Avila, Teresa, Nada te turbe

Avila, Teresa, Nada te turbe

Een tamelijk lange lezing over Teresa van Avila (wikipedia), een Spaanse mystica uit de 16e eeuw, Spanje’s gouden eeuw.

Klein citaatje uit de lezing (~minuut 38:10):
“There are some people who’ve never seen a tree unless they’re ready to saw it down.
And they never see themselves except as a commodity to be used.
There are some people who think they only are what they do.
And therefore they think the more they do the more they are.”

“Nada te turbe” (wees onbevreesd) was een van haar gevleugelde uitspraken.
Het volledige gedichtje is hier te lezen.

Dit soort zaken vielen vroeger onder het vak “Godsdienst”.

teresa de avila

teresa de avila, 1515-1582

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Flamenco, el compás

Flamenco, el compás

… many guitarists hear lots of noise, but in reality there’s a lot of silence and space.
We should keep this in mind.

… many guitarists hear lots of noise, but in reality there’s a lot of silence and space.
We should keep this in mind.

 

(and, as a bonus, a small little beautiful chinese melody here)
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Alas, don’t tell…

For more on Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī (Persian: جلال‌الدین محمد رومی‎‎), also known as Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Balkhī (جلال‌الدین محمد بلخى), Mevlânâ/Mawlānā (مولانا, “our master”), Mevlevî/Mawlawī (مولوی, “my master”), and more popularly simply as Rumi (30 September 1207 – 17 December 1273), see Rumi on Wikipedia

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“Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era”

Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era”

The 19th Party Congress is being held in Beijing.

BRI (Belt and Road Initiative)

Next boss ?

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