Asian Sunday Chill.

Wise quotes from the East.

Norman Parkinson- Floating With Flowers, Dal Lake, Kashmir, India. British Vogue, 1956

“It is love that makes the impossible possible.”

– Indian proverb.

“A rumor goes in one ear and out many mouths. “

– Chinese proverb.

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“It is not power that corrupts but fear.”

– Aung San Suu Kyi.

“Yesterday is a memory. Tomorrow is the unknown. Now is the knowing.”

– Ajahn Sumedho.

Bruce W. Berry Jr


“The seeker after truth should be humbler than the dust. The world crushes the dust under its feet, but the seeker after truth should so humble himself that even the dust could crush him. Only then, and not till then, will he have a glimpse of truth.”

– Mahatma Gandhi.

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“Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.”

– Rabindranath Tagore.

“A thorn defends the rose, harming only those who would steal the blossom.”

– Chinese proverb.


2012 SS #7

“In Asian languages, the word for ‘mind’ and the word for ‘heart’ are same. So if you’re not hearing mindfulness in some deep way as heartfulness, you’re not really understanding it. Compassion and kindness towards oneself are intrinsically woven into it. You could think of mindfulness as wise and affectionate attention.”

– Jon Kabat-Zinn.

The Mahabharata

00073_02 Playing Cards, Agra, India, 1999.The Unguarded Moment

“A wise man makes his own decisions, an ignorant man follows the public opinion.”

– Chinese Proverb.

“Coming from an Asian culture, I was always taught to respect my elders, to be a better listener than a talker.”

– Lisa Ling.

“Darkness reigns at the foot of the lighthouse.”

– Japanese Proverb.

“It requires lots of time to build a good name, but only a little time to ruin it.”

– Indian proverb.




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