A Quote by David Berman on language, meaning, sight, mind, and world

For Berkeley (normal) vision is a language whereby God tells us about the tangible world. But prior to having experience of the tangible world, the visual language would be as meaningless as an utterly alien language. It would convey no meaning to the sighted mind.

David Berman

Source: Berkeley: The Great Philosophers (The Great Philosophers Series) (Great Philosophers (Routledge (Firm))), Pages: 33..34

Contributed by: Chris

A Quote by Keith Azzopardi on life, suffering, and world

A world without suffering is a world without life.

Keith Azzopardi

Contributed by: James Brown

A Quote by Joan Sutherland on buddhism, world, and awareness

The world we are born into—this complicated, difficult, hauntingly touching world—is the one whole thing. It is the world we awaken in, and awaken to.

Joan Sutherland

Source: The Best Buddhist Writing 2006 (Best Buddhist Writing)

Contributed by: Jessica

A Quote by Lin Jensen on buddhism, thought, and world

I have not risked seeing the world as it actually is. My eyes have snatched at things, picked and sorted them, until there was little left to see but an arbitrary arrangement of my own thoughts.

Lin Jensen

Source: The Best Buddhist Writing 2006 (Best Buddhist Writing)

Contributed by: Jessica

A Quote by unknown on change, world, mind, positive, and inspirational

To change the world, change your mind


Source: Global Mindshift

Contributed by: Jonny D

A Quote by Walter Russell on wealth, business, money, balance, universe, nationality, universal, law, goodwill, love, world, personal, relationship, disaster, and might

In the business world, unwise men take more that they give. They do not realize that they are breaking the Universal Law which will eventually break them to an equal extent. It may not be balanced in the form of dollars and cents but in the loss of good-will upon which their future business depends.
Man’s ignorance of the Law of Love in personal and world relationships will not serve as an excuse to save him from disaster. Wealth cannot be acquired from others by might, for wealth thus taken will impoverish him who takes anything which is not given. Nor can power be thus acquired, for the weakness of the despoiled will prevail against the might of the despoiler.
Everywhere in the world this law is seen working out its inexorable certainty. Empires built by might are dissolving. Rich world treasuries are disgorging their gold and piling up debt. The blood of every man killed by the sword has been paid for by ten – perchance ten times ten – of those who killed. Nations which have fattened on the food taken from others are starving amid the ruins of palaces in which they feasted.
A new world – one world – cannot grow out of a universe built on the foundations of hate and fear by unbalanced taking.
A new world must have new foundations. An eternal foundation is not built as one whole – it is built lovingly stone by stone. Thus must man rebuild his world.

Walter Russell

Source: The Message of the Divine Iliad (Vol. 1) (Divine Iliad)

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A Quote by Alan Watts on world, ego, alan watts, and the book

We do not "come into" into this world; we come out of it, as leaves from a tree. As the ocean "waves," the universe "peoples." Every individual is an expression of the whole realm of nature, a unique action of the total universe. This fact is rarely, if ever, experienced by most individuals. Even those who know it to be true in theory do not sense or feel it, but continue to be aware of themselves as isolated "egos" inside bags of skin.

Alan Watts (1915 - 1973)

Source: The Book: On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are (Vintage), Pages: 9

Contributed by: David

A Quote by Søren Aabye Kierkegaard on uberman, knights of faith, transform, leap, and world

Most people live dejectedly in worldly sorrow and joy; they are the ones who sit along the wall and do not join in the dance. The knights of infinity are dancers and possess elevation. They make the movements upward, and fall down again; and this too is no mean pastime, nor ungraceful to behold. But whenever they fall down they are not able at once to assume the posture, they vacillate an instant, and this vacillation shows that after all they are strangers in the world. This is more or less strikingly evident in proportion to the art they possess, but even the most artistic knights cannot altogether conceal this vacillation. One need not look at them when they are up in the air, but only the instant they touch or have touched the ground–then one recognizes them. But to be able to fall down in such a way that the same second it looks as if one were standing and walking, to transform the leap of life into a walk, absolutely to express the sublime in the pedestrian–that only the knight of faith can do–and this is the one and only prodigy.

Soren Kierkegaard (1813 - 1855)

Source: Fear and Trembling

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A Quote by Tomm Rapp on mind, world, die, and time

Did you find that the world outside is all inside your mind? Or have you come by again to die again, well try again another time

Tomm Rapp

Source: Pearls before Swine - One Nation Underground

Contributed by: Yolanda

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