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Conditio humana

Die Umstände des Menschseins – Conditio humana

Ein Mensch wird geboren

  • ohne bewusste Erinnerung an eine Wahl/Entscheidung für
    • einen Tierkörper samt Denk- und Gefühlsorganen
    • (eventuell schwierige) Familienverhältnisse, ein soziales Leben in einer komplexen Zivilisation
  • ohne Kenntnis
    • des eigenen Karmas und des Gruppenkarmas
    • der unsichtbaren negativ beeinflussenden Energiefelder
    • seiner Identität
  • mit der Notwendigkeit
    • ein Gefühl für sich selbst und seine Identität zu entwickeln
    • umfangreiche, komplizierte Fertigkeiten auf vielen Ebenen zu erlernen, um zu überleben
  • mit der Folge, der
    • Abspaltung eines Aspekts des Selbstbildes, das zum inneren Feind, zum Angreifer, wird und Aufrührer von Schuld, Angst und Gewissensbissen sowie unaufhörlicher Selbstverurteilung
  • mit der Auseinandersetzung
    • bewusster und
    • unbewusster Daten und Energiefelder
    • überwältigender Erfahrungen
  • einem fehlerhaften Gehirn
    • mit seinen eingebauten Mechanismus von Belohnung und Befriedigung
    • einer naiven, leicht programmierbaren Software
    • mit sofortiger Umsetzung einer Erfahrung, ohne sie ausgiebig zu ergründen
    • mit Vergesslichkeit und dem Verlust erheblicher Datenanteile
  • mit dem Potential von verdrängten Inhalten schmerzhafter Natur als potentielle Munition für

Wenn man sich mit innerem Verständnis die Bedingung des Menschseins so vor Augen hält, wird einem klar, dass die Aussichten auf eigenes Überleben, Glück und Erfolg aufgrund der beschränkten Mittel fragwürdig sind. Es gelingt weitgehend nicht einmal das Überleben, und Millionen Menschen sterben durch vielerlei gefährliche Fallen und Katastrophen. Selbst wenn man persönlich nichts damit zu tun hat, kann man mitgefangen werden in den Ego-Problemen der Gesellschaft, welche als Krieg, Pest, Hungersnot oder Unfälle zum Ausdruck kommen.
D. Hawkins, FU Licht des Alls. Die Wirklichkeit des Göttlichen, S. 102-105, 2006

Des Daseins unendliche Kette

Grenzen der Menschheit

Wenn der uralte Heilige Vater
Mit gelassener Hand aus rollenden Wolken
Segnende Blitze über die Erde sät,
Küß' ich den letzten Saum seines Kleides,
Kindliche Schauer treu in der Brust.

Denn mit Göttern soll sich nicht messen
Irgendein Mensch.
Hebt er sich aufwärts und berührt
Mit dem Scheitel die Sterne,
Nirgends haften dann die unsichern Sohlen,
Und mit ihm spielen Wolken und Winde.

Steht er mit festen, markigen Knochen
Auf der wohlgegründeten, dauernden Erde;
Reicht er nicht auf,
Nur mit der Eiche oder der Rebe
Sich zu vergleichen.

Was unterscheidet Götter von Menschen?
Daß viele Wellen vor jenen wandeln,
Ein ewiger Strom:
Uns hebt die Welle, verschlingt die Welle,
Und wir versinken.

Ein kleiner Ring begrenzt unser Leben,
Und viele Geschlechter reihen sich dauernd
An ihres Daseins unendliche Kette.

Quelle: ► Johann Wolfgang von Goethe [BW 465] (1749-1832) deutscher
Universalgelehrter, Bühnendichter, Schriftsteller, Gedicht Grenzen der Menschheit, 1813

Zitate zum Thema Menschen / Human beings

Zitate von D. Hawkins

⚠ Achtung Siehe Power vs. Truth (engl.) Januar 2013

Quotes by D. Hawkins

⚠ Caveat See Power vs. Truth, January 2013

  • You are not the content of consciousness, you are consciousness itself. Source unknown

 

  • Each person lives in a goldfish bowl of their own making, in the experiential world of their own specific level of consciousness. Source unknown

 

  • To become more conscious is the greatest gift anyone can give to the world. Source unknown

 

  • Many people can't transcend LoC 200 if their life is calm. That's why many use i.e. war ("running into the bullets") to get over LoC 200. Source unknown

 

  • People would do better if they could. Source unknown

 

  • A person can't be anything other than what they are, or else they would be. Source unknown

 

  • You're guaranteed to live until the time you die; so don' t worry about it. Source unknown

 

  • Below LoC 200 one is really an animal in a human body. Source unknown

 

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Human condition

 

  • The primary spiritual gift of human existence is the opportunity that by the option of one’s own free will, Divinity may be chosen or rejected by whatever name God is known. Thus, human life and the permission to incarnate as a human are great gifts in themselves, as was pointed out by the Buddha. Power vs. Force. The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior, S. 122, Hay House, February 2002

 

  • If we avoid the hypothetical positionality that people ‘could’ be different than they are, we see that, in actuality, people cannot really help being other than they are. If they could be different, they would be. Limitations define possibilities; the hypothetical does not exist; it is not a reality but an imagination. It is irrational to condemn human behavior by comparing it with the hypothetical ideal. The Eye of the I From Which Nothing is Hidden, S. 102-103, 2001

 

  • [E]verything and everyone is being what they are simply by the fact of identity. Similarly, people can only be what they have become and are at any given instant. Moralistic categorization can only be a supposition based on the 'could be' hypothetical view. If people actually 'could be' different, they would be. The hypothetical is always invalid because it is a projected idealistic imagination with no basic reality; it therefore always calibrates as false. Reality, Spirituality and Modern Man, S. 311, 2008
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Human greatness and smallness

  
  • When we look at our humanness from the viewpoint of forgiveness and compassion, we can then love it and hold it within our greatness. We look at our smallness like we look at the child and begin to heal it through understanding and compassion. When we do this, we are putting forth a very powerful energy field that is healing. When we look at ourselves from compassion and lovingness, we begin to heal. We also now know that what we forgive in others is forgiven within ourselves and disappears from our perception of the world. Healing and Recovery, S. 40, 2009

 

 

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Animal/Angel conflict

  • Relief of guilt and greater compassion for oneself and others occurs through realizing that the individual person did not volitionally create the structure of the ego, nor did anybody else. The human condition is primarily a karmic "given" – it can be accepted compassionately as such without condemnation, and is therefore neither good nor bad. Mankind lives in the realm of tension between emotional instincts and the counterbalancing power of spiritual awakening (that is, the animal/angel conflict). Along the Path to Enlightenment. 365 Reflections from David R. Hawkins, edited by Scott Jeffrey, S. ?, Reflection of October 20th, January 2011

 

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Ego is part of the "human condition"

 

 


 

  • The appearance in humanity of the realization of God as The Ultimate Reality, and source of Existence and Creation marked the beginning of the emergence of a new, evolutionary branch of mankind called Homo Spiritus [...] the awakened man who has bridged the evolutionary leap from physical to spiritual, from form to nonform, and from linear to nonlinear. The awakened man realizes that it is consciousness itself that constitutes the core of the evolutionary tree in all its seemingly stratified and evermore complex expressions as the evolution of life; the limited scope of causality Article The New Age Has Dawned: Homo Spiritus Is Born, presented by The Author's Den, Linda Tuck-Jenkins, 11. July 2002

 

  • When you work with people of questionable energies, they will sense for your vulnerability, whichever chakra it is, whatever is involved with your karma. As Jesus taught, avoid these energies. Sedona Seminar , 3 DVD set, 16. October 2004

 

  • The fact that you are a human being is already a major karmic demonstration. To be born a human being is a great gift. Treasure it. Don’t get attached to the linear. See the essence out of which you have arisen. Sedona Seminar Experiential Reality, 3 DVD set, 18. February 2006

 

  • You are the context rather than the content. You are that from which awareness radiates and out of which consciousness arises. The source is consciousness itself.
    The Light of God is consciousness. The Light of God is your own consciousness and as you let go misidentifying with that which you are not, it becomes stunningly apparent. Sedona Seminar Reason vs. Truth, 3 DVD set, 19. August 2006

 

  • The herd instinct suppresses the superego. If one person wants to lynch someone it's evil, but if a lot of people do, it's seen as okay. [Paraphrased.] Sedona Seminar The Human Dilemma, 3 DVD set, 18. August 2007

 

  • The limitation of human nature is that it seeks an advantage for itself in everything that it does. Prescott Seminar Freedom. Morality and Ethics, 3 DVD set, 8. November 2008

 

  • The world and humanity were created by God and are therefore divinely inspired and intrinsically holy. [Calibrated at LoC 545.] Prescott Seminar What is the World?, DVD 2 of 3, 28. February 2009

 

Zitate von anderen Quellen

Aber ein Nebel stieg auf von der Erde und feuchtete alles Land. Da machte Gott der Herr den Menschen aus Erde vom Acker und blies ihm den Odem des Lebens in seine Nase. Und so ward der Mensch ein lebendiges Wesen. 1. Mose 2, 6-7 (AT)

 

