What is the most profound thing on this great planet?
human differences some are pretty, others are not, some arre rich, others are poor. some people are living on mansions, while others living on the street, others have no religion while others live by religion, others can have a sweet voice while others cant even talk or hear, others can bend like beckham while others were born without a right foot.... *sigh
What is the most profound thing you have to say about love that can be reduced to a few words?
Love hurts, love scars, Love wounds, and marks BUT ON A LONGER LEVEL: Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, love does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails; but if there are gifts of prophecy, they will be done away; if there are tongues, they will cease; if there is knowledge, it will be done away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part; but when the perfect comes, the partial will be done away. When I was a child, I used to speak like a child, think like a child, reason like a child; when I became a man, I did away with childish things. For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face; now I know in part, but then I will know fully just as I also have been fully known. But now faith, hope, love, abide these three; but the greatest of these is love
What is the most profound thing you've ever heard, read or said?
I have a few. The more aware you become, the more you shed from day to day what you have learned so that your mind is always fresh and uncontaminated by previous conditioning. All goals apart from the means are illusions. Becoming is a denial of being. We should not seek knowlege but instead discover the cause of ignorance. We have more faith in what we immitate then what we originate. We cannot derive a sence of absolute certitude from anything which has its roots in us. The most poignant sence of insecurity comes from standing alone and we are not alone when we immitate. It is thus with most of us; we are what other people say we are. We know ourselves chiefly by heresay. To become different from what we are, we must have some awareness of what we are. Whether this being different results in dissimulation or a real change of heart, it cannot be realized without self awareness. Yet it is remarkable that the very people who are most self dissatisfied, who crave most for a new identity, have the least self awareness. They have turned away from an unwanted self and, hence, never had a good look at it. The result is that most dissatisfied people can neither dissimulate nor attain a real change of heart. They are transparent and their unwanted qualities persist through all attempts at self dramatisation and self transformation. It is the lack of self awareness which renders us transparent. The soul that knows itself is opaque. It is doubtful wether there is such thing as impulsive or natural tolerence. Tolerance requires an effort of thought and self control. Acts of kindness, to, are rarely without delibiration and thoughtfulness. Thus, it seems that some artificiality, some posing and pretense, is inseperable from any act or attitude which involves a limitation of our apetites and selfishness. We ought to beware of people who do not think it necisarry to pretend that they are good and decent. Lack of hypocracy in such things hints at a capacity for a more depraved ruthlessness. It is a form into which genuine inclinations flow and solidify I have so many more, I could go on forever...
What is the most profound and true thing that you have ever observed about life?
You may consider this to be depressing, but it is, what I consider, true. And it leads back to the teachings of the first Buddha: Life is Suffering. We all suffer, whether it's large scale or small. Some of us will suffer bad relationships, some will suffer hatred for the world, some will suffer physical pain, and some will feel mental pain. But we all go through at least these stages of suffering: Aging, Disease, Death. These are the only things you can guarantee in life. We will all grow older. We will all get sick. We will all die. We all will suffer. I consider that to be inspiring, as it relaxes me to realize that no matter what I do, things are going to be bad, so I might as well have fun now and pain later, rather than pain now and also later.
What is the most profound, in your opinion, thing you have read on Y!A?
NOTING! It is filled with kids playing around. When you ask a good question or appear to have a good opinion it is muted by stupidity. And if you have guts enough to ask great questions about subjects that have great importance and not PC, the people at YA, have a filter systems that deletes you and your account. They have everyone on this site running around like trained monkeys. I ask the question, " Is YA violating free speech & is it the beginning of internet censorship?" and put it in the category of authors & books, and a lady answered me by saying, " what does that have to do with authors & books?". So, I gave up on this site. I just play with people for sport now.
I think this is one of the most profound things jesus said?
I belive its more along the lines of 'Let he who is without sin cast the first stone'. I think it goes hand in hand with 'you must remove the plank from YOUR eye before you can remove the spec from your neighbors' (or however that went) Worry about fixing your own problems before hypocritically condeming others. If more church goers would follow the teachings in their own bibles this world would be a much better place.