Factober

Popular opinions, on subjects not palpable to sense, are often true, but seldom or never the whole truth.

Posted 4 months ago

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The actions carried out with ignorance of the Self [agnan bhaav, ignorance

The actions carried out with ignorance of the Self [agnan bhaav, ignorance intent] is all bondage. Every action done with the awareness of I am pure Soul [gnan bhaav, knowledge intent], will grant liberation.
Posted 4 months, 1 week ago

Forgiveness requires a sense that bad behaviour is a sign of suffering rath

Forgiveness requires a sense that bad behaviour is a sign of suffering rather than malice.
Posted 4 months, 1 week ago

God, the bitter misery that reading works into this world! Everybody knows

God, the bitter misery that reading works into this world! Everybody knows that - everbody who IS everybody. All the best minds have been off reading for years. Look at the swing La Rouchefoucauld took at it. He said that if nobody had ever learned to rea
Posted 4 months, 1 week ago

Stories make us more alive, more human, more courageous, more loving.

Stories make us more alive, more human, more courageous, more loving.
Posted 4 months, 1 week ago

Many, many readers have written asking me wistfully about the nature of Sam

Many, many readers have written asking me wistfully about the nature of Sam and Grace's relationship, and I can assure you, that sort is absolutely real. Mutual, respectful, enduring love is completely attainable as long as you swear you won't settle for
Posted 4 months, 1 week ago

Reading/writing is a chance to live a different life in a different world.

Reading/writing is a chance to live a different life in a different world.
Posted 4 months ago

The first thing you lose when you die is your motor skills.

The first thing you lose when you die is your motor skills.
Posted 4 months, 1 week ago

The ordinary procedure of the nineteenth century is that when a powerful an

The ordinary procedure of the nineteenth century is that when a powerful and noble personage encounters a man of feeling, he kills, exiles, imprisons or so humiliates him that the other, like a fool, dies of grief.
Posted 4 months, 1 week ago

The critical period of matrimony is breakfast-time.

The critical period of matrimony is breakfast-time.
Posted 4 months ago

I just sing the stuff that makes me smile, makes me feel like I didn't sell

I just sing the stuff that makes me smile, makes me feel like I didn't sell myself out.
Posted 4 months ago

Our individualism has always been bound by a set of communal values, the gl

Our individualism has always been bound by a set of communal values, the glue upon which every healthy society depends.
Posted 4 months, 1 week ago

It may easily come to pass that a vain man may become proud and imagine him

It may easily come to pass that a vain man may become proud and imagine himself pleasing to all when he is in reality a universal nuisance.
Posted 4 months ago