Ihr seid das Salz der Erde. Wenn aber das Salz seine Schärfe verliert, womit soll es salzig gemacht werden? Es ist zu nichts mehr nütze, als dass es hinausgeworfen und von den Leuten zertreten wird. Ihr seid das Licht der Welt. Eine Stadt, die auf einem Berge liegt, kann nicht verborgen bleiben. Man zündet auch nicht ein Licht an und stellt es unter den Scheffel, sondern auf den Leuchter; dann leuchtet es allen, die im Hause sind. So soll euer Licht leuchten, damit sie eure guten Werke sehen und euren Vater, der in den Himmeln ist, preisen. Matthäus 5, 13-16 (NT)

 

An ihren Früchten werdet ihr sie erkennen. Sammelt man etwa Trauben von Dornen oder Feigen von Disteln? So bringt jeder gute Baum gute Früchte, der faule Baum aber bringt schlechte Früchte. Ein guter Baum kann nicht schlechte Früchte bringen, noch kann ein fauler Baum gute Früchte bringen. Matthäus 7, 16-17 (NT)

 

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Über die Vergänglichkeit des Körpers

Siehst du diese großen Bauten? Kein Stein wird auf dem anderen bleiben, der nicht zerstört würde. Markus 13, 2 (NT)

 

Großer Geist, bewahre mich davor, über einen Menschen zu urteilen, ehe ich nicht eine Meile in seinen Schuhen gegangen bin. Gebet der Apachen

 

Persönliche Bekenntnisse

  • Ich bin zuletzt der erste Psychologe des Christentums und kann, als alter Artillerist, der ich bin, schweres Geschütz vorfahren, von dem kein Gegner des Christentums auch nur die Existenz vermutet hat. – Das ganze ist das Vorspiel der "Umwertung aller Werte", des Werks, das fertig vor mir liegt: ich schwöre Ihnen zu, dass wir in zwei Jahren die ganze Erde in Konvulsionen haben werden. Ich bin ein Verhängnis. Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844-1900) deutscher klassischer Gelehrter, Kulturkritiker, Philosoph des Nihilismus, Autor, kurz vor Ausbruch seiner schweren Krankheit in einem Brief an Georg Brandes 20. November 1888, mit Bezug auf die autobiographische Schrift Ecce homo. Wie man wird, was man ist, geschrieben 1888-1889, veröffentlicht 1908

 

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Schweitzers Einschätzung der "unterlegenen" afrikanischen Rasse

  • Ich habe mein Leben gegeben, um zu versuchen, die Leiden von Afrika zu lindern. Es gibt etwas, das alle weißen Männer, die hier gelebt haben, wie ich, lernen und wissen müssen: dass diese Personen eine Sub-Rasse sind.
    Sie haben weder die intellektuellen, geistigen oder psychischen Fähigkeiten, um sie mit weißen Männern in einer beliebigen Funktion unserer Zivilisation gleichzusetzen oder zu teilen. Ich habe mein Leben gegeben, um zu versuchen, ihnen die Vorteile zu bringen, die unsere Zivilisation bieten muss, aber mir ist sehr wohl bewusst geworden, dass wir diesen Status behalten: die Überlegenen und sie die Unterlegenen. Denn wann immer ein weißer Mann sucht unter ihnen als gleicher zu leben, werden sie ihn entweder zerstören oder ihn verschlingen. Und sie werden seine ganze Arbeit zerstören. Erinnert alle weißen Männer von überall auf der Welt, die nach Afrika kommen, daran, dass man immer diesen Status behalten muss: Du der Meister und sie die Unterlegenen, wie die Kinder, denen man hilft oder die man lehrt. Nie sich mit ihnen auf Augenhöhe verbrüdern. Nie Sie als sozial Gleichgestellte akzeptieren, oder sie werden Dich fressen. Sie werden Dich zerstören. Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965) deutsch-elsässischer Arzt, evangelischer Theologe, medizinischer Missionar, Kulturphilosoph, Humanist, Organist, Friedensnobelpreisträger, 1952, Autor, From My African Notebook, Allen & Unwin, 2. geprägte Ausgabe 1951

 

Empfehlungen

  • Mehr noch als Gegenstände muss man Menschen wieder aufbauen, auffrischen, wieder erwecken, zurückholen und rehabilitieren. Weise niemals einen Menschen zurück. Audrey Hepburn (1929-1993) britisch-niederländische Schauspielerin, UNICEF-Sonderbotschafterin, Quelle unbekannt

 

  • Nehmen Sie die Menschen so, wie sie sind, andere gibt's nicht. Konrad Adenauer (1876-1967) erster Bundeskanzler der Bundesrepublik Deutschland (1949-1963), Aphorismus

