Simple religion

This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness. – His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama

Masses are rude

“Masses are rude, lame, unmade, pernicious in their demands and influence… I wish not to concede anything to them, but to tame, drill, divide, and break them up, and draw individuals out of them.”

Quote from [[Emerson]] out of a must read article on the great Brainpickings.org website.

The heart of the wilderness


“Only by going alone in silence, without baggage, can one truly get into the heart of the wilderness. All other travel is mere dust and hotels and baggage and chatter,” [[John Muir]]

via: Brainpickings

One should

One should, how shall i say… accept his doubts completely, as the buddha once advised, you know… accept despair and anguish and frustration and see it through. don’t go to a doctor, don’t go to an analyst above all, heh, heh heh…
Henry Miller’s Zen aesthetics and critique of modernity.