existence

A man who has not passed through the inferno of his passions has never overcome them. As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being. Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help are you freed.
The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help [...]
Sir John Eccles, a neurologist and Nobel laureate, declared, “I want you to realize that there exists no color in the natural world, and no sound—nothing of this kind; no textures, no patterns, no beauty, no scent.” What Eccles means is that all the qualities of nature, from the luxurious scent of a rose to the sting of a wasp and the [Countinue reading...]
The highest education is that which does not merely give us information but makes our life in harmony with all existence. ~ Rabindranath Tagore
The highest education is that which does not merely give us information but makes our life in harmony with all existence.
Our day-to-day existence is very much alive with hope, although there is no guarantee of our future. There is no guarantee that tomorrow at this time we will be here. But we are working for that purely on the basis of hope. So, we need to make the best use of our time. I believe that the proper utilization of time is this: if you can, serve other [Countinue reading...]
The Buddha called impermanence one of the three distinguishing marks of our existence, an incontrovertible fact of life. But it’s something we seem to resist pretty strongly. ~ Pema Chodron
The Buddha called impermanence one of the three distinguishing marks of our existence, an incontrovertible fact of life. But it’s [...]
As human beings we share a tendency to scramble for certainty whenever we realize that everything around us is in flux. In difficult times the stress of trying to find solid ground—something predictable and safe to stand on—seems to intensify. But in truth, the very nature of our existence is forever in flux. Everything keeps changing, whether we’re aware of it or not.  
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How much time do any of us spend in silence each day, if at all? Today, the minds and mouths of most people are switched ‘on’ [...]
Love is the essential existential fact. It is our ultimate reality and our purpose on earth. To be consciously aware of it, to experience love in ourselves and others, is the meaning of life.
A team of American scientists from Stanford have declared that the Earth is now entering a sixth mass extinction that threatens [...]