“Good feeling, honor, truthfulness are merely false ideas. They are liable at any moment to get you into a mess.” [via]
“The word ‘Phoenix’ may be taken as including the idea of ‘Pelican’, the bird, which is fabled to feeds its young from the blood of its own breast. Yet the two ideas, though cognate, are not identical, and ‘Phoenix’ is the more accurate symbol.” [via]
“The mind is called ‘wind’, because of its nature; as has been frequently explained, the ideas and words are identical.
In this free-flowing, centreless material arises an eddy; a spiral close-coiled upon itself.
The theory of the formation of the Ego is that of the Hindus, whose Ahamkara is itself a function of the mind, whose ego it creates. This Ego is entirely divine.” [via]
“Ideas cannot be given but in their minutely appropriate words, nor can a design be made without its minutely appropriate execution.” [via]