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Dear friend, theory is all grey, 

And the golden tree of life is green.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Faust Pt.1


Two souls dwell, alas! In my breast.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Faust Pt.1


The outcome was philosophical dualism with all the tragic-comic woes 

attendant on spiritual dichotomy.

Robert Graves, The White Goddess


The gods did not reveal, from the beginning, all things to us, but in the 

course of time through seeking we may learn and know things better. But 

as for certain truth, no man has known it, nor shall he know it, neither of 

the gods nor yet of all things of which I speak. For even if by chance he 


was to utter the final truth, he would himself not know it: For all is but a 

woven web of guesses.

Xenophanes of Colophon, 500BCE


There were several roads nearby, but it did not take her long to find the 

one paved with yellow bricks. Within a short time she was walking 

briskly toward the Emerald City, her silver shoes tinkling merrily on the 

hard, yellow roadbed.The next morning, as soon as the sun was up, they 

started on their way, and soon saw a beautiful green glow in the sky just 

before them. ‘That must be the Emerald City’ said Dorothy.


L Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

The word ‘rose’ is manna to the lyricist.

John Fisher, The Companion to Roses


Outward ritual cannot destroy ignorance, because they are not mutually 

contradictory. Realized knowledge alone destroys ignorance.

Shankara, Father of the Swami Order


The only honour that man can pay his Creator is to seek Him.

Swami Sri Yukteswar Giri


Stibnite: Sb2S3 Antimony Sulfide Gray-metallic with orthorhombic, 

slightly flexible crystals, often radiating blades. Associated with gold, 

cinnabar , galena, barite and quartz. From the Greek name ‘stibi’ , used 

to describe antimony, which was used to separate gold by the ancients.

Mineral Gallery


Before enlightenment you chop wood and carry water.

After enlightenment you chop wood and carry water.



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