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Sorry for haphazard appearance of "Quotes"... in February and March. We were experiencing computer difficulty but we are up and operational again and except for a delay here and there. We should soon be back to normal and adding new stuff and doing some makeovers as well. Everything was backed up but with the crash of our computer we did lose some emails. Contact us if you would so we can be sure we still have your email address and have you for our mailing list. Mahalo nui loa, Derek

Monday/ March 30, 2009
The Buddhist Sutra of Mindfulness speaks about the meditation on the corpse: meditate on the decomposition of the body, how the body bloats and turns violet, how it is eaten by worms until only bits of blood and flesh still cling to the bones, meditate up to the point where only white bones remain, which in turn are slowly worn away and turn into dust. Meditate like that, knowing that your own body will undergo the same process. Meditate on the corpse until you are calm and at peace, until your mind and heart are light and tranquil and a smile appears on your face. Thus, by overcoming revulsion and fear, life will be seen as infinitely precious, every second of it worth living. ~ Thich Nhat Hanh
Know also that life is forever
Sunday/ March 29, 2009
The true way goes over a rope which is not stretched at any great height but just above the ground. It seems more designed to make men stumble than to be walked upon. ~ Franz Kafka
There are many ways but there is only one destination
Saturday/ March 28, 2009
If one is master of one thing and understands one thing well, one has at the same time, insight into and understanding of many things. ~ Vincent Van Gogh
One would hope so. ~ D.L.
Allness has its advantages... Infinity is all there is
Friday/ March 27, 2009
It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop. ~ Confucius
If you do not want to stop, wouldn't you like to go faster? ~ Dr. Derek Lamar
All spiritual paths are the same, but some are faster
Thursday/ March 26, 2009
We all live in a house on fire. No fire department to call; no way out. ~ Tennessee Williams
I have loved to the point of madness; that which is called madness, that which to me, is the only sensible way to love. ~ Franchot Segan
In order to understand sanity, we must observe our own madness
Wednesday/ March 25, 2009
Essentially Satori is a sudden experience, and it is often described as a "turning over" of the mind, just as a pair of scales will suddenly turn over when a sufficient amount of material has been poured into one pan to overbalance the weight in the other. Hence it is an experience which generally occurs after a long and concentrated effort to discover the meaning of Zen. ~ Alan Watts
Change occurs when the pain of not changing is greater than the pain of change. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar
Metanoia, which is the Greek word translated in the Bible as repentance, actually means the changing of consciousness. ~ D.L.
In order to perceive True Reality, change is the payment necessary
Tuesday/ March 24, 2009
When one sees that everything exists as an illusion, one can live in a higher sphere than ordinary man. ~ Buddha
I am, I was, I always will be
Monday/ March 23, 2009
If I tell you that I want you to relax for a meditative experience and that I want you to imagine a beautiful Zen garden as far as you can see without moving and that I am going to paint a circle in the sky that is going to float downward toward the pond near the center of your vision you will become totally occupied with this experience. If the circle however drops too fast your sense of calmness will escape and if the circle moves too slowly you will lose interest and visions of other objects will catch your attention or thoughts will begin to creep into your consciousness and your meditation will turn into a boring recollection. It then will become that small spectrum of speed and attention span which will capture that quiet secret place deep inside of you where you can discover that peace which is truly you. How sad that we create so much busy activity around us or that we actually require distractions to save us from having to give up our self-destructive impulses.
It was Zen that I could see, it is Now that I'm set free
Sunday/ March 22, 2009
In 1895, a 16-year-old German student named Albert Einstein made a curious reflection: "What would the universe look like riding on a beam of light?" For Einstein, this inquiry was at once spiritual and scientific. He would later assert: "I maintain that the cosmic religious feeling is the strongest and noblest motive for scientific research." Einstein did not put aside his wonderment, but pursued the riddles of light for nine years. His efforts eventually led to a major breakthrough in physics-the special theory of relativity. This theory, however, did not fully solve the mystery of light. Throughout the subsequent development of modern physics, light remained at center stage. As stated by Richard Morris: "The fundamental theories on which all modern physics is based-relativity and quantum mechanics - grew directly out of attempts to understand the nature of light." The discoveries of 20th century physics led science to the very boundary of the objective, physical world, and forced it to postulate the existence of a higher-dimensional realm beyond the material world of time-space. In that higher realm, the speed of light is transcended and all things are connected simultaneously. That realm is the source of all quantized matter, and (according to one of today's top physicists) may be the source of "life" and consciousness as well. These unexpected findings have prompted a number of this century's top physicists to publish their views on the subject of higher consciousness. ~ William E. Williams (Unbounded Light: The Inward Journey, 1992)
The mystical experience of the inner light from the viewpoint of modern physics
Saturday/ March 21, 2009
Control the vital force. Set fire to the Self within by the practice of meditation. Be drunk with the wine of divine love. Thus shall you reach perfection. ~ William E. Williams (Unbounded Light: The Inward Journey, 1992)
You are light. You are the fire which does not consume itself.
