A Quote by unknown on science, spirituality, spirit, religion, culture, evolution, future, reality, world, and people

I wrote this quote: "Science and spirituality are synonymous" in response to the national enculturation divisions that exist between science and religious views, and the desire to open peoples' minds to the concept of the possibility of reconciliation between the two ideas as not only synonymous, but ideally logical and consequential to an acceptance of spirituality that makes sense in the real world.



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A Quote by Joanna Macy on self, world, buddhism, bodhisattva, engaged buddhism, and compassion

Because the relationship between self and world is reciprocal, it is not a matter of first getting enlightened or saved and then acting. As we work to heal the Earth, the Earth heals us. No need to wait. As we care enough to take risks, we loosen the grip of ego and begin to come home to our true nature. For in the co-arising nature of things, the world itself, if we are bold enough to love it, acts through us. It does not ask us to be pure or perfect, or wait until we are detached from all passions, but only to care to harness the sweet, pure intention of our deepest passions, and, as the early scripture of the Mother of the Buddhas says, "fly like a Bodhisattva."

Joanna Macy


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A Quote by David Berlinski on god, nothing, computers, software, and world

Ultimately, Leibniz argued, there are only two absolutely simple concepts, God and Nothingness. From these, all other concepts may be constructed, the world, and everything within it, arising from some primordial argument between the deity and nothing whatsoever. And then, by some inscrutable incandescent insight, Leibniz came to see that what is crucial in what he had written is the alternation between God and Nothingness. And for this, the numbers 0 and 1 suffice.

David Berlinski

Source: The Advent of the Algorithm: The 300-Year Journey from an Idea to the Computer, Pages: 14

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A Quote by Dennis Kucinich on change, world, listening, compassion, self, and peace

If we can change ourselves, we can change the world. We're not the victims of the world we see; we're the victims of the way we see the world. This is the essence of compassionate listening: seeing the person next to you as a part of yourself.

Dennis Kucinich

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A Quote by Archimedes on world, move, and stand

Give me a place to stand and I shall move the world.

Archimedes (c.. 287 - 212 BC)

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A Quote by Thich Nhat Hanh on chang, world, living, peace, and government

The way we live our daily lives is what most effects the situation of the world. If we can change our daily lives, then we can change our governments and can change the world. Our president and governments are us. They reflect our lifestyle and our way of thinking. The way we hold a cup of tea, pick up the newspaper or even use toilet paper are directly related to peace.

Thich Nhat Hanh

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A Quote by j. Krishnamurti on change, peace, self, world, and family

Student: Sir, you said you must change the world. How can you change it, sir?

Krishnamurti: What is the world? The world is where you live - your family, your friends, your neighbours. And your family, your friends, your neighbours can be extended and that is the world. Now, you are the centre of that world. That is the world you live in. Now how will you change the world? By changing yourself.

Jiddu Krishnamurti

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A Quote by Gaston Bachelard on alchemy, alchemist, anima, animus, soul, world, and conviction

Thanks to his complex convictions, made strong with the forces of animus and anima, the alchemist believes he is seizing the soul of the world, participating in the soul of the world. Thus, from the world to the man, alchemy is a problem of souls.

Gaston Bachelard (1884 - 1962)

Source: The Poetics of Reverie, Pages: 77

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A Quote by Aristotle on talent, need, vocation, aristotle, and world

Where talents and the needs of the world cross, therein lies your vocation.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

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A Quote by Annie Dillard on world, enemy, and admiration

Admire the world for never ending on you as you would admire an opponent, without taking your eyes off him, or walking away.

Annie Dillard (nee Doak) (1945 -)

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