[phpwiki] carnatic.com > Karmasaya : Full Text Search Results : Eight

Searching for "Eight" .....

as a tab. Use multiples of __eight__ spaces to make multiple tabs.
Each span of eight spaces will convert to one tab. If the
* [One Thousand Suns: Krishnamurti at Eighty-Five and the Last Walk] (new) .....
* [Eight] (new) .....
* [The Noble Eight Fold Path] (new) .....
With the first seven mantras sprinkle water on the head with the second finger. Reciting the eighth Mantra touch ,the feet with the second finger. Reciting the ninth mantra sprinkle water again on the head. Then repeating the mantra - Om Bhurbhuvassuvah make a circuit of your head.
* [Free Acne Book|http://www.FreeAcneBook.com] titled: "No More Cellulite, No More Acne, No More Overweight" by Wai Genriiu (in PDF format)
* [Computerworld's Premier 100|http://www.idg.net/ic_784761_4394_1-1681.html] : ...Courageous in a crisis, an inspiration to their staffs and attentive to business goals as well as technology innovation. The Premier 100 IT Leaders for 2002 are the might and muscle of today's corporate IT organizations. They have the weight of a staggering economy and pressing security fears on their shoulders, but they've also got the heart and soul to carry the load. And they have a lot to say about how 2002 will shake out for IT. Meet them and learn from them in our third annual special report...
* [Free Acne Book|http://www.FreeAcneBook.com] titled: "No More Cellulite, No More Acne, No More Overweight" by Wai Genriiu (in PDF format)
Questions to Ask Yourself, Regularly
We pay a price for every negative thought we entertain, and it's measured in decreased energy, heightened depression, reduced immune function, and sometimes serious illness. Although you may believe otherwise, we have to reach the place where anger, frustration, worry, and criticism have no place in our experience. Until we do, we are losing energy, diluting our focus, and rendering ourselves vulnerable.
Could you say something about forgiveness?
I know Rudolph Hess is certainly one of the greatest criminals. And his crime becomes even a millionfold bigger, because in the Nuremburg trial with the remaining companions of Adolf Hitler -- who killed almost eight million people in the second world war -- he said in front of the court, "I don't repent anything!" Not only that, he also said, "And if I could start from the very beginning, I would do the same thing again." It is very natural to think this man is not worthy of forgiveness; that will be the common understanding. Everybody will agree with you.
But I cannot agree with you. It does not matter what Rudolf Hess has done, what he is saying. What matters is that you are capable of forgiving even him. That will raise your consciousness to the ultimate heights. If you cannot forgive Rudolf Hess you will remain just an ordinary human being, with all kinds of judgments of worthiness, of unworthiness. But basically you cannot forgive him because your forgiveness is not big enough.
|<a href="http://people.bu.edu/xrpnt/ribbons/"><img src="http://people.bu.edu/xrpnt/ribbons/ribbon_9112001.gif" width="201" height="122" border="0"></a>
drawn to a spiritual life, he renounced his career at its height and sailed
The algebra of infinite justice
What we're witnessing here is the spectacle of the world's most powerful country reaching reflexively, angrily, for an old instinct to fight a new kind of war. Suddenly, when it comes to defending itself, America's streamlined warships, cruise missiles and F-16 jets look like obsolete, lumbering things. As deterrence, its arsenal of nuclear bombs is no longer worth its weight in scrap. Box-cutters, penknives, and cold anger are the weapons with which the wars of the new century will be waged. Anger is the lock pick. It slips through customs unnoticed. Doesn't show up in baggage checks.
Fearing an attack from America, one million citizens have fled from their homes and arrived at the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan. The UN estimates that there are eight million Afghan citizens who need emergency aid. As supplies run out - food and aid agencies have been asked to leave - the BBC reports that one of the worst humanitarian disasters of recent times has begun to unfold. Witness the infinite justice of the new century. Civilians starving to death while they're waiting to be killed.
|<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/bRp0LDZD6ME?rel=0&amp;showinfo=0" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Azim Premji's Success Recipe
An eight-year-old child heard her parents talking about her little brother. All she knew was that he was very sick and they had no money left. They were moving to a smaller house because they could not afford to stay in the present house after paying the doctor's bills. Only a very costly surgery could save him now and there was no one to loan them the money.
Understanding the Lessons of September 11
unprecedented heights, soaring toward the Divine, Infinite Abode of the
Mosaraf Ali
some have renamed him 'The Eighth Wonder of the World
Stomach Ache
4. Take equal weights of dry ginger, black pepper, roasted cumin seeds, dry mint leaves, coriander, asa asafetida, garlic and rock salt. Make a fine powder by grinding all these together. Taking one or half tea spoon of this powder with warm water gives relief from stomach ache. This can be taken two or three times a day after meals. If some of the ingredients are not found, you can make the powder with what ever items being available. Common salt can be used if rock salt is unavailable.
5. Taking one to three grams of ajowan seeds with warm water relieves stomach ache. It becomes more effective if an equal weight of rock salt is added to it. In case rock salt is not available, common salt can be used.
Who am i?
"Who am I?" is the title given to a set of questions and answers bearing on Self-enquiry. The questions were put to Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi by one Sri M. Sivaprakasam Pillai about the year 1902. Sri Pillai, a graduate in Philosophy, was at the time employed in the Revenue Department of the South Arcot Collectorate. During his visit to Tiruvannamalai in 1902 on official work, he went to Virupaksha Cave on Arunachala Hill and met the Master there. He sought from him spiritual guidance, and solicited answers to questions relating to Self-enquiry. As Bhagavan was not talking then, not because of any vow he had taken, but because he did not have the inclination to talk, he answered the questions put to him by gestures, and when these were not understood, by writing. As recollected and recorded by Sri Sivaprakasam Pillai, there were fourteen questions with answers to them given by Bhagavan. This record was first published by Sri Pillai in 1923, along with a couple of poems composed by himself relating how Bhagavan's grace operated in his case by dispelling his doubts and by saving him from a crisis in life. 'Who am I?' has been published several times subsequently. We find thirty questions and answers in some editions and twenty-eight in others. There is also another published version in which the questions are not given, and the teachings are rearranged in the form of an essay. The extant English translation is of this essay. The present rendering is of the text in the form of twenty-eight questions and answers.
Teacher & Students
STUDENT: No, it isn't, teacher. I'm eight today.
Only a Ripe Fruit Falls
Question: Beloved Osho, I feel that through developing an attitude of endurance towards difficulties, I have become resigned to much of life. This resignation feels like a weight pushing against my effort to become more alive in meditation. Does this mean that I have suppressed my ego, and that I must find it again before I can really lose it?
[The Eight Fallacies of Distributed Computing|http://today.java.net/jag/Fallacies.html]
The Ten Marks of a Happy Marriage
9. SPIRITUALITY: God was the first marriage celebrant. He invented marriage. The engagement ring I bought Jan thirty-five years ago had two small diamonds and one larger one to depict the 'Eternal triangle' - one man, one woman, one God. Try to worship together regularly; pray with and for each other. (Yes, those who pray together are much more likely to stay together.) Having a Christian commitment that is both real and similar to each other's is a healthy indicator of future marital harmony. That ought not to preclude each partner relating to God uniquely. However, when one is a committed church-going Christian and the other isn't, there's usually (though not invariably) trouble: talk that out very very carefully before you marry. Some couples have reluctantly called their wedding off when the Christian partner takes seriously the biblical injunction about not being joined with an unbeliever: in my experience only one in eight or nine men will become a Christian after marriage if they weren't before. In a truly Christian marriage the order of priority, always is: God first, spouse second, children third, church/job next. But in a well-ordered and committed life, all these 'loves' enrich one another.
The German Wine Route
|<a href="http://www.germany-tourism.de/e/2837.html"><img alt="The German Wine Route" src="http://www.carnatic.com/kishore/images/route_wine.gif" width="167" height="315" border="0" /></a>
If you want to lose weight, [goto India|http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/sci/tech/newsid_1668000/1668872.stm] :-)
|<img src="http://www.carnatic.com/images/IMG_0131.JPG" width="512" height="384" border=0 alt="fruits">
[Derk Richardson] : [Eight Things I Learned|http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/gate/archive/2001/12/06/derk.DTL] from [George Harrison]
[Lightweight Languages Workshop|http://ll1.mit.edu/]
Enron's Cows
You sell three of them to your publicly listed company, using Letters of credit opened by your brother-in-law at the bank, then Execute a debt/ equity swap with an associated general offer so that you get all four cows back, with a tax exemption for five cows. The milk rights of the six cows are transferred via an intermediary to a Cayman Island company secretly owned by the majority shareholder who sells the rights to all seven cows back to your listed company. The Annual report says the company owns eight cows, with an option on one more. - No Balance Sheet provided with the release.
