Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty.
Life without liberty, is a life not lived, and life without truth, is a life not understood.
There is more to life than both cold facts and blind faith.
Liberty is too precious a thing to be buried in books. Humans should hold it up in their hands every single day of their lives and say from the deepest fathoms of their soul – “I am free – to think – to speak – to act – the way a real, novel, civilized being should – my ancestors couldn’t, but I can, and my children will”.
Being holistic doesn't mean mumbling mystical mumbo-jumbo all the time, it means seeing the reality as it is, without giving in to either supernatural nonsense or intellectual arrogance.
Evolution is the life-force of metaphysics and spirituality.
Throw away all mystical nonsense and be divine through your acts of kindness - be divine through your gestures of acceptance - be divine through your footsteps of awareness.
In the land of liberty, the self and others are all one all-pervading system of magnificent harmony, but what keeps most humans to live in that land, is non-acceptance of their own self, which is a form of denial of the self - therefore, the first step is acceptance of the self.
Talking reason with a fundamentalist is like talking balanced diet with a hungry tiger - you can't win.
I am a scientist, which means, I don't have the luxury to talk nonsense, if it can't pass the test of reasoning, no matter how much it sounds philosophical or spiritual.
No imaginary monkey is going to come down on earth to say hello or give a hand in your times of need. So, you must be the hand that gives a hand to yourself when needed.
Think – think without a hurry – think without the veil of labels and words – think without the involvement of the slightest bit of hypocritical self-deception - simply think.
Think rationally, feel humanly, act conscientiously and the world will become a real progressive abode of peace.
Science is the most influential tool of progress in the world, not one among many, but most, yet no scientist had tried to use it as a primary tool for harmony. And I desired to accomplish precisely that. I didn’t want to popularize science, for there were and are already tons of scientists doing it. I wanted to use science in a way that would have direct humanitarian consequences in interhuman relationships.
A thinking human must practice thinking.
The sign of wisdom is to have more questions than answers.
I wouldn’t give 2 cents for all the fancy principles, doctrines, philosophies, sciences and institutions in the world, if behind them they didn’t have plain ordinary everyday conscience guiding them in the right direction.