i wish there was a class that was just for discussing things. i mean almost anything, too, not just philosphy or religion or literature… like there are so many interesting discussions that start in my classes that are ultimately cut short & it’s annoying.

A fire broke out backstage in a theatre. The clown came out to warn the public; they thought it was a joke and applauded. He repeated it; the acclaim was even greater. I think that’s just how the world will come to an end: to general applause from wits who believe it’s a joke.
—  Soren Kierkegaard, Either/Or
Life is not somewhere waiting for you, it is happening in you. It is not in the future as a goal to be arrived at, it is herenow, this very moment — in your breathing, circulating in your blood, beating in your heart. Whatsoever you are is your life, and if you start seeking meaning somewhere else, you will miss it. Man has done that for centuries.
—  Osho
The terms emptiness and selflessness are meant to convey a sense of totality or fullness, which is actually experienced as a sense of openness and spaciousness. So this emptiness is not like the emptiness of an unfilled cup, a vacant room, or worse, an empty pocket. It’s not like that. When we have a genuine experience of emptiness, it actually feels good…It’s as if we’re suddenly freed from our bondage, we feel so good, so much more relaxed and happy.
—  Ponlop Rinpoche