Monthly Archives: August 2013

Osho

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Listen to your being. It is continuously giving you hints; it is a still, small voice. It does not shout at you, that is true. And if you are a little silent you will start feeling your way. Be the person you are. Never try to be another, and you will become mature. Maturity is accepting the responsibility of being oneself, whatsoever the cost. Risking all to be oneself, that’s what maturity is all about.
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Artist Jan Sluyters

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Sluijters (in English often spelled “Sluyters”) was a leading pioneer of various post-impressionist movements in the Netherlands.[1] He experimented with several styles, including fauvism and cubism, finally settling on a colorful expressionism. His paintings feature nude studies, portraits, landscapes, and still lifes.

Portrait of a Lady in Red, 1912, Jan Sluyters

Still life with flowers Jan Sluyter

Eric Voegelin Quote

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The death of the spirit is the price of progress. Nietzsche revealed this mystery of the Western apocalypse when he announced that God was dead and that He had been murdered. This Gnostic murder is constantly committed by the men who sacrificed God to civilization. The more fervently all human energies are thrown into the great enterprise of salvation through world–immanent action, the farther the human beings who engage in this enterprise move away from the life of the spirit. And since the life the spirit is the source of order in man and society, the very success of a Gnostic civilization is the cause of its decline.” – Eric Voegelin

 

Inuit religion

Inuit religion representation

Marcel Proust

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We are not provided with wisdom, we must discover it for ourselves, after a journey through the wilderness which no one else can take for us, an effort which no one can spare us.
Marcel Proust, À la recherche du temps perdu, Vol II: À l’ombre des jeunes filles en fleurs

Stone faces