Archive for Gems

Mark Twain’s words of wisdom…

...on New Year's resolutions

Those who are able to see

Plato (428 - 348 BCE), ancient Greek philosopher, student of Socrates, teacher of Aristotle; best known as the author of philosophical works of unparalleled influence.

Treating others

A quote by Ramana Maharshi (1879 – 1950).

Yesterday we obeyed kings…

A quote by Kahlil Gibran.

Statesmen and tyrants

A quote by John Adams (1735 – 1826), a Founding Father - a leader of the movement for American independence from Great Britain.

You Raise Me Up

Sung by Martin Hurkens to the delight of strollers in a Dutch town square (video).

Offending another person

A quote by Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889 – 1951).

A child-like man

A quote by Aldous Huxley (1894 – 1963).

Every one rushes elsewhere…

A quote by the French Renaissance philosopher, Michel de Montaigne.

I awoke

A quote by Leonardo da Vinci.

The human heart

A quote by Kahlil Gibran.

It is rash to set limits

An excerpt from a recently uncovered 11-page essay by Sir Winston Churchill about the search for alien life.

The meaning of human life

A quote by Albert Einstein.

Sewing hope

12 year old Campbell spends his time making hundreds of teddy bears for sick children in Tasmania (video).

Praises of the Creatures

St. Francis composed The Canticle of the Creatures during the spring of 1225, when he was sick at San Damiano.

Whatever is Destined…

A quote by Ramana Maharshi.

An offering of love

Quotes and photos by Anandamayi Ma, a widely recognized eminent spiritual being. She is said to have been the embodiment of a joyous self-sufficiency which enraptured the hearts of [...]

I worship you for your own sake

A quote by Rabia al-Adawiyya.

Letting Go

Quote by Hermann Hesse.

The Strange Footprint

A quote by Sir Arthur Eddington, from the book, 'Space, Time and Gravitation'.


A quote by the 14th Dalai Lama.

Mathematical Law

A quote by George Ivanovich Gurdjieff (1866 - 1949)

A Final Warning

George Orwell's acute and chilling vision of the future - excerpt from the 2003 BBC 4 Television docudrama.

Alan Watts Interviews Laura Huxley

A radio broadcast of Alan Watts talking with Laura Huxley about her biography of Aldous Huxley.

It Is In Your Power

A quote by then Senator John F. Kennedy.

Anaïs Nin

Quote by essayist and memoirist Anaïs Nin (February 21, 1903 – January 14, 1977)

Why Your Life Is Not A Journey

Alan Watts talks about playfulness in this video by David Lindberg.

Governments Need Enemies

A quote by Zen Master Thích Nhất Hạnh

The Time Will Come When You Will Understand

A quote by Gurdjieff: People are machines.


Niccolò di Bernardo dei Machiavelli (1469 - 1527) was a Florentine philosopher, statesman, diplomat and political theorist.

Great Indian Yogi: Neem Karoli Baba

Neem Karoli Baba (Maharaj-ji) - as narrated by Ram Dass.

Man Believes Himself to be Free

Quote by Aldous Huxley (26 July 1894 – 22 November 1963)

Profoundly Sick Society

A quote by J. Krishnamurti.

A Time for Courage and a Time for Challenge

JFK’s last words at the end of the speech he planned to give at the Texas welcome dinner in Austin, on November 22, 1963.


A quote by G. I. Gurdjieff

When You Arise in the Morning

Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius, 161 - 180 CE

Doors of Perception

William Blake (1774–1852) was an English classical economist.

The World of Men is Dreaming

Quoting D.H. Lawrence

What Is Right

A poignant quote by Martin Luther King Jr.

I Am of the Field of Being

Jean Toomer (December 26, 1894 – March 30, 1967) was an American poet, novelist and important figure of the Harlem Renaissance and modernism.

I Am Not Black, You are Not White

Prince Ea's spoken word piece on video.

I Believe In Love

Pope Francis is launching a monthly video where he will outline his proposals and prayer intentions.

The Fools Take it for Granted

Quote by Aldous Huxley (26 July 1894 – 22 November 1963)


A quote by Oscar Wilde.

Pragmatic Guide to the Power of Now

Animated video with references to Eckhart Tolle's book, the 'Power of Now'.

Krishnamurti on Programming and Conditioning

Jiddu Krishnamurti asserts that the activities of the computer will take over the activities of the brain, and can even invent a new religion.


Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche (1939 – 1987) was a Buddhist meditation master.

Don’t Bend

A quote by Franz Kafka, writer of novels and short stories (1883 – 1924).