Sayings and Fragments (Part 6)

To do mistakes is to be human, and to be human is to do mistakes.

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Bach couldn’t have possibly composed his music, no human can, and specifically not Bach’s music. A very high influence must have done it, through him.

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When a friend is in trouble – what is easier to give? An unrequested advice or a much needed support?

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What old age is doing to the appearance of the young is no less than a crime, the corruption and the downgrade of the beautiful, fresh portrait; it is being grown up to the climax of its stunning youth – only to wrinkle it like a sheet of paper. It is unforgivable. 

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Studying any philosophical text or lecture is difficult. Not because of the content, but because of the wordings, it is written (or spoken) in such a way that all is in an entanglement. Instead of words being a corridor bringing us to where the writer (or lecturer) wants us to get to, we get mixed up with the twists of the corridor, eventually, it takes us nowhere, except, to become more entangled with it.

The corridor, instead of being the means that we leave behind once we reach the top (the truth, the message, the meaning) – it becomes an end unto itself. Or a thick forest in which we get lost, unable to get out and reach home (again: truth, the message, the meaning). 

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The outsider: He is like a poor, poorly dressed, hungry, homeless – child, looking in through the window of a rich house, in which lives a comfortable happy, united family, sitting together to a tempting dinner – only for him to go back, hungry, lonely and cold, to lay down on the straw in the stable, when only the angels are keeping him company.

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Living flat, static none rising life – is living bourgeois life: small and compromising. Anti-spiritual at heart.
This may even include: spiritual friends, reading spiritual books, but inside there is no holiness only inner secular life.  

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The only way not to let your thinking mechanism become rusty – is to lubricate it with consciousness. 

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Physics was challenged by quantum physics, Psychiatry was challenged by anti-psychiatry. Psychedelia is challenging the existing consciousness. In philosophy the deconstruction & pot-modernism are challenging conventional philosophy. And genuine and authentic spirituality is challenged by commercial, pop- mystical movements, exchanging hard inner work with self-cancelation in front of a guru or a cult.  

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Deterioration in a couple’s life happens in the dark, slowly it gathers momentum, until it crumbles from within. 

From the outside all looked the same in the couple’s life, the union, the bond, the cooperation.

And then, one day, all of a sudden (yes, usually it happens this way) – it falls apart, nothing holds it together anymore. An abyss is opened up, to the great surprise of all who were involved. A moment before everyone believed powerfully in the religion of togetherness, with all of their hearts, and it is all over now, like never has been. The dreams, hops and ideologies are gone, like never has been.

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It is not common to talk about the experience of being a child as being confused and lost, at base.

For some reason, it is not being emphasized that they must become confused and lost, in front of the enormity, complexity and dominance, which is threatening them to conform or else…

Lost and confused they look up to this social giant, trembling with fear, and mostly, they conform.

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Never deal in ultimatums only in open dialogues.

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Human beings are incomplete beings, animals are complete.

As incomplete, they could be divided into two camps, one is treating it nevertheless as completeness (the majority), the other camp is accepting the incompleteness, in placing oneself on a path of improvement, ( psychotherapy, vegan, religion, spirituality art, drugs etc.).

It is a restless path, with much frustration and being lost, but it is better than the self-delusion about being complete already.

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There is no organ more tangible for brainwashing than the human brain.

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It is not a great deal indeed to feel care towards the one you love, but it is a great deal to love those we feel care towards.

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It is interesting that people could become such excellent chefs and engineers, pilots etc. and so not skilled in living their lives. 

The most dangerous controlling force is executed without force,  but by suggestion.

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Failed love in a love affair could only be a result of contamination, an emotional contamination.

And what is most contaminating is becoming hurt without cleaning the contaminated channel. 

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We are all experts about the known and ignorant about the unknown, so we increase (even further) the light in the known, instead of developing night vision.

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There is nothing wrong with gossip, in fact it is the great ventilator. We Bury our dirt secrets deep inside, far away from public eyesight, carrying the stench as our own secret.

Gossip breaks open the sealed door and releases to the open air the dark secret, so all is clear again. 

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New and fresh creative input can only be presented by outsiders, insiders can only repeat and copy what was created before.

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The main problem with many people who converse about the spiritual realms is that they are locked within the already understood bubble, saying what is already known, not being able to cross the barrier into the secret existence of the sacred.  

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Dogs are here to remind us not to be so alienated to each other. 

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Old age should be dedicated for contemplation; the gathering of all scattered knowing & understandings into little compartments of wisdom.

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Animal shelters should be abolished. The whole idea of keeping living animals behind bars, so people & their children can watch them helpless and imprisoned, is appalling and should be destroyed. It is a tasteless metaphorical exhibition of the supremacy of the human race over their animal brothers and sisters. 

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Optimism poisons us about seeing life as it is.

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The truth is that at the end nothing could be done and changed as far as the state and situation of the human being is concerned, it never changed and never will change, only for few individuals there are tiny cracks through which they could barely escape (upwards). 

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Energy cannot do anything, matter cannot do anything, only the combination of both can do, and the human being is the only being in the universe that in him there is this meeting point of both, that is why he is potentially so precious. 

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The present consciousness of most people is like fishes with gills which live under the sea. Everything which is above the water line: air and birds, do not exist for them. Developing consciousness is like developing lungs, which will allow them to move also above the water: amphibians. 

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What makes wise people wise is their ability to draw fresh water from the well of the unknown.

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The only way to truly understand something is through its symbolic, metaphoric – quality.

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Most couples are on the same level of attraction, (if not, they won’t be together). And what about love? Well this must be second priority; for we only fall in love with those we are already attracted to. (And never the other way around).

