Monthly Archives: April 2010

A cup of zen, please

April 30, 2010

A famous zen story… Nan-in, a Japanese master during the Meiji era (1868-1912), received a university professor who came to inquire about Zen. Nan-in served tea. He poured his visitor’s cup full, and then kept on pouring.

The professor watched the overflow until he no longer could restrain himself. “It is overfull. No more will go in!” “Like this cup,” Nan-in said, “you are full of your own opinions and speculations. How can I show you Zen unless you first empty your cup?”

Steps and goals

April 29, 2010

It is not enough to take steps which may some day lead to a goal; each step must be itself a goal and a step likewise.


April 28, 2010

Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.

Looking for happiness…

April 27, 2010

After beeing looking for happiness left and right…

cute pets and cute animals: dog and rabbit

Cute pets and cute animals: dog and rabbit

… and inside objects…

cute pets and cute animals: dog and rabbit

Cute pets and cute animals: dog, rabbit and carrot

We understood happiness is an inside job!

Many learns in two ways: one by doing, and the other by association with appropriate people.

Improving oneself

April 25, 2010

What you dislike in another take care to correct in yourself.

Goals and success

April 24, 2010

Goals are the fuel in the furnace of achievement.

Ideas (which themselves are but parts of our experience) become true just in so far as they help us to get into satisfactory relation with other parts of our experience, to summarise them and get about among them by conceptual short-cuts instead of following the interminable succession of particular phenomena. Any idea upon which we can ride, so to speak; any idea that will carry us prosperously from any one part of our experience to any other part, linking things satisfactorily, working securely, simplifying, saving labor; is true for just so much, true in so far forth, true instrumentally.

Visual perception: sensation perception

Visual perception: sensation perception

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