Monday, 7 July 2014

La alt være som det er - Detachment - Manifest plainness, Embrace simplicity, Reduce selfishness, Have few desires.”

Jeg er den heldige eier av Gamle antikke bøker med  gammel skrift som er nær sagt uleselig. 
Dekorative er de nå uansett. Men fant litt lektyre om innholdet for spesielt interesserte. Ordet kunnskap betyr fra Latin -  Ex Sciencia Tridens - Kunnskap gir makt

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. (Genesis 1:1)

The Meaning of Genesis
Controversy surrounds the meaning of the first four chapters of Genesis. Is Genesis scientifically accurate? Written thousands of years ago, the original scrolls explained the creation of the physical world and our relationship with God with beautiful prose, symbolism and allegory. Using the New International Version along with the original Hebrew, the true meaning of Genesis is explained.
Martin Luthers oppvekst og liv som munk
 Martin Luther var sterkt uenig, og kritiserte kirken. Han mente det ikke gikk an å kjøpe seg ut av synden, men at synden ble tilgitt av Gud gjennom nåden. Menneskene trengte verken betale eller gjøre noe spesielt mente han, de måtte bare be til Gud om nåden. Martin Luthers nye tanker ble i ettertid kalt for reformasjonen. 

“Solitude is the soil in which genius is planted, creativity grows, and legends bloom; faith in oneself is the rain that cultivates a hero to endure the storm, and bare the genesis of a new world, a new forest.” 
― Mike Norton

“Like the most of you, I was raised among people who knew - who were certain. They did not reason or investigate. They had no doubts. They knew that they had the truth. In their creed there was no guess — no perhaps. They had a revelation from God. They knew the beginning of things. They knew that God commenced to create one Monday morning, four thousand and four years before Christ. They knew that in the eternity — back of that morning, he had done nothing. They knew that it took him six days to make the earth — all plants, all animals, all life, and all the globes that wheel in space. They knew exactly what he did each day and when he rested. They knew the origin, the cause of evil, of all crime, of all disease and death.

- Attitude is everything & know thyself - 

Holdningen betyr alt, og det å lære seg selv å kjenne er noe av det viktigste du kan gjøre for deg selv. På seg selv kjenner man andre. Du kan aldri kjenne andre mer enn deg selv. 

At the same time they knew that God created man in his own image and was perfectly satisfied with his work... They knew all about the Flood -- knew that God, with the exception of eight, drowned all his children -- the old and young -- the bowed patriarch and the dimpled babe -- the young man and the merry maiden -- the loving mother and the laughing child -- because his mercy endureth forever. They knew too, that he drowned the beasts and birds -- everything that walked or crawled or flew -- because his loving kindness is over all his works. They knew that God, for the purpose of civilizing his children, had devoured some with earthquakes, destroyed some with storms of fire, killed some with his lightnings, millions with famine, with pestilence, and sacrificed countless thousands upon the fields of war. They knew that it was necessary to believe these things and to love God. They knew that there could be no salvation except by faith, and through the atoning blood of Jesus Christ.

Then I asked myself the question: Is there a supernatural power -- an arbitrary mind -- an enthroned God -- a supreme will that sways the tides and currents of the world -- to which all causes bow?

Et lite kunst utdrag i fra et historisk øyeblikk. Jeg leter ennå etter flere svar i dette bildet. Den som leter finner; sies det.

I do not deny. I do not know - but I do not believe. I believe that the natural is supreme - that from the infinite chain no link can be lost or broken — that there is no supernatural power that can answer prayer - no power that worship can persuade or change — no power that cares for man.

Is there a God?

I do not know.

Is man immortal?

I do not know.

One thing I do know, and that is, that neither hope, nor fear, belief, nor denial, can change the fact. It is as it is, and it will be as it must be.

We can be as honest as we are ignorant. If we are, when asked what is beyond the horizon of the known, we must say that we do not know. We can tell the truth, and we can enjoy the blessed freedom that the brave have won. We can destroy the monsters of superstition, the hissing snakes of ignorance and fear. We can drive from our minds the frightful things that tear and wound with beak and fang. We can civilize our fellow-men. We can fill our lives with generous deeds, with loving words, with art and song, and all the ecstasies of love. We can flood our years with sunshine — with the divine climate of kindness, and we can drain to the last drop the golden cup of joy.” 
― Robert G. Ingersoll

Skepsis er det første skrittet på veien til filosofi. En ateist er mer troende enn folk flest. 

“When our beliefs are based on our own direct experience of reality and not on notions offered by others, no one can remove these beliefs from us.” 
― Thích Nhất HạnhLiving Buddha, Living Christ

Jesus: Those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake will save it.

Buddha: With the relinquishing of all thought and egotism, the enlightened one is liberated through not clinging. 

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