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One Quote Taking Another

As I was busy doing nothing this evening, trying to figure out what to busy myself with next, a quote from the satirical novel The Illuminatus! Trilogy by Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson, published in 1975, suddenly struck me:

“Freedom defined is freedom denied.”

This inspired another quote I read once, an old American Indian saying, “Man cannot give freedom; he can only take it away.”

Pondering these two statements for a minute or two, a third quote came to mind, a statement made by Krishnamurti, that great thinker I was privileged to meet and greet, and whose thinking has inspired me more than most over the years: “Truth is a pathless land.”

Suddenly I feel chuffed by this train of thoughts; what great ideas to be consciously aware of as I enter a new year. I like it. Really like it.

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