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If the brain was so simple that we could understand it, then we would be so simple that we couldn't.

Author: Emerson Pugh, Source: UnknownSaved by knockternull in intelligence brain simple paradox irony 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

How can we love days that are filled with sorrow? We canítóat least not in the moment. I donít think my mother was suggesting that we suppress discouragement or deny the reality of pain. I donít think she was suggesting that we smother unpleasant truths beneath a cloak of pretended happiness. But I do believe that the way we react to adversity can be a major factor in how happy and successful we can be in life.


If we approach adversities wisely, our hardest times can be times of greatest growth, which in turn can lead toward times of greatest happiness.

Author: Joseph B. Wirthlin, Source: http://lds.org/conference/talk/display/0,5232,23-1-947-9,00.ht...Saved by knockternull in selfishness thinking seeking tendencies 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Writing is the most exact form of thinking.

Author: Carol Gelderman, Source: All the Presidents' Words, cited in Mark Tredinnick, Writing Well: The Essential Guide (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008), 8Saved by knockternull in writing thinking 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Thoughts are talks we hold with ourselves.

Author: Boyd K. Packer, Source: MEE thinksSaved by knockternull in thoughts talks 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

You can eat so much food that your belly aches-yet you still want more! Even though your belly is filled to the point of physical pain, you, the self, are not full; you still desire to consume more. The fact that the body can be full or satisfied while you still feel empty is evidence that the body is not you.

Author: Jagad Guru Chris Butler, Source: http://www.jagadgurusiddhaswarupananda.net/logical-understandi...Saved by knockternull in happiness wisdom peace compassion knowledge quotes identity ScienceofIdentityFoundation JagadGuruChrisButler chrisbutler jagadguru 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

The material body is a vehicle which you are temporarily in and temporarily using. There are many examples which can help you understand that you're not the body.

Author: Jagad Guru Chris Butler, Source: http://www.scienceofidentity.org/lectures-by-jagad-guruSaved by knockternull in happiness wisdom peace compassion knowledge quotes identity ScienceofIdentityFoundation JagadGuruChrisButler chrisbutler jagadguru 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Animals eat and humans eat. Animals sleep and humans sleep. Animals mate and humans mate. Animals defend and fight and so do humans. But human beings also possess the faculty for enquiring into and understanding the Absolute Truth. Humans have a faculty for spiritual growth. Humans can ask, "Who am I? What is the purpose of my existence?" If we utilize this faculty for spiritual realization then we are truly human beings. If we don't, if we simply concern ourselves with eating, sleeping, sex and fighting, then are we not human in name only?

Author: Jagad Guru Chris Butler, Source: http://www.jagad-guru-chris-butler.com/transcriptsSaved by knockternull in happiness wisdom peace compassion knowledge quotes identity ScienceofIdentityFoundation JagadGuruChrisButler chrisbutler jagadguru 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]


It is natural for us to want to be happy, satisfied, and free. But due to ignorance of our true identity, our natural longing becomes misdirected and leads to further bondage and unhappiness.

Author: Jagad Guru Chris Butler, Source: http://www.jagadgurusiddhaswarupananda.net/component/option,co...Saved by knockternull in happiness wisdom peace compassion knowledge quotes identity ScienceofIdentityFoundation JagadGuruChrisButler chrisbutler jagadguru 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

The physical body is made up of countless numbers of tiny material particles called molecules and atoms. These material particles are constantly being replaced by material particles from the outside environment (in the form of food, water, air, and so on). Over a period of five to seven years, this process of metabolism brings about a complete change of the matter that makes up your body.

Author: Jagad Guru Chris Butler, Source: http://scienceofidentityfoundation.infoSaved by knockternull in happiness wisdom peace compassion knowledge quotes identity ScienceofIdentityFoundation JagadGuruChrisButler chrisbutler jagadguru 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Buddhists do not believe in a life of hedonism because they believe in the law of karma (that is, a person's actions in this life will affect his existence in his next life) and because they preach that happiness can be obtained . . .

Author: Jagad Guru Chris Butler, Source: http://www.jagadguruchrisbutler.netSaved by knockternull in happiness wisdom peace compassion knowledge quotes identity ScienceofIdentityFoundation JagadGuruChrisButler chrisbutler jagadguru 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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