Promising the impossible

There is one rule for politicians all over the world: Don’t say in power what you say in opposition; if you do, you only have to carry out what the other fellows have found impossible.

Tomorrow does not exist. There is only now.

“Leave the problems of God to God and karma to karma. Today you’re here and nothing you do will change that. Today you are alive and here and honored and blessed with good fortune. Look at this suset, it’s beautiful, neh*? This sunset exists. Tomorrow does not exist. There is only now. Please look. It…

Every violation of truth is not only a sort of suicide in the liar

Every violation of truth is not only a sort of suicide in the liar, but is a stab at the health of human society. — Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803 – 1882, American philosopher, essayist, and poet. Image: By Brenda Clarke (Knife 3Uploaded by Partyzan_XXI) [CC BY 2.0 ], via Wikimedia Commons

Karma is the beginning of knowledge. Next is patience.

“Karma is the beginning of knowledge. Next is patience. Patience is very important. The strong are the patient ones, Anjin-san*. Patience means holding back your inclination to the seven emotions: hate, adoration, joy, anxiety, anger, grief, fear. If you don’t give way to the seven, you’re patient, then you’ll soon understand all manner of things…

Pastor Niemöller: First they came for…

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Socialist. Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Trade Unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a…