Adonis Diaries

Feel good nonsense quotations

Posted on: August 14, 2009

Feel good nonsense quotations; (Part 1; August 12, 2009)


 


            I recovered a small note book that was distributed during a King Raja Yoga retreat in 2007. There are countless feel good quotations at the bottom of each page. As usual, I cannot help it but re-edit the quotes in my own style. My comments are in parenthesis.  I recorded 43 quotes; thus, I will split them into two parts.


 


A bad tempered man is angry with himself; (aren’t we all an angry lot?)


 


A smile can make short work of any difficulty; (does this mean that any difficulty can be resolves sooner with a smile?)


 


Giving of love and mercy is a form of charity; (isn’t it the definition of charity?)


 


Weaknesses are contagious: stop focusing on the defects in others; (if you are confused then any “defects” in others are cures)


 


An honest man with a true heart feels always light and tension-free; (any categorical word such as “always” makes the entire sentence wrong; what’s a true heart, please? Try living in an island by yourself and observe if you can live tension-free)


 


The only way to gain respect is to give it; (how can we give respect? We act respectful and let the chips fall where they may)


 


The two greatest healers are God and time; (I thought God is also time, among other attributes; how about we drop God and love from our feeling good quotations; they are at best redundant for pragmatic resolutions)


 


Laziness is a great vice. Happiness is the cure for laziness; (or vice versa?)


 


Be firm when authority is required; be gentle and sweet when administering authority; (contradiction: authority means administering in clarity, firmness, and fairness)


 


Be a magnet of peace to attract “peaceless” souls; (save me that kind of attraction; I barely can handle my peace)


 


An honest man never fears the eyes of strangers; (until he is mugged once)


 


Balance is the real foundation of a blissful life; (blessed by whom?)


 


Calmness and tolerance act like air-conditioning: they increase man’s efficiency; (what if man’s job is macabre or evil then do we care for extra efficiency? Air-conditioning is lethal to my health; find me a better example.)


 


Condition your mind to remain cool under all conditions; (what’s remaining cool? Like being under the influence of drugs? Why under ALL conditions? I love to get infuriated under special conditions)


 


See everything as a stepping stone to victory; (what if the obstacle is a boulder? Circumvent it or chatter it to little stones to step on it?)


 


Invest time on improving yourself: then you have got no time left to criticize others; (most people hate the written words; they would rather assassinate freedom of opinions)


 


You are how you face problems; (that is my quote)


 


The odds for the next moment to be a happy instance increases by making this moment happy; (talking about contagious tendencies)


 


Are you relying on many people? Expect a higher rate of disappointment; (you will be disappointed if you fail to rely on people and have confidence in their capabilities)


 


Shower with flowers and good wishes the one who insults you and defames you; (here we go again; total nonsense)


 


Pour soothing water of love on anyone speaking to you with anger; (if he is a monster I’ll pour anything that he might like; I wouldn’t know how to love him though)

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