Monastery Quotes

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i-would-go-from-one-city-to-next-inspired-by-monks-in-middle-ages-who-would-carry-knowledge-from-one-monastery-to-next-monastery
i-still-have-same-beliefs-as-when-i-was-in-monastery
my-imagination-is-monastery-i-am-its-monk-john-keats
my-imagination-is-a-monastery-and-i-am-its-monk
you-have-to-put-yourself-in-situation-lifestyle-that-makes-you-do-work-even-if-its-monastery-martin-scorsese
ive-never-been-with-women-because-im-celibate-as-ordered-by-god-as-if-i-were-in-monastery-for-me-church-is-my-wife
most-utopian-community-ideas-actually-are-religious-theyre-based-more-on-idea-monastery-than-commune-christopher-hitchens
living-in-monastery-even-as-guest-rather-than-monk-you-have-more-opportunities-than-you-might-have-elsewhere-to-see-world-as-it-is-instead-through-shadow-that-you-cast-upon-it-de
i-first-had-version-this-at-japanese-monastery-during-silent-retreatdont-ask-its-long-story-gwyneth-paltrow
i-remember-going-to-monastery-library-when-i-was-young-being-surrounded-by-ancient-books-i-fell-in-love
satan-stations-more-devils-on-monastery-walls-than-in-dens-iniquity-for-latter-offer-no-resistance-fulton-j-sheen
death-is-only-monastery-tomb-is-only-cell-grave-that-adjoins-convent-is-bitterest-mock-its-futility-edward-bulwerlytton
martin-luther-dreamed-up-protestantism-while-sitting-on-toilet-at-wittenburg-monastery-we-know-what-big-movement-that-became-anton-szandor-lavey
my-brothers-inspiration-to-me-he-dedicated-himself-like-he-was-monk-at-monastery-he-has-shown-that-no-matter-what-happens-if-you-keep-your-attitude-positive-theres-nothing-you-ca
he-was-somebody-who-made-me-think-i-suppose-about-contemplative-life-ive-always-been-city-fellow-but-ive-often-had-vague-thoughts-about-checking-out-perhaps-going-into-monastery-
you-utter-vow-forge-signature-you-may-find-yourself-bound-for-life-to-monastery-woman-prison-bronislaw-malinowski
martin-luther-dreamed-up-protestantism-while-sitting-on-the-toiled-at-wittenburg-monastery-and-we-know-what-a-big-movement-that-became
you-utter-a-vow-or-forge-a-signature-and-you-may-find-yourself-bound-for-life-to-a-monastery-a-woman-or-prison
noise-pollution-is-relative-thing-in-city-its-jet-plane-taking-off-in-monastery-its-pen-that-scratches-robert-orben
i-always-thought-if-i-was-born-2000-years-earlier-i-would-be-monk-probably-carving-monastery-some-giant-pantheon-buildings
society-doesnt-need-that-everybody-is-behaving-in-full-normal-way-like-people-in-buddhist-monastery-but-eccentricity-may-also-connect-with-john-muir
the-idea-walls-monastery-was-to-keep-everybody-else-out-because-you-wanted-to-develop-certain-type-life-most-people-in-world-had-different-ideas-frederick-lenz
if-youre-sitting-in-monastery-where-your-schedule-is-set-you-have-few-uncontrolled-variables-thats-fantastic-that-you-can-do-lovingkindness-meditation-but-thats-not-world-i-live-
let-love-lead-your-soul-make-it-place-to-retire-to-kind-monastery-cave-retreat-for-deepest-core-your-being-farid-aldin-attar
nothing-more-rapidly-inclines-person-to-go-into-monastery-than-reading-book-on-etiquette-there-are-many-trivial-ways-in-which-it-is-possible-to-commit-some-social-sin
i-turned-into-monk-when-my-mother-went-to-learn-buddhism-in-burma-while-she-learnt-at-monastery-i-used-to-roam-around-with-begging-bowl-ask-for-food
i-remembered-something-father-michael-said-to-me-monastery-the-human-soul-is-meant-to-expand-things-that-once-captured-your-heart-may-no-longer-be-able-to-contain-it-susan-e-isaa
i-dont-think-theres-any-great-mystery-to-writing-female-characters-long-as-you-talk-to-them-if-you-lived-in-monastery-never-met-any-women-maybe-it-ken-follett
