"If you light a lamp for somebody, it will also brighten your path."
— Buddha (via purplebuddhaproject)
"It is better to be unhappy and know the worst than to be happy in a fool’s paradise."
— Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Idiot (via meditationsinwonderland)

(Source: anamorphosis-and-isolate)

stunningpicture:

Amsterdam at night

(Source: p-i-r-a-d-o)

"I think the big mistake in schools is trying to teach children anything by using fear as the basic motivation. Interest can produce learning on a scale to fear as a nuclear explosion to a firecracker."
"Love is a flame that burns everything other than itself.
It is the destruction of all that is false
….. and the fulfillment of all that is true."
— Adyashanti (via oceanandwave)

rainbowtwo:

'Profound truths aside, these days even the most practical and obvious truths are ignored. We are like monkeys who dwell in the forest and shit on the very branches from which we hang. Every day we hear people talking about the state of the economy, not recognizing the connection between recession…

"The history of philosophy has always been the agent of power in philosophy, and even in thought. It has played the repressor’s role: how can you think without having read Plato, Descartes, Kant and Heidegger and so-and-so’s book on them? A formidable school of intimidation which manufactures specialists in thought—but which makes those who stay outside conform all the more to this specialism which they despise. An image of thought called philosophy has been formed historically and it stops people from thinking."
— Deleuze, ‘Dialogues’ (via aidsnegligee)

The students of Global Collegiate School Pokhara getting ready for the day. (at Ranipauwa, Pokhara)

High up in the clouds