Zen is all about getting real. True :-)
Inner fulfillment > Success. True :-)
What is the most important thing in life?
'To be there and smile like a flower.' - Thich Nhat Hanh.
'The efforts of most human-beings are consumed in the struggle for their daily bread, but most of those who are, either through fortune or some special gift, relieved of this struggle are largely absorbed in further improving their worldly lot. Beneath the effort directed toward the accumulation of worldly goods lies all too frequently the illusion that this is the most substantial and desirable end to be achieved; but there is, fortunately, a minority composed of those who recognize early in their lives that the most beautiful and satisfying experiences open to humankind are not derived from the outside, but are bound up with the development of the individual's own feeling, thinking and acting. The genuine artists, investigators and thinkers have always been persons of this kind. However inconspicuously the life of these individuals runs its course, none the less the fruits of their endeavors are the most valuable contributions which one generation can make to its successors.' - A. Einstein ( in appreciation of Emmy Noether's contributions. )
A beautiful tribute video to Mr. Kazushi Sakuraba. (He is a mixed martial artist, a legend from PRIDE days and probably the greatest fighter from Japan since Kimura.)
A beautiful Nepali song sung by Ani Choying Drolma :-)
Kyudo - 'The way of the bow' . Hitting the target is not important here.
A dialogue between Confucius and Lao Tzu :-)
'If you had any heart in you, you should be crying for the Palestinians..' - Prof. Norman Finkelstein.
The ten native Indian commandments:
- Remain close to the Great Spirit
- Show great respect for your fellow beings
- Give assistance and kindness wherever needed
- Be truthful and honest at all times
- Do what you know to be right
- Look after the well-being of mind and body
- Treat the earth and all that dwell thereon with respect
- Take full responsibility for your actions
- Dedicate a share of your efforts for the greater good
- Work together for the benefit of all mankind
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'Does the gravitational constant vary?' - A talk given by PAM Dirac.
'..start a new hobby, get naked, howl at the moon, ingest ergot and/or deepfry some twinkies and feed them to people you're troubled by..... apart from that just be kind and forgive those you can and bark at those you can't.' - Shitao.
An enlightening talk by Thich Nhat Hanh. 'Wrong perceptions and views, blind or conscious attachment to ideologies and notions, are the root to all problems. We need to throw them away.' He also seeks the help of a little flame to explain his points :-)
A nice talk on BECs by Prof. Wolfgang Ketterle.