Thursday, August 29, 2013

Einstein on liberation from ego

The true value of a human being is determined primarily by the measure and the sense in which they have obtained liberation from the self.
- Albert Einstein

Friday, August 16, 2013


Belief brings me close to You
but only to the door.
It is only by disappearing into
Your mystery
That I will come in.

- Hakim Sanai

Sanai was a Persian poet who lived in the 11th and 12th centuries. While travelling in India he met a Sufi teacher and himself became a Sufi, giving up a life of wealth and luxury as a court poet.
The Walled Garden of Truth (Hadiqat al Haqiqa) is his master work, and the first Persian mystical epic of Sufism.

Saturday, August 03, 2013

Not Thinking

… to arrive at the simplest truth requires years of contemplation - not activity, not reasoning, not busy behavior of any kind, not reading, not talking, not making effort, not thinking.

- Sir Isaac Newton

The Contemplation of Justice, US Supreme Court Building, by the sculptor James Earle Fraser.