The Shawshank Redemption is a 1994 American drama film written and directed by Frank Darabont and starring Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman. It is ranked #1 in IMDb’s “Top 250” list and is considered one of the best movies of all time.
— Wikipedia on The Shawshank Redemption
2014.07.09 Wednesday ACHK
Jesus, Buddha, Einstein 3.2
這段改編自 2010 年 4 月 10 日的對話。
（安：經濟學家張五常先生提過，有一篇經濟論文指出，凱恩斯（John Maynard Keynes）的經濟理論，和「凱恩斯學派」的經濟理論，不盡相同，雖然整個學派是以「凱恩斯」來命名。）
Bayes himself might not have embraced the broad interpretation now called Bayesian. It is difficult to assess Bayes’s philosophical views on probability, since his essay does not go into questions of interpretation.
— Wikipedia on Thomas Bayes
I like your Christ. I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ. The materialism of affluent Christian countries appears to contradict the claims of Jesus Christ that says it’s not possible to worship both Mammon and God at the same time.
– Mohandas K. Gandhi
2014.04.11 Friday (c) All rights reserved by ACHK
Wisdom is not additive; its maximum is that of the wisest man in a given group.
— Robert A. Heinlein
Two turkeys don’t make an eagle.
2013.11.12 Tuesday (c) All rights reserved by ACHK
They were in the wrong place at the wrong time. Naturally they became heroes.
— Leia Organa of Alderaan, Senator
— Me@2013.10.16 18.20.42
2013.10.16 Wednesday ACHK
2013.08.19 Monday (c) All rights reserved by ACHK
Ah! Don’t say you agree with me. When people agree with me[,] I always feel I must be wrong.
— Oscar Wilde
2013.08.15 Thursday ACHK
To be great is to be misunderstood.
— Ralph Emerson
2013.08.07 Wednesday ACHK
Self-de-centralization is the best way to backup yourself.
2010.07.21 Wednesday (c) ACHK
2. 自我虛級化 2
Centralized-self = Evil
2010.07.25 Sunday (c) ACHK
3. 天使與魔鬼 5
自我虛級化 | Self-de-centralization | 釋放自我 3
入魔 = 要求別人的世界以自己為中心
Angels can fly because they take themselves lightly;
devils fall because of their gravity.
–- G. K. Chesterton
2010.08.07 Saturday (c) ACHK
2013.07.12 Friday (c) All rights reserved by ACHK
Onion self 7
Angels can fly because they take themselves lightly; devils fall because of their [own] gravity.
– G. K. Chesterton
You are the Light, so you have to be light (in weight) and work at the speed of L/light.
2013.06.07 Friday (c) All rights reserved by ACHK
Praying is not for asking for favors.
Instead, praying aligns you to the principles by making you recognize them.
Your power is in the principles.
principles = natural laws
2013.06.02 Sunday (c) All rights reserved by ACHK
The Master said, “At fifteen, I had my mind bent on learning.
“At thirty, I stood firm. “At forty, I had no doubts. “At fifty, I knew the decrees of Heaven. “At sixty, my ear was an obedient organ for the reception of truth. “At seventy, I could follow what my heart desired, without transgressing what was right.”
2008.03.06 Thursday CHK_2 2013.05.29 Wednesday ACHK
斯賓諾莎還認為上帝是每件事的「內在因」，上帝通過自然法則來主宰世界，所以物質世界中發生的每一件事都有其必然性；世界上只有上帝是擁有完全自由的，而人雖可以試圖去除外在的束縛，卻永遠無法獲得自由意志。如果我們能夠將事情看作是必然的，那麼我們就愈容易與上帝合為一體。因此，斯賓諾莎提出我們應該「在永恆的相下」（sub specie aeternitatis）看事情。
Russell’s History of Western Philosophy, on Spinoza:
Only ignorance makes us think that we can alter the future;
what will be will be,
and the future is as unalterably fixed as the past.
2013.05.27 Monday (c) All rights reserved by ACHK
In what prayers do men allow themselves! That which they call a holy office is not so much as brave and manly. Prayer looks abroad and asks for some foreign addition to come through some foreign virtue, and loses itself in endless mazes of natural and supernatural, and mediatorial and miraculous. Prayer that craves a particular commodity, — any thing less than all good, — is vicious. Prayer is the contemplation of the facts of life from the highest point of view. It is the soliloquy of a beholding and jubilant soul. It is the spirit of God pronouncing his works good. But prayer as a means to effect a private end is meanness and theft. It supposes dualism and not unity in nature and consciousness. As soon as the man is at one with God, he will not beg. He will then see prayer in all action. The prayer of the farmer kneeling in his field to weed it, the prayer of the rower kneeling with the stroke of his oar, are true prayers heard throughout nature, though for cheap ends.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
2008.03.12 Wednesday CHK2
Onion self 6.2
Cosmic religion 3
Transcend the question of “god or no god?”:
There are no gods except us.
“Us” includes not only Earth beings.
2013.05.15 Wednesday (c) All rights reserved by ACHK
Lessons from the Light, 2.2
And what we are into now is God’s exploration of God through us. People are so busy trying to become God that they ought to realize that we are already God and God is becoming us.
— Mellen-Thomas Benedict
2013.04.21 Sunday ACHK
“Publishers might be a necessary thing,” he said. “but it’s inevitable that they will shift the focus from games being made by people who want to make good games to people who want to make money.”
In Persson’s view, this benefits players more than anybody: “The more studios that can remove themselves from the publisher system, the more games that will be made out of love rather than for profit.”
— The Creator
— Simon Parkin
— The New Yorker
2013.04.11 Thursday ACHK
Referrals tend to be a really fantastic way to bring people in and should be the first place you go. If you leverage each of your first ten hires’ networks, chances are you’ll meet some excellent candidates. When done right, internal and external referrals can scale your company pretty efficiently. Sit down and get your engineers to physically list out the best and smartest people they’ve ever worked with and then go after them with crazy intensity. As an added bonus, referral candidates might be easier to close because a friend’s recommendation goes a long way.
— How Stripe built one of Silicon Valley’s best engineering teams
— Jack Leidlein
2013.04.07 Sunday ACHK
Another sort of false prayers are our regrets. Discontent is the want of self-reliance: it is infirmity of will. Regret calamities, if you can thereby help the sufferer; if not, attend your own work, and already the evil begins to be repaired.
2008.03.11 Tuesday CHK2
Cosmic religion 2
Whatever the nature of life and universe is, doing good is good.
But be careful. By “doing good”, I refer to long-term good. Sometimes, short-term goods would create long-term evils. You should avoid doing such kind of goods.
Also, even for long-term goods, you should consider the opportunity costs. As your time is limited, you cannot do them all. You have to prioritize.
— Me@2013-01-28 11:33:24 AM
2013.01.28 Monday (c) All rights reserved by ACHK
Buddhism has the characteristics of what would be expected in a cosmic religion for the future: It transcends a personal God, avoids dogmas and theology; it covers both the natural and the spiritual, and it is based on a religious sense aspiring from the experience of all things, natural and spiritual, as a meaningful unity.
— Not Albert Einstein
It may or may not be the present state. But it should be the goal.
— Me@2013-01-22 09:04:25 AM
2013.01.22 Tuesday (c) All rights reserved by ACHK