Thursday, November 11, 2004

Quotes From Kenny (Matt Salleh)

Fools

The majority consists of fools, utter fools. Beware of the majority.

If so many people are following, that is enough a proof

that something is wrong.

Truth happens to individuals, not to crowds.

--From Osho International Foundation

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Everything we do, everything we are, rests on our personal power. If we have enough of it, one word is enough to change the course of our lives. If we don't, the most magnificent piece of wisdom can be revealed to us and that revelation won't make a damn bit of difference.

Do you know that at this very moment you are surrounded by eternity? And do you know you can use that eternity, if you so desire? Do you know that you can extend yourself forever in any direction and use it to take the totality of yourself forever in any direction? Do you know that one moment can be eternity? If you had enough personal power, my words alone would serve as a means to round up the totality of yourself and get to the crucial part of it out of the boundaries in which it is contained.

-From Tales of Power

Carlos Castaneda


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For an average man, the world is weird because if he's not bored with it, he's at odds with it. For a warrior, the world is weird because it is stupendous, awesome, mysterious, unfathomable. A warrior must assume responsibility for being here, in this marvelous world, in this marvelous time.

-From Journey to Ixtlan

Carlos Castaneda

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Am I my thoughts, the thoughts that I am thinking? No. Thoughts come and go; I am not my thoughts. Am I my body? They tell us that millions of cells in our body are changed or are renewed every minute, so that by the end of seven years we don't have a single living cell in our body that was there seven years before. Cells come and go. Cells arise and die. But "I" seems to persist. So am I my body? Evidently not.

- Anthony DeMello



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How shall I help the world?"

"By understanding it," said the Master.

"And how shall I understand it?"

"By turning away from it."

"How then shall I serve humanity?"

"By understanding yourself."

- Anthony DeMello


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As soon as you look at the world through an ideology you are finished. No reality fits an ideology. Life is beyond that. That is why people are always searching for a meaning to life. But life has no meaning; it cannot have meaning because meaning is a formula; meaning is something that makes sense to the mind. Every time you make sense out of reality, you bump into something that destroys the sense you made. Meaning is only found when you go beyond meaning. Life only makes sense when you perceive it as mystery and it makes no sense to the conceptualizing mind

- Anthony DeMello


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The great mystics and masters in the East will say, "Who are you?" Many think the most important question in the world is: "Who is Jesus Christ?" Wrong!

Many think it is: "Does God exist?" Wrong! Many think it is "Is there a life after death?" Wrong! Nobody seems to be grappling with the problem of: Is there a life before death? Yet my experience is that it's precisely the ones who don't know what to do with this life who are all hot and bothered about what they are going to do with another life. One sign that you're awakened is that you don't give a damn about what's going to happen in the next life. You're not bothered about it; you don't care. You are not interested, period.

Do you know what eternal life is? You think it's everlasting life. But your own theologians will tell you that that is crazy, because everlasting is still within time. It is time perduring forever. Eternal means timeless-- no time. The human mind cannot understand that. The human mind can understand time and can deny time. What is timeless is beyond our comprehension. Yet the mystics tell us that eternity is right now. How's that for good news? It is right now. People are so distressed when I tell them to forget their past. They're crazy! Just drop it! When you hear "Repent for your past," realize it's a great religious distraction from waking up. Wake up! That's what repent means. Not "weep for your sins.": Wake up! understand, stop all the crying. Understand! Wake up!

Most people don't live aware lives. They live mechanical lives, mechanical thoughts -- generally somebody else's -- mechanical emotions, mechanical actions, mechanical reactions.
- Anthony DeMello

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An affluent industrialist said to the Master, "What do you do for a profession?"

"Nothing," said the Master.

The industrialist laughed scornfully. "Isn't that laziness?"

"Heavens no. Laziness is mostly the vice of very active people."

Later the master said to his disciples, "Do nothing and all things will be done through you. Doing nothing really takes a lot of doing. Try it!"

- Anthony DeMello

1 comment:

Boxcar said...

Hobopoet,

Great site! I operate a little website of my own which may be of interest. It's called, "Boxcar Whitey's Boxcarfull of Lore, Tall Tales, Witticism, Traveling Anecdotes, &c.," www.boxcarwhitey.com It features plenty of my historical railroad & hobo stories as well as some river lore, some other stuff. Take a look-see, and if you'd be so kind, please include a link to it on your page. I'd be happy to do the same for you on mine.

Thanks a Billion, &c., &c.,
Boxcar Whitey