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Letter "I" » inquiry
«A fool may be known by six things: anger, without cause; speech, without profit; change, without progress; inquiry, without object; putting trust in a stranger, and mistaking foes for friends»
«Generosity is another quality which, like patience, letting go, non-judging, and trust, provides a solid foundation for mindfulness practice. You might experiment with using the cultivation of generosity as a vehicle for deep self-observation and inquiry as well as an exercise in giving. A good place to start is with yourself. See if you can give yourself gifts that may be true blessings, such as self-acceptance, or some time each day with no purpose. Practice feeling deserving enough to accept these gifts without obligation-to simply receive from yourself, and from the universe.»
Author: Jon Kabat-Zinn
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, No Place to Go
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«A university's essential character is that of being a center of free inquiry and criticism-a thing not to be sacrificed for anything else.»
«Freedom of inquiry, freedom of discussion, and freedom of teaching - without these a university cannot exist»
«Doubt is the incentive to truth and inquiry leads the way.»
«A subtle thought that is in error may yet give rise to fruitful inquiry that can establish truths of great value.»
«Common-sense is part of the home-made ideology of those who have been deprived of fundamental learning, of those who have been kept ignorant. This ideology is compounded from different sources: items that have survived from religion, items of empirical knowledge, items of protective skepticism, items culled for comfort from the superficial learning that is supplied. But the point is that common-sense can never teach itself, can never advance beyond its own limits, for as soon as the lack of fundamental learning has been made good, all items become questionable and the whole function of common-sense is destroyed. Common-sense can only exist as a category insofar as it can be distinguished from the spirit of inquiry, from philosophy.»
Author: John Berger
Beyond the Limits
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«Acquire this transcendental knowledge by humble reverence, by sincere inquiry, and by service.»
«Each human life is unique, born of a miracle that reaches beyond laboratory science. Any discovery that touches upon human creation is not simply a matter of scientific inquiry. It is a matter of morality and spirituality as well.»
«In truth you cannot understand the nature of My Reality, either today, or even after a thousand years of steady austerity or ardent inquiry, even if all mankind joins in that effort.»