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When people talk about war
I vow with all beings
to raise my voice in the chorus
and speak of original peace.

– Robert Aitken

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Seng T'san spiritual quote

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Minds are like parachutes – they only function when open.

– Thomas Dewar

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We cannot choose our external circumstances, but we can always choose how we respond to them.

– Epictetus

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If we could, and we must, establish a deep long abiding relationship with nature,
with the actual trees, the bushes, the flowers, the grass and the fast moving clouds,
then we would never slaughter another human being for any reason whatsoever.

– Jiddu Krishnamurti

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You should study not only that you become a mother when your child is born, but also that you become a child.

– Dogen

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Overcome any bitterness that may have come because you were not up to the magnitude of the pain entrusted to you.

Like the mother of the world who carries the pain of the world in her heart, you are sharing in a certain measure of that cosmic pain, and are called upon to meet it in joy instead of self-pity.

– Pir Vilayat Khan

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If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we should see sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.

– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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Nature is but a name for an effect whose cause is God.

– Cowper