„Compulsion is not indeed the final appeal to man, but joy is. And joy is everywhere“

Sādhanā : The Realisation of Life http://www.spiritualbee.com/spiritual-book-by-tagore/ (1916)
Kontext: Compulsion is not indeed the final appeal to man, but joy is. And joy is everywhere; it is in the earth's green covering of grass; in the blue serenity of the sky; in the reckless exuberance of spring; in the severe abstinence of grey winter; in the living flesh that animates our bodily frame; in the perfect poise of the human figure, noble and upright; in living; in the exercise of all our powers; in the acquisition of knowledge; in fighting evils; in dying for gains we never can share. Joy is there everywhere; it is superfluous, unnecessary; nay, it very often contradicts the most peremptory behests of necessity. It exists to show that the bonds of law can only be explained by love; they are like body and soul. Joy is the realisation of the truth of oneness, the oneness of our soul with the world and of the world-soul with the supreme lover.

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„The joy that is everywhere/ Is the true joy of being/ The joy that is life itself!“

—  Kuruvilla Pandikattu Indian philosopher 1957

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„There is an artist imprisoned in each one of us. Let him loose to spread joy everywhere.“

—  Bertrand Russell logician, one of the first analytic philosophers and political activist 1872 - 1970

Last Essay: "1967"

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„Let the people everywhere take heart of hope, for the cross is bending, the midnight is passing, and joy cometh with the morning.“

—  Eugene V. Debs American labor and political leader 1855 - 1926

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Kontext: When the mariner, sailing over tropic seas, looks for relief from his weary watch, he turns his eyes toward the southern cross, burning luridly above the tempest-vexed ocean. As the midnight approaches, the southern cross begins to bend, the whirling worlds change their places, and with starry finger-points the Almighty marks the passage of time upon the dial of the universe, and though no bell may beat the glad tidings, the lookout knows that the midnight is passing and that relief and rest are close at hand. Let the people everywhere take heart of hope, for the cross is bending, the midnight is passing, and joy cometh with the morning.

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„Man cannot live without joy. That is why one deprived of spiritual joys goes over to carnal pleasures.“

—  Thomas Aquinas, Summa theologica

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„The greatest joy in nature is the absence of man.“

—  Bliss Carman author 1861 - 1929

New York Times review of Mr. Carman's Prose; A Volume Of Little Essays By The Canadian Poet. (1903).

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„There is no joy in man's own doings and choosings.“

—  George Müller German-English clergyman 1805 - 1898

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„Poor indeed must thou be, if around thee
Thou no ray of light and joy canst throw“

—  Harriet Winslow Sewall American poet 1819 - 1889

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„I never enjoyed writing a book more; indeed, it is the only one I remember in no sense as a labor but as a joy.“

—  John Kenneth Galbraith, buch The Great Crash, 1929

Introduction, Section I, p. x
Quelle: The Great Crash, 1929 (1954 and 1997 https://openlibrary.org/books/OL25728842M/The_Great_Crash_1929)

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„A famous man is Robin Hood,
The English ballad-singer's joy.“

—  William Wordsworth English Romantic poet 1770 - 1850

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„Grosser light vanishes into eternal rays
Of all-pervading Cosmic Joy.
From Joy we come,
For Joy we live,
In the sacred Joy we melt.“

—  Paramahansa Yogananda Yogi, a guru of Kriya Yoga and founder of Self-Realization Fellowship 1893 - 1952

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„Man was made for joy and woe,
And when this we rightly know
Through the world we safely go.
Joy and woe are woven fine,
A clothing for the soul divine.“

—  William Blake English Romantic poet and artist 1757 - 1827

Quelle: 1800s, Auguries of Innocence (1803), Line 56. Compare Psalm 30:5 (KJV): "weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning."

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„Joy to the world
All the boys and girls, now,
Joy to the fishes in the deep blue sea
Joy to you and me“

—  Hoyt Axton American country singer 1938 - 1999

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