There is a luxury in self-dispraise;And inward self-disparagement affordsTo meditative spleen a grateful feast.
For with all our pretension to enlightenment, are we not now a talking, desultory, rather than a meditative generation?john campbell shairp
Better it is to live one day wise and meditative than to live a hundred years foolish and uncontrolled. (Verse 111)
According to Buddhist world view, Moksha consists in overcoming the causes of suffering and ultimately in freeing oneself from the process of rebirth. How to do it? This is to be done through meditative introspection and by following the eightfold path ( marga ) of ethics .
For with all our pretension to enlightenment, are we not now a talking, desultory, rather than a meditative generation?
He [the artist] ought to have 'these powerful organs of expression' — colour and chiaroscuro — entirely at his command, that he may use them in every possible form, as well as that he may do with the most perfect freedom; therefore, whether he wishes to make the subject of a joyous, solemn, or meditative character, by flinging over it the cheerful aspect which the sun bestows, by a proper disposition of shade, or by the appearances that beautify its arising or its setting, a true "General Effect" should never be lost sight of.john constable
There is a luxury in self-dispraise; And inward self-disparagement affords To meditative spleen a grateful feast.william wordsworth
What the Net does is shift the emphasis of our intelligence, away from what might be called a meditative or contemplative intelligence and more toward what might be called a utilitarian intelligence. The price of zipping among lots of bits of information is a loss of depth in our thinking.nicholas g. carr