Friday, July 3, 2020

All false asceticism and no play makes Diogenes a lit fuse.

"Diogenes" by J. W. Waterhouse

"The strongest oaths are straw to the fire in the blood."
—"The Tempest" 4.1

"You should be leading lives of joy   deep inner joy in the truth! There is nothing in the world more delightful, nothing more fascinating, than the experience of truth."  — Rudolf Steiner

"Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice."  — Philippians 4:4

"Rejoice, and be exceeding glad"  — Matthew 5:12

 The recompense of penance is joy
Moi, c. 2007 
Goethe:  "To what avail is all expenditure and labor of suns and planets and moons, of stars and galaxies, of comets and of nebulae, and of completed and still growing worlds, if not at last a happy man rejoices in his existence?”

Rudolf Steiner: “Ah, how grand, how rich, the world is! What happiness it is to go on and on taking part, in ways ever more varied, in its existence, its activities, its endeavors!”

Life is an open book — read it and weep for joy

Once when we were passing each other Swamiji planted himself in front of me and said "You should be happier." I replied "I'm sure you're right, Swamiji. Almost everyone—" Swamiji cut me off: "No! No! YOU should be happier!"

My 73-year-old self and my 12-year-old self
have decided to come together in this guy.

"A merry heart doeth good like a medicine."  — Proverbs 17:22

Be the banjoy!
"This is the day which the Lord hath made;
we will rejoice and be glad in it."
— Psalm 118:24

"Learn true joy and you will meet God."  — Sri Aurobindo

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