Spiritually gifted, quiet but surprising, I'm not exactly normal . . . and if that's a problem . . . see ya. I am also many things, to many people. I am both the person your parents warned you about and the one that will probably be there to catch you when you fall.
I'm friends with such a wide variety of people, I really don't know what to say . . . but, friends . . . I think that's the best place to start . . .
"Hurt not others with that which pains yourself." Buddhism (From the Udanavarga 5.18)
"In everything, do to others as you would have them do to you; for this is the law and the prophets." Christianity (Matthew 7:12 - NRSV)
"Do naught to others which if done to thee would cause thee pain." Hinduism (From the Mahabharata 5.1517)
"No one of you is a believer until he desires for his brother that which he desires for himself." Islam (Sunnab)
"In happiness and suffering, in joy and grief, we should regard all creatures as we regard our own self." Jainism (Lord Mahavir 24th Tirthankara)
"What is hateful to you, do not to your fellow human beings. That is the law; all the rest is commentary." Judaism ( Talmud, Shabbat 3 l a)
"Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. Native Spiritual Traditions (Chief Seattle)
"Be Charitable to all beings, love is the representation of god." Shintoism (KO-JI-KI Hachiman Kasuga)
"Don't create enmity with anyone as God is within everyone." Sikhism (Guru Arjan Devji 259. Guru Granth Sahib)
"Regard your neighbor's gain as your own gain; and regard your neighbor's loss as your own loss." (Tai Shang Kan Ying P'ien)
Blair Maguire"SKY GUY-NFS"Playful
- 11 years, 4 months, 13 days ago
A certain shopkeeper sent his son to learn about the secret of happiness from the wisest man in the world. The lad wandered through the desert for forty days, and finally came upon a beautiful castle, high atop a mountain. It was there that the wise man lived. Rather than finding a saintly man, though, our hero, on entering the main room of the castle, saw a hive of activity: tradesmen came and went, people were conversing in the corners, a small orchestra was playing soft music, and there was a table covered with platters of the most delicious food in that part of the world. The wise man conversed with everyone, and the boy had to wait for two hours before it was his turn to be given the man’s attention. The wise man listened attentively to the boy’s explanation of why he had come, but told him that he didn’t have time just then to explain the secret of happiness. He suggested that the boy look around the palace and return in two hours. “Meanwhile, I want to ask you to do something”, said the wise man, handing the boy a teaspoon that held two drops of oil. “Ass you wander around, carry this spoon with you without allowing the oil to spill.” The boy began climbing and descending the many stairways of the palace, keeping his eyes fixed on the spoon. After two hours, he returned to the room where the wise man was. “Well,” asked the wise man, “did you see the Persian tapestries that are hanging in my dining hall? Did you see the garden that it took the master gardener ten years to create? Did you notice the beautiful parchments in my library?” The boy was embarrassed, and confessed that he had observed nothing. His only concern had been not to spill the oil that the wise man had entrusted to him. “The go back and observe the marvels of my world,” said the wise man. “You cannot trust a man if you don’t know his house.” Relieved, the boy picked up the spoon and returned to his exploration of the palace, this time observing all of the works of art on the ceilings and the walls. He saw the gardens, the mountains all around him, the beauty of the flowers, and the taste with which everything had been selected. Upon returning to the wise man, he related in detail everything he had seen. “But where are the drips of oil I entrusted to you?” asked the wise man. Looking down at the spoon he held, the boy saw that the oil was gone. “Well, there is only one piece of advice I can give you,’ said the wisest of the wise men. “The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world, and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon.” - Paul Coelho (The Alchemist) Blair Maguire"SKY GUY-NFS"Playful
- 11 years, 4 months, 23 days ago
Bomb The World (Armageddon Version) - Michael Franti and Spearhead
We can chase down all our enemies Bring them to their knees We can bomb the world to pieces But we can't bomb it into peace Whoa we may even find a solution To hunger and disease We can bomb the world to pieces But we can't bomb it into peace Blair Maguire"SKY GUY-NFS"Playful
- 11 years, 6 months, 15 days ago
It is a mystery that is hidden from me by reason that the emergency requiring the fathoming of it hath not in my life-days occured, and so, not having no need to know this thing, I abide barren of the knowledge.
-Mark Twain, 1889 Blair Maguire"SKY GUY-NFS"Playful
- 11 years, 8 months, 4 days ago