 

Einsicht

  • Dem Mitmenschen Freude zu machen, ist doch das Beste, was man auf der Welt tun kann. Peter Rosegger (1843-1918) österreichischer Autodidakt, Erzähler, Volksschriftsteller, Aphorismus

 

  • Der Mensch ist eine Welt im Kleinen. Demokrit (~460-370 v. Chr.) altgriechischer vorsokratischer Naturphilosoph, Aphorismus
  
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Bezugnahme auf die biblische Schöpfungsgeschichte

Genesis 2, 7

  • Der Mensch ist ein mit einem Körper bekleideter Geist oder Seele, der alle Eigenschaften des Körpers 'substantiell' in sich trägt. Die Seele ist als innerster Mensch der Mensch selbst. Emanuel Swedenborg [BW 480] (1688-1772) schwedischer Wissenschaftler, Gelehrter, Erfinder, Philosoph, Theologe, christlicher Mystiker, Schriftsteller, AC3342

 


Proportionsschema der Menschengestalt nach Vitruv
Homo sapiens sapiens, Galleria dell' Accademia, Venedig
Leonardo da Vinci (1485-1490) italienischer Maler
  • In Wirklichkeit ist der andere Mensch dein empfindlichstes Selbst in einem anderen Körper. Khalil Gibran (1883-1931) libanesisch-US-amerikanischer Maler, Philosoph, Dichter, Autor, Ursula und S. Yussuf und Assaf, Herausgeber, Khalil Gibran. Sämtliche Werke – Band 2, Patmos Verlag, 1. Auflage 1. September 2011

 

  • Der Mensch kennt nur sich selbst, insofern er die Welt kennt, die er nur in sich und sich nur in ihr gewahr wird. Jeder neue Gegenstand, wohl beschaut, schließt ein neues Organ in uns auf. Am allerfördersamsten sind aber unsere Nebenmenschen, welche den Vorteil haben, uns mit der Welt aus ihrem Standpunkt zu vergleichen und daher nähere Kenntnis von uns erlangen, als wir selbst gewinnen mögen. Ich habe daher in reiferen Jahren große Aufmerksamkeit gehegt, inwiefern andere mich wohl erkennen möchten, damit ich in und an ihnen, wie an so viel Spiegeln, über mich selbst und über mein Inneres deutlicher werden könnte... Von Freunden […] lasse ich mich ebenso gern bedingen als ins Unendliche hinweisen, stets merke ich auf sie mit reinem Zutrauen zu wahrhafter Erbauung. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe [BW 465] (1749-1832) deutscher Universalgelehrter, Bühnendichter, Schriftsteller, Naturwissenschaftliche Schriften I, Goethes Werke Band 13, S. 38, 1955, 13. Auflage 2002, 11. Ausgabe 2012

 

  • Jeder Mensch sollte Künstler sein. Alles kann zur schönen Kunst werden. Novalis [Georg Philipp Friedrich Freiherr von Hardenberg] (1772-1801) deutscher Philosoph der frühen deutschen Romantik, Schriftsteller, Fragmentsammlung kurzer Textpassagen und Aphorismen Glauben und Liebe oder der König und die Königin, 1798

 

  • Es sind die Begegnungen mit Menschen, die das Leben lebenswert machen. Guy de Maupassant (*1893) französischer Journalist, Schriftsteller

 

  • Wir werden als Originale geboren, sterben jedoch als Kopien. Edward Young (1683-1765) englischer Dichter, Aphorismus

 

 

  • Mit einem Menschen, der nur Trümpfe hat, kann man nicht Karten spielen. Christian Friedrich Hebbel (1813-1863) deutscher Dramatiker, Lyriker, Aphorismus

 

Quotes by various other sources

Personal avowals

  • When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, "Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping." To this day, especially in times of "disaster," I remember my mother's words and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers – so many caring people in this world. Fred Rogers [Influence LoC 500] (1928-2003) US American educator, Presbyterian minister, songwriter, television host, famous for TV series Mister Rogers' Neighborhood (1968-2001), The World According to Mister Rogers, Hachette Books, New York, 2003

 

  • I live on Earth at present, and I don't know what I am. I know that I am not a category. I am not a thing – a noun. I seem to be a verb, an evolutionary process – an integral function of the universe. And so are you. Buckminster Fuller [LoC 445] (1895-1983) US American engineer, systems theorist, architect, constructor, designer, inventor, futurist, philosopher, author, I Seem to Be a Verb: Environment and Man's Future, Bantam Books, 1st edition 1970

 

Recommendations

 

 