Corporate Rebels
Eight Who Made A Difference By Challenging Conventional Wisdom
Not deceptive or fraudulent; genuine: honest weight.
THIS IS THE birthday of Lord Krishna, the eighth Divine Incarnation. It falls on the 8th day of the dark half of the month of Bhadrapada (August-September). This is one of the greatest of all Hindu festivals. Lord Krishna was born at midnight. A twenty-four hour fast is observed on this day, which is broken at midnight.
Study the Bhagavatam and the Pancharatras, which are equal to the Upanishads. You will know all about the glory of Lord Krishna, His Lilas and superhuman deeds. The eighth Avatara, Krishna, who has become the Beloved of India and the world at large, had a threefold objective: to destroy the wicked demons, to play the leading role in the great war fought on the battlefield of Kurukshetra (where he delivered His wonderful message of the Gita) and to become the centre of a marvellous development of the Bhakti schools of India.
1. During the preceding eight days, Japa of Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya is done intensely.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kurt_Vonnegut#Writing : ..In his book Bagombo Snuff Box: Uncollected Short Fiction, Vonnegut listed eight rules for writing a short story..
| <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/e9dZQelULDk" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe>
|<img alt="Fruit Orchard in Oppenau" src="http://www.carnatic.com/kishore/images/20020218oppenau.jpg" width="640" height="480" border="0" />
Wendell Berry
Findings. Iowa City, Iowa: The Prairie Press, 1968. A book of eight poems.
The Hand That Rocks The Cradle Rules the World
We learn so many important things from the mother. This learning is not just from the things she explains to us, but from the way she lives her life. If she is patient, we learn patience. If she is angry and unhappy, then we learn to be angry and unhappy. How wonderful it is for a mother to be in the home and give her children the great gifts of life by her example. She can teach them so many things, bring them into profound understandings about the world around them and offer them basic values and points of view that will sustain them throughout their life. Her gift of love is directly to the child, but indirectly it is a gift to all of humanity, isn't it? A child does not learn much from the father until he is older, perhaps eight or nine, or ten years of age.
When you become angry leave the place immediately. Take a long walk; stay away for a half hour. Repeat the sacred mantra OM SANTI one hundred and eight times. You will find that your anger subsides. Another way is to count from one to thirty - your anger will subside. When anger tries to show itself, observe silence. Never utter a harsh word. Try to nip it off before it emerges from the subconscious mind.
eight rungs of anger on the "violence ladder:" sneaky anger, the cold
|<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/w4yJjMdYiP0" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Oh, Poor India!
Poor India ! Thy journalists are indeed thy worst enemies: they have proved it again after the Sabamarti episode. Here you have fifty eight innocent people, thirty of them being women and children, who are savagely murdered in the most horrific manner, only because they are Hindus. They have killed nobody, whatever the rightfulness or wrongfulness of their cause, they have burnt nobody; they have insulted nobody. And yet, the whole grisly episode was turned against them: instead of being victims of the most horrendous premeditated murder, thy journalists made them responsible for their own deaths. Why ? Because they were "fanatics ", who want to build a temple dedicated to the most cherished of Hindu Gods, Ram, on a site which has been held sacred by Hindus for three thousand years ? What a terrible crime ! But Spanish Christians retook the Mosques which had been built by the invading Moors and reconverted them into churches. Turks too grabbed the beautiful Byzantine basilicas in Istanbul, erstwhile Constantinople and made them into mosques - and nobody today finds anything to say. But look how the Indian Media also keeps throwing the blame on the VHP which is "forcing" the temple issue and "provoking" Muslims. Then, when the rioting started and Hindu anger at the terrible manner in which their brothers and sisters were killed, was directed at Muslims, it became "communal rioting"; and of course, people like M.J. Akbar put the entire blame on Hindu "fundamentalism". Yet, it is the Hindus who have always been the target of Muslim killings, whether it is in Kashmir, Bangladesh, or Pakistan. But when they dare to hit back, they are labelled as "fanatics", forgetting that India has been a land of refuge for centuries, thanks to Hindu tolerance.