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The main problem with many coachers, trainers and spiritual teachers is that teach how to overcome wrong habits and decision,  by doing changes in the known, controlled and conscious fields, but this will be searching for the money under the street-light and not in the dark side of the street where the money was lost; the unknown.

The greatest disease of the human is his uncontrollable obsession to be superior above other human beings.

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One of the great paradoxes about women discrimination is the complete contradiction between what exist on the surface about women, which is nice and tries to show equality, and what actually exist in the hidden chambers of the collective subconscious about women, which is still the opposite. 

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The dialogue according to Buber  (I and Thou (1923)), or Socrates questioning – are two of the ways to cross the border into the unknown, otherwise any discourse is useless. 

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While looking at the known, remember, the unknown is looking at you.

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There are great waves from our inside and our outside that moves us into action and behavior, and we think that we are the captain…

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The worst thing about being a bourgeois is the flatness and the averageness of the human spirit.

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We invented the wheel, dogs invited love.

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No one is an island, no one is a rock, we all need confirmation.

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Many people are partaking in spiritual work and practice, many swear about lessons they have learned that caused advancement they have made, but the truth is that the vast majority of them remain as they are, for unless they develop to a level of consciousness where the Holy Spirit would descend upon them – they are wasting their time in autosuggestion.

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What is unforgivable is how much we take for granted the love of our mother.

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Cooperation is lead, friendship is silver, love is gold and spiritual union is platinum.

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A human is a very sophisticated and advanced car, but we meant to be airplanes.

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We are all bees and should be manufacturing honey for the Queen bee. The honey is wisdom and the Queen bee is our higher consciousness. 

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Things and relationships that looked so promising at the beginning – can become later on, spoiled somehow. Is it because they were the most problematic relationships (to begin with)? No, the most delicate, gentle and fragile relationships – are the victims.  

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Many spiritual teachers teach how to live a better life, instead of teaching how to live a higher life.

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Life without romantic mutual love is like a body without a soul.

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A lie is betrayal of trust.

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What is going through a great creative artist and thinker might be too powerful for their fragile system to be able to bear, and so his maintenance (psychological/physical) system has to pay the price. (by deterioration, crisis and even, collapse): 

Beethoven, Nietzsche, Mozart, Van Gogh, August strindberg, Sinead Q’cnnor, Charles Baudeilre, Antonin Artauad, Cesar Vallejo, Alfred Jarry, Vladimir Mayakovski, Sylvıa PlathVırgınıa WoolfErnest Hemingway, Tennessee WilliamsGeorge Orwel, Edvard MunchAmedeo Modigliani, Kurt Cobain, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Thomas De QuinceyToulouse-Lautrec etc.)

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Almost everyone wishes to be like every one: bourgeois: a good job, a car and a family. And there are the unfortunate few who just couldn’t. And they had to start the long confusing journey of searching for a slot or a destiny outside of the consensus. 

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A group of children could be very cruel to the sensitive and the different children, young and adult animals never behave like this.

 For example: elephants:  

https://time.com/4130816/baby-elephant-mud-south-africa/
https://www.fox13news.com/news/elephant-helps-struggling-calf-scale-roadside-barrier-in-india

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The wise without being prophets are bracketing themselves in the known, conventional and the tangible. Prophesy gives them access into the unknown, where the spirit and essence of real wisdom lays. 

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Studying mysticism in academia is like a kiss through a cardboard.

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Most of the great efforts of sportsmen and sportswomen, are actually a metaphor for them about their ability to transcend their blockages and difficulties in their own life.  

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People sway between feeling good and feeling bad (horizontal). 

Instead of moving between high and low (vertical).

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The study in schools and universities suffocates the & thinking for oneself, and their creative thinking, and instead, it cultivates the hoarding of knowledge. When they graduate their mind is shaped in the image of a flat & square box.  

Without jumping into the unknown it is impossible to understand the known.

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Old people, if not wise, then life made them stupide. Not stupide about how to get along with social existence, but stupide about what living is, and what life is all about.

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They teach us how to live, how to control and manage our life. What we really need is to teach us how to live in accordance with the unknown part of our life. 

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Life is not in what is happening to us, but is what is happening in the interpretation and meaning we give to what is happening to us. 

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To be able to see the truth you must look at it through the lens of the unknown.

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The greatest discovery of Sigmund Freud is the subconscious, what a shame that in the day to day practice it is left out of the bounds.

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When we hug our young love, it is not her or him that we hug, but it is youth, youth, before it runs away. 

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Millions of researchers in academia could not equal by caliber and level of consciousness one lonely genius seating in his room and writing outstanding thoughts (outstanding for his time).   

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Sometimes only a great trauma can (shed all the extra false covers) and connect you back to core, your true self, and this would bring you to where you were supposed to be in the first place, and then you would be in grace, with yourself and others, and then you can grow. 

Every rabbit feels that he is the only rabbit, but there were rabbits before and there would be rabbits after. Doesn’t matter at all who is the present rabbit, as long as there are rabbits.  

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Why write novels when you can actually write the truth?

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“I would rather be ashes than dust!
I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry-rot.
I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet.
The function of man is to live, not to exist.
I shall not waste my days trying to prolong them.
I shall use my time.”

― Jack London

Breakdowns precede breakthroughs.

Lee Lozowick

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What sane person could live in this world and not be crazy?

Ursula K. Le Guin

“We’re each of us alone, to be sure. What can you do but hold your hand out in the dark?”
― Ursula K. Le Guin, The Wind’s Twelve Quarters, Volume 1

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Philosophical fragments, By: soren kierkegaard:

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