  • Be the inferior of no man, or of any men be superior. Remember that every man is a variation of yourself. No man's guilt is not yours, nor is any man's innocence a thing apart. Despise evil and ungodliness, but not men of ungodliness or evil. These, understand. Have no shame in being kind and gentle but if the time comes in the time of your life to kill, kill and have no regret.
    In the time of your life, live – so that in that wondrous time you shall not add to the misery and sorrow of the world, but shall smile to the infinite delight and mystery of it. William Saroyan (1908-1981) Armenian US American dramatist, author

 

Conclusion

  • People are just as wonderful as sunsets if you let them be. When I look at a sunset, I don’t find myself saying, 'Soften the orange a bit on the right hand corner.' I don’t try to control a sunset. I watch with awe as it unfolds.   Carl Rogers, Ph.D. (1902-1987) influential American professor of psychology and psychiatry, University of Wisconsin, CIA MKUltra agent, co-founder of the humanistic approach to psychology, president of the American Psychological Association (APA) (1947), author, A Way of Being, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1995, Mariner Books, 1st printing edition 7. September 1995

 

Future prospect

  • In place of a true-type people, born of and grown on the soil, there is a new sort of nomad, cohering unstably in fluid masses, the parasitical city dweller, traditionless, utterly matter-of-fact, religionless, clever, unfruitful, deeply contemptuous of the countryman and especially that highest form of countryman, the country gentleman. Oswald Spengler (1880-1936) German philosopher of history, author, The Decline of the West or The Downfall of the Occident, volume 1, 1918, revised 1922, volume 2, 1923, published in English, 1926

 

Insights

  • The sole meaning of life is to serve humanity by contributing to the establishment of the kingdom of God, which can only be done by the recognition and profession of the truth by every man. Leo Tolstoy [LoC 420, work LoC 455] (1828-1910) Russian playwright, essayist, novelist, writer, The Kingdom of God Is Within You, non-fiction philosophical treatise, chapter 12, published in Germany, 1894

 

  • Man's main task in life is to give birth to oneself. Erich Fromm (1900-1980) German American social psychologist, psychoanalyst, humanistic philosopher, author, source unknown

 

  • We, human beings, are made up of integrated areas of conciousness: body, emotions, mind, and spirit and to be fully developed, we must nurture our growth on all levels. Ultimately, the goal of our growth is to learn to give and receive love. Brenda Wade, Ph.D., US American holistic psychologist, TV host, relationship expert, contributor for the NBC Today Show, speaker, author, source unknown

 

  • We are all the same person trying to shake hands with our self. Wavy Gravy (*1936) US American entertainer, activist for peace, source unknown

 

  • The problem with the world is that humanity is not in its right mind. Mahatma Gandhi [LoC 760] (1869-1948) Indian sage, spiritual activist leader, humanitarian, lawyer, nonviolent freedom fighter,

 

  • Interdependence is and ought to be as much the ideal of man as self-sufficiency. Man is a social being. Mahatma Gandhi [LoC 760] (1869-1948) Indian sage, spiritual activist leader, humanitarian, lawyer, nonviolent freedom fighter, source unknown

 

  • The Glory of God is a human being who is fully alive. Saint Irenaeus (2nd century-202 AD) Bishop of Lugdunum in Gaul (then Roman Empire, now France) early church father, apologist, author  

 

  • [Paraphrased:] Seven levels of existence
    1. Mineral
    2. Vegetal
    3. Animal
    4. Man[*]
    5. Angel
    6. Seraphim
    7. The One Source of all things, both masculine and feminine, translatable as He/She
Gitta Mallasz (1907-1992) Hungarian graphic designer, artist, Lela Fischli, Talking with Angels, Daimon, 1998, 4th edition 2006

[*]The task of the "new man" (in 4th density) is to fill the breach in creation and reunite the lower and higher levels, to reconcile both aspects of creation: the first 3 first levels are "more" material and created by the higher levels. The last 3 levels are less material and endowed with creative abilities.

 

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Man is the most surprising asset in life.

  • Question: What does surprise you the most about humanity?
    Answer: Man. […] Because
    ➤ he sacrifices his health in order to make money.
    ➤ Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
    ➤ And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present;
    ➤ the result being that he does not live in the present or the future;
    ➤ he lives as if he is never going to die,
    ➤ and then dies having never really lived.
H.H. 14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso [LoC 570] (*1935) Tibetan monk, leader of the Gelug or "Yellow Hat" branch of Tibetan Buddhism, Nobel Peace Prize laureate, 1989, source and date unknown

 

  • For human beings, it is the most daunting challenge there is – the challenge of becoming fully divine. For to become human is to become fully divine. Fr. Thomas Keating, O.C.S.O. (*1923) US American Trappist monk, priest, founder of the Centering Prayer movement, author, source unknown