the-early-masters-also-introduced-walking-meditation-hard-work-to-monastery-for-too-much-sitting-could-reach-point-diminishing-returns-james-h-austin
the-only-people-who-had-authority-within-church-to-stop-brendan-smyth-from-having-contact-with-children-were-his-abbot-in-monastery-in-kilnacrott-his-religious-superiors-in-norbe
the-library-was-quiet-it-was-busy-but-it-was-quiet-i-thought-it-must-be-like-this-in-monastery-where-you-had-company-sympathy-but-your-thoughts-were-your-own-jeanette-winterson
running-is-just-such-monastery-retreat-place-to-commune-with-god-yourself-place-for-psychological-spiritual-renewal-george-a-sheehan
i-like-monastic-life-in-prayer-praising-this-has-charged-me-with-new-energy-spiritual-energy-this-is-important-for-my-ministry-outside-monastery-pope-tawadros-ii-alexandria
i-think-to-be-in-monastery-ashram-is-not-always-answer-because-we-dont-fight-we-kick-back-we-dont-listen-to-sri-krishna-frederick-lenz
in-old-days-zen-was-not-really-practiced-much-in-monastery-the-zen-master-usually-lived-up-on-top-mountain-hill-in-forest-sometimes-in-frederick-lenz
the-person-whos-in-zen-monastery-whos-doing-kind-poor-job-at-meditating-halfass-job-cleaning-gardens-is-not-doing-good-yoga-frederick-lenz
i-am-what-is-called-feminist-thirty-years-ago-i-left-monastery-began-sane-human-existence-within-two-three-years-i-find-i-was-defending-rights-joseph-mccabe
in-love-sufi-meeting-house-and-wineshop-are-one-place-as-are-all-places-where-we-find-the-loved-ones-radiant-race-and-what-sufis-make-show-can-be-found-equally-among-monks-before
the-tall-monk-who-came-striding-down-shadowed-monastery-corridor-was-surprisingly-young-barely-thirty-as-he-swept-past-novices-his-dark-robe-flapping-wildly-around-his-legs-they-
even-in-remote-monastery-you-may-still-be-remote-from-truth-to-find-truth-all-you-need-is-sound-way-thinking-mehmet-murat-ildan
religious-despair-is-often-defense-against-boredom-daily-grind-existence-lacking-intensity-in-our-lives-we-say-that-we-are-distant-from-god-then-seek-to-make-that-distance-into-i
it-was-cold-in-monastery-sometimes-wind-came-from-sea-with-ice-in-it-it-could-freeze-skin-off-your-face-once-snow-was-deep-we-couldnt-get-out-doors-to-woodshed-a-monk-jumped-from
When a fine old carpet is eaten by mice, the colors and patterns of what's left behind do not change, ' wrote my neighbor and friend, the poet Jane Hirschfield, after she visited an old friend suffering from Alzheimer's disease in a nursing home. And so it was with my father. His mind did not melt evenly into undistinguishable lumps, like a dissolving sand castle. It was ravaged selectively, like Tintern Abbey, the Cistercian monastery in northern Wales suppressed in 1531 by King Henry VIII in his split with the Church of Rome. Tintern was turned over to a nobleman, its stained-glass windows smashed, its roof tiles taken up and relaid in village houses. Holy artifacts were sold to passing tourists. Religious statues turned up in nearby gardens. At least one interior wall was dismantled to build a pigsty. I've seen photographs of the remains that inspired Wordsworth: a Gothic skeleton, soaring and roofless, in a green hilly landscape. Grass grows in the transept. The vanished roof lets in light. The delicate stone tracery of its slim, arched quatrefoil windows opens onto green pastures where black-and-white cows graze. Its shape is beautiful, formal, and mysterious. After he developed dementia, my father was no longer useful to anybody. But in the shelter of his broken walls, my mother learned to balance her checkbook, and my heart melted and opened. Never would I wish upon my father the misery of his final years. But he was sacred in his ruin, and I took from it the shards that still sustain me.

