Quark: I’d Always Heard Primitive Humans Lacked Intelligence.

I'd always heard primitive Humans lacked intelligence, but I had

Sir Humphrey Appleby: You Lied!

Sir Humphrey Appleby trying to explain to Prime Minister Hacker that he was being less than honest…

“Yes. Unfortunately, although the answer was indeed clear, simple and straightforward, there is some difficulty in justifiably assigning to it the fourth of the epithets you applied to the statement inasmuch as the precise correlation between the information you communicated and the facts insofar as they can be determined and demonstrated is such as to cause epistemological problems of sufficient magnitude as to lay upon the logical and semantic resources of the English language a heavier burden than they can reasonably be expected to bear.”

Prophet Muhammad: Plant The Tree!

No matter how hopeless a situation appears; remain positive, striving for good. Victory always belongs to Allah!

Prophet Muhammad, carry on and plant the tree

Joan Baez: Rejoice in the Sun (Silent Running)

The Transformation of Tao

Tao produces unity; unity produces duality; duality produces trinity; trinity produces all things. All things bear the negative principle (yin) and embrace the positive principle (yang). Immaterial vitality, the third principle (chi), makes them harmonious.

Those things which are detested by the common people, namely to be called orphans, inferiors, and unworthies, are the very things kings and lords take for titles. There are some things which it is a gain to lose, and a loss to gain.

I am teaching the same things which are taught by others. But the strong and aggressive: ones do not obtain a natural death (i.e., self-confident teachers do not succeed). I alone expound the basis of the doctrine of the Tao.

~ Tao Te Ching, Chapter 42

(Dwight Goddard and Henri Borel, [1919], via sacred-texts.com)

Happy Eid al Adha 1435 / 2014 !

Happy Eid al Adha 1435 / 2014

Shaykh Hamza Yusuf speaking about ISIS

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