„Read a little. Meditate more. Think of God all the time.“

—  Yogananda

Letzte Aktualisierung 3. Juni 2021. Geschichte
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Yogi und Guru 1893 - 1952

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Swami Vivekananda Foto

„Pray all the time, read all the scriptures in the world, and worship all the gods there are …but unless you realize the Truth, there is no freedom.“

—  Swami Vivekananda Indian Hindu monk and phylosopher 1863 - 1902

Pearls of Wisdom
Variante: Pray all the time, read all the scriptures in the world, and worship all the gods there are... but unless you realize the Truth, there is no freedom.

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„At present I'm re-reading Traherne's Centuries of Meditations which I think almost the most beautiful book (in prose, I mean, excluding poets) in English.“

—  Thomas Traherne English poet 1636 - 1674

C. S. Lewis, letter to Arthur Greeves in December 1941. http://www.discovery.org/scripts/viewDB/index.php?command=view&id=978
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„Praying is talking to God. Meditating is listening.“

—  Christopher Moore, buch Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal

Quelle: Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal

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„A free man thinks of death least of all things; and his wisdom is a meditation not of death but of life.“
Homo liber de nulla re minus, quam de morte cogitat, et ejus sapientia non mortis, sed vitae meditatio est.

—  Baruch Spinoza, buch Ethics

Part IV, Prop. LXVII
Ethics (1677)

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„If you believe in any religion you cannot meditate. Religion is an interference in your meditation. Meditation needs no God, no heaven, no hell, no fear of punishment, and no allurement of pleasure.“

—  Rajneesh Godman and leader of the Rajneesh movement 1931 - 1990

Quelle: Autobiography of a Spiritually Incorrect Mystic (2000), p. 10

Will Rogers Foto

„The more that learn to read the less learn how to make a living. That's one thing about a little education. It spoils you for actual work. The more you know the more you think somebody owes you a living.“

—  Will Rogers American humorist and entertainer 1879 - 1935

Daily Telegram #1597, Will Rogers Finds Larnin' Spoils One For Real Work (4 September 1931)
Daily telegrams

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„There's no more to Holden Caulfield. Read the book again. It’s all there. Holden Caulfield is only a frozen moment in time.“

—  Jerome David Salinger American writer 1919 - 2010

On the main character in his novel The Catcher in the Rye, as quoted in Asks Appeals Court to Uphold Ban on ‘Catcher’ Sequel" in The New York Times (14 August 2009) http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/08/14/salinger-asks-appeals-court-to-uphold-ban-on-catcher-sequel/"Salinger

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„Of course reading and thinking are important but, my God, food is important too.“

—  Iris Murdoch, buch The Sea, the Sea

Quelle: The Sea, the Sea

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„There is, however, nothing wanting to the idleness of a philosopher but a better name, and that meditation, conversation, and reading should be called “work.”“

—  Jean de La Bruyère, buch Les Caractères

Il ne manque cependant à l'oisiveté du sage qu'un meilleur nom, et que méditer, parler, lire, et être tranquille s'appelât travailler.
Aphorism 12
Les Caractères (1688), Du mérite personnel

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„By reading the writings of the most interesting minds in history, we meditate with our own minds and theirs as well.“

—  Kurt Vonnegut, buch Palm Sunday

"The Noodle Factory", speech given at the dedication of the Shain Library at Connecticut College, New London
Palm Sunday (1981)
Kontext: And I believe that reading and writing are the most nourishing forms of meditation anyone has so far found. By reading the writings of the most interesting minds in history, we meditate with our own minds and theirs as well. This to me is a miracle.

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„When I was a little kid, I wanted to be a baseball player. This is something I think about. The more I think about it, I'm convinced that God wanted me to play baseball.“

—  Roberto Clemente Puerto Rican baseball player 1934 - 1972

From A Conversation with Clemente, hosted by Sam Nover (aired October 8, 1972 on WIIC-TV in Pittsburgh); reproduced in Roberto Clemente: A Video Tribute https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PnyDAZl7lpk&list=PLPPJ9g3R1ziv1H23L0rQAu_-9c7cL2qzZ#t=56 (1973)
Baseball-related, <big><big>1970s</big></big>, <big>1972</big>

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