What is Life? Cultures and Education

  • View author's info Author posted on Jan 03, 2007 at 11:04

    Three passions have governed my life:
    The longings for love, the search for knowledge,
    And unbearable pity for the suffering of [humankind].

    Love brings ecstasy and relieves loneliness.
    In the union of love I have seen
    In a mystic miniature the prefiguring vision
    Of the heavens that saints and poets have imagined.

    With equal passion I have sought knowledge.
    I have wished to understand the hearts of [people].
    I have wished to know why the stars shine.

    Love and knowledge led upwards to the heavens,
    But always pity brought me back to earth;
    Cries of pain reverberated in my heart
    Of children in famine, of victims tortured
    And of old people left helpless.
    I long to alleviate the evil, but I cannot,
    And I too suffer.

    This has been my life; I found it worth living.
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  • View author's info posted on Apr 03, 2007 at 18:58


    someone once told me in a vision that

    Life is to live the concern of those whom you love .....

    If you have everything in this world but you don't have a meaning for your life, then you have nothing. but if you have a meaning for your life and you don't have anything,then you have everything.

    so find a meaning for your life before you look for worldy things...!

    and thanks Excaliber for this nice post :)
  • View author's info posted on Mar 30, 2007 at 16:23

    That was beautiful. I could so relate to The three reasons to live or what makes up your life. I was really moved by it. Beautiful.
  • View author's info posted on Jan 10, 2007 at 23:58

    Good one, i really enjoyed it. thanks
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