Sunday, July 31, 2005

A dyslexic agnostic does not believe in Dog.
--- Anon

Monday, July 25, 2005

"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always
so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts."
-- Bertrand Russell (1872-1970) philosopher, mathematician, author,
Nobel laureate

Sunday, July 24, 2005

"One repays a teacher badly if one
always remains nothing but a
pupil." Nietzsche

Thursday, July 21, 2005

The Philosophy of Jiddu Krishnamurti

Truth is a pathless land

"I maintain that truth is a pathless land, and you cannot approach it by any path whatsoever, by any religion, by any sect. That is my point of view, and I adhere to that absolutely and unconditionally. Truth, being limitless, unconditioned, unapproachable by any path whatsoever, cannot be organized; nor should any organization be formed to lead or to coerce people along any particular path. If you first understand that, then you will see how impossible it is to organize a belief. A belief is purely an individual matter, and you cannot and must not organize it. If you do, it becomes dead, crystallized; it becomes a creed, a sect, a religion, to be imposed on others "
J.Krishnamurti at the opening day of the annual Star Camp at Ommen, Holland, on the 3rd August 1929, where he dissolved "The Order of the Star in the East" that was founded by his foster mother Annie Besant in 1911 ,then the President of Theosopy Society

The history of our race, and each individual's experience,
are sown thick with evidence that a truth is not hard to
kill and that a lie told well is immortal.
--Mark Twain (1835 - 1910), Advice to Youth

War never decided who was right, only who was left.
--- Anon

Monday, July 18, 2005

World historian William McNeill states: "The radical instability that prevails worldwide, as the human majority emerges painfully from rural isolation and struggles to accommodate itself to the dictates of an exchange economy, gives religious fundamentalists an extraordinary opportunity to channel mass responses either into an angry assault on aliens and infidels or toward peaceable symbiosis with strangers. Both paths are sure to be tried; which will work best and prevail in the long run is, perhaps, the capital question for the twenty-first century."

Sunday, July 10, 2005

Political language . . . is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
-- George Orwell

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

"Growth in wisdom may be exactly measured by decrease in
bitterness." -Friedrich Nietzsche

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