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is often more important to question our answers than to answer our questions.
The process of questioning and holding a question within ourselves becomes part
of the light on the path to discovery, softening and opening us to new
realizations. When we trust ourselves enough to begin to question
tradition and authority, we begin the process of direct discovery. It has
been said that the highest learning comes in four parts: One part is learned
from teachers; another part from fellow students; a third part for self-study
and practice; and the final part come mysteriously, silently, in the due course
of time. Inquiry and questioning can free us from the rigid, mechanical
life of strict adherence to one belief, and can move us into the joy of
- Ganga White, Yoga Beyond Belief, p.11
philosophers does it take to screw in a light bulb?
Two. One to screw in the light bulb, and one not to screw in the light bulb.
"Even for studies, where expenditure is most
honorable, it is justifiable only so long as it is kept within bounds. What is
the use of having countless books and libraries, whose titles their owners can
scarcely read through in a whole lifetime? The learner is, not instructed,
but burdened by the mass of them, and it is much better to surrender yourself to
a few authors than to wander through many.'
"Every man is a damn fool for
at least five minutes every day;
wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit."
- Elbert Hubbard
"My desire and wish is that the things I start
with should be so obvious that you wonder why I spend my time stating them.
This is what I aim at because the point of philosophy is to start with something
so simple as not to seem worth stating, and to end with something so paradoxical
that no one will believe it."
- Bertrand Russell, The Philosophy of Logical Atomism
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