Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Find what you love and let it kill you

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

"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."

And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: but whosoever will lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it.  —Luke 9:23-24

"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

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

"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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