Katy Butler
when-fine-old-carpet-is-eaten-by-mice-colors-patterns-whats-left-behind-do-not-change-wrote-my-neighbor-friend-poet-jane-hirschfield-after-she-visited-old-friend-suffering-from-a
When a man kills another man, the people say he is a murderer, but when the Emir kills him, the Emir is just. When a man robs a monastery, they say he is a thief, but when the Emir robs him of his life, the Emir is honourable. When a woman betrays her husband, they say she is an adulteress, but when the Emir makes her walk naked in the streets and stones her later, the Emir is noble. Shedding of blood is forbidden, but who made it lawful for the Emir? Stealing one's money is a crime, but taking away one's life is a noble act. Betrayal of a husband may be an ugly deed, but stoning of living souls is a beautiful sight. Shall we meet evil with evil and say this is the Law? Shall we fight corruption with greater corruption and say this is the Rule? Shall we conquer crimes with more crimes and say this is Justice? Had not the Emir killed an enemy in his past life? Had he not robbed his weak subjects of money and property? Had he not committed adultery? Was he infallible when he killed the murderer and hanged the thief in the tree? Who are those who hanged the thief in the tree? Are they angels descended from heaven, or men looting and usurping? Who cut off the murderer's head? Are they divine prophets, or soldiers shedding blood wherever they go? Who stoned that adulteress? Were they virtuous hermits who came from their monasteries, or humans who loved to commit atrocities with glee, under the protection of ignorant Law? What is Law? Who saw it coming with the sun from the depths of heaven? What human saw the heart of God and found its will or purpose? In what century did the angels walk among the people and preach to them, saying, "Forbid the weak from enjoying life, and kill the outlaws with the sharp edge of the sword, and step upon the sinners with iron feet?

Kahlil Gibran
when-man-kills-another-man-people-say-he-is-murderer-but-when-emir-kills-him-emir-is-just-when-man-robs-monastery-they-say-he-is-thief-but-when-emir-robs-him-his-life-emir-is-hon
If we are inclined to forget how much there is in the world besides that which we anticipate, then works of art are perhaps a little to blame, for in them we find at work the same process of simplification or selection as in the imagination. Artistic accounts include severe abbreviations of what reality will force upon us. A travel book may tell us, for example, that the narrator journeyed through the afternoon to reach the hill town of X and after a night in its medieval monastery awoke to a misty dawn. But we never simply 'journey through an afternoon'. We sit in a train. Lunch digests awkwardly within us. The seat cloth is grey. We look out the window at a field. We look back inside. A drum of anxieties resolves in our consciousness. We notice a luggage label affixed to a suitcase in a rack above the seats opposite. We tap a finger on the window ledge. A broken nail on an index finger catches a thread. It starts to rain. A drop wends a muddy path down the dust-coated window. We wonder where our ticket might be. We look back at the field. It continues to rain. At last, the train starts to move. It passes an iron bridge, after which it inexplicably stops. A fly lands on the window And still we may have reached the end only of the first minute of a comprehensive account of the events lurking within the deceptive sentence 'He journeyed through the afternoon'. A storyteller who provides us with such a profusion of details would rapidly grow maddening. Unfortunately, life itself often subscribes to this mode of storytelling, wearking us out with repetitions, misleading emphases[, ] and inconsequential plot lines. It insists on showing us Burdak Electronics, the safety handle in the car, a stray dog, a Christmas card[, ] and a fly that lands first on the rim and then the centre of a laden ashtray. Which explains the curious phenomenon whereby valuable elements may be easier to experience in art and in anticipation than in reality. The anticipatory and artistic imaginations omit and compress; they cut away the periods of boredom and direct our attention to critical moments, and thus, without either lying or embellishing, they lend to life a vividness and a coherence that it may lack in the distracting woolliness of the present.

Alain de Botton
if-we-are-inclined-to-forget-how-much-there-is-in-world-besides-that-which-we-anticipate-then-works-art-are-perhaps-little-to-blame-for-in-them-we-find-at-work-same-process-simpl
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