It was a couple of years ago that I was having lunch with my Indian friend Anand. He said something clever (can’t remember what), and I responded, “Yeah, I do it that way, too. Great minds think alike, hey?”
He smiled and said, “In India, when we have a situation like that, we say, “Fools seldom differ.”
Have you ever noticed a tree standing naked against the sky, How beautiful it is? All its branches are outlined, and in its nakedness there is a poem, there is a song. Every leaf is gone and it is waiting for the spring.
When the spring comes, it again fills the tree with the music of many leaves, which in due season fall and are blown away. And this is the way of life. ~ Krishnamurti
"When you are frightened... Explore why... You can actually look at fear. Then fear ceases to be dominant situation that is going to defeat you. Fear can be conquered... You can step on fear, and therefore you can attain what is known as fearlessness. But that requires that when you see fear, you smile." -- Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche
About Brother Ian
Over the centuries, Brother Ian has been collecting stories & information & discourses for the purpose of elevating the human condition as needed, dissecting it when necessary, and building the case for hope.
In the spirit of noting that organized crime, organized baseball, organized labour, and organized religion tend to engender controversy & occasional discord, I promise to be neither organized or critical of those who are.