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"A human life is a schooling for eternity." [Gottfried Keller]

"A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops." [Henry Adams]

"Eternity is really long, especially near the end". [Woody Allen]

"Eternity is long enough for a joke." [With Hermann Hesse]

"Eternity is not something that begins after you're dead. It is going on all the time. We are in it now." [Charlotte Perkins Gilman]

"I have been blessed to see visions of eternity; and events in my future that have been important for me to foresee, have been revealed to me." [Clayton Christensen]

"Eternity's Sun may indeed rise."

"Eteeernity is for quick ones too." [TK]

Further Thoughts to Consider

  • Many ideas are embedded in paintings, also concepts of the love life.
  • "Truth often hides in an ugly pool (Chinese)" Feel free to look through the things you like at first.
  • Solid forewarnings fit for the love-life suits the after-life too.
  • "Other countries, other customs (German)".
  • The concept 'eternity' talks of man's incapacity to understand all is Here-and-Now.
  • To use concepts one hardly understands, is one of the hallmarks of a snob, by the way.
  • Savoury teachings could help in non-cramped conditions.

The Eternal Spirit may be said to exist during all moments in time.

Despair beyond is a bad thing to avoid by living well here in time while on earth, accruing merit, according to Buddha's counsel.

To some, eternity seems like being for a limitless amount of time. Others use it to refer to the timeless being alighting on past, present, and future time - and both outside time and inside time.

The "endless knot," used in Tibetan Buddhism, is one symbol of eternity, among others.

In the Egyptian Book of the Dead, the self-begetting sun-god Atum is said to have ascended from chaos-waters, appearing like a snake that renews the embodiment of Atum.

Proper scrutinity is not to be feared and condemned

Many who merely believe as they are told, indoctrinated, do not take their hats off for those who learn to inspect properly. Adjust maturely and preferably favorably, rather [Kalama Sutta].


On Eternity, Literature  

Hornung, Erik. The Ancient Egyptian Books of the Afterlife. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1999.

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