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Topic: The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a Heaven of Hell, a Hell of Heaven.
Posted: Friday, August 5, 2022 2:25:23 PM
Chapter 6: Sankhya-yoga


bandhur atmatmanas tasya
yenatmaivatmana jitah
anatmanas tu satrutve
vartetatmaiva satru-vat


bandhuh—friend; atma—mind; atmanah—of the living entity; tasya—of him; yena—by whom; atma—mind; eva—certainly; atmana—by the living entity; jitah—conquered; anatmanah—of one who has failed to control the mind; tu—but; satrutve—because of enmity; varteta—remains; atma eva—the very mind; satruvat—as an enemy.

For him who has conquered the mind, the mind is the best of friends; but for one who has failed to do so, his very mind will be the greatest enemy.

The purpose of practicing eightfold yoga is to control the mind in order to make it a friend in discharging the human mission. Unless the mind is controlled, the practice of yoga (for show) is simply a waste of time. One who cannot control his mind lives always with the greatest enemy, and thus his life and its mission are spoiled. The constitutional position of the living entity is to carry out the order of the superior. As long as one's mind remains an unconquered enemy, one has to serve the dictations of lust, anger, avarice, illusion, etc. But when the mind is conquered, one voluntarily agrees to abide by the dictation of the Personality of Godhead, who is situated within the heart of everyone as Paramatma. Real yoga practice entails meeting the Paramatma within the heart and then following His dictation. For one who takes to Krsna consciousness directly, perfect surrender to the dictation of the Lord follows automatically.

From "Bhagavad-Gita As It Is" (His Divine Grace A.C.Bhaktivedanta Srila Prahupada)
Topic: Saturn
Posted: Thursday, August 4, 2022 2:06:42 PM
#15. “The cosmos is a vast living body, of which we are still parts. The sun is a great heart whose tremors run through our smallest veins. The moon is a great nerve center from which we quiver forever. Who knows the power that Saturn has over us, or Venus? But it is a vital power, rippling exquisitely through us all the time.” ~ D. H. Lawrence

65 Saturn Quotes On Success in Life
Topic: Beauty, n: the power by which a woman charms a lover and terrifies a husband.
Posted: Sunday, July 31, 2022 3:32:27 AM
Daemon wrote:
Beauty, n: the power by which a woman charms a lover and terrifies a husband.

Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)

Well, if it is true that, "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder" then as it is said in popular vernacular "It depends on who's lookin' -- if it's cookin'! 👀 OR "Who decides what's HOT -- and what's NOT ?!?" 😍🔥
Topic: Max Nordau (1849)
Posted: Friday, July 29, 2022 2:46:45 PM
"Civilization is built on a number of ultimate principles... respect for human life, the punishment of crimes against property and persons, the equality of all good citizens before the law... or, in a word justice." ~ Max Nordau

Topic: Marcel Duchamp (1887)
Posted: Thursday, July 28, 2022 3:37:22 AM

"Not everyone is an artist but everyone is a fucking critic." - Marcel Duchamp
Topic: Mick Jagger (1943)
Posted: Tuesday, July 26, 2022 1:27:27 PM

“You can't always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you might find, you get what you need.

Mick Jagger
Topic: Henry Knox (1750)
Posted: Monday, July 25, 2022 8:43:59 AM
"The powers of Congress are totally inadequate to preserve the balance between the respective States, and oblige them to do those things which are essential for their own welfare or for the general good." ~ Henry Knox (1750)

Hmmm...sound familiar? This quote, in a rather eerie way, reflects the current situation in the USA regarding our "States' Rights" in the year 2022.
Topic: This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it.
Posted: Tuesday, July 19, 2022 12:17:43 PM
"This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it."

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Topic: Gertrude Bell (1868)
Posted: Thursday, July 14, 2022 6:48:36 PM

"All the earth is seamed with roads, and all the sea is furrowed with the tracks of ships, and over all the roads and all the waters a continuous stream of people passes up and down - traveling, as they say, for their pleasure. What is it, I wonder, that they go out to see?"

Gertrude Bell

Topic: No man, who continues to add something to the material, intellectual and moral well-being of the place in which he lives, is...
Posted: Wednesday, July 13, 2022 5:53:54 PM
As a black American girl, growing up with black American parents, I remember my father and mother speaking about Mr. Booker T. Washington and talking about Mr. Washington's ideas and comments, especially concerning racial strife and social tension.

In fact, never were more valid words spoken when Booker T. Washington said:

“There is another class of coloured people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs — partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs.”

― Booker T. Washington

P.S. By the way, to read some rather interesting and spot-on reactions to this quote, please click on the link, scroll down, and read the Discussion section (19 comments). 👍