Buddhism is a spiritual practice for those who believe that what is created is impermanent and uncertain; and that anything impermanent is inherently unhealthy. We cannot find our happiness in anything impermanent, only pain and suffering. "God equals man minus ego" ~ Buddha

There is only Consciousness Itself. And all arising is a modification of the Current of Consciousness Itself, a Play within a Sphere. ~ Avatar Adi Da

When we are asleep in this life,the divine is all around us, as if at some distance. But to him who has awakened fully, the separation between he and the divine is gone. ~ Vedic text

Because the art of a warrior is to balance the terror of being a man with the wonder of being a man. ~ from Journey to Ixtlan, by Carlos Castaneda

"Do all you can with what you have in the time you have in the place you are." ~ Nkosi Johnson, who died in 2001 of AIDS at age 12.

"We do not look upon the child as a little human machine ... but rather, with Froebel, would we consider it as a spark of divinity" ~ Lois Bates

If you are a coward, do not take up religion. Religion is not the game for the intellect. ~ Vedic text

Oh man, you have wasted your life. In your childhood you only play around. In your youth you are drawn into the temptations of the flesh and when you are a man you go after money, getting more and more. But you have wasted your life. You did not spend your time seeking the company of a saint. Why do you not taste the true sweetness of the nectar of life? Oh man, you have wasted your life. ~ Vedic song of Kabir, reported sung by Vimala Thakar

Wickedness is a myth invented by the good people to account for the curious attractiveness of others ~ Oscar Wilde

Those who control the past, control the future. ~ George Orwell in his book 1984

Education is a crutch with which the foolish attack the wise to prove that they are not idiots. ~ Karl Kraus

I do not know what I seem to the world, but to myself I appear to have been like a boy playing upon the seashore and diverting myself by now and then finding a smoother pebble or prettier shell than ordinary, while the great ocean of truth lay before me all undiscovered." ~ Sir Isaac Newton

Desperation is the raw material of drastic change. Only those who can leave behind everything they have ever believed in can hope to escape. ~ William S. Burroughs

Abstainer: A weak man who yields to the temptation of denying himself a pleasure. ~ Ambrose Pierce (1842-1914)

I can't understand why people are frightened by new ideas. I'm frightened of old ones. ~ John Cage

Tired of lying in the sunshine staying home to watch the rain. You are young and life is long and there is time to kill today. And then one day you find ten years have got behind you. No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun." ~ Pink Floyd (Mason, Waters, Wright, and Gilmore), "Time" from Dark Side of the Moon

Why do they need new bands? Everyone knows that rock achieved perfection in 1974. ~ Homer Simpson

Music as the universal language is pure nonsense! Universal language? You try and put a Chinese record on a Nashville record station and see what happens. It's just baloney! I mean, it would be NICE, but music is just as much to be learned and understood as Chinese or French or Swahili. ~ John Storm Roberts, Original Music label