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- “The stone selenite holds the image of the moon even to her very phases. The magnet-stone points to the pole star. These are dead things, says Brutus, do living things likewise draw influences from the sky.”
- “There is no thing ‘dead’ in the world, and dying implies only a retransformation to the material of common life.”
- “Many of the finest minds of today have expressed their disbelief in personal immortality and are quite unconcerned about it — Herbert Wells, Albert Einstein, Arthur Keith and a host of others — but I do not think it requires first-class minds to conquer this fear of death. Many people have substituted for this personal immortality, immortality of other kinds, much more convincing — the immortality of the race, and the immortality of work and influence. It is sufficient that when we die, the work we leave behind us continues to influence others and play a part, however small, in the life of the community in which we live. We can pluck the flower and throw its petals to the ground, and yet its subtle fragrance remains in the air. It is a better, more reasonable and more unselfish kind of immortality. In this very real sense, we may say that Louis Pasteur, Luther Burbank, and Thomas Edison are still living among us. What if their bodies are dead, since ‘body’ is nothing but an abstract generalization for a constantly changing combination of chemical constituents! Man begins to see his own life as a drop in an ever flowing river and is glad to contribute his part to the great stream of life. If he were only a little less selfish, he should be quite contented with that!”
- — Lin Yutang (1937), The Importance of Living (pgs. 399-400)
- “The body is a fortuitous concourse of atoms. There is no death for the body, only an exchange of atoms. Their changing places and taking different forms is what we call 'death.' It's a process which restores the energy level in nature that has gone down. In reality, nothing is born and nothing is dead.”
- — Uppaluri Krishnamurti (c.1970), Source
- (a) Fernel, Jean. (1548). On the Hidden Causes of Things (Dialog. II, 18). Paris.
(b) Sherrington, Charles. (1938). Man on His Nature (pg. 54). Cambridge University Press, 1950.
- Heinzen, Karl. (1846). Six Letters to a Pious Man: Introduced by an Address to Bishop Hughes (translator: American Lady) (quote, pg. 14). Publisher, 1856.
- (a) Chandrasekhar, K. (2005). Stopped in Our Tracks: Stories of U.G. in India (pg. 93). Publisher.
(b) U.G. Krishnamurti – AZQuotes.
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