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dit heb ik vandaag in mijn postbus gevonden?? Mijn man en ik konden niet stoppen met lachen

dit heb ik vandaag in min postbus gevonden?? Mijn man en ik kon niet stoppen met lachen

Van de haat club?????

carnaval is al lang voorbij.

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We do not listen

We do not listen

We do not listen. There are too many noises about us; inside us, there is too much talk, too much questioning, too much demanding, too many urges, compulsions. We have so many things and we never listen to any one of them completely, totally, to the very end. And if you would kindly so listen, you will see that, in spite of yourself, the mutation, that emptiness, that transformation, the perception of what is true, comes into being. You don’t have to do a thing, because what you do will interfere, because you are greedy, you are envious, you are full of hate, ambition, and all the mischief that thought can make. So if you can listen happily, effortlessly, then perhaps in the quiet, deep, silence you will know what is truth. And it is only that truth that liberates, and nothing else. That is why you must stand completely alone. You cannot listen through another; you cannot see with the eyes of another; you cannot think with the thoughts of others. But yet you listen through others, see through the activities, through the saints, through the dictum of others. So if you can put away all these secondary things, the activities of others, and be simple, quiet, and listen, then you will find out.

~ J Krishnamurti, Poona 3rd Public Talk 31st January 1953

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Tao & Zen

 Tao & Zen

To find the universal elements enough.
To find the air and the water exhilarating.
To be refreshed by a morning walk
or an evening saunter.
To be thrilled by the stars at night.
To be elated over a bird’s nest
or a wildflower in spring.
These are some of the rewards
of the simple life.

~ John Burroughs (1837-1921) ~