Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Einstein on Buddhism

Buddhism has the characteristics of what would be expected in a cosmic religion for the future: It transcends a personal God, avoids dogmas and theology; it covers both the natural and spritual; and it is based on a religious sense aspiring from the experience of all things, natural and spiritual, as a meaningful unity. -Albert Einstein

If there is any religion that would cope with modern scientific needs it would be Buddhism. -Albert Einstein

A human being is part of the whole, called by us 'Universe'; a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest--a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and affection for a few persons nearest us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compasion to embrace all living creatures and the whole nature in its beauty. Nobody is able to achieve this completely but striving for such achievement is, in itself, a part of the liberation and a foundation for inner security.
-Albert Einstein

Here's another quote from Einstein that I love. It is my signature at the bottom of my emails:

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed. -Albert Einstein


Great quotes from a great man about a religion that fascinates me for it's tranquility and honesty. The blog looks interesting and I'll have to follow the rss feed now.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Motivation: Jerry Seinfeld's productivity secret - Lifehacker

This seems like a great tip to try. Seems kinda cool that Seinfeld used it also.

Motivation: Jerry Seinfeld's productivity secret - Lifehacker

Chiranjeevi: Indian Bruce Willis?

I don't know much about this guy but I ran across some of his YT goodness. Very funny videos.

Megastar on wikipedia: Chiranjeevi

Forget what you know about action movies and physics in general:

(Classic, I always wondered if this was possible)


(Wait for the end)

(Cheesy goodness)

It’s so bad that it’s good.

Monday, July 23, 2007

#6 - Auspicious

I use to think word had a negative connotation instead of the positive one:

auspicious \aw-SPISH-uhs\, adjective:
1. Giving promise of success, prosperity, or happiness; predicting good; as, "an auspicious beginning."
2. Prosperous; fortunate; as, "auspicious years."

But as Saturday fell on a very auspicious day in the Chinese calendar, every hotel in Nanjing was booked for weddings.
-- Seth Kaplan with Craig S. Smith, "Adventure the Chinese Way", New York Times, May 3, 2000 of the Day Archive/auspicious

#5 - Antebellum

From - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: 

Antebellum is a Latin word meaning before war (ante means before and bellum means war).

In United States history and historiography, the term antebellum is often used to refer to the period of increasing sectionalism leading to the American Civil War, instead of the term "pre-Civil War". In that context, the Antebellum Period is often considered to have begun with the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854, although sometimes it is defined as extending back as early as 1812. Sometimes it is called the Old South. The time period after the civil war is called the postbellum or reconstruction era.

Antebellum - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia