contemplation, and survival

The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness, and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

Source: Survival: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases

Contributed by: Optimus

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