"I do not feel obligated to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reasons, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use" -Galileo Galilei

"Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation" - Oscar Wilde

Thursday, May 19, 2011


Monday, September 14, 2009

The body is local, consciousness is non local

The body is local, consciousness is non local. The mathematical possibility of consciousness dying with the death of the body is zero.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Three Passions I have Lived For by Bertrand Russell

Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind. These passions, like great winds, have blown me hither and thither, in a wayward course over a deep ocean of anguish, reaching to the very verge of despair.
I have sought love, first, because it brings ecstasy—ecstasy so great that I would often have sacrificed all the rest of my life for a few hours for this joy. I have sought it, next, because it relieves loneliness—that terrible loneliness in which one shivering consciousness looks over the rim of the world into the cold unfathomable lifeless abyss. I have sought it, finally, because in the union of love I have seen, in a mystic miniature, the prefiguring vision of the heaven that saints and poets have imagined. This is what I sought, and though it might seem too good for human life, this is what—at last—I have found.
With equal passion I have sought knowledge. I have wished to understand the hearts of men. I have wished to know why the stars shine…A little of this, but not much, I have achieved.
Love and knowledge, so far as they were possible, led upward toward the heavens. But always pity brought me back to earth. Echoes of cries of pain reverberate in my heart. Children in famine, victims tortured by oppressors, helpless old people a hated burden to their sons, and the whole world of loneliness, poverty, and pain make a mockery of what human life should be. I long to alleviate the evil, but I cannot, and I too suffer.
This has been my life. I have found it worth living, and would gladly live it again if the chance were offered me.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Mother Teresa's Prayer

People are often unreasonable, illogical and self-centered;

....Forgive them anyway

If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives;

....Be Kind anyway

If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies;

....Succeed anyway
If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;

....Be honest and frank anyway

What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;

....Build anyway

If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;

....Be happy anyway

The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;

.....Do good anyway

Give the world the best you have; and it may never be enough;

....Give the world the best you've got anyway

You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God;

....It was never between you and them anyway.
(Mother Teresa's Prayer)