"Be a lamp unto yourself. Work out your liberation with diligence."
[Gautama Siddharta] (563 - 483 BC), Hindu Prince, founder of Buddhism
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We hold this truth to be self evident.
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
    Goes with the first quote I believe.
     -- Waffler, Smith     
    Mike, you amaze me. You comment with the perfect answer yet unable to see the exact same meaning in the previous quote. Waffler, spot on...
     -- RBESRQ     
     -- al, dc      
    Robert, the first quote focused on the negative, this did not. I don't believe we can be free by correcting tyranny or despotism. I believe we can be free because we are (an individual statement of being - a light on the hill not under the basket) If our actions are a representation of self, we do free and liberty because we are freedom and liberation. It is with all diligence that we stay free and liberated.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
    Mike, to be sovereign, one has to act like a sovereign. Sovereignty is a blessing and comes with a responsibility. The fulfilling of those responsibilities is what makes the sovereign 'noble.' The previous quote talked about not having fear, not correcting anything outside oneself. There is no tyranny or despotism to fear -- live free and die free -- it's better than living in fear and waiting for a savior to come whether in this world or the next, that is a con to keep the herd from trampling their master who raises them for food. But you know this already. ;-)
     -- E Archer, NYC     
    Archer, I do, thanks
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
     -- Anon      
    Psalm 119:130 The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple. KJB. There again Gautama claims wisdom that was written down a thousand years before his birth. Claiming he is his own light. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehendeth it not.
     -- Ron, Salem     
    Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it.
     -- Starr La'Diamond, WDC     
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