Horen luisteren

Horen luisteren

Iemand zei ooit eens “ik zoek niet, ik vind” [1]
Kun je ook zeggen “ik luister niet, ik hoor” ?
Verhoudt luisteren zich tot zoeken als horen tot vinden ?
Hoort het ongeboren kindje het kloppen van het moederhart ?
Of luistert het kindje naar het moederhart ?
Hoort de componist de tonen van zijn muziek ?
Of luistert hij naar de muziek ?
Hoort u, luistert u ?

[1] Ik dacht de heer Picasso



Killer app; the Gita. Krishna and Arjuna.

Killer app; the Gita. Krishna and Arjuna.

Very happy (Indian style) and joyous exposition of nearly all Indian life, mind, and philosophy through a, one, explanation of the 700 verses (shlokas), takes u one afternoon to read, of the Bhagavad Gita.

Looking for the ‘killer app for contentment’ ?
As she explains it, some of it will surely apply to you too !

Bhagavad Gita (wikipedia)

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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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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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What is knowledge / ¿ Qué es sabiduria ?

( esp: vease al derecho :-). El sitio web mencionado se puede ver en castellano también. )

What is knowledge / ¿ Qué es sabiduria ?

  1. It is silence. / Es silencio.
  2. Then it is listening. / Luego es escuchar.
  3. Then it is memorizing. / Luego es memorizarlo.
  4. Then it is practice accordingly. / Luego es practicarlo así.
  5. Then it to propagate what one has learned. / Luego es propagar lo que has aprendido.

Please note the first three. And the last two. / Por favor nota las primeras tres. Y las ultimás dos.
Also note the first and the second. And the fourth.  / También tomase nota del primero y el secundo. Y el cuarto.
Please especially note the first. / Por favor notase especialemante el primero.

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I experienced someting wonderful today …
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From the very nice site http://www.suficomics.com/sufi-comics.

“Discover Nuggets of Spiritual Wisdom from Islamic Traditions.”
Let’s start with comics, so as not to be too serious in the beginning …

IN BANGALORE (BENGALURU), INDIA !!! , been there, lived there !!!! )

( The site can be viewed in Spanish, and Russian , and Dutch and… / El sitio web se puede ver en castellano, y russo, y holandés y …  )

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PS: Nagachampa incense also from Bangalore / Nagachampa incenso también de Bengaluru




interesting !
and good literature.



“Why cleavest thou to this mere name of tree,
So that thou art utterly balked and disappointed ?
Pass over names and look to qualities,
So that qualities may lead thee to essence”

(Teachings of Rumi, translated and abridged by E.H. Winfield, 1887. Book II, story 17; The Tree of Life)

Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī, also known as Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Balkhī, Mevlânâ/Mawlānā, Mevlevî/Mawlawī, and more popularly simply as Rumi, was a 13th-century Persian Sunni Muslim poet, jurist, Islamic scholar, theologian, and Sufi mystic. Wikipedia

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