Monthly Archives: December 2011

A City of Promise

“A tranquil city of good laws, fine architecture, and clean streets is like a classroom of obedient dullards, or a field of gelded bulls – whereas a city of anarchy is a city of promise.” -Mark Helprin art via imgur

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Parinirvana

“‘Awareness’ is the quintessential teaching of the Buddha–from the awareness of cool air as you breath in and then out, to the profound awareness of natural perfection. And with boundless compassion and courage, the sole purpose and activity of all … Continue reading

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Cold Day

“Nothing burns like the cold.” -George R.R. Martin Detroit circa 1904. “Fountain of ice, Washington Boulevard.” via Shorpy

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Open Eyes, Broken Heart

“Do not close your eyes before suffering. Find ways to be with those who are suffering by all means, including personal contacts and visits, images and sounds. By such means, awaken yourself and others to the reality of suffering in … Continue reading

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Gratitude

“Rise up and be thankful.” -The Buddha

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Fairytale of New York

Possibly the greatest Christmas song ever:

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2011

“Chaos is what we’ve lost touch with. This is why it is given a bad name. It is feared by the dominant archetype of our world, which is Ego, which clenches because its existence is defined in terms of control.” … Continue reading

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The Airman’s Earth

“Never in all their history have men been able truly to conceive of the world as one: a single sphere, a globe, having the qualities of a globe, a round earth in which all the directions eventually meet, in which … Continue reading

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beloved

From 106 of the most beloved Street Art Photos of 2011(Street Art Utopia)

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Respect Your Mother

“Cut down the forest of desires, not the forest of trees.” -The Buddha

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