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Increíble la manera en que nuestra vida está definida por lo que ya sucedió, lo que fue, acontecido y lo desvanecido. Hay muchas formas de ver esto: el pasado te define, ya que todo lo que se ha vivido convierte a la persona en lo que es, confiere experiencia y lecciones que busca evitar se cometan los mismos errores; sin embargo, también el pasado te puede atar y no permitir vivir y experimentar plenamente el presente, ya que cada acción está definida por un pensamiento predeterminado que no permite tener una mente pura y abierta a nuevas experiencias. Caemos irremediablemente en los prejuicios.

 

(Think for yourself
Question authority

Throughout human history, as our species has faced the frightening, terrorizing fact that we do not know who we are, or where we are going in this ocean of chaos, it has been the authorities, the political, the religious, the educational authorities who attempted to comfort us by giving us order, rules, regulations, informing, forming in our minds their view of reality. To think for yourself you must question authority and learn how to put yourself in a state of vulnerable, open-mindedness; chaotic, confused, vulnerability to inform yourself.

Think for yourself.
Question authority.

Third Eye, Tool)

 

El pasado entonces indudablemente guía nuestro actuar y por ende, cómo reacciono cuando me hablas, me ves. No estoy abierta a nuevas experiencias y sensaciones porque “ya he adquirido cierta experiencia. NO, SABIDURÍA”. Decirle adiós al pasado y darle la cara al presente, bajo el supuesto que ya he dado la vuelta a la página es un concepto muy inspirador; sin embargo, no se comprueba la veracidad hasta que el presente imita al pasado. Y duele mucho cuando la realización llega: la mente no está abierta, todavía ve con ojos ubicados en momentos anteriores al presente.

 

Entonces la idea de no caer en la trampa del prejuicio, requiere mucha fortaleza y una disposición increíble a recibir cualquier idea, experiencia, palabra o mirada en un lienzo blanco, que sería el alma.

 

Inpirado en Sobre el Amor y la Soledad, Krishnamurti. (Gracias Peto por la recomendación)

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Some Gandhi quotes I found in Louis Fischer´s book: Gandhi, his life and message for the world.

  1. Yogi is one: whose mind is untrobled in sorrow and longeth not for joys, who is free from passion, fear, and wrath – he is called the ascetic of secure understanding. The man who sheds all longigns and moves without concern, free from thye sense of “I” and “Mine” – he attains peace.
  2. He who is ever brooding over result, often loses nerve int he perfomance of duty. He becomes impatient and then gives vent to anger and begins to do unworthy things; he jumps from action to action, never remaining faithful to any. He who broods over results is like a mangiven to the objects of senses; he is ever-distracted, he says good-by to all scruples, everything is right in his estimation and he therefore resorts to means frail and foul to attain his end.
  3. For what does it benefit man if his status is raised when he himself is not raised?
  4. Persecution, whether by minorities or majorities, results from intolerance of differences and from fears based on lack of self-faith.
  5. We live, not in order to feed, clothe, shleter and pamper the body; we provide for the body in order to live. Life begins after the needs of the body have been met, yet how many people ruin life for the sake of rich living. The soul, alas, needs a temporary abode, but a clean mud hut will do as well as a palace, indeed better, for when the physical absorbs the lions´s share of mans´s effort the spirit languishes, life loses content, and discontent appears.
  6. Only give up one thing when you want some other condition so much that the thing has no longer any attraction for you, or when it seems to interfere with that which is more greatly desired.
  7. Satyagraha (Soul Force) is the vindication of truth not by infliction of suffering on the opponent but on one´s self. The opponent must be weaned from error by patience and sympathy.
  8. Soul Force does not deppend on numbers. It depends on the degree of firmness.
  9. A Satyagrahi bids good-by to fear. He is therfore never afraid to trust the opponent. Even if the opponent plays him false twenty times, the Satyagrahi is ready to trust him the twenty-first time, for an implicit turst in human nature is the very essence of his creed.
  10. It is only when one sees one´s own mistakes with a convex lens, and does just the reverse in the case of others, that one is able to arrive at a just relative estimate of the two.
  11. Moral authority is never retained by attempting to hold on to it. It comes without seeking and is retained without effort.
  12. It is a million times better to appear untrue before the worl than to be untrue to ourselves.
  13. The greater the possession or riches, the greater… their moral turpitude.
  14. Truth is God. He alone is, nothing else I see meerely through the senses can or will persist.
  15. It is possible to reason out the existence of God to a limited extent. There is an orderliness in the Universe, the is an unalterable law governing everything and avery being that exists or lives. It is not a blind law, for no blind law can govern the cnduct of human beings… That law then which governs all life is God. I do dimly perceive that whilst everything around me is ever changing, ever dying, there is underlying all taht change a living Power that is changeless, that holds all together, that creates, dissolves, and re-creates. That informing Power  or spirit is God… In the midst of death life persists, in the midst of untruth thruth persists, in the midst of darkness light persists. Hence I gather that God is Life, Truth, and Love. He is Love. He is the supreme God.
  16. He (God) reveals Himself daily to every human being, but we shut our ears to the “still small voice”… God never appears to you in person but in action.
  17. Turn the searchlight inward.
  18. Mankind would die if there were no exhibition any time and anewhere of the divine in man.
  19. No cause that is intrinsically just can ever be described as forlorn.
  20. Humanity is an ocean. If a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty (in reference to his faith in humankind).
  21. It is always possible by correct conduct to lessen an evil and eventually to bring good out of evil.
  22. There is no gain in returning evil for evil.
  23. One evildoer cannot punish another.
  24. Do not worry about what others are doing. Each of us should turn the searchlight inward and purify his or her heart as much as possible.
  25. No one can escape death. Then why be afraid of it? In fact, death is a friend who brings deliverance from suffering.

