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"Worry is the interest paid on a debt not yet due".

Which compares nicely with:

There is only what is now. What has happened, has already happened and is gone. What might happen, might never happen. There is only what is now.

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"Worry is the interest paid on a debt not yet due".

Thanks Sir, reminds me of

"Fear knocked on the door, Faith answered it, and No one was there"

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The first entry in my book -

What was the future happens now, what hapens now becomes the past - so why worry?

Now is a gift, that is why it is called the present.

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When your entire world seems upside down you can either attempt to put it right again or stand on your head.

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And the one I try to live by:-

"Never rely on anybody else for your own happiness".

Edited by Sir Burr

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Bliss is realising that nothing has a beginning and nothing has an end.

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"There's no point crying over spilt milk, for the whole universe has conspired to spill that milk".

Edited by Sir Burr

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"Love is, above all, the gift of oneself" - Jean Anouilh. French playwright, 1910-1987

I like this one; it offers some interesting perspectives, when looked at through Buddhist or Christian eyes.

I like it too, but what are the different perspectives it gives you personally?

To me it seems to say something like

Love is something you create - from learning to give (not something that appears out of thin air)

I cannot see other meanings in it though I have tried. Without hijacking the thread, would like to hear your (and anybody else's) perspective too.

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"Love is, above all, the gift of oneself" - Jean Anouilh. French playwright, 1910-1987

I like this one; it offers some interesting perspectives, when looked at through Buddhist or Christian eyes.

I like it too, but what are the different perspectives it gives you personally?

To me it seems to say something like

Love is something you create - from learning to give (not something that appears out of thin air)

I cannot see other meanings in it though I have tried. Without hijacking the thread, would like to hear your (and anybody else's) perspective too.

What I was implying (and I'll probably explain this very badly having just come home from a reception) is that from a Christian view you could say the implication is that the lover gives himself to the loved one, for example God.

From the Buddhist point of view could be interpreted as giving his "self" in order that by being selfless he or she is able to be truly compassionate (to be loving to others).

Its all a bit messed up, and requires a many levelled interpretation of the word love not usually contained in the English word love.

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How should we live? Live welcoming to all. - Melchtild of Magdeburg

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QUOTE(Thomas_Merton @ 2005-07-14 11:20:44)

"Love is, above all, the gift of oneself" - Jean Anouilh. French playwright, 1910-1987

I like this one; it offers some interesting perspectives, when looked at through Buddhist or Christian eyes.

The first thing I see in this quote is that I should give more of my time to my family, not be at work all the time and just giving them money, but give myself physically.

Another thing I see is, I must offer myself without any reservation toward my concept of God.

Another is, I must get rid of self-centredness, the root of my "suffering" and which causes all kinds of fears.

Another is that love IS ABOVE ALL.

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"When you feel rejected, start accepting yourself, and then go out and accept someone." -Sondra Ray

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