The power of the Executive to cast a man into prison without formulating any charge known to the law, and particularly to deny him the judgment of his peers, is in the highest degree odious and is the foundation of all totalitarian government whether Nazi or Communist.
A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves and traitors are not victims…but accomplices.
All things on earth then, my son, are unreal; but some of them – not all, but some few only – are copies of reality. The rest are illusions and deceit, my son, for they consist of mere appearances. When the appearance flows in form above, it becomes an imitation of reality. But apart from the working of power from above it remains an illusion.
All things which the eye can see are mere phantoms, and unsubstantial outlines; but things which the eye cannot see are the realities.
You must understand that that which ever is, and that alone, is real. But man is not a thing that ever is; and therefore man is not real, but is only an appearance.
Walter Scott | Hermetica
Religious Totalitarianism in America – that is my prediction.
“God is dead,” said Nietzsche in the nineteenth century. To which a recent book title gives the twenty-first-century reply: God Is Back.
Leonard Peikoff : The DIM Hypothesis
John Daido Loori | The True Dharma Eye: ZEN Master Dogen’s Three Hundred Koans
within the anger not be entering
letting it cool be eating
the days yours too will turn around
futile not be worrying
buds plant such of love
shade the entire village
expunge lies from within the self
the truth of drum be beating
plain, stale after eating you
in the bow then be going
from inside sweep the heart
inside outside be cleaning…