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    A human being is part of the whole

    called by us 'universe', a part
    limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and


    feelings as something separated from the rest - a kind of optical
    delusion of his consciousness.

    This

    delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal
    desires and to affection for a few persons

    nearest to us.

    Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our
    circle of compassion

    to embrace all living creatures and the whole of
    nature in its beauty.

    Albert Einstein
    To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one's family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one's own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.

    - Buddha


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    On a somewhat similar

    note....

    Beware of confining yourself to a particular belief and denying all else, for much good would

    elude you. Indeed, the knowledge of Reality would elude you. Be yourself for all forms of belief, for God is too

    vast and tremendous to be restricted to one belief rather than another.

    Ibn 'Arabi (13th century Spanish

    Sufi)
    To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one's family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one's own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.

    - Buddha


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    It really is amazing how so

    many philosophies can each claim to be exclusive when they all teach much the same things. Just reading the quotes

    you've put here remind me of listening to my teachers.
    To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.

    Thomas Jefferson

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    Bruce, since you live in Japan,

    do you think you have been at all influenced by Zen Buddist religion / tradition and philosophy? Reason I say this,

    is because some of the things you said reflect this religion/tradition or philosophy, whatever someone wants to call

    it.

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    I don't live in Japan any longer,

    but I did live there as well as China, India and Thailand, and no doubt have been greatly influenced by those

    years.
    To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one's family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one's own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.

    - Buddha


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce
    On a somewhat

    similar note....

    Beware of confining yourself to a particular belief and denying all else, for much good

    would elude you. Indeed, the knowledge of Reality would elude you. Be yourself for all forms of belief, for God is

    too vast and tremendous to be restricted to one belief rather than another.

    Ibn 'Arabi (13th century

    Spanish Sufi)
    People throughout history, and today identify with one exclusive religion, a particular

    cause, a tradition, reason is they forment a culture around these ideologies for a sense of belonging and

    familiarity, in a often harsh world that they cannot themselves deal with alone and cannot explain. Fundamentalism

    and fanatacism stems from bieng ignorant and closed minded to anything else, and when coupled with a religion or

    ideology that preaches intolerance and superiority, this breeds danger, as the world has discovered recently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce
    I don't live in

    Japan any longer, but I did live there as well as China, India and Thailand, and no doubt have been greatly

    influenced by those years.
    I want to visit Tibet, Larsa.

    Good movie to watch is from Martin

    Scorsace, called Kundun. If anyone is interested in Tibet or Dalai Lama.

    I see why you are influenced by the

    countries you mentioned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce
    I don't live in

    Japan any longer, but I did live there as well as China, India and Thailand, and no doubt have been greatly

    influenced by those years.
    Where in India?
    If a guy's a cocksucker in his life, when he dies, he don't become a saint. - Morris Levy, Hitmen

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    Moved around a lot from ashram to

    ashram: Benares, Calcutta, Puttaparthi, Bangalore, a place called Ananda Nagar (not the one from the book on

    Calcutta)
    To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one's family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one's own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.

    - Buddha


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