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#11  jgaiser 05-02-2010, 09:47 PM
Check Wikipedia.. Couple of links at the end of the article.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rigveda
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#12  kennyc 05-03-2010, 07:52 AM
Well. I looked at Rig Veda a couple of places like:

http://www.sacred-texts.com/hin/rigveda/index.htm

and decided to pass....at least for now.

didn't do much for me. Too many books, too little time.
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#13  WT Sharpe 05-03-2010, 10:48 AM
I don't think one person could ever read all of the Hindu sacred texts in one lifetime.

Fortunately; for Hindus that's not a problem.
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#14  kennyc 05-03-2010, 11:25 AM
Quote WT Sharpe
I don't think one person could ever read all of the Hindu sacred texts in one lifetime.

Fortunately; for Hindus that's not a problem.
Good point.
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#15  AlexBell 05-04-2010, 04:13 AM
This certainly isn't poetry, but ...

In a rational world the locution "laws of war" would make as much sense as "etiquette of cannibals."

Norman Finkelstein

Regards, Alex
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#16  PKFFW 05-04-2010, 08:05 AM
"This above all: to thine own self be true"

Hamlet - William Shakespeare
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#17  BenG 05-07-2010, 09:19 AM
The More Loving One

Looking up at the stars, I know quite well
That, for all they care, I can go to hell,
But on earth indifference is the least
We have to dread from man or beast.

How should we like it were stars to burn
With a passion for us we could not return?
If equal affection cannot be,
Let the more loving one be me.

Admirer as I think I am
Of stars that do not give a damn,
I cannot, now I see them, say
I missed one terribly all day.

Were all stars to disappear or die,
I should learn to look at an empty sky
And feel its total dark sublime,
Though this might take me a little time.

– W. H. Auden
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#18  kennyc 05-07-2010, 09:52 AM
"Everybody knows about Mississippi."

- Nina Simone
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#19  MelC 05-08-2010, 01:31 PM
But yet mathematical certainty is after all, something insufferable. Twice two makes four seems to me simply a piece of insolence. Twice two makes four is a pert coxcomb who stands with arms akimbo barring your path and spitting. I admit that twice two makes four is an excellent thing, but if we are to give everything its due, twice two makes five is sometimes a very charming thing too.
- Notes from the Underground, Fyodor Dostoevsky
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#20  BenG 05-16-2010, 07:48 AM
"The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true."
-James Branch Cabell, The Silver Stallion
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