Saturday, December 19, 2009

Eknath Easwaran

“We are not nouns,” Buckminster Fuller says pointedly, “we are verbs.” People who are content with rigid images of others are thinking of themselves and others as nouns, as things. Those who keep trying to get closer to others, to understand and appreciate them more all the time, are verbs: active, creative, dynamic, able to change themselves and to make changes in the world they live in.

Eknath Easwaran

Anapekshah means always ready for the unexpected – in other words, ready for anything. It is a very daring attitude, because it means telling life, “I’m not concerned with what you send me. Good or bad, pleasant or unpleasant, it doesn’t matter; I can make the best of whatever comes.” The opposite of this is not preparedness, it is rigidity.

-Eknath Easwaran, Bhagavad Gita for Daily Living, Vol. II

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Cary Tennis

Forgiving him does not mean that you approve of what he did. It means that you unlock the boundless human compassion that lives within you.
--From "Since You Asked" on, December 7, 2009