 


Seven Ages of Man, 1838
William Mulready (1786-1863) Irish painter
  • In some sense man is a microcosm of the universe; therefore what man is, is a clue to the universe. We are enfolded in the universe. David Bohm [LoC 507] (1917-1992) German-born US American British leading theoretical quantum physicist

 

  • We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience. Pierre Teilhard de Chardin [LoC 500] (1881-1955) French philosopher, Jesuit priest, trained paleontologist, trained geologist
    • We are not human beings on a spiritual journey. We are spiritual beings on a human journey. Stephen R. Covey (*1932) US American leading management consultant, best-selling author, source unknown

 

  • A human being is part of a whole, called by us the Universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separated from the rest – a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circles of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. Nobody is able to achieve this completely, but the striving for such achievement is in itself a part of the liberation and a foundation for inner security. Albert Einstein [LoC 499] (1879-1955) German-born US American theoretical physicist, developer of the theory of general relativity, Nobel Prize laureate in physics, 1921, Letter to a distraught father who had lost his young son asking for some comforting words, 12. February 1950, presented by US American daily newspaper The New York Times, 29. March 1972, presented by the US American daily newspaper New York Post, 28. November 1972

 

  • The true value of a human being is determined by the measure and the sense in which they have obtained liberation from the self. We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if humanity is to survive. Albert Einstein [LoC 499] (1879-1955) German-born US American theoretical physicist, developer of the theory of general relativity, Nobel Prize laureate in physics, 1921, 1954

 

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Types of people:

ImmovableMovableMoving

  • All mankind is divided into three classes:
    1. Those that are immovable,
    2. those that are movable,
    3. and those that move.
Attributed by Benjamin Franklin [The First American, US Founding Father] [Influence LoC 480] (1706-1705) US American statesman, political theorist, occultist, polymath, diplomat, civic activist, author

 

  • People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, M.D. [Social impact LoC 485] (1926-2004) Swiss US American psychiatrist, death and dying researcher, founder of Near-death studies, author, Quotes

 

  • The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.
    [Other version: The most beautiful people I’ve known are those who have known trials, have known struggles, have known loss, and have found their way out of the depths.] Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, M.D. [Social impact LoC 485] (1926-2004) Swiss US American psychiatrist, death and dying researcher, founder of Near-death studies, author, Death. The Final Stage of Growth, 1975, Scribner, 1st edition 9. June 1997

 

Universal factors affecting fertility rates, regardless of race, religion or political context
༺༻Female statusDescription
1.Female age at marriageThe younger the female at first marriage,
the higher the rate of fertility and vice versa.
2.Female literacy and educationThe higher the female education,
the lower the fertility rate.
3.Female·mortality·rates·in·childbirth
Infant/child mortality
The higher the rates of death in childbirth, and crude infant or child deaths,
the higher the crude fertility rate.
4.Female economic participationThe greater the female participation in any form of economic activity
or capacity, the lower their fertility.
5.Access to contraception
Reference: ► Wikipedia entry Fertility and intelligence [Status April 2015]

 

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Future prospect of multiculturalism

  • The Human Races will never again be able to go back to their citadels of high-walled exclusiveness. They have been exposed to each other, physically and intellectually. The shells, which have so long given them full security within their individual enclosures, have been broken, and by no artificial process can be mended again. So we have to accept the fact, even though we have not yet fully adapted our minds to this changed environment of publicity, even though through it we may have to run all the risks entailed by the wider expansion of life's freedom. Rabindranath Tagore [LoC 475] (1861-1941) Indian Bengali philosopher, musician, painter, playwright, poet, novelist, Nobel laureate in literature, 1913, editor Sisir Kumar Das, The English Writings of Rabindranath Tagore, Vol. II. A Miscellany, S. 71, paragraph 152, Sahitya Akademi, Wellwish Printers, Dehli, 1st edition 1996, reprint edition 2003, 2006

 

  • The human being knows himself only insofar as he knows the world; he perceives the world only in himself, and himself only in the world. Every new object, well contemplated and clearly seen, opens up a new organ within us. Johann Wolfgang Goethe [LoC 465] (1749-1832) German polymath, poet, playwright, dramatist, novelist, Naturwissenschaftliche Schriften I, Goethes Werke volume 13, S. 38, 1955, 13. edition 2002, 11. edition 2012

 

  • Humankind has become so much one family that we cannot insure our own prosperity except by insuring that of everyone else. If you wish to be happy yourself, you must resign yourself to seeing others also happy.   Bertrand Russell (1872-1970) British philosopher, social critic, logician, mathematician, historian, social reformist, "pacifist", member of the Royal Society, Nobel laureate in literature, 1950, essay The Science to Save Us from Science, presented by the Sunday edition The New York Times Magazine, 19. March 1950

