A Quote by Jimmy Carter on nature, transcendence, boundaries, language, music, love, understanding, love, and jimmy carter

“Like music and art, love of nature is a common language that can transcend political or social boundaries.”

Jimmy Carter (1924 -)


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A Quote by Ken Wilber on laughter, one taste, transcendence, and wiber

Sunday, Dec 7

Transcendence restores humor. Spirit restores humor. Suddenly, smiling returns. Too many representatives from too many movements - even many good movements, such as feminism, environmentalism, meditation, spiritual studies - seem to lack humor altogether. In other words, they lack lightness, they lack a distance from themselves, a distance from the ego and its grim game of forcing others to conform to its contours. There is self-transcending humor, or there is the game of egoic power. No wonder Mencken wrote that “Every third American devotes himself to improving and lifting up his fellow citizens, usually by force; this messianic delusion is our national disease.” We have chosen egoic power and politically correct thought police; grim Victorian reformers pretending to be defending civil rights; messianic new paradigm thinkers who are going to save the planet and heal the world. They should all trade two pounds of ego for one ounce of laughter.

Ken Wilber

Source: One Taste, Pages: 304

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A Quote by Ray Kurzweil on singularity, spirituality, and transcendence

The Singularity denotes an event that will take place in the material world, the inevitable next step in the evolutionary process that started with biological evolution and has extended through human-directed technological evolution. however, it is precisely in the world of matter and energy that we encounter transcendence, a principal connotation of what people refer to as spirituality.

Ray Kurzweil

Source: The Singularity Is Near : When Humans Transcend Biology, Pages: 387

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