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    This page is to be filled with inpirational quotes about the 'Art of Practicing'[edit]

    Related: Internal Conflict

    Buckminister Fuller[edit]

    And it was not easy to carry on with nobody to tell you what to do, nobody to mark your paper. -from a lecture named 'Do Your Own Thinking' from b.f.institute

    Everything is laid out for you[edit]

    Everything is laid out for you.
    Your path is straight ahead of you.
    Sometimes it's invisible, but it's there.
    You may not know where it's going 
    But you have to follow the path. 
    It's the path of the Creator. 
    It's the only path there is.
    -Chief Leon Shenandoah
    

    Abu Sa'id ibn Abi-l-Khayr[edit]

    Whatever you have in your mind--forget it; 
    Whatever you have in your hand - give it; 
    Whatever is to be your fate - face it!" 
    - (Abu Sa'id ibn Abi-l-Khayr)
    
    "If youre comparing where youre at to where you want to be
    dont forget to compare where you're at to where you came from"   
    -Anonym00kie
    

    An ounce of practice
    is worth a pound of philosophy
    - ?
    

    The soul grows by its
    constant participation in
    that which transcends it
    -Gregory of Nyssa
    

    A way can be a guide,
    but not a fixed path;
    Names can be given, 
    but not permanent labels
    -Tao Te 
    

    The Sunrise Ruby[edit]

    In the early morning hour,
    just before dawn, lover and beloved wake
    and take a drink of water.

    She asks, "Do you love me or yourself more?
    Really, tell me the absolute truth."

    He says, "There is nothing left of me.
    I'm like a ruby held up to the sunrise.
    Is it still a stone, or a world
    made of redness? It has no resistance
    to sunlight."

    This is how Hallaj said, I am God,
    and told the truth!

    The ruby and the sunrise are one.
    Be courageous and discipline yourself.

    Completely become hearing and ear,
    and wear this sun-ruby as an earring.

    Work, Keep digging your well.
    Don't think about getting off from work.
    Water is there somewhere.

    Submit to a daily practice.
    Your loyalty to that
    is a ring on the door.

    Keep knocking, and the joy inside
    will eventually open a window
    and look out to see who's there.
    -Rumi


    However innumerable sentient beings are, I vow to save them.
    However inexhastible the defilements are, i vow to extinguish them.
    However immesurable the dharmas are, I vow to master them.
    However incomparable enlightenment is, i vow to attain it.
    -Bodhistattva Vows
    

    Plan a practice routine
    
    RSP (Regular Sensible Practice)
    
    It is
    better to
    practise for
    short periods
    every day
    
    thanforamuchlongerperiodsonceaweek.
    
    You will achieve much more practising 20 minutes each day than say, 2 hours once a week. 
    
    Sensible Practice
    -----------------
    Playing a piece over and over - inclooding the mistaks will only mak yuo werse
    Pleying a peice over and uver - incootling tha milktakes wall inly mik yoo wersse
    blayins o piise ozer und ivor - uncloadink tho meestoakes wult inely mok ouy verst
    
    Take the piece apart. Work on the difficult parts. 
    When you can play them - put it all back together again and play the whole thing.
    
    Practice Is Cumulative
    ----------------------
    The more you practise, the better you will become.
    The better you become, the more you will enjoy playing.
    The more you enjoy playing, the more you will practise.
    And the more you practise, the better you will become.
    The better you become, the more you will enjoy playing.
    The more you enjoy playing, the more you will practise.
    And the more you practise..........
    
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