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#3159 - Wednesday, May 7, 2008 -
Editor: Gloria Lee
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On this day (May 6) in 1862, Henry David Thoreau died of tuberculosis. He was 44. His aunt asked him if he was at peace with God. Thoreau said, "I was not aware that we had quarreled." The last clear thing he said was, "Now comes good sailing," and then two words: "moose" and "Indian."
he was dying, Heisenberg said to von Weizsäcker, "It is
very easy: I did not know this before." At another moment he
said, "I see now that physics is of no importance, that the
world is illusion." He passed away in peace.
Paul Brunton, Notebooks Category 9: From Birth to Rebirth > Chapter 1: Death, Dying, and Immortality > # 104
posted to Wisdom-l by Mark Scorelle
"We cannot be considered the true captain
of our own vessel in life until we realize
that while it is our duty to be on deck
at all times with our eyes on the horizon,
it is the wind that moves us, and the sea
that keeps us afloat. "
If we were not so single-minded
about keeping our lives moving,
and for once could do nothing,
perhaps a huge silence
might interrupt this sadness of never
and of threatening ourselves with death.
~ Pablo Neruda
"Most people view themselves as
and forget that they are also water.
They are used to living birth-and-death,
and they forget about no-birth-and-death.
A wave also lives the life of water, and
we also live the life of no-birth-no-death.
We only need to know that we are living
the life of no-birth-no-death. All is in
the word `know.' To know is to realize.
Realization is mindfulness. All the work
of meditation is aimed at awakening us in
order to know one and only one thing:
birth and death can never touch us in any
~Thich Nhat Hanh
From "The Sun My Heart"
About David Whyte
Timeline (1955 - )
|It is Not Enough|
is not enough to know.
Here are the last words
of Zen Master Seung Sahn:
The Human Route
Coming empty-handed, going empty-handed ...
that is human.
When you are born, where do you come from?
When you die, where do you go?
Life is like a floating cloud which appears.
Death is like a floating cloud which disappears.
The floating cloud itself originally does not exist.
Life and death, coming and going, are also like that.
But there is one thing which always remains clear.
It is pure and clear, not depending on life and death.
Then what is the one pure and clear thing?
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