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As for reputation, though it be a glorious instrument of advancing our Master's service, yet there is a better than that: a clean heart, a single eye, and a soul full of God. A fair exchange if, by the loss of reputation, we can purchase the lowest degree of purity of heart.

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It is only when we begin to relax with ourselves that meditation becomes a

It is only when we begin to relax with ourselves that meditation becomes a transformative process. Only when we relate with ourselves without moralizing, without harshness, without deception, can we let go of harmful patterns. Without maitri (metta), renu
Posted 3 months, 1 week ago

What society doesn't realize is that in the past, ordinary people respected

What society doesn't realize is that in the past, ordinary people respected learning. They respected books, and they don't now, or not very much. That whole respect for serious literature and learning has disappeared.
Posted 3 months ago

With every morsel I ate, I looked into her eyes and apologised for not bein

With every morsel I ate, I looked into her eyes and apologised for not being able to feed her enough. Her eyes, in turn, apologised for not being able to help me in these tough times.
Posted 3 months ago

I was used to being the smartest guy in the room, and then God dropped me i

I was used to being the smartest guy in the room, and then God dropped me in a place that was well beyond me. It was painfully awesome.
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He was a small, chubby little man with a perpetual air of sadness about him

He was a small, chubby little man with a perpetual air of sadness about him, making him look like a baby that has dropped its rattle.
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‎Books admitted me to their world open-handedly, as people for their most p

‎Books admitted me to their world open-handedly, as people for their most part, did not. The life I lived in books was one of ease and freedom, worldly wisdom, glitter, dash and style.
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Well, we have to do something. There are all sorts of rumours about soldier

Well, we have to do something. There are all sorts of rumours about soldiers coming up.""These people are full of rumours. They love rumours." Paterson stood watching the bridge. "Their whole life is a rumour.
Posted 3 months ago

Laughing at the universe liberated my life. I escape its weight by laughing

Laughing at the universe liberated my life. I escape its weight by laughing. I refuse any intellectual translations of this laughter, since my slavery would commence from that point on.
Posted 3 months ago

Deep down in my heart, I am always smiling because life is such a magical,

Deep down in my heart, I am always smiling because life is such a magical, mysterious, and wonderful thing.
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It was obvious from their expressions that they believed the wellbeing of R

It was obvious from their expressions that they believed the wellbeing of R.’s inhabitants was endangered by my youth. The visit was very enjoyable, but the horror of the previous night still clung to me.
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It is necessary for me to establish a winner image. Therefore, I have to be

It is necessary for me to establish a winner image. Therefore, I have to beat somebody.
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Nico didn’t like to be touched, but somehow this brief contact with his fat

Nico didn’t like to be touched, but somehow this brief contact with his father felt reassuring – the same way the Chapel of Bones was reassuring. Like death, his father’s presence was cold and often callous, but it was real – brutally honest, inescapably
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