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When two people first meet, they can only have a very ordinary kind of friendship. But when you begin to understand each other, when you get close to them, you discover that you're suddenly eager to know him or her even better.
People keep planning their lives searching security and comfort. This silence is the only security i know those who can understand will understand.
You must understand that seeing is believing, but also know that believing is seeing.
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Let us more and more insist on raising funds of love, of kindness, of understanding, of peace. Money will come if we seek first the Kingdom of God - the rest will be given.
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Zen is so strange as far as intellectual understanding is concerned. It looks almost absurd. That is one of the reasons why it has not grown into a vast tree around the world, but has remained a small stream of only those who can see beyond the mind, who can feel it, even though it is illogical, irrational.
When you understand the roots of anger in yourself and in the other, your mind will enjoy true peace, joy and lightness.
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To be free, the mind must not only see and understand its pendulum - like swing between the past and the future - but also be aware of the interval between thoughts.
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