thinking

A Quote by Peter Cajander on mind, thinking, wu wei, and humility

Only two things: the ones you think are important, and those that are.

Peter Cajander

Contributed by: peter

A Quote by George Orwell on writing, thinking, and independence

If you cannot write well, you cannot think well; if you cannot think well, others will do your thinking for you.

George Orwell (1903 - 1950)

Contributed by: Lynn

A Quote by Walter Russell on meditate, meditation, god, thinking, thought, awareness, material, body, concentration, ecstasy, cosmic, concentrate, know, light, divine, and invisible

To meditate is to become one with God. It means to STOP THINKING and thus get out of the awareness of body. One can be aware of his body and of material things only while, and because, one is thinking.
… To concentrate is to think very hard and focus your thoughts to a point. To meditate is just the opposite – it means to expand one’s thoughts into space until one stops thinking and steps into the still Light of KNOWING.
Thinking is sensing, and sensing is vibratory motion. Conversely, meditation is becoming still in order to talk with God. When I say “talk with God” I mean become inspired with His Light of all-knowing. One talks with God in timeless Light. Inspiration comes in flashes of still Light – invisible Light.
If you want to know anything whatsoever, just desire to know it, then stop thinking. Try to get into a state of universal ecstasy or inner joyousness, which is a state of consciousness like unto the God-Mind. Void your mind of thoughts, thought forms and ideas. Become perfectly blank insofar as idea and form are concerned.
In that manner, you become transformed from man as an individual unit of mankind, and become all Soul – the universal Soul. In that manner you make the transition from the state of sensing some things materially to knowing all things cosmically.

Walter Russell

Source: Message of the Divine Iliad Vol. 2 (Divine Iliad)

Contributed by: esaruoho

A Quote by Walter Russell on god, balance, wave, light, universe, harmony, nature, thinking, knowing, anger, fear, and hatred

God thinks in balanced waves of light. His universal body is, therefore, in perfect balance. His entire universe does not vary in its balance by the weight of one electron. If there were the slightest variation in the balanced rhythms of God’s thinking – for even one moment – countless millions of lives on millions of planets in starry systems of His body would be snuffed out instantly and millions of years would elapse before life would again be possible upon those planets because of that momentary unbalance. Terrific eruptions upon nebulae and suns would transform them into entirely different intensities.
Yet that is exactly what happens to a man’s body when he becomes angry, or fearful, or hates another man. Our bodies are made up of countless miniature solar and starry systems exactly as God’s body is similarly constructed. If we upset the balance of their rhythmic motion, the wave-patterns become distorted and erupt with a violence measured by the intensity of the unbalanced emotion.
And that is not all, for an unbalanced and unrhythmic body is vulnerable to deadly microbes and other infections from which rhythmically balanced bodies are insulated.

Walter Russell

Source: Message of the Divine Iliad Vol. 2 (Divine Iliad)

Contributed by: esaruoho

A Quote by Peter Cajander on life, thoughts, thinking, simplicity, and beauty

Life is simple - thinking is complicated.

Peter Cajander

Contributed by: peter

A Quote by Bill Schell on god, guidance, religion, thinking, imagination, and strength

Why in moments of crisis do we ask God for strength and help? As cognitive beings, why would we ask something that may well be a figment of our imaginations for guidance? Why not search inside ourselves for the power to overcome? After all, we are strong enough to cause most of the catastrophes we need to endure.

Bill Schell

Source: Starbucks customer, London, Ontario, Canada

Contributed by: CajunGypsy

A Quote by John Stuart Mill on life, knowledge, truth, and thinking

No one can be a great thinker who does not recognize, that as a thinker it is his first duty to follow his intellect to whatever conclusions it may lead.  Truth gains more even by the errors of one who, with due study and preparation, thinks for himself, than by the true opinions of those who only hold them because they do not suffer themselves to think.

John Stuart Mill (1806 - 1873)

Source: On Liberty and Other Essays (Oxford World's Classics), Pages: 39

Contributed by: philosojerk

A Quote by Yasuhiko Genku Kimura on think and thinking

What does it mean to be an original thinker? What is original thinking? What is originality? What is thinking?

Thinking for most people is information-shuffling. When they say they are thinking they are in fact shuffling information. Thinking is not shuffling information. The Japanese word for "to think" is "kamgaeru," which etymologically means "to return to the realm of God." The English word "to think" etymologically means "to make something appear" or "to create." To think thus etymologically means "to create by returning to the realm of God." Therefore, to think means to create in accord with the kosmic. To create in accord with the kosmic means to bring forth new identities (concept and ideas) by discovering new causative patterns through the unfolding of the knowledge of kosmic law or pattern integrity.

Thinking is therefore kosmic thinking. Thinking is also original thinking, for to think kosmically means to be at the origin of creation. Thinking is thus kosmic and original. No thinking short of being kosmic or original is authentic thinking, but only information shuffling. Hence, to be an original thinker means to be at the origin of creation or to be a co-creator with God by returning to the realm of God. How to become an original thinker? You can become an original thinker only by assuming the responsibility of thinking, and by having a commitment to truth.

To assume the responsibility of thinking means never to presume that somebody somewhere has an answer. You may consider the Christ, the Buddha, Walter Russell, or other illumined souls and geniuses your teachers, but you should never presume that they had the final answer. They may, but it is you, and you alone, who can authentically find the answer for yourself. You must return to the source of your being--the inner realm of God and of kosmic law. Only then, can you think kosmically, for then it is God, the Intelligence of Being, that thinks through and as you. Thinking is original thinking. Original thinking is kosmic thinking. There is no other kind of thinking.

Yasuhiko Genku Kimura

Source: Think Kosmically Act Globally: An Anthology of Essays on Ethics, Spirituality, and Metascience, Pages: 6-7

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Lao Tzu on tao, purpose, and thinking

Stop thinking, and end your problems.
What difference between yes and no?
What difference between success and failure?
Must you value what others value,
avoid what others avoid?
How ridiculous!

Other people are excited,
as though they were at a parade.
I alone don't care,
I alone am expressionless,
like an infant before it can smile.

Other people have what they need;
I alone possess nothing.
I alone drift about,
like someone without a home.
I am like an idiot, my mind is so empty.

Other people are bright;
I alone am dark.
Other people are sharper;
I alone am dull.
Other people have a purpose;
I alone don't know.
I drift like a wave on the ocean,
I blow as aimless as the wind.

I am different from ordinary people.
I drink from the Great Mother's breasts.

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

Source: Tao Te Ching

Contributed by: Gaia Team

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