 

  • Modern man has transformed himself into a commodity; he experiences his life energy as an investment with which he should make the highest profit, considering his position and the situation on the personality market. He is alienated from himself, from his fellow men and from nature. His main aim is profitable exchange of his skills, knowledge, and of himself, his "personality package" with others who are equally intent on a fair and profitable exchange. Life has no goal except the one to move, no principle except the one of fair exchange, no satisfaction except the one to consume. Erich Fromm (1900-1980) German US Amercian social psychologist, psychoanalyst, humanistic philosopher, author, The Art of Loving, S. 95, Harper & Brothers, New York, 1956

 

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Meaning of birthday celebrations

  • Birthday celebrations began as a way of recognizing the spirit that comes to life with each soul born. Originally, there was a single candle representing the inner spirit and shining genius that enters the world at birth. In this sense, a birthday serves as a reminder that each person is gifted; having an inner genius and god-given gifts to bring to life. Michael Meade Mosaicvoices.org US American storyteller, mythologist, ritualist, spokesman in the Men's Movement, author, Fate and Destiny. The Two Agreements of the Soul, Greenfire Press, 30. September 2010

 

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Circumcision

  • [C]ircumcision, an archaic ritual mutilation that has no justification whatsoever and no place in a civilized society. Ashley Montagu (1905-1999) British-American anthropologist, humanist, author on race and gender, politics and development, Mutilated Humanity, 1991

 

  • We are gods with anuses. Ernest Becker (1924-1974) US American cultural anthropologist, interdisciplinary scientific thinker, writer, Pulitzer recipient, 1974, The Denial of Death, 1973, Free Press, 1st edition 8. May 1997

 

  • If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary. In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this:
    1. you must first enable the government to control the governed;
    2. and in the next place oblige it to control itself.
James Madison [Father of the Constitution, US Founding Father] (1751-1836) US American chief architect and author of the United States Bill of Rights [LoC 640], fourth US president (1809-1817), The Federalist No. 51. The Structure of the Government Must Furnish the Proper Checks and Balances Between the Different Departments, presented by Independent Journal, Wednesday, 6. February 1788

 

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The god image of monotheism is abnormal and a-relational.

  • Monotheism does not mirror human society. Humans are first and foremost social animals. A deity who was alone, not by choice but because there were no other companions for Him, was a concept without parallel in human society. The god of the Israelites did not have a wife, a son, a daughter, or a mother. Leonard Shlain, M.D. sextimeandpower.com (1937-2009) US American chairman of laparoscopic surgery, associate professor of surgery, UC San Francisco, researcher, writer, The Alphabet Versus the Goddess, Penguin, 1. September 1999

 

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Humans are cocreators in God's creation.

 

  • The proper study of mankind is man. Alexander Pope (1688-1744) English translator, poet, neoclassic writer

 

  • Men on frontiers, whether of time or space, abandon their previous identities. Neighbourhood gives identity. Frontiers snatch it away. Herbert 'Marshall' McLuhan (1911-1980) Canadian professor of English literature, literary critic, scholar, educator, philosopher, communication theorist, rhetorician, source unknown

 

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Human power tends to overlook Divine power.

  • The cause of America is in a great measure the cause of all mankind. […] We have it in our power to begin the world over again. Thomas Paine [US Founding Father] (1737-1809) British US American Enlightenment philosopher, inventor, atheist intellectual, radical, revolutionary, pamphleteer, author, Common Sense, bestselling pamphlet, blueprint of modern democracy, 1776

 

 

  • We are beings toward death. Featherless, two-legged, linguistically conscious creatures born between urine and feces, whose body will one day be the culinary delight of terrestrial worms. But in the womb, we are beings introduced to the funk of life and the love push that gets us out. Covered in water and blood. Surrounded in Mother. Pushed into the world by a wave of love, blood and sacrifice. Cornel West, Ph.D. (*1953) US American philosopher, academic, public intellectual, prominent member of the Democratic Socialists of America, activist, author, source unknown

 

 

  • Man is a creature who makes pictures of himself, and then comes to resemble the picture. Iris Murdock (1919-1999) British philosopher, author

 

  • People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed, never throw out anyone. Audrey Hepburn (1929-1993) British-Dutch actress, humanitarian, special ambassador for UNICEF, source unknown

 

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Misattributed to Albert Einstein in this variation:

The woman who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has ever been before.

