Religion is for people who are scared to go to hell; Spirituality is for people who have already been there.(via escape2nirvana)
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Compassion hurts. When you feel connected to everything, you also feel responsible for everything. And you cannot turn away. Your destiny is bound with the destinies of others. You must either learn to carry the Universe or be crushed by it. You must grow strong enough to love the world, yet empty enough to sit down at the same table with its worst horrors.Andrew Boyd (via purplebuddhaproject)
Nothing has been discovered," Pierre again said to himself, "nothing has been invented. We can know only that we know nothing. And that is the highest degree of human wisdom.
Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace
Add Tolstoy to the list of scholars who emphasize the limitation of knowledge. See more on.uncertainty
So, what if, instead of thinking about solving your whole life, you just think about adding additional good things. One at a time. Just let your pile of good things grow.Attachments, Rainbow Rowell (via pureblyss)
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