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Killing Commendatore | Haruki Murakami
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relishing every single word of this book. not something you would want to read in a single sitting because it's not fast paced and plot driven. more of an examination of art, the world of ideas and reality. the characters' musings are quite amusing. i'm pacing myself and reading this piecemeal to take time to digest the ideas and savour them.

Cathythoughts I really enjoyed this one.. it was my first by this author.. 1y
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Killing Commendatore | Haruki Murakami
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"Look deep enough into any person and you will find something shining within."

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Rumah kopi singa tertawa | Yusi A. Pareanom
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new edition with two new short stories. i like the cover because it ties in with muslihat musang emas :)

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The Art of Happiness: A Handbook for Living | Dalai Lama XIV Bstan-?dzin-rgya-mtsho, Howard C. Cutler

An end result, or a product of patience and tolerance is forgiveness. When you are truly patient and tolerant, then forgiveness comes naturally.

#DalaiLama #HowardCutler

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The Art of Happiness: A Handbook for Living | Dalai Lama XIV Bstan-?dzin-rgya-mtsho, Howard C. Cutler

The only factor that can give you refuge or protection from the destructive effects of anger and hatred is your practice of tolerance and patience.

#DalaiLama #HowardCutler

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The Art of Happiness: A Handbook for Living | Dalai Lama XIV Bstan-?dzin-rgya-mtsho, Howard C. Cutler

The beginning of being released from suffering is to investigate one of the primary causes: resistance to change.

#DalaiLama #HowardCutler #Buddhism

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The Art of Happiness: A Handbook for Living | Dalai Lama XIV Bstan-?dzin-rgya-mtsho, Howard C. Cutler

We also often add to our pain and suffering by being overly sensitive, overreacting to minor things, and sometimes taking things too personally.

#DalaiLama #HowardCutler #Buddhism

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Buddha | Karen Armstrong

Enlightenment is never easy. It is frightening to leave our old selves behind, because they are the only way we know how to live. Even if the familiar is unsatisfactory, we tend to cling to it because we are afraid of the unknown.

#KarenArmstrong #Buddhism

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Buddha | Karen Armstrong

It is only when people become aware of the inescapable reality of pain that they can begin to become fully human.

#KarenArmstrong #Buddhism

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Like physical events, with their causal and teleological interpretations, every linguistic event had two possible interpretations: as a transmission of information and as the realization of a plan.

#TedChiang

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We need not wait until after death to experience heaven and hell; we can experience them within this life, within ourselves. When we commit unwholesome actions we experience the hell-fire of craving and aversion. When we perform wholesome actions we experience the heaven of inner peace. Therefore it is not only to the benefit of others but for our own benefit, to avoid harm to our selves, that we abstain from unwholesome words and deeds.

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In the face of madness, rationality was powerless.

#CixinLiu #LiuCixin

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Your lack of fear is based on your ignorance.

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Hypocrisy is the tribute that vice pays to virtue.

#PeterSinger #Ethics #Philosophy

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You must know that a person's ability to discern the truth is directly proportional to his knowledge.

#CixinLiu #LiuCixin

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