donderdag 30 april 2009


I went to the kinderbraderie in Delfzijl in the afternoon. It was probably the biggest I've been to.

I didn't buy anything from the children. Instead I bought 10 DVD's at Blokker, including: Ben Hur, West Side Story, The Terminator, Cleopatra, Vanity Fair, Madame Bovary, The Impressionists, Michael Palin's The Full Circle, The Two Towers, and Byron.

I saw the film Cleopatra in the evening and realized something: I am against abortion.

zondag 26 april 2009

Observing fear without judgement

without supressing it or escaping from it dissolves fear thru understanding.

Dependence on things, on people, or on ideas produces fear

woensdag 22 april 2009

Relationship is really a process of isolation

We are related to another only as long as it gratifies us, as long as long as it satisfies us, as long as it helps us.

dinsdag 21 april 2009


I had lots of energy today. It must be the weather.

zondag 19 april 2009


The ending of sorrow is the beginning of wisdom.

It feels a lot better. It must be the weather.

zaterdag 18 april 2009


The highest ecstasy is the attention at its fullest.

-- Simone Weil


The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives.

-- Albert Einstein

vrijdag 17 april 2009

Tell me

Tell me what you need and I'll tell you how to get along without it.
-- Anonymous

Right meditation is the ending of sorrow

It is understanding life. Not an escape from life

donderdag 16 april 2009

woensdag 15 april 2009


"Grasping at things can only yield one of two results:
Either the thing you are grasping at disappears, or you yourself disappear.
It is only a matter of which occurs first."

-- Goenke

Next problem

"If you find a good solution and become attached to it, the solution may become your next problem."

-- Robert Anthony

dinsdag 14 april 2009


Vanity, we can't do a thing about it. That's us. Perhaps we should learn how to fly. And observe ourselves and see what happens.

maandag 13 april 2009

As long as you are proud and vain you will get hurt

Stop comparing yourself with others.

zondag 12 april 2009

zaterdag 11 april 2009

The ending of vanity is the ending of attachment

The ending of attachment is the ending of sorrow.

donderdag 9 april 2009

Love does not adjust to anything

But it is merciful. Kind.

woensdag 8 april 2009

Love is forgiving oneself completely

for ones own pride, vanity, ignorance, faults, and mistakes. For hurting others.

dinsdag 7 april 2009

Love does not suffer

Because love is not vain, fearful, envious, jealous, impatient, unkind, resentful, hateful, vindictive, furious, violent, etc.

zondag 5 april 2009

There is sorrow and freedom

When there is pure perception of sorrow there is freedom from sorrow.

zaterdag 4 april 2009

There is fear in attachment

The fear of not getting, of not achieving, of losing, etc.

vrijdag 3 april 2009

Let it be

You can't do a thing about sorrow. It just goes away. If you don't do anything about it. Just feel it and be aware.

donderdag 2 april 2009

Thinking often complicate things

Can observing without judgement stop thinking?

woensdag 1 april 2009

Thoughts bind us together

Or separates us. Think carefully. Be aware.

Love is being aware of suffering within and without you

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