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«A pathological business, writing, don't you think? Just look what a writer actually does: all that unnatural tense squatting and hunching, all those rituals: pathological!»
«If insemination were the sole biological function of sex, it could be achieved far more economically in a few seconds of mounting and insertion. Indeed, the least social of mammals mate with scarcely more ceremony. The species that have evolved long-term bonds are also, by and large, the ones that rely on elaborate courtship rituals. . . . Love and sex do indeed go together.»
Author: Edward O. Wilson
, by and large
, go together
, one species
, social function
«Some chant in meditation, some practice deep, austere meditation; some worship Him in adoration, some practice daily rituals. Some live the life of a wanderer.»
«Rituals are important. Nowadays it's hip not to be married. I'm not interested in being hip.»
«For the current of our spiritual life creeds, rituals and channels that may thwart or help, according to their fixity or openness. When a symbol or spiritual idea becomes rigidly elaborate in its construction, it supplants the idea which it should support.»
Author: Rabindranath Tagore
, spiritual life
, The Current
«Practicing egotism and selfishness, they try to impress others by showing off. They perform all sorts of rituals, but they gain no acceptance.»
«Performing all sorts of rituals, people are smeared with twice as much filth. This filth is not removed by studying. Go ahead, and ask the wise ones.»
«If I cut my body into pieces, and burn them in the fire, and if I make my body and mind into firewood, and night and day burn them in the fire, and if I perform hundreds of thousands and millions of religious rituals - still, all these are not equal to the Name of the Lord.»
«Some think about religious rituals and regulations, but without understanding, how can they cross over to the other side?»
«All strict rituals are just clever contrivances. My God knows everything. He has made His Glory manifest, and all people celebrate Him.»