Saturday, June 2, 2012

From ‘Voluntary Simplicity’ by Duane Elgin

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication
- Leonardo da Vinci

…..choose to live simply so that others may simply live
- Gandhi

The little things? The little moments?
They aren’t little
- Jon Kabat-Zinn

The Kingdom of Heaven is within you
- Jesus

Look within; thou art the Buddha
- Gautama Buddha

Atman [the essence of the individual] and Brahman [the ultimate reality] are one
- words from the Hindu tradition

He who knows himself knows his Lord
- Muhammed

Simplicity is the final achievement …
the crowning reward of art.
- Frederic Chopin

…….Toynbee ………wrote that the progress of a civilization is not accurately measured by it's conquest of land and people. Instead, the true measure of growth lies in a civilization’s ability to transfer increasing amounts of energy and attention from the material side of life to the non-material side – areas such as personal growth; family relationships; music, theater, and other others; meditation; community life; personal expression; and democracy.

……the revered Indian sage Ramana Maharshi said that silence speaks with “unceasing eloquence.”

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