following quotes have become a part of my own philosophy.
The bigotry of the nonbeliever is for me nearly as funny as the bigotry of the believer.(Albert Einstein)
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds...(Albert Einstein)
Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value. (Albert Einstein)
There is only consciusness. There is no individual apart from consciousness who is conscious.(Adyashanti)
My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind. (Albert Einstein)
Religion is an insult to human dignity. With or without it, you'd have good people doing good things and evil people doing bad things, but for good people to do bad things, it takes religion. (Steve Weinberg, physicist)
one person suffers from a delusion, it is called insanity. When many people
It is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satysfying and reassuring. (Carl Sagan)
Some of my own thoughts:
is a sublime form of chaos. (Jann
I talked to God recently. He told me, he doesn't exist. (Jann Castor)
I don’t aspire to
be anything, for me it is all about fun and self expression. That requires
no challenges, minimal effort, and usually, having such attitude, it bears
the most ripe fruit. It is a journey.
Religion, of any kind, is just a leap of faith. You are entitled to it, and free to leave my classroom to hear the gospel in churches. Science is more than just faith, it embraces not only quests of the mystics, but also the human spirit with its unbounded quest for knowledge. (Jann Castor)
Knowledge and Science is not a subject to a democratic process.You don’t get to vote whether the birds can fly, and you don’t get to vote whether gravity happens or not. (Jann Castor)
There is no "higher" consciousness. Otherwise, there would have to be "lower", which defies the notion of consciousness all together. Consciousness does not come in installments - wake up then, and good morning. (Jann Castor)
does not require faith. Faith does not require science.
I am listening to REQUIEM by Mozart. It’s a piece of music that is a like a living form of energy, giving us a glimpse of what we describe as “divinity”, or “higher consciousness”. It uses simple tools - there is an orchestra, violins, basses, voices - tools that emanate the greatness and immensity of his creative forces, translating the energy of a human spirit into something even bigger than what our religions ever offered us.
and possibly all religions (?) as well, represent a form of bureaucracy
between Men and God. However you define God, it is your business, and
so it is mine.
9th. I only believe in God when I listen to it. Or.... when I see an ass
of a beautiful woman. What...Am I too smutty for you? (Jann Castor)
It is not that the first love is most important, but your last love is what counts the most. (inspired by Henryk Orlow, Polish doctor, may he rest in peace.)
If you give a rose to a woman, she becomes one. Even her thorns will caress you and draw no blood. It only depends how you give it. (Jann Castor)