12 September 2004
It's when we cease to be willing to learn from each other that we
get into trouble.
11 September 2004|
||"This was my opportunity to celebrate the
ephemeral, rather than struggle against it."
- Fr Gregory
Boyle, on being diagnosed with leukemia at age 48.
"I was fortunate in that my own death was never in the top
ten list of things I fear most. Not making payroll each week can
create far more anxiety for me." (from a radio interview)
Fr Boyle is a missionary to gang members and convicts, in and out
of Los Angeles prisons. Rather than preach the gospel to them, Fr
Boyle finds his calling in running a program that offers them
employment and the chance for a new start. "I like to think
that God wants us to emulate Jesusís example, rather than to talk
10 September 2004|
"The greatest wealth is to live content with little, for there
is never want where the mind is satisfied."
9 September 2004|
Aubrey de Grey is the
most vocal of a group of biochemists who believe that biomedical
research is close to producing therapies that will extend the human
life span indefinitely:
"...big advances often occur much sooner than most experts
"This will bring about the greatest economic change of all in
society: the elimination of retirement benefits. Retirement benefits
are for frail people, and there won't be any frail people"
from the first SENS conference: Engineering Negligible Senescence
8 September 2004
Man wrongly believes that he possesses a separate self, an individual
ego. This false idea causes fear, loneliness, neurosis. It throws him
into conflict with other people who are also under the illusion of
having separate selves.
No man is apart from the whole, from the all.
Man is one with the universe. Human beings are like dozens of ponds,
each reflecting the light from the same moon. This is not philosophy,
this is fact.
óThe Esoteric Path to a New Life, by Vernon Howard
7 September 2004|
The snow goose need not bathe to make itself white. Neither need you do anything but be yourself.
6 September 2004|
Concord, Concord and
Each needeth each:
The ripest fruit hangs where
Not one, but only two can reach.
- William Plomer,
(from the opera Gloriana