“Emptiness cannot be polluted by anything, its purity is total and absolute. That emptiness is always virgin. Out of that emptiness, living in that emptiness, great joy and great peace arise and well up. This is what I call creativity. It can become a song, it can become a painting, it can become a dance, it can become love, it can become all kinds of things. But one thing is similar: it overflows. This overflowing love is a state, a luxury, a sharing for the sheer joy of sharing. This love is celebration.”—OSHO (via illuminatedbeing)
I am an atheist with an affinity for non-fundamentalist religious believers whose faith has made room for secular knowledge. I am also a political liberal. I am not, however, a multiculturalist who believes that all cultures and religions are equally worthy of respect. And I find myself in a lonely place in relation to many liberals, political and religious, because I cannot accept a multiculturalism that tends to excuse, under the rubric of “tolerance,” religious and cultural practices that violate universal human rights.
If there are more liberals in the same situation and that blog a lot about this, please reblog so I can follow you.
And before getting on your high horses, ready to throw the “racist!!!” bullshit argument because somebody criticize multiculturalism, please read the article to the end.
“Using your logic means to live in alignment with the universal intelligence. You cannot live in alignment with that if you resist life, if you resist what is, if you complain about life, or have a quarrel with the present moment.”—Eckhart Tolle
“It is an important and popular fact that things are not always what they seem. For instance, on the plant Earth, man has always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much- the wheel, New York, wars and so on- while all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man- for precisely the same reasons.”—Douglas Adams (via atomos)
“With such a small life, with such a small energy source, it is simply stupid to waste it in sadness, in anger, in hatred, in jealousy. Use it in love, use it in some creative act, use it in friendship, use it in meditation: Do something with it which takes you higher.”—OSHO
“The amazing thing about impermanence is that the realization of it opens up in you the dimension of space or stillness, when it is not resisted. This is why many spiritual teachings point to the fact of impermanence of all form as a teaching device, because the moment you see how fleeting everything is—and don’t resist it—something in you feels spacious and peaceful.”—Eckhart Tolle