The self is the friend of a man who masters himself through the self, but for a man without self-mastery, the self is like an enemy at war.
– The Bhagavad Gita
The greatest demonstration of power and security is to actually make oneself defenseless, to become as comfortable with one’s weaknesses as possible.
As far as your self-control goes, as far goes your freedom.
– Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.
– Leonardo Da Vinci
The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.
– Joseph Campbell
So we know how the golden formula changes foreign policy. It’s more about teaching and less about enforcing. But what about law, where everything is about enforcement. How does it change that. Well, let’s build the same idea again.
We don’t know the truth. The truth changes as quickly as perspective. And law is the way we provide perspective. It is the way we currently enforce structure & morality. But the biggest problem with today’s law is
Leadership is one of the most discussed concepts here in the West. There is something about being relatively better-off that pushes our brain to the conclusion that we can also lead others into this. To a certain degree, it is right… because you need to see the better-off to get there, but it isn’t all there is. Leadership can be tough and exhausting, but based on the time-gate model there is finally a really simple, singular path to
So, I know up till now my blog has mostly been a weird collection of esoteric raw thoughts (that sound more like performance arts pieces than reasonable opinions) and some refined thoughts that, even though aren’t special, are at least intelligible. But I have something here, that I think is the most amazing realization I have had to date.
An equation for how you can interact with this complex, opinionated, diverse and scattered world in a way that does not create arguments!
Yes! that’s how
…the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.
– Carl Jung
Don’t pity the humble painter. He can be lord of all things. Whatever exists in the universe, he has first in his mind, and then in his hand.
Leonardo Da Vinci
My list of “possible” posts & ideas is growing faster than I can get to write. So maybe this time, I will take a different approach. Maybe I will create “ghosts of done” and have some thing published. Something, no matter how scattered dis-jointed and brief. It is better to have them out then to not at all. And maybe I can leave my future self some hidden notes and explanations that can come back
Raise your ‘self’ to such heights, that before issuing every decree of destiny, even God would ask you: “Tell me what your wish is?”
– Allama Iqbal
Nothing is too wonderful to be true, if it be consistent with the laws of nature. – Michael Faraday
It is unfortunate that the wealthiest place on the planet is the graveyard. For in the graveyard we will find inventions that never were; ideas that still remain; and dreams that were never acted upon.
Human life (through the lens of time) is a continuous set of complex transactions; each transaction has a cost and a return. These decisions are interlinked, they bounce around through time being impacted by other decisions & their costs until some finally cascade back into your life. The key to happiness is to know what your personality costs, so you can have some understanding of how these rays will re-enter your life. This way you