Tags » Illusion
Penn so clever,
Always the teller.
Pulling the lever,
Ever the seller.
Mute his cohort,
One part Harpo.
Miming some retort,
Hauling the cargo.
Creating the magic, 11 more words
“Seeing that nowadays there is nothing wholesome left in this world of ours; seeing that the wine we drink and the freedom we enjoy are equally adulterate and derisory; and finally, seeing that it takes a considerable degree of goodwill to believe that the governing classes are worthy of respect and that the lower classes are worthy of help or pity, it seems [...] no more absurd or insane to ask of my fellow men a sum total of illusion barely equivalent to that which they expend everyday on idiotic objects, to persuade themselves that the town of Pantin is an artificial Nice, a factitious Menton.”
Huysmans in Against Nature (1884), p. 114.
"A person who has developed detachment can give up the bondage of material society, friendship and love, and a person who undergoes great suffering gradually becomes, out of hopelessness, detached and indifferent to the material world. Thus, due to my great suffering, such detachment awoke in my heart; yet how could I have undergone such merciful suffering if I were actually unfortunate? Therefore, I am in fact fortunate and have received the mercy of the Lord. He must somehow or other be pleased with me." SB 11.8.38
When we take birth in our human bodies, our goal is to satisfy our senses and the senses of others, which is mostly another way of trying to satisfy our own senses. 327 more words