June 1, 2009

Thoughts on aging

Posted in Philosophy, Religion tagged , , , , , , at 1:54 am by randallbutisingh

If wrinkles be written upon the brow, let them not be written upon the heart.  The spirit should not grow old.   – James a. Garfield

It is wonderful to be young, but it is equally desirable to be mature and rich in experience. – Bernard Baruch

If you carry your childhood with you, you never become older . –Abraham Sutzkever

To know how to grow old is the master work of wisdom, and one of the most difficult chapters in the art of living. –  Henri Frederic Amiel

None are so old as those who outlived enthusiasm. – Henry David Thoreau.

Except ye be as a little child, ye cannot enter into the kingdom of Heaven. –The New Testament.


Man, what he is in essence never dies.  It is the body that changes and eventually dies.   Man is spirit , a spark of the Divine Flame, identical with it as the waves are to the ocean. The soul never was born and never will die.  We grow old when we identify with the body, but after Self realisation we discover our true selves for what we are: one with Divinity.    In short, we are, as the poet William Blake puts it when asked by a friend if he believed in the Divinity of Jesus said: “Yes !   Jesus was God, so am I and so are you”.

Randall Butisingh


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