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July 25, 2015  Theme for the Week: Right Action

“Tao never resorts to actin,

Yet nothing remains undone.”

—Lao Tzu

“Love is watchful, and whilst resting never sleeps; weary, it is never exhausted; imprisoned, it is never in bonds; alarmed, it is never afraid; like a living flame and a burning torch, it surges upward and surely surmounts every obstacle.”

—Thomas a Kempis

July 26, 2015   Theme for the Week: Right Action

“Right thought is a good thing, but thought alone does not count for much unless it is translated into action.”

 — H.P. Blavatsky

“Virtue consists, not in abstaining from vice, but in not desiring it.”

 — George Bernard Shaw

We are told that the Four Noble Truths correlate to the Four Rounds.  Does anyone know why it is an "eightfold" path and not a tenfold or other any number? 

It will take me awhile to find it.   (Maybe, correlation is not the right word).

Somewhere I read we have only the four gospels, the four Noble Truths, and the four Vedas because we are only in the fourth round.  I thought this was so amazing.

Is it a coincident there are eight limbs of Yoga?

I was wondering the same with the the 9 divisions of Bhakti found in the Bhagavatam Purana.

July 27,  2015  Theme of the Week: Right Action

“You will find rest from vain fancies if you perform every act in life as though it were your last.”

— Marcus Aurelius

“All action in this world has some drawback about it.  It is man’s duty and privilege to reduce it.”

— M.K. Gandhi

July 28,  2015     Theme for the Week: Right Action

“The discerning power that knows how to begin and to renounce, what should and what should not be done, what is to be feared and what not, what holds fast and what sets the soul free, is the sattva quality.”

— Shri Krishna

July 29, 2015     Theme of the Week:  Right Action

 “Things won are done; joy’s soul lies in the doing.”

— William Shakespeare

 “The longest journey

Is the journey inwards

Of him who has chosen his destiny.”

— Dag Hammaskjold

For action to be right must it come from right knowledge and be guided by right intentions?

July 30, 2015    Theme for the Week: Right Action

“The superior man acts before he speaks, and afterwards speaks according to his actions.”   

  —  Confucius

“A wrongdoer is often a man who has left something undone,

not always one who has done something.”   

  —  Marcus Aurelius