Vegetarian Ideal

Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.
- Albert Einstein

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

J C Quotes

‎"There is an Indian fable of three beings who drank from a river: one was a god, and he drank ambrosia; one was a man, and he drank water; and one was a demon, and he drank filth. What you get is a function of your own consciousness."
- Joseph Campbell, Myths of Light, "The Jiva's Journey," p. 46

" The way that mythologies work their magic is through symbols. The symbol works as an automatic button that releases energy and channels it." (pg 47)  

"Mythology is composed by poets out of their insights and realizations. Mythologies are not invented; they are found. You can no more tell us what your dream is going to be tonight than we can invent a myth. Myths come from the mystical region of essential experience."
—Joseph Campbell

Now, the realms of the gods and demons--heaven, purgatory, hell--are of the substance of dreams. Myth, in this view, is the dream of the world. If we accept gods as objective realities, then they are the counterpart of your dream--this is a very important point--dream and myth are of the same logic."
—Joseph Campbell, Myths of Light: Eastern Metaphors of the Eternal

‎"The way to become human is to learn to recognize the lineaments of God in all of the wonderful modulations of the face of man."
- Joseph Campbell, The Hero With A Thousand Faces

The agony of breaking through personal limitations is the agony of spiritual growth."

- Joseph Campbell, The Hero With A Thousand Faces (3rd. edition, c. 2008 Joseph Campbell Foundation), p.163

"Myth is the secret opening through which the inexhaustible energies of the cosmos pour into human manifestation...."—Joseph Campbell, The Hero with a Thousand Faces

‎"Metaphors only seem to describe the outer world of time and place. Their real universe is the spiritual realm of the inner life. The Kingdom of God is within you."—Joseph Campbell, Thou Art That

‎"That which you are was never born and will never die; that is the insight rendered in terms of the solar mystery, the solar light." 
- Joseph Campbell, "Thou Art That," p. 90

‎"There's nothing you can do that's more important than being fulfilled. You become a sign, you become a signal, transparent to transcendence; in this way, you will find, live, and become a realization of your own personal myth."
—Joseph Campbell, Pathways to Bliss

"If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to Man as it is: infinite." 
~William Blake

"Materialism is an opiate, of which there are many to distract you on your Journey." Lou Weldon

"When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross."
~ Sinclair Lewis, 1935

See a world in a grain of sand,
And heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
And eternity in an hour.
~ William Blake

"It is beneath human dignity to lose one's individuality and become a mere cog in the machine." "If one person gains wisdom, the whole world gains to that extent." "That face is beautiful which shines with the truth within the soul." "Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good." "Become the change you want to see." Mahatma Gandhi

"A seeker of wisdom, once reborn, regains a depth of understanding from his previous life and strives further to perfection. Carried by the force of his previous practice, he passes beyond the sacred lore that expresses the infinite in words." Bhagavad Gita 6:43-44

"The days are coming when I will place my law within them, and write it upon their hearts...All, from least to greatest, shall know me, says the Lord." Jeremiah: 31

"You must know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is within -- the Spirit you have received from God. You are not your own...So glorify God in your body." 1 Corinthians 6:19-20, and almost the same words appear in Corinthians 3:16-17.

"God who made the world...does not dwell in sanctuaries made by human hands. Nor does he receive man's service as if he were in need of it...God is really not far from any of us. In him we live and move and have our being." Acts 17:24-29

"Because of the increase of evil, the love of most will grow cold. One who holds out until the end, however, will find salvation." 
- Matthew: 24

It is only by grounding our awareness in the living sensation of our bodies that the "I Am," our real presence, can awaken. 
~ G.I. Gurdjieff

The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science. 
~ Einstein

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. 
~ Albert Einstein

There are no accidents... there is only some purpose that we haven't yet understood.
~ Deepak Chopra

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