understanding

A Quote by U.G. Krishnamurti on u g, krishnamurti, understanding, life, self, search, realization, enlightenment, freedom, ego, and meditation

The search ends with the realization that there is no such thing as enlightenment. By searching, you want to be free from the self, but whatever you are doing to free yourself from the self is the self. How can I make you understand this simple thing? There is no 'how'. If I tell you that, it will only add more momentum to that (search), strengthen that momentum. That is the question of all questions: "How, how, how?"

U.G. Krishnamurti

Source: The Mystique of Enlightenment

Contributed by: Nalini

A Quote by Albert Einstein on nature, understanding, understand, everything, and truth

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Contributed by: profundity

A Quote by Lao Tzu on tao, words, understanding, expectations, contain, ambitions, mysterious, darkness heaven, concepts, earth, ten thousand things, names, boundaries, subtle, and heart

Tao is beyond words and beyond understanding. Words may be used to speak of it, but they cannot contain it. Tao existed before words and names, before heaven and earth, before the ten thousand things. It is the unlimited father and mother of all limited things. Therefore, to see beyond boundaries to the subtle heart of things, dispense with names, with concepts, with expectations and ambitions and differences. Tao and its many manifestations arise from the same source: subtle wonder within mysterious darkness. This is the beginning of all understanding.

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

Source: Tao Te Ching

Contributed by: G-Rock

A Quote by Thomas Buckley on thomas buckley, yurok, education, understanding, and discipline

To explain too much is to steal a person's opportunity to learn, and stealing is against the Law.

Thomas Buckley

Source: "Doing Your Thinking" Aspects of traditional Yurok education--Parabola; the Magazine of Myth and Tradition: Vol IV No. 4 Storytelling and Education

Contributed by: Cordis

A Quote by unknown on understanding, patience, and chocolate

"He knows that you can't force an understanding. You have to let it happen. It has to coalesce, not unlike love or
pudding, he supposes. You stir and stir and watch the bubbles break the surface, you wait and keep the perfect heat underneath it and if you are very patient it finally, suddenly thickens up, silky shiny smooth as if to say, 'This is what I always meant to be. Thank you for waiting. You may now lick the spoon'."

unknown

Source: a science fiction fanfic lost somewhere in the annals of my memory

Contributed by: Chloe

A Quote by Derrick on life, reality, understanding, diversity, tolerance, and change

 

Black people are the magical faces at the bottom of society's well.  Even the poorest whites, those who must live their lives only a few levels above, gain their self-esteem by gazing down on us.  Surely, they must know that their deliverance depends on letting down their ropes.  Only by working together is escape possible.  Over time, many reach out, but most simply watch, mesmerized into maintaining their unspoken commitment to keeping us where we are, at whatever cost to them or to us (Bell).

Derrick Bell

Source: Black Faces at the bottom of the Well

Contributed by: shea-bird

A Quote by Derrick on life, reality, understanding, diversity, tolerance, and change

 

Black people are the magical faces at the bottom of society's well.  Even the poorest whites, those who must live their lives only a few levels above, gain their self-esteem by gazing down on us.  Surely, they must know that their deliverance depends on letting down their ropes.  Only by working together is escape possible.  Over time, many reach out, but most simply watch, mesmerized into maintaining their unspoken commitment to keeping us where we are, at whatever cost to them or to us (Bell).

Derrick Bell

Source: Faces at the Bottom of the Well: The Permanence of Racism

Contributed by: shea-bird

A Quote by Sir Isaac Newton on perspective, visionary, and understanding

If I have been able to see farther than others, it was because I stood on the shoulders of giants.

Sir Isaac Newton (1642 - 1727)

Contributed by: Lion

A Quote by Kenneth Smith on philosophy, values, understanding, moralizing, intelligence, thinking, modernity, and feelings

I subscribe to Hellenic existential values, which is to say, nothing is truly "understood" in any penetrating or rational way until it has been traced back to its implications for ultimate values. Moralizing in the most profound and synoptic way should be the primary challenge for modern philosophers, a way of recovering the kind of articulated value-intelligence that ancient culture exercised. For most moderns there are no such things as foundational values or principles; there are only feelings, vagrant or idiosyncratic emotionalisms. To "think" in a merely abstract or conceptualizing way, free of the tasks of connoisseurial and spiritual evaluation, is in truth already a form of delusionality just in itself: it is the error that Kant describes of a bird realizing how much resistance the wind causes for it, and imagining that if only it were in empty space it could fly ever so much better. Hegel's understanding of the task of philosophy "in medias res"--having to come to see and understand not in a hypothetical vacuum or laboratory conditions in vitro but amidst the turbulence and conflicts of actual historical existence--is the only ultimately sane, rational, and humanly responsible method.

Kenneth Smith

Contributed by: Dave

A Quote by Nikola Tesla on humanity, contact, understanding, individual, community, earth, mankind, society, civilization, ego, egoism, pride, strife, barbarism, jungle, consciousness, and mind

"What we now want is closer contact and better understanding between individuals and communities all over the earth... and the elimination of egoism and pride which is always prone to plunge the world into primeval barbarism and strife."

Nikola Tesla

Contributed by: esaruoho

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