Friday/ March 20, 2009
If you can feel it, you can heal it. ~ Gloria D. Benish
All feelings are in the subconscious which is the filing cabinet of your consciousness
Thursday/ March 19 ~ 2009
Men keep together the mistakes of their lives and create a monster they call destiny. ~ John Hobbs
And truth students learn from their mistakes knowing that realization is their fate
Wednesday/ March 18 ~ 2009
A pool of water won't reflect unless it is absolutely still. ~ Medium
And you wonder why people keep so busy
Tuesday/
March 17 ~ 2009
Once you know the truth that you and your Father are One, that you are not that which others see, only physical form, but you are Soul---and as such you abide in the Father's House then does this mind of yours come into its true estate, becoming My instrument for My use. It is as My golden harp upon which My fingers play, giving forth what ever tone of beauty I choose to bring from its strings. ~ Eva Bell Werber (The Journey with the Master, 1950.)
Let this Mind which was in Christ Jesus be also in you
Happy Saint Patrick's Day
Monday/ March 16 ~ 2009
It is said that no one brings forth an accomplishment in any way without assisting the whole race. It is the energy we add, directed toward one great attitude of thought, that carries humanity on. It is not by building upon the other fellow but by building upon our own foundation. Then we have all the energy in the universe to use. ~ Baird T. Spalding (Life and Teaching of the Masters of the Far East, Vol. 5, 1955)
Move one grain of sand and you have changed the shoreline forever ~ unknown
Sunday/ March 15 ~ 2009
Using words to describe magic is like using a screwdriver to cut roast beef. ~ Tom Robbins
Some things we see and cannot explain while other things we explain but cannot see. ~ D.L.
Saturday/ March 14 ~ 2009
All of Life is a vortex of swirling consciousness which must be understood as MIND in operation. This Consciousness if all there is. Our role in it is recognizing that we are consciousness and that in Reality we are THIS Consciousness. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar
Mind is all there is infinitely expressing the Oneness of its Reality
Friday/ March 13th ~ 2009
I would say that Friday the 13th might be unlucky... except I am going to a library book sale.... oh yeah.... nothing bad about that. I can't believe how many books I have gotten for my library there. These aren't library books, they are books donated to the "Friends of the Library" association. Good stuff usually... and music and movies too. I'd better get to bed. Oh, you want a quote. Hmmmmmmmm.
Books represent knowledge and the sharing of our knowledge is part of the path to discovering who we are. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar
Book 'em Danno...
Thursday/ March 12 ~ 2009
There is no heresy or philosophy so abhorrent to the Church as a human being. ~ James Joyce
Well, get behind me Satan... for your ways are man's thinking... therefore Satan represents the consciousness of human duality. (James Joyce quote used in an episode of Criminal Minds)
Wednesday/ March 11 ~ 2009
If you follow the present-day world, you will turn your back on the Way; if you would not turn your back on the Way, do not follow the world. ~ Takuan
The path you must follow comes from who you really are, not who you seek to become. ~ D.L.
Tuesday/ March 10 ~ 2009
If a man wishes to be sure of the road he treads on, he must close his eyes and walk in the dark. ~ Saint John of the Cross
Follow the one who sees, not the one who blinds others. ~ D.L.
Monday/ March 9 ~ 2009
The truth knocks on the door and you say: "Go away, I'm looking for the truth," and so it goes away. Puzzling. ~ Robert Pirsig
Behold, I stand at the door and knock ~ Yeshua
Sunday/ March 8 ~ 2009
Birth is not one act; it is a process. The aim of life is to be fully born, though its tragedy is that most of us die before we are thus born. To live is to be born every minute. Death occurs when birth stops. ~ Erich Fromm
He that's not busy being born is busy dying ~ Bob Dylan
Saturday/ March 7 ~ 2009
People sleep, and when they die they wake. ~ Muhammad
Man is asleep ~ G. I. Gurdjieff
Friday/ March 6 ~ 2009
Rules enslave people but insight sets them free. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar
Rise up and see forever
Thursday/ March 5 ~ 2009
If you build a wall, others will have to climb over it. If you create a window others will be able to see, if you open a door others will be able to come and go and if you create a pathway others will have the opportunity to be free. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar
Do something to free yourself and others will be liberated
Wednesday/ March 4 ~ 2009
We can never have enough of that which we really do not want. ~ Eric Hoffer
There is more to throw away than there is to collect. ~ D.L.
Tuesday/ March 3 ~ 2009
Man's many desires are like the small metal coins he carries about in his pocket. The more he has the more they weigh him down. ~ Satya Sai Baba
Beware of those seeking to relieve you of your financial burdens however ~ D.L.
Monday/ March 2 ~ 2009
A young girl who became pregnant out of wedlock falsely identified Master Hakuin Ekaku (1685-1768) as the father. When the girl's parents confronted him, Hakuin said only, "Is that so?" When the child was born Hakuin cared for it as lovingly as if it was his own until the girl finally admitted that she had lied. When the girl's parents apologized and begged his forgiveness, Hakuin said, "Is that so?"
It ain't necessarily so - Gershwin
Sunday/ March 1 ~ 2009
There's only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving and that's your own self. ~ Aldous Huxley
And from that corner you can see everything
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