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Thank You Brother Bill...an insightful observation
 
We keep judging consciously or subconsciously....if only we would leave it to the One who knows the secrets of the hearts....
 
 
 
Be forgiving of your friend when he offends you,
 for perfection is seldom ever found.
In everything there is some flaw;
 even the lamp, despite its brilliance,
 smokes.

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And thank you for your thank you sister Well Wisher.
 
 
 
There's no profit in deceit
Honest men know that
Revenge does not taste sweet
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Each and every man's the same inside
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You are welcome Brother Bill and Thank you once again
 
The trick is in what one emphasizes. We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves happy. The amount of work is the same.
 

Is it so small a thing
To have enjoy'd the sun,
To have lived light in the spring,
To have loved, to have thought, to have done...
 
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We want to be told what to do. But only by those who agree with what we want to do. Being truely honest is admiting you could be wrong.
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Thank You Brother Bill
 
I dont remember but i read somewhere-there are no degrees of honesty or are there?
 
As Carl Jung wrote...Through pride we are ever deceiving ourselves. But deep down below the surface of the average conscience a still, small voice says to us, 'Something is out of tune.'
 
So Conscience is a good compass even if we dont want to listen to those who would counter our views...its pride that makes us cling to our realities...Truth does not need evidence...what do you think...
 
Belief brings me close to You
but only to the door.
It is only by disappearing into Your mystery
that I will come in.
 
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There are degrees to honesty imo.
 
For instance there is a difference between lying and witholding the truth. Saying nothing to keep the peace is a noble form of lying.
 
The best way to lie is to tell the truth but in a way you won't be believed.
 
 


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Hello and Thank You Brother Bill

You have a point…there is a maxim that not all that is known should be said…it is wise to keep silent if one is unsure about the receptive status of the listener…it can sometimes be perceived negatively considering the diversity in opinions and differences in personalities so there are ways and times to voice the truth but it does not in essence change the truth...one can have various reasons for withholding sometimes…like you so rightly gave an example that saying nothing to keep the peace is a noble form of lying but in my humble opinion isn’t that a loftier way of being honest to a higher truth…the voice of conscience or sense of accountability…if that guides us and we don’t stifle it,  it does probe and poke us to realign ourselves to that truth…so in a sense one is always honest… it is the individual’s decision whom they want to be honest to….As Richard Bach wrote your conscience is the measure of the honesty of your selfishness. Listen to it carefully.

Another thing…if your saying the truth can save someone or rather can help someone, wont it be detrimental to withhold it or veil it…an honest person would have the best interest of the other in their hearts and if they really believed in their truths they would also want the other to be in that zone…not forcing their views but rather to help them see to which they themselves are witness to…but that depends again on how sure one is of one’s truth…risking our own life to our value system  is one thing because at the end of the day we are to blame for our personal decisions but leading someone else to believe in one’s half baked theories in another and this thought alone puts so much responsibility on the self ...only a person at peace with the truth can truly be at peace for voicing it…this is a rant again and I hope its not gibberish…but these were just some thoughts ....
 
When the mind is at peace,
the world too is at peace.
Nothing real, nothing absent.
Not holding on to reality,
not getting stuck in the void,
you are neither holy nor wise, just
an ordinary fellow who has completed his work.
 
 
~P'ang Yun
 
 
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Life here is a gamble in which when you win, you lose!
Be content, that's how you beat the game here.
This world is like a pair of dice,
the only reason you pick them up
is to throw them down!
 
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Qu’est-ce donc que nous crie cette avidité et cette impuissance, sinon qu’il y a eu autrefois en l’homme un véritable bonheur dont il ne lui reste maintenant que la marque et la trace toute vide, qu’il essaye inutilement de remplir de tout ce qui l’environne, en cherchant dans les choses absentes le secours qu’il n’obtient pas des présentes, et que les unes et les autres sont incapables de lui donner, parce que ce gouffre infini ne peut être rempli que par un objet infini et immuable ?


Translation: What does this craving, and this helplessness, proclaim but that there was once in man a true happiness, of which all that now remains is the empty print and trace? This he tries in vain to fill with everything around him, seeking in things that are not there the help he cannot find in those that are, though none can help, since this infinite abyss can be filled only with an infinite and immutable object.

~Pensée-Blaise Pascal

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Think about me and I will think about you.

Allah (swt) stated this in the Qur'an. I don't remember the surah or ayah. :)
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Assalaamualekum brother Ehsan...Thank you for that beautiful verse...it is indeed a great reminder
 
Maybe you are referring  to the verse # 152 of surah Baqarah....
 
So remember Me; I will remember you. And be grateful to Me and do not deny Me.
 
(2-152)
 

"Nature is too thin a screen; the glory of the omnipresent God bursts through everywhere."

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In this short Life
That only lasts an hour
How much -- how little -- is
Within our power...(
Emily Dickinson)
The Miniature Earth
 
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To A Child LOVE is spelled T.I.M.E
 
 
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