Monday, 12 January 2009

Οι άνθρωποι όταν λένε «σ’ αγαπώ», αγαπάνε τον εαυτό τους

Χρειάστηκε να περάσουν πολλά χρόνια για να καταλάβω ότι οι άνθρωποι όταν λένε «σ’ αγαπώ», αγαπάνε τον εαυτό τους και όχι αυτόν στον οποίον απευθύνουν την κουβέντα. Είναι μια ιδιότυπη μορφή Αττικής σύνταξης – εκτός Τριανταφυλλίδη.

Σταύρος Σταυρόπουλος, Τι γίνονται οι λέξεις όταν μεγαλώνουν, εκδ. Ελληνικά Γράμματα, 2008

Wednesday, 7 January 2009

What is the energy of compassion?

Now we shouldn’t see compassion as some romantic concept, but ask ourselves: “What is the energy of compassion?“ In order to answer that you first have to ask yourself: What is the basic principle of thinking, of the mind? It is black-white, either-or, me or you. For compassion we just have to change one word: me AND you. That is the process of compassion. Whenever there’s “me and you”, there’s a state of stillness. Stillness is not the absence of noise; stillness is the process of you and me at the same time. Not forgetting me, and not forgetting you either, nothing else. And then I ask you: if you look at the world, if you look at your life, is there even one reason for not having the connection “me and you” every day, with everyone? There is absolutely no reason. When you see that, in that compassion automatically you’ll have the chain of feelings, the out-of-body consciousness, modern meditation and the inner state of stillness. That is all you need in this life.
Manuel Schoch, (1946 - 2008)