[Eight Lectures On Yoga|http://www.deoxy.org/annex/8yoga0.htm] by Mahatma Guru-Sri Paramahansa Shivaji-Aleister Crowley
The Eight Limbs : Yama.
Svara Sadhana
4. Keep the two heels together near the right buttock. The right knee will be over the left knee. Keep the left palm on the ground a foot away and let the weight of the trunk rest on the left hand. Do not bend at the elbow. Turn the head also towards the left side. This is an effective method. Catch hold of the left ankle with the right hand.
|<object width="640" height="385"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/3BB41MLgoWk?fs=1&hl=en_US"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/3BB41MLgoWk?fs=1&hl=en_US" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="640" height="385"></embed></object>
Norman Walker
"Pure & Simple Natural Weight Control" (129 pgs.) -- A weight loss strategy
|<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/ckjLY3VsDho?rel=0" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe>
|<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/OEoUpsCEp68?rel=0" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe>
necessary to drink at least eight glasses of water each day. Inadequate
||<object width="445" height="364"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/-E_jZ0zxUFc&hl=en&fs=1&border=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/-E_jZ0zxUFc&hl=en&fs=1&border=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="445" height="364"></embed></object>
The first requisite of a good citizen in this republic of ours is that he shall be able and willing to pull his weight.
Sacred Thread
http://www.hinduism.co.za/sacred.htm : ...The Sacred Thread is spun by a virgin Brahmana girl and twisted by a Brahmana. The composition of the Sacred Thread is full of symbolism and significance. Its length is ninetysix times as the breadth of the four fingers of a man, which is equal to his height. Each of the four fingers represents one of the four states the soul of a man experiences from time to time, namely, waking, dreaming, dreamless sleep and absolute Brahmanhood (Turiya or the fourth state). The three folds of the cord are also symbolical. They represent the three Gunas (Sattwa, Rajas and Tamas) reality, passion and darkness, out of which the whole universe is evolved. It was done, so that the Sattwaguna or the good quality of reality may predominate in a man, and so he may attain spiritual merits. The three cords remind the wearer that he has to pay off the Three Debts he owes:
|<img src="http://www.bookcrossing.com/images/RunningBook33.gif" |onMouseOver="this.src=this.src;" width=33 height=33 border=0 align=middle |alt="Read and Release at BookCrossing.com..."></a>
NR Narayana Murthy
#) Work hard and smart for eight or nine hours.
Harsh as it seems, Ari's proposal is mild compared to what Jesus suggests for those who rob children of their childhood: "If anyone causes one of these to stumble, it would be better for him to be weighted with a millstone and cast into the sea."
The University of Hard Knocks
eighty--Too busy to bury--Sympathy for the "sob squad"--Child sees
Moses was eighty years getting ready to do forty years work. The
When that picture was taken the oldest was not more than eighteen,
Moses Begins at Eighty
Moses, the great Hebrew law-giver, was eighty years old before he
started south. It took him eighty years to get ready. Moses did not
eighty. He went on south into the extra editions after that!
I see Moses at eighty starting for the Wilderness so fast Aaron
can hardly keep up. Moses is eighty-five and busier and more
man. You are eighty-five years old and full of honors. We are the
Moses is eighty-six and the committee 'phones over, "Moses, can you
Kishore Balakrishnan 2002
| Second tip at <a href="http://www.ithaca.edu/library/Training/htmlhints.html">Eight Tips on using HTML and constructing Web pages</a> is "<b>Figure out your purpose in life</b>. Or at least figure out the purpose of your Web site. You might ask yourself these questions: What do you want to say? Who do you intend your audience to be? Do you have enough to offer to make a Web site worth your while to create and worth someone's while to look at it, return to, and recommend to a friend."