Cómo hacerte saber que siempre hay tiempo?

Que uno tiene que buscarlo y dárselo…
Que nadie establece normas, salvo la vida…
Que la vida sin ciertas normas pierde formas…
Que la forma no se pierde con abrirnos…
Que abrirnos no es amar indiscriminadamente…
Que no está prohibido amar…
Que también se puede odiar…
Que la agresión porque sí, hiere mucho…
Que las heridas se cierran…
Que las puertas no deben cerrarse…
Que la mayor puerta es el afecto…
Que los afectos, nos definen…
Que definirse no es remar contra la corriente…
Que no cuanto más fuerte se hace el trazo, más se dibuja…
Que negar palabras, es abrir distancias…
Que encontrarse es muy hermoso…
Que el sexo forma parte de lo hermoso de la vida…
Que la vida parte del sexo…
Que el por qué de los niños, tiene su por qué…
Que querer saber de alguien, no es sólo curiosidad…
Que saber todo de todos, es curiosidad malsana…
Que nunca está de más agradecer…
Que autodeterminación no es hacer las cosas solo…
Que nadie quiere estar solo…
Que para no estar solo hay que dar…
Que para dar, debemos recibir antes…
Que para que nos den también hay que saber pedir…
Que saber pedir no es regalarse…
Que regalarse en definitiva no es quererse…
Que para que nos quieran debemos demostrar qué somos…
Que para que alguien sea, hay que ayudarlo…
Que ayudar es poder alentar y apoyar…
Que adular no es apoyar…
Que adular es tan pernicioso como dar vuelta la cara…
Que las cosas cara a cara son honestas…
Que nadie es honesto porque no robe…
Que cuando no hay placer en las cosas no se está viviendo…
Que para sentir la vida hay que olvidarse que existe la muerte…
Que se puede estar muerto en vida…
Que se siente con el cuerpo y la mente…
Que con los oídos se escucha…
Que cuesta ser sensible y no herirse…
Que herirse no es desangrarse…
Que para no ser heridos levantamos muros…
Que sería mejor construir puentes…
Que sobre ellos se van a la otra orilla y nadie vuelve…
Que volver no implica retroceder…
Que retroceder también puede ser avanzar…
Que no por mucho avanzar se amanece más cerca del sol…

Cómo hacerte saber que nadie establece normas, salvo la vida?

 

DEMASIADAS VERDADES EN ESTAS LINEAS. TANTAS, QUE ABRUMAN.

(Y gracias al Compa por ayudarme a encontrar estas palabras. Namaste)

gandhi2Image taken from here

Gandhi is a figure that has always interested me, first off because of the movie starred by Ben Kingsley, and later on I always heard or read stories about him. His peace and struggle using non-violence amazed me, so I decided to read Gandhi, his life and message for the World by Louis Fischer.

