Life is a war of attrition. You have to stay active on all fronts. It's one thing after another. I've tried to control a chaotic universe. And it's a losing battle. But I can't let go. I've tried, but I can't.
--Harvey Pekar, creator of underground comic classic American Splendor whose father was a Talmudic scholar who immigrated from Poland and operated a grocery store in Cleveland, Ohio as his day job
Our bodies and minds are simply waves, rising and falling on the ocean of consciousness; the problems arise when we identify with them.
--Dennis Waite, Vedanta article in Yoga International Magazine, Winter 2010-2011 Issue