Dr. Bieler's Health Broth
Dr. Bielers famous health broth recipe for energy, weight loss, and cleansing
[Eight] : [The Noble Eight Fold Path]
The Noble Eight Fold Path
[Eight] > The Noble Eight Fold Path
[Numbers] > Eight
[The Noble Eight Fold Path]
[The Noble Eightfold Path]
Ten ways to enhance your family dinnertime
Sitting down to eat makes your meals special. It also helps if you are trying to lose weight. Treating your food with respect will make you more aware of how much you eat and when.
Eknath Easwaran
[The Eight Point Program|http://www.nilgiri.org/nilgiri.cfm?pageid=1]
Basic Theosophy Course
* The Noble Eightfold Path - Guidelines on how to quicken the evolutionary pace; the perfection of virtues and the ideals of right living. Living the life of a true theosophist and finding peace and joy in the process.
Asit Chandmal
[Books] : [One Thousand Suns: Krishnamurti at Eighty-Five and the Last Walk]
One Thousand Suns: Krishnamurti at Eighty-Five and the Last Walk
[Books] > One Thousand Suns: Krishnamurti at Eighty-Five and the Last Walk
|<a href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0893816310/carnaticcom"><img src="http://images.amazon.com/images/P/0893816310.01.TZZZZZZZ.jpg" border="0" alt="One Thousand Suns: Krishnamurti at Eighty-Five and the Last Walk by Asit Chandmal" hspace="3" vspace="3"/></a>
[One Thousand Suns: Krishnamurti at Eighty-Five and the Last Walk]
[Sun Honors Six with 'Fellow'|http://siliconvalley.internet.com/news/article.php/2106551] : ....."Innovation is only partly about technology. The bigger part is the people who have the insights, make the connections, and spur each other to new heights," said Sun CTO Greg Papadopoulos. "It has always been the people of Sun that produce not just big ideas but big results. This is an elite group of experts in their fields who understand how to create and apply technology to provide real-life solutions to our customers worldwide as networks grow more complex.".....
Martin Gray
http://www.sacredsites.com/ : Martin Gray is an anthropologist and photographer specializing in the study of sacred sites and pilgrimage traditions around the world. Traveling as a pilgrim, Martin spent twenty years, visiting and photographing over 1000 sacred sites in eighty countries.
All you have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to you
|<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/NRFUrelQAYg" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Joe Fitzgibbon
Books: Weight Loss for Health Gain , Fatigue
The lands, both agricultural and poromboke and the forests in and around the village belong to th? temple. Those who own Dewaswom lands are bound by covenants to pay annuity to the temple by way of cash, paddy and oil. According to this practice, the temple has an annual income of 7,000 paras (measures) of paddy annually. The temple is administered by the Naduvil Madom Devaswom who have totally eighteen temples under their control. A manager to look after the day to day work of the temple is appointed for each temple. The manager is responsible to collect annuities from those who keep temple lands, pay wages for staff, maintain temple accounts and property and arrange for celebration of temple festivals.
|<object width="445" height="364"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/-E_jZ0zxUFc&hl=en&fs=1&border=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/-E_jZ0zxUFc&hl=en&fs=1&border=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="445" height="364"></embed></object>
|<object width="560" height="340"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/VsmcYRSvwGM&hl=en&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/VsmcYRSvwGM&hl=en&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="560" height="340"></embed></object>
Rutger Kortenhorst
If we consider Shakespeare’s English, we realize how different and therefore difficult for us his English language was although it is just English from less than 500 years ago. We struggle with the meaning of Shakespeare’s English or that of the King James Bible. Go back a bit further and we don’t have a clue about the English from the time of Chaucer’s ‘Pilgrim’s Progress’ from around 700 AD. We cannot even call this English anymore and now rightly call it Anglo-Saxon. So English hadn’t even been born! All languages keep changing beyond recognition. They change because they are defective. The changes are in fact corruptions. They are born and die after seven or eight hundred years –about the lifetime of a Giant Redwood Tree- because after so much corruption they have no life left in them. Surprisingly there is one language in the world that does not have this short lifespan. Sanskrit is the only exception. It is a never-dying constant. The reason for the constancy in Sanskrit is that it is completely structured and thought out. There is not a word that has been left out in its grammar or etymology, which means every word can be traced back to where it came from originally. This does not mean there is no room for new words either. Just as in English we use older concepts from Greek and Latin to express modern inventions like a television: ‘tele [far] – vision [seeing]’ or ‘compute –er’. Sanskrit in fact specializes in making up compound words from smaller words and parts. The word ‘Sams - krita’ itself means ‘completely – made’.
