Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Find what you love and let it kill you

Rudolf Steiner: The Middleman as Hero
"The hero is he who is immovably centered."  — Emerson

"The human being himself must create an organ so that he can bear suffering." —Rudolf Steiner
The Himalayan Institute of Yoga Science and Philosophy
"Purge me with H.I.Y.S.P. and I shall be clean..." — Psalm 51:7

"Above all, keep fervent in your love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins."—1 Peter 4:8

"Every noble work is at first impossible."  — Thomas Carlyle

"Find what you love and let it kill you."  — Charles Bukowski

"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends."  — John 15:13

Socrates:  "What the most decent people experience in relation to their community is so hard to bear that there's no other experience like it."
Abraham Lincoln:  "I am like the man who was tarred and feathered and ridden out of town on a rail. When they asked him how he felt about it, he said that if it were not for the honor of the thing, he would rather have walked."

"Sometimes the only writing material you have is your own blood."  — Daniel Berrigan

"The hero is he who is immovably centered." — Emerson

“Character is that which can do without success.” — Emerson

"Martyrs are spiritual heroes. Every man has his years of martyrdom. Christ was the great martyr of our race. Through Him martyrdom has become infinitely meaningful and holy. Oh! that I had a taste for martyrdom!"  — Novalis
"If you try to see for yourself how human individuals have fared who really wanted to seek Christ Jesus, who really wanted to find the path to Him, it has always been a path of martyrdom. Christ Jesus has always had to be sought in defiance of convention, just as even today He must still be sought in the context of a battle against the conventions that still persist."  — Rudolf Steiner

"I praise what is truly alive, what longs to be burned to death."  — Goethe

"He [Swamiji] said, 'Isn't this a cremation ground?' referring to his ashram. 'You come here to be burned, and if you can't get that into your head, there's no point in your being here!'" — Swami Veda

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