Gandhi was a kharma yogi, which is a devotee who is jealous of none, who is a fount of mercy, who is without egotism, who is selfless, who treats alike cold and heat, happiness and misery, who is ever forgiving, who is always contented, whose resolutions are firm, who has dedicated mind and soul to God, who causes no dread, who is not afraid of others, who is free from exultation, sorrow and fear, who is pure, who is versed in action yet remains unaffected by it, who renounces all fruit, good or bad, who treats friend and foe alike, who is untouched by respect or disrespect, who is not puffed up by praise, who does not go under when people speak ill of him, who loves silence and solitude, who has a disciplined reason. Such devotion is inconsistent with the existence at the same time of strong attachments.

But Gandhi wasn’t always an example of peace and obtaining great victories through non-violence. He recognized his bad impulses and foul temper in his early years and the beginning of his marriage. The experiences he lived throughout life enabled him to transform himself and become the Gandhi that all of us have heard about. Fighting for justice and standing up for what he believed was right.

Moving masses not by promising them wealth or power, instead hoping that they would desire a country in which they would live freely (even though, at the end, this would be a far cry from reality) because no amount of speeches will make us fit for self-government. It is only our conduct that will fit us for it. Gandhi struggled to make the British Government realize that the Indian people were fit to govern themselves.

Gandhi’s strength and power over masses reduces itself to Soul Force: the vindication of truth not by infliction of suffering on the opponent but on one’s self… weaning the opponent from error by patience and sympathy. One cannot read this and wonder how a nation started the road to independence moved by such a weak looking man, but whose inner strength surpassed the force of an earthquake. True, the Indian struggle for independence did not come without troublesome situations, as violence between Muslims and Hindus, and within Hindus themselves but, nevertheless, violence was put behind as Gandhi fasted with so much faith in his people and the nation he so much loved.

He was murdered January 25, 1948 while attending prayer but his love and strength, the Soul Force, went beyond his present time and left us with so much to ponder about, searching and hopefully one day grasping inner peace.

Momentary bliss can be a quick fix but, as quickly as it comes, it goes. Lifetime can be filled with little moments of happiness, but in the whole, satisfaction never arrives. If it’s so, “happy” is based upon actions and actions that just provide you a moment’s rush but, at the end have you become a better person?

Or maybe it’s just me. I like being introspective and thoughtfull. Carelessness and recklessness left me with a sense of emptiness and void. It was fun in the moment, but then… what? What did I get from it? Basically I look back and feel pretty embarrassed. 

Life shouldn’t be filled up by “5 minute” moments of laughther, but by “5 seconds” instants of introspection that enable you to then keep your head up high. (MY VERY PERSONAL OPINION)

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At the end, it’s what makes you happy and grow as a person because if life is filled with vague and empty smiles, instead of your inner light shining through… well, that was a waste of time, wasn’t it?

 

Words are flying out like 
endless rain into a paper cup 
They slither while they pass 
They slip away across the universe 
Pools of sorrow waves of joy 
are drifting thorough my open mind 
Possessing and caressing me 

Jai guru deva om 
Nothing’s gonna change my world 
Nothing’s gonna change my world 
Nothing’s gonna change my world 
Nothing’s gonna change my world 

Images of broken light which 
dance before me like a million eyes 
That call me on and on across the universe 
Thoughts meander like a 
restless wind inside a letter box 
they tumble blindly as 
they make their way across the universe 

Jai guru deva om 
Nothing’s gonna change my world 
Nothing’s gonna change my world 
Nothing’s gonna change my world 
Nothing’s gonna change my world 

Sounds of laughter shades of life 
are ringing through my open ears 
exciting and inviting me 
Limitless undying love which 
shines around me like a million suns 
It calls me on and on across the universe 

Jai guru deva om 
Nothing’s gonna change my world 
Nothing’s gonna change my world 
Nothing’s gonna change my world 
Nothing’s gonna change my world 
Jai guru deva 
Jai guru deva 

La (necesidad) de practicar el bien pero sentirse irresistiblemente atraído por el mal, la de vivir en permanente contradicción de abjurar el mal pero, valiéndose de la excusa del arte, llevarlo consigo a todas partes, y convivir con él y abrigarlo sin dejar de exorcizarlo

 

El dragón en la historia, Mario Vargas Llosa

¡Exprésense!

Libro del momento/ Book of the moment

INTERESANTE

Animanaturalis.org: Los Animales No Somos Comida
AnimaNaturalis.org: Los Animales No Somos Probetas
AnimaNaturalis.org: Los Animales No Somos Diversión
AnimaNaturalis.org: Los Animales No Somos Vestimenta

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