Book of Key 13: Death, Tao & Seeds of Change by Manifest BOoks


Inspiring Quotes





The Esoteric Wisdom of Death, Te/h Tao & Cadmus Seeds of Change

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I have a sense of these buried lives striving to come out through me to express themselves.

- Marge Piercy


If you were plowing a field, which would you rather use? Two strong oxen or 1024 chickens?

- Seymour Cray



Tarot Card: Death

Walking is also an ambulation of mind.

- Gretel Ehrlich


If you are facing in the right direction, all you need to do is keep on walking.

- Buddhist saying


Sun-bleached bones were most wonderful against the blue - that blue that will always be there as it is now after all man's destruction is finished.

- Georgia O'Keeffe


Seeing death as the end of life is like seeing the horizon as the end of the ocean.

- David Searls


Sometimes I go about pitying myself, and all along my soul is being blown by great winds across the sky.

- saying of the Ojibway


As a leaf is swept away by a torrent, so Buddha's goodness ...



I don't know what you can say about a day in which you have seen four beautiful sunsets.

- John Glenn


A sun sets, a day is born.

- Maori proverb


And so long as you haven't experienced this: to die and so to grow ... you are only a troubled guest on the dark earth.

- Goethe


When I am dead, my dearest,
Sing no sad songs for me;
Plant thou no roses at my head,
Nor shady cypress tree.
Be the green grass above me
With showers and dewdrops wet;
And if thou wilt, remember
And if thou wilt, forget.

- Christina Rossetti


i want death to find me planting cabbages.

- Michel De Montaigne





Imagination is more important than knowledge.

- Albert Einstein


Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions.

- Albert Einstein


Imagination is the highest kite that one can fly.

- Lauren Bacall


Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere.

- Carl Sagan


Imagination is only intelligence having fun. A healthy mind knows how to switch between worlds, and which one you need to eat and sleep in.

- Terry Pratchett



There are two worlds: the world that we can measure with line and rule, and the world that we feel with our hearts and imagination.

- Leigh Hunt  



The shortest distance between two points is often a leap of the imagination.

~ Manifest


Imagination is a sort of faint perception.

- Aristotle


Because they have so little, children must rely on imagination rather than experience.

- Elenor Roosevelt, You Learn By Living



When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.

- Albert Einstein  


There is neither begriming nor end to the imagination but it de.lights in its own seasons reversing the usual order at will.

- William Carlos Williams, Kora in Hell



The wages of sin are death, but by the time taxes are taken out, it's just sort of a tired feeling.

- Paula Poundstone


When you have to kill a man it costs nothing to be polite.

- Sir Winston Churchill


Horu: Wow, this is one weird place.
Muta: Enough Baron, turn it off. No one's impressed by your cheesy light show, Okay?

- The Cat Returns (anime movie)


... the Witch of the Waist (a weste) ...
Though we slipped apart like sunlight through the leaves

- Howl's Moving Castle (movie quote)


Critical Tasks

Reality can be beaten with enough imagination.

- unknown


Death is not extinguishing the light; it is putting out the lamp because the dawn has come.

- Rabindranath Tagore


Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.

- Albert Einstein


I have accepted fear as a part of life - specifically the fear of change. I have gone ahead despite the pounding in the heart that says: turn back.

- Erica Jong



You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.

- Mark Twain  


Everybody thinks of changing humanity and nobody thinks of changing himself.

- Leo Tolstoy +dr


They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.

- Andy Warhol


Die while you're alive and be absolutely dead. Then do whatever you want ... it's all good.

- Bunan (15th C Zen master)


Final Form - Nun

The world has different owners at sunrise ... Even your own garden does not belong to you.

- Anne Lindberg

Chinese Philosophy: Tao

Live close to nature who will teach the essential lessons of change and letting go.

- unknown


Nothing endures but change.

- Heraclitus


Change in all things is sweet.

– Aristotle


People can't live with change if there's not a changeless core inside them. The key to the ability to change is a changeless sense of who you are, what you are about and what you value.

- Stephen R. Covey


The first step toward change is acceptance. Once you accept yourself, you open the door to change. That's all you have to do. Change is not something you do, it's something you allow.

- Will Garcia


Change is the process by which the future invades our lives.

- Alvin Toffler


It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.

- Charles Darwin


Change is the constant, the signal for rebirth, the egg of the phoenix.

- Christina Baldwin


This glancing life is like a morning star
A setting sun, or rolling waves at sea
A gentle breeze or lightning in a storm
A dancing dream of all eternity ....

- CaraVANserAI (song lyrics by Loreena McKennitt)


Whatever is flexible and loving will tend to grow, whatever is rigid and blocked will wither and die.

- Lao Tzu


With them the seed of Wisdom did I sow,
And with mine own hand wrought to make it grow;
And this was all the Harvest that I reap'd —
"I came like Water, and like Wind I go."

- Omar Khayyam (translation by by Edward FitzGerald)


All work is as seed sown; it grows and spreads, and sows itself anew ...

- Thomas Carlyle



For more quotes about change, see Way 13: Change, Growth & Learning quotes.

I Ching: 49 - Changing

(to be reviewed)


Sel 13: Love Your Enemies (Jin Shin Jyutsu)

Nonviolence means avoiding not only external physical violence, but also internal violence of spirit. You not only refuse to shoot a man, but you refuse to hate him.

- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.

- Confucius


Critical Tasks

Love your enemies because they bring out the best in you.

- Friedrich Nietzsche


When we understand the needs that motivate our own and others behavior, we have no enemies.

- Marshall Rosenberg



It is easy enough to be friendly to one's friends. But to befriend the one who regards himself as your enemy is the quintessence of true religion. The other is mere business.

- Mohandas K. Gandhi


We cannot learn real patience and tolerance from a guru or a friend. They can be practiced only when we come in contact with someone who creates unpleasant experiences. According to Shantideva, enemies are really good for us as we can learn a lot from them and build our inner strength.

- Dalai Lama



You can read more about growth and change in Life Way 13: The Way of Growth and Learning.




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