|<iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/SuiAW_6XKVM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
http://www.thelifton19th.com/ - The Lift is a small bookstore, gift shop, and jewelry boutique on historic West 19th Street in the Heights area of Houston. I hope its new bestselling books at a discount, Waxing Poetic jewelry, whimsical gifts, and other good things will give you a lift. So come on in, relax, and browse a bit. -- Rhonda Rhodes - Owner and shopkeeper
Alan Watts
|<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/YMDu3JdQ8Ow" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
So, for example, you’ve probably heard weight-loss advice from everyone from talk show hosts to your neighbor. This suggests that you can do better by talking to bodybuilders, who can control exactly which day they’ll hit their goal.
For another example, it’s well-known that to get stronger you need to push your muscles to their limits&#8202;—&#8202;and specifically their strength limits, rather than their endurance limits. There are vast swaths of the Internet where everyone understands what implications this has for training, with plenty shouting it at the top of their lungs. But if you look around for advice on “how to get fit,” you’re perhaps more likely to find advice to do lots of crunches, or warnings that weights might make you look like a steroid junkie. One journalist described crossing this gap as “I somehow bumbled my way into a parallel universe of American fitness, one in which men know exactly how to get strong.”
| <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/kAyBsg2jQxg?rel=0" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe>
| <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/dBnniua6-oM?rel=0" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Most people can jump-start their weight loss by cutting out all [starch]es, [sugar]s & [alcohol]s while consuming more [protein]s and [fat]s.
[davidgetoff] : https://price-pottenger.org/healthy-living-tips/diet-weight-loss/sabotage-foods
[The nine main siddhis and eight additional siddhis|http://www.angelfire.com/electronic/zennun/nine_siddhis.html]
|<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/sI4tKfIC604?rel=0" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe>
|<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/8akkfjZbiw4?rel=0&showinfo=0" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe>
AT A LYCEUM, not long since, I felt that the lecturer had chosen a theme too foreign to himself, and so failed to interest me as much as he might have done. He described things not in or near to his heart, but toward his extremities and superficies. There was, in this sense, no truly central or centralizing thought in the lecture. I would have had him deal with his privatest experience, as the poet does. The greatest compliment that was ever paid me was when one asked me what I thought, and attended to my answer. I am surprised, as well as delighted, when this happens, it is such a rare use he would make of me, as if he were acquainted with the tool. Commonly, if men want anything of me, it is only to know how many acres I make of their land- since I am a surveyor- or, at most, what trivial news I have burdened myself with. They never will go to law for my meat; they prefer the shell. A man once came a considerable distance to ask me to lecture on Slavery; but on conversing with him, I found that he and his clique expected seven eighths of the lecture to be theirs, and only one eighth mine; so I declined. I take it for granted, when I am invited to lecture anywhere- for I have had a little experience in that business- that there is a desire to hear what I think on some subject, though I may be the greatest fool in the country- and not that I should say pleasant things merely, or such as the audience will assent to; and I resolve, accordingly, that I will give them a strong dose of myself. They have sent for me, and engaged to pay for me, and I am determined that they shall have me, though I bore them beyond all precedent.
Howitt says of the man who found the great nugget which weighed twenty-eight pounds, at the Bendigo diggings in Australia: "He soon began to drink; got a horse, and rode all about, generally at full gallop, and, when he met people, called out to inquire if they knew who he was, and then kindly informed them that he was 'the bloody wretch that had found the nugget.' At last he rode full speed against a tree, and nearly knocked his brains out." I think, however, there was no danger of that, for he had already knocked his brains out against the nugget. Howitt adds, "He is a hopelessly ruined man." But he is a type of the class. They are all fast men. Hear some of the names of the places where they dig: "Jackass Flat"- "Sheep's-Head Gully"- "Murderer's Bar," etc. Is there no satire in these names? Let them carry their ill-gotten wealth where they will, I am thinking it will still be "Jackass Flat," if not "Murderer's Bar," where they live.
"I look down from my height on nations,
Eighth Grade

119 matches found in 80 pages. Page generated in 0.0584 seconds on 2020/08/14 Friday 01:16:15pm