Month: May 2011

Freedom

“When you are content to be here, then you are free.

Freedom is being content to be where you are.

Prison is wanting to be somewhere else.

The Free World is the world experienced by one who is content.

The real freedom is freedom from desire, never freedom of desire.”

–Ajahn Brahm

The third alternative

“When you have only two alternatives to take, always take the third.” Why? Because the two alternatives presented to us are usually false alternatives. “Do you want cancer or heart attack to die from?” “Do you want the Republicans or the Democrats to tyrannize you?” Neither! We take health, not a disease. We take freedom, not a state tyranny. Freedom is a choice. Choice is a creation. Always choose the third.

-Yasuhiko Genku Kimura