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Lux in Tenebris

Peace at last - Nirvana

Nirvana is a Sanskrit word that means "to blow out". In Hinduism and Buddhism it refers to the extinction (or blowing out) of individuality and the implied absorption into the Supreme Spirit. This giving up of self into the greater Self involves the release from all desires and all separate being. This is described as "the Supreme Joy" and if achieved in this lifetime would mean a release from future rebirths. Nirvana is the goal of the Buddhist and the fruit of its attainment is the peace and contentment of the perfected individual.

Summarising the Lesson of History
Charles A Beard (1874 - 1948) writing in 1916
  • Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad with power.
  • The mills of God grind slowly, but they grind exceedingly small.
  • The bee fertilises the flower it robs.
  • When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.

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Indira Ghandi, Leo Tolstoy,Bertolt Brecht, Martin Luther King, Walt Whitman and many others.

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