“First they came for the Communists, but I was not a Communist so I did not speak out. Then they came for the Socialists and the Trade Unionists, but I was neither, so I did not speak out. Then they came for the Jews, but I was not a Jew so I did not speak out. And when they came for me, there was no one left to speak out for me.”
- MARTIN NIEMÖLLER

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

These are a part of Me

From The Rainbow by Pearl S. Buck

 Steady in the state of fullness which shines when all desires are given up and peaceful in the state of freedom in life, act playfully in the world!

Inwardly free from all desires, dispassionate and detached, but outwardly active in all directions, act playfully in the world!

Free from egoism, but with mind detached as in sleep, pure like the sky, ever untainted, act playfully in the world!

Conducting yourself nobly with kindly tenderness,
Outwardly conforming to conventions but inwardly renouncing all,
act playfully in the world!

Quite unattached at heart, but for all appearance acting with attachment, inwardly cool, but outwardly full of fervour act playfully in the world!

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