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    [–] [Text] “He who angers you controls you” - Elizabeth Kenny 4noop 43 points ago in GetMotivated

    Probably both have said it but if you google just the quote you can see that it is attributed to Elizabeth Kenny and also many other sources.

    [–] Pleasure is a false god 4noop 3 points ago in howtonotgiveafuck

    Thank you so much! I forgot to mention the book. :D

    [–] [Image] Nothing worth having comes easy 4noop -6 points ago in GetMotivated

    Thank you but the quote is not mine; it's from an anonymous gamer.

    [–] [Image] Nothing worth having comes easy 4noop -14 points ago in GetMotivated

    I think the person who said it as metaphorically and not literally. 'Enemies' may mean resistance in general. Muhammad Ali has said he don't count his sit-ups until it starts hurting because they're the only ones that count. Resistance as an indication that you are on track. Peace!

    [–] What is the metaphor behind 10 heads of Ravana? 4noop 22 points ago in hinduism

    There are two interpretations that I have heard of. Ravana’s ten heads as the symbol of:-

    (1) Kama (lust), (2) Krodha (anger), (3) Moha (delusion), (4) Lobha (Greed), (5) Mada (pride), (6) Maatsarya (Envy), and the four forms of the mind (7) Mana, (8) Buddhi, (9) Ahamkara and (10) Chittha

    First six are called “Shadripu” in Sanskrit. Shad meaning 6 and Ripu meaning enemy.

    Vijayadashami (Dusshera) is a festival when effigies of the demon king is burnt. This is a symbolic representation of cleansing your own mind off these 10 distortions, that's stopping you from realizing your True Nature or Self.

    Hence the day is called Vijaya Dashami – Vijaya meaning victory and Dashami meaning 10

    The other interpretation is that Ravana's ten heads as a symbolism of his mastery over the four Vedas and six shastras.

    The six shastras are Sankhyashastra, Yoga Shastra, Nyayashastra, Vaisheshika Shastra, Purvamimansa and Uttara Mimansa and of course the Vedas; Rigveda, Yajurveda, Samveda and Atharvaveda.

    His original name was “Dashagreeva” (one who has 10 heads).

    If you ask me - I prefer the first symbolism.

    [–] [Image] Without exception everyone has the ability to attract as much as of the energy of the Universe 4noop -2 points ago in GetMotivated

    Stumbled upon this video on YouTube today and thought I should share with you all.... Also this...

    The whole of the Universe is energy and each basic element of the known atomic chart consists of energy at different rates of vibration. The difference between any two elements is the difference in both atomic structure and vibration rates.

    There is a frequency or vibration of energy that fills the Universe. This energy is not only beneficial, but also essential to all living cells whether human, plant or animal. Man utilises this energy with his mind. Every thought is transmitted by this energy. Every aspect of life in the physical depends on this basic energy or power of the Universe.

    Constructive use (positive use) of this energy raises the level of consciousness of man and in turn raises his vibration rate or frequency. Every individual has a different rate of vibration. All of man’s earthly problems are created by his thought projections. What we project from our mind in the form of thoughts, we create and receive. Spiritual growth requires the elimination of all negative thought, which dissipates "the life force" or vital energy.

    Every individual, knowingly or otherwise, makes use of this energy. Our bodies use this energy to heal injuries, to reduce stress and fatigue, and to grow both physically and spiritually. Without exception everyone has the ability to attract as much of this Universal energy as the individual’s body and mind require.