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A Quote by Chuang Chou, a.k.a. Chuang Tzu, Chuang Tse Chuang on silence, nature, water, and thought

The sound of water says what I think.

Chuang Tzu (c.360 BC - c. 275 BC)

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A Quote by Stewart Udall on air, water, wilderness, wildlife, environment, earth, green, and ecology

Plans to protect air and water, wilderness and wildlife are in fact plans to protect man.

Stewart Udall (1920 -)

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A Quote by -Paula Gunn Allen on hoops, hoop dancer, rain, green corn, dance, water, sky, and encircling

The hoop dancer dances within what encircles him, demonstrating how the people live in motion within the circling spirals of time and space. They are no more limited than water and sky. At green corn dance time, water and sky come together, in Indian time, to make rain.

Paula Gunn Allen

Source: The Sacred Hoop: Recovering the Feminine in American Indian Traditions, Pages: 150

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A Quote by Viktor Schauberger on childhood, nature, intuition, school, church, education, inspiration, consciousness, water, flow, third eye, intelligence, and wisdom

"Already from earliest childhood it was my deepest wish to understand nature and through this to come closer to the truth I could not find at school or at church. I was repeatedly drawn to the forest where I could watch the flow of water for hours on end without getting tired or irritable. At that time I did not yet know that water is the bearer of life or the source of what we call consciousness. Totally oblivious, I let water flow past my searching eyes and only years later did I become aware that this running water attracts our consciousness magnetically, takes a piece with it, with a force that is so strong that one loses consciousness for a while and involuntarily falls into a deep sleep. And so, gradually I began to play with these forces in water and I gave up this so-called free consciousness and left it to the water for a while. Little by little this game turned into a very serious matter because I saw that it was possible to release my own consciousness from my body and attach it to the water. When I took it back again, the consciousness borrowed from the water told me things that were often very strange. And so the searcher became a researcher who could send his consciousness on expeditions, so to speak, and this way I found out about things the rest of mankind has missed because they do not know that people are able to send their free consciousness everywhere, even where the seeing eye cannot look. This so-called sight practiced with blindfolded eyes finally gave me ties to the secrets of nature which I slowly began to recognize and understand in their own fabric. And in due course it became clear to me that we human beings are used to seeing everything backwards and wrong. The biggest surprise, however, was that we human beings let the most valuable part drain off as useless and from all the great intellectuality that flows through us, we retain only the feces."

Viktor Schauberger

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A Quote by Viktor Schauberger on life, water, river, nature, rhythm, and beauty

The upholder of the cycles which sustain all Life is water. In every drop of water dwells a deity whom indeed we all serve. There also dwells Life, the soul of the primal substance - water - whose boundaries and banks are the capillaries that guide it, and in which it circulates. Every pulse beat arising through the interaction of will and resistance is indicative of creative work and urges us to care for those vessels, those primary and most vital structures, in which throbs the product of a dualistic power - Life

Viktor Schauberger

Source: The Water Wizard: The Extraordinary Properties of Natural Water, Pages: 15

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A Quote by Viktor Schauberger on water, monopoly, balance, war, hatred, impatience, discord, science, feminine, earth, mother earth, and gaia

The revelation of the secret of water will put an end to all manner of speculation or expediency and their excrescences, to which belong war, hatred, impatience and discord of every kind. The thorough study of water therefore signifies the end of monopolies, the end of all domination in the truest sense of the word and the start of a socialism arising from the development of individualism in its most perfect form. (1939)

Viktor Schauberger

Source: The Water Wizard: The Extraordinary Properties of Natural Water, Pages: 19

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A Quote by Viktor Schauberger on water, earth, mother earth, science, nature, harmony, unemployment, hydrology, floods, hunger, forestry, trees, drought, imbalance, disturbance, gaia, timber, economic, and death

All around us we see the bridges of life collapsing, those capillaries which create all organic life. This dreadful disintegration has been caused by the mindness and mechanical work of man, who has wrenched the living soul from the Earth's blood - water.
The more the engineer endeavours to channel water, of whose spirit and nature he is today still ignorant, by the shortest and straightest route to the sea, the more the flow of water weighs into the bends, the longer its path and the worse the water will become. The spreading of the most terrible disease of all, of cancer, is the necessary consequence of such unnatural regulatory works. These mistaken activities - our work - must legitimately lead to increasingly widespread unemployment, because our present methods of working, which have a purely mechanical basis, are already destroying not only all of wise Nature's formative processes, but first and foremost the growth of the vegetation itself, which is being destroyed even as it grows. The drying up of mountain springs, the change in the whole pattern of motion of the groundwater, and the disturbance in the blood circulation of the organism - Earth - is the direct result of modern forestry practices. The pulsebeat of the Earth was factually arrested by the modern timber production industry. Every economic death of a people is always preceded by the death of its forests. The forest is the habitat of water and as such the habitat of life processes too, whose quality declines as the organic development of the forest is disturbed. Ultimately, due to a law which functions with awesome constancy, it will slowly but surely come around to our turn. Our accustomed way of thinking in many ways, and perhaps even without exception, is opposed to the true workings of Nature. Our work is the embodiment of our will. The spiritual manifestation of this work is its effect. When such work is carried out correctly, it brings happiness, but when carried out incorrectly, it assuredly brings misery.

Viktor Schauberger

Source: The Water Wizard: The Extraordinary Properties of Natural Water, Pages: 8, 9

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A Quote by Viktor Schauberger on nature, water, harmony, balance, civilization, mankind, unity, and discord

This civilisation is the work of man, who high-handedly and ignorant of the true workings of Nature, has created a world without meaning or foundation, which now threatens to destroy him, for through his behaviour and his activities, he, who should be her master, has disturbed Natureäs inherent unity.

Viktor Schauberger

Source: The Water Wizard: The Extraordinary Properties of Natural Water, Pages: 3

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A Quote by Dogen Zenji on dogen, zen, buddhism, moon, water, reflection, dewdrop, enlightenment, and spirituality

Enlightenment is like the moon reflected on the water. The moon does not get wet, nor is the water broken. Although its light is wide and great, the moon is reflected even in a puddle an inch wide. The whole moon and the entire sky are reflected in dewdrops on the grass, or even in one drop of water. Enlightenment does not divide you, just as the moon does not break the water. You cannot hinder enlightenment, just as a drop of water does not hinder the moon in the sky. The depth of the drop is the height of the moon. Each reflection, however long or short its duration, manifests the vastness of the dewdrop, and realizes the limitlessness of the moonlight in the sky.

Dogen Zenji (1200 - 1253)

Source: Moon in a Dewdrop

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A Quote by Tesshu (?) on haiku, zen, bushido, moon, water, reflection, reality, and japan

The moon does not think to be reflected, nor does the water think to reflect, in the Hirosawa Pond.

Tesshu (?)

Source: The Sword of No Sword

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