I am mellow, old fashion, and spontaneous
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24 • F • Corona, NY
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- Catholicism, and somewhat serious about it
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I am mellow, old fashion, and spontaneous
Movies? I like all sorts of movies. Sci-fi, anime, horror, action, comedy... Some of my favorites would be King Arthur, Troy, V for Vendetta, Chronicles of Narnia series, Underworld, etc. I'll add more to this later! :P
Music? Metal, Rock and Techno are my favorite genres. broad, i know.
Food? Haha tooooons of stuff. Pizza, pasta, anything with chicken or steak
chicken fedechini alfredo, biscotti, greek salad, Greek Isles Fettuccine, fried kalamarakia, strawberry cheese cake, swedish meatballs, sushi, italian king ices, frozen yogurt etc.
Those's who speak do not know and those who know do not speak. Confusious
He who rules his state on a moral basis would be supported by the people, just as the Polar star is encircled by all the other stars. p 12.
Regulated by the edits and punishments, the people will know only how to stay out of trouble but will not have a sense of shame. Guided by virtues and the rites, they will not only have a sense of shame but also know how to correct their mistakes of their own accord. p 13.
People will obey you if you promote righteous men and suppress evil men. And they will disobey you if you do the contrary.
If one learns the truth in the morning, one would never regret dying the same evening. p 51.
Courtesy without following the rites leads to tiredness, caution without following the rites leads to cowardice, courage without following the rites leads to rudeness; frankness without following the rites leads to harshness. Subordinates imitate their superiors; when a superior man devotes himself to his own kin, the people will cherish the cultivation of benevolence. When he does not forget his friends, people will not be indifferent to one another. p. 129.
When learning something new, one should worry about being unable to reach it. When one has learnt something, one should worry about forgetting it. p. 138.
Fan Chi asked about benevolence. Confucius said, "Be respectful to parents, be conscientious in official affairs. Be loyal and honest to friends. These three moral principles can never be defied anywhere." p. 241.
A gentleman always keeps even-tempered without being arrogant while a petty man is arrogant without being even-tempered. p. 246.
Analects of Confucius. (Cai Xiqin editor and translator). Beijing: Sinolingua, 1994.
Zen Proverbs, Sayings and Quotes
Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the men of old; seek what they sought.
An autumn night... don't think your life, didn't matter.
There is nothing you can see that is not a flower; there is nothing you can think that is not the moon.
At any given moment, I open my eyes and exist. And before that, during all eternity, what was there? Nothing.
The torch of doubt and chaos, this is what the sage steers by.
It is everywhere.
To a mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders.
If you cannot find the truth right where you are, where else do you expect to find it?
Zazen is itself enlightenment.
The whole moon and the entire sky are reflected in one dewdrop on the grass.
There is no beginning to practice nor end to enlightenment; There is no beginning to enlightenment nor end to practice.
And the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.
When you are deluded and full of doubt, even a thousand books of scripture are not enough. When you have realized understanding, even one word is too much.
Should you desire great tranquility, prepare to sweat white beads.
Zen: Seeing into one's own nature.
How do you step from the top of a 100-foot pole?
It is better to practice a little than talk a lot.
We shape clay into a pot, but it is the emptiness inside that holds whatever we want.
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
So little time, so little to do.
The only Zen you find on the tops of mountains is the Zen you bring up there.
Robert M. Pirsig
The fundamental delusion of humanity is to suppose that I am here and you are out there.
The quieter you become, the more you can hear.
Baba Ram Dass
Natural and super-natural, temporal and eternal - continuums, not absolutes.
Albert Schweitzer (paraphrased)
You must neither strive for truth nor seek to lose your illusions.
We have two eyes to see two sides of things, but there must be a third eye which will see everything at the same time and yet not see anything. That is to understand Zen.
D. T. Suzuki
As long as you seek for something, you will get the shadow of reality and not reality itself.
Zen is not some kind of excitement, but merely concentration on our usual everyday routine.
In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert's mind there are few.
The most important point is to accept yourself and stand on your two feet.
Life is like stepping onto a boat that is about to sail out to sea and sink.
My heart burns like fire but my eyes are as cold as dead ashes.
To set up what you like against what you don't like -- this is the disease of the mind.
No yesterday, no tomorrow, and no today.
Don't seek reality, just put an end to opinions.
When you get there, there isn't any there there.
Water which is too pure has no fish.
Ts'ai Ken T'an
Nothing is exactly as it seems, nor is it otherwise.
Let the dead bury the dead.
What does mysticism mean? It means the way to attain knowledge. It's close to philosophy, except in philosophy you go horizontally while in mysticism you go vertically.
Ten thousand flowers in spring
the moon in autumn,
a cool breeze in summer,
snow in winter.
If your mind isn't clouded by unnecessary things,
this is the best season of your life.
Since it is all too clear
It takes time to grasp it.
When you understand that it's foolish to look for fire with fire,
The meal is already cooked.
The instant you speak about a thing, you miss the mark.
If you're attached to anything, you surely will go far astray.
Only the crystal-clear question yields a transparent answer.
All of the significant battles are waged within the self.
Life is the only thing worth living for.
Better to sit all night than to go to bed with a dragon.
Live every day like your hair was on fire.
If you understand, things are just as they are; if you do not understand, things are just as they are.
When you get to the top of the mountain, keep climbing.
The mind should be as a mirror.
There is nothing infinite apart from finite things.
Everyday life is the way.
Great Faith. Great Doubt. Great Effort. - The three qualities necessary for training.
If you do not get it from yourself, Where will you go for it?
Do not permit the events of your daily life to bind you, but never withdraw yourself from them.
Where there is great doubt, there will be great awakening; small doubt, small awakening, no doubt, no awakening.
Sitting peacefully doing nothing Spring comes and the grass grows all by itself.
Everything the same; everything distinct.
Lovely snowflakes, they fall nowhere else!
Chop wood, carry water.
Possessing much knowledge is like having a thousand foot fishing line with a hook, but the fish is always an inch beyond the hook.
A noble heart never forces itself forward. Its words are as rare gems, seldom displayed and of great value.
If you meet on the way a man who knows, Don't speak a word -- Don't keep silent!
Even a good thing isn't as good as nothing.
This is not the Buddha, this is the Buddha.
One moon shows in every pool, in every pool the one moon.
Studying Zen, learning the way, is originally for the sake of birth and death, no other thing.
What do I mean by other things? Arousing the mind and stirring thoughts right now; having contrivance and artificiality; having grasping and rejecting; having practice and realization; having purity and defilement; having sacred and profane; having Buddhas and sentient beings; writing verses and songs, composing poems and odes; discoursing on Zen and the way; discoursing on right and wrong; discoursing on past and present.
These various activities are not relevant to the issue of birth and death; they are all "other things."
"Love knows not what time is."
"And if your feeling scared remember the times we've had. You know it meant everything to me."
"The more I know you, the more I love you."
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