Quote of the Week 37 - Wind, Water, Stone
Wind, Water, Stone
BY OCTAVIO PAZ
Water hollows stone,
wind scatters water,
stone stops the wind.
Water, wind, stone.
Wind carves stone,
stone's a cup of water,
water escapes and is wind.
Stone, wind, water.
Wind sings in its whirling,
water murmurs going by,
unmoving stone keeps still.
Wind, water, stone.
Each is another and no other:
crossing and vanishing
through their empty names:
water, stone, wind.
Meditation (Click your selection, scroll down to view it)
- Audio Link: A Foundation for a Fruitful Meditation Practice: Science of Breath/Pranayama/Relaxation - Theory and Practice
- Meditation Basics - Expanded Version
- Meditation Basics - Condensed Version
- Mantra Meditation Basics
- Nada Meditation - Anahata/The Unstruck Sound
- Jewish Yoga Meditation
- Hebrew Mantras
- Hebrew Mantras, Part Two
- Hebrew Mantras, Part Three
- Hebrew Mantras - Adonai Hineni
- Healing Meditation: Ruach El Shaddai/Breath of Balance
- Meditating, Eating and Sleeping
- Shortcuts to Spiritual Development?
- Audio Link: Guided Meditation - I Am and Empty Shell, Therefore I Am Full; A Meditation on Emptiness and Dark Luminescence Based on the Opening Lines of Genesis
- Guided Meditation: The Stage
- Guided Meditation: I Am an Empty Shell, Therefore I Am Full; A Meditation on Emptiness and Dark Luminescence Based on the Opening Lines of Genesis
- Guided Meditation: The Rod, The Staff, and The Star
- Torah-Veda Meditation Class Site
- Interspiritual Contemplative Group
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Quote of the Week 80 - E. J. Gold
How can he remain indifferent to ideas which are new to him and which are not available in the ordinary course of events?
How is it possible that a man never asks himself what his real purpose for existence might be?
Why is mechanical man unable to impartially view his situation and change his life accordingly?
How can a man who has realized that he can no longer be content with the ordinary satisfactions of mechanical-biological life fail to question what he is and what he might accomplish if he were free?
And finally, how can a man break the bonds of ordinary biological life and leave behind him once and for all the things of his past which supported him since he was a child? How can he bring himself to cross the wild river which stands between his ordinary but comfortably predictable life and the uncertain life of evolutionary man?
This last question, at least, has an answer, or at least a partial answer. He cannot break his bonds until he can see the other shore. Until he raises his eyes from the sweaty soil of the earth, he cannot see, and cannot comprehend. But if he is able to glance even once across the river, he will never rest until his goal is reached.
--from Secret Talks on Voluntary Evolution, by E. J. Gold