  •  The man who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The man who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been before. Poster by Francis Phillip Wernig [Ashley-Pitt], 15. July 1970

 

Original split version

  • Great people talk about ideas.
    Average people talk about things.
    Small people talk about other people.
    Unknown

Corrected version
Basic (body-oriented) people talk about things.
Mental (mind-oriented) people talk about ideas.
Relational (heart-centered) people talk about other people.
Maturing (integrating) people consider interrelatedness.
Hence, they tend to address all three levels of existence and wholesomeness.
Elfriede Ammann



Literature / TV series / Movie quotes

  • What a piece of work is a man! how noble in reason!
    how infinite in faculty! in form and moving
    how express and admirable!
    in action how like an angel!
    in apprehension how like a god!
    the beauty of the world!
    the paragon of animals! And yet, to me,
    what is this quintessence of dust?
    man delights not me: no, nor woman neither,
    though by your smiling you seem to say so.
William Shakespeare [LoC 465, work LoC 500] (1564-1616) English actor, playwright, dramatist, lyricist, character Hamlet to characters Rosencrantz and Guildenstern in: tragedy Hamlet, act 2, scene 2, 295-302, ~1602

 

  • All the world's a stage and all the men and women, players. Each have their exits and their entrances and a man in his life plays many roles. William Shakespeare [LoC 465, work LoC 500] (1564-1616) English actor, playwright, dramatist, lyricist, pastoral comedy As You Like It, beginning of monolog spoken by the melancholy character Jaques, act II, scene VII, First Folio, 1623

 

  • You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view – until you climb into his skin and walk around in it. Harper Lee (1926-2016) US American author, character Atticus Finch, To Kill a Mockingbird, part 1, chapter 3, J. B. Lippincott & Co., 1960

Englische Texte – English section on Human beings

You are what I AM

 

'How could I love you?' said the owl to the rabbit. 'I am what you ARE.'
'Is that so indeed?' the rabbit replied, delicately munching a dandelion.
'How could you hate me?' continued the owl; 'you are what I AM.'
'I never noticed it', observed the rabbit musingly.
'How could it be otherwise?' asked the owl. 'Whatever we are – I AM.'
'Since when?' inquired the rabbit. 'Is it recent?'
'Since always,' answered the owl, 'there is no "Time".'
'Then where does it occur?'
'Everywhere; there is no "Space".'
'So we are really one?' suggested the rabbit cheerfully.
'Certainly not,' snapped the owl. 'there is no "one".'
'Then what is there?' the rabbit inquired dubiously.
'No "thing" whatever!' the owl replied with severity.
'So what?' asked the rabbit, mystified.
'So, life!' said the owl, flapping his great wings and clacking his beak.
'As the Masters said so often, "when I'm hungry – I eat, and when I'm weary – I sleep!"
'

 

Source: ► Wei Wu Wei [Terence James Stannus Gray] [LoC 475] (1895-1986) Irish aristocrat, Taoist philosopher
wandering the Himalayan mountains, writer, Unworldly Wise. As the Owl Remarked to the Rabbit, I Who am No Thing,
enlightened parable, eighth and final book of the series, Sentient Publications, 1st edition 25. May 2004

 

Links zum Thema Menschen / Human beings

Literatur

Elf Typen von Universalgenie-Menschen, Universalisten, Scannern

Literature (engl.)

11 types of renaissance people, universalists, scanners

The 100: 1) Muhammad (570-632 AC) ♦ 2) Isaac Newton (1643-1727) ♦ 3) Jesus Christ (7/2 BC-26/36 AD) ♦ 4) Buddha (563-483 BC) ♦ 5) Confucius (551-479 BC) ♦ 6) Paul of Tarsus (5-67 AD) ♦ 7) Cài Lún (50-121 AD) ♦ 8) Johannes Gutenberg (1398-1468) ♦ 9) Christopher Columbus (1451-1506) ♦ 10) Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

See also free of charge (f.o.c.) on-line essay From Opinion to Belief to Knowing, 8. December 2005

Externe Weblinks


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Audio- und Videolinks

Exzerpt aus ZEITGEIST: MOVING FORWARD, Deutsche Version

Audio and video links (engl.)

Commenting on the simplistic theory of evolutionism, purported by the militant Bright and neodarwinian biologist Richard Dawkins

Animals vs. humans, aggression, theory of mind, the Golden Rule (Tit for Tat) and pleasure

  • Video presentation Robert Jensen, Ph.D. (*1958) US American professor of journalism, University of Austin, Texas, What does it mean to be a human being?, sponsored by and at Book People, YouTube film

Referring to and reading from his book All My Bones Shake. Seeking a Progressive Path to the Prophetic Voice, Soft Skull Press, 1st edition 1. June 2009

"God is mystery."

Investigating cynicism

 

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