metaxu ~= "in between"

Posts tagged ‘iron helmet’

things in themselves

It all depends on how we look at things, and not how they are in themselves.

Carl Jung

we go in fear

We make monsters where there are none, and then go in fear of the things we ourselves have created.

in disappointment

If we will be quiet and ready enough, we shall find compensation in every disappointment.

Henry David Thoreau

pain | compassion

“… understanding why so many religious rituals contain an element of suffering, and why extreme rituals persist for centuries.”

Taking part in extreme, painful rituals increases prosocial behaviours and attitudes, including making people more charitable.

iron helmet

The awakening mind is generated
in dependence on sentient beings.

But like the saying,
“whatever you do when wearing an iron helmet is unpleasant”

to entertain such thoughts,
that wherever you are you feel vexed
when encountering other beings who displease you,

is like being unhappy with the causes of enlightenment.

Tibetan Buddhism

irritation | understanding

Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.

Carl Jung (psychologist)

enemy | partner

